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    1. Iowa City VA Received a 2014 NIH Grant for Glaucoma Assessment using a Multimodality Image Analysis Approach

      Iowa City VA Received a 2014 NIH Grant for Glaucoma Assessment using a Multimodality Image Analysis Approach

      Iowa City VA Received a 2014 NIH Grant for Glaucoma Assessment using a Multimodality Image Analysis Approach. The principle investigator is Mona Garvin. The program began in 2012 and ends in 2015. Below is a summary of the proposed work. This Career Development Award-2 (CDA-2) is for supporting an early-career engineering faculty member for three years. It will provide the means to train a young researcher currently possessing broad image analysis experience and narrowly focused expertise in one ophthalmic imaging modality (optical coherence tomography, OCT) in a multitude of ophthalmic modalities and clinical areas, with a special focus on glaucoma ...

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    2. Funding boost for Gooch and Housego

      Funding boost for Gooch and Housego

      UK-headquartered Gooch and Housego (G&H) has won £0.8 million in government support via the UK’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF). The company, which says it will use the grant from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to boost investment in its new systems technology business unit in Torbay, was one of 37 companies selected for RGF support in the fifth round of the competitive fund . In total, the RGF is expected to hand out £3.2 billion to UK businesses over seven years. “The objective is to build a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in mechanical, electronic ...

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    3. UC Davis Receives a NIH Grant for studying Structure and Function of The Chorioretinal Complex in Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

      UC Davis Receives a NIH Grant  for studying Structure and Function of The Chorioretinal Complex in Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

      University of California at Davis Receives a 2014 NIH Grant for $563,632 for studying Structure and Function of The Chorioretinal Complex in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The principal investigator is John Werner. The program began in 2014 and ends in 2019. Below is a summary of the propose work. Three aims are proposed to study the chorioretinal complex (choroid, choriocapillaris, Bruch's membrane, retinal pigment epithelium, photoreceptors) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Each aim includes both technical goals involving optical imaging and tests of hypotheses related to the pathogenesis of this disease. Aim 1 will use phase changes between successive ...

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    4. MGH Receives NIH Grant for Development of a Preclinical Optical Frequency Domain Angiography Instrument

      MGH Receives NIH Grant for Development of a Preclinical Optical Frequency Domain Angiography Instrument

      Massachusetts General Hospital Receives a 2014 NIH Grant for $467,429 for Development of a Preclinical Optical Frequency Domain Angiography Instrument. The principal investigator is Benjamin Vakoc. The program began in 2012 and ends in 2017. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Tumor-induced angiogenesis plays a central role in the progression of tumors to malignancy, provides the critical transport of blood-born therapies into the tumor space, and supplies oxygen to effectuate oxygen-dependent radiological and light-based therapies. Pre-clinical research in tumor angiogenesis and tumor microvascular function has traditionally relied on histological methods, which suffer from well-known limitations, or fluorescence-based ...

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    5. Oregon Health & Science University Receives NIH grant to study Dynamic Changes in the Chick Developing Heard in Response to Altered Hemodyanmics

      Oregon Health & Science University Receives NIH grant to study Dynamic Changes in the Chick Developing Heard in Response to Altered Hemodyanmics

      Oregon Health & Science University received at 2014 NIH grant for $404,161 to study Dynamic Changes in the Chick Developing Heard in Response to Altered Hemodyanmics. The principal investigator is Sandra Rugonyi. The program began in 2008 and ends in 2015. Below is a summary of the proposed work. About 1% newborn babies have congenital heart disease (CHD), the leading cause of death among children. The majority of CHD cases are believed not to have a genetic cause. Other factors, such as abnormal blood flow during embryonic and fetal stages can lead to heart malformations and thus CHD through poorly ...

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    6. UCSF Receives NIH Grant for Selective Ablation of Dental Caries and Composites

      UCSF Receives NIH Grant for Selective Ablation of Dental Caries and Composites

      The University of California at San Francisco received a 2014 NIH Grant for $394,375 for Selective Ablation of Dental Caries and Composites. The principal investigator is Daniel Fried. The program began in 2009 and ends in 2018. below is a summary of the proposed work. The overall objective of this proposed research is to increase our fundamental understanding of the interaction of high intensity laser radiation with dental hard tissues and apply that knowledge to the development of laser based methods that selectively remove dental caries and composite restorative materials using an integrated approach of computer-controlled laser beam scanning ...

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    7. Physical Sciences Receives NIH Grant for A Functional Otoscopy for Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Middle Ear

      Physical Sciences Receives NIH Grant for A Functional Otoscopy for Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Middle Ear

      Physical Sciences Received at 2014 NIH Grant for $197,522 for A Functional Otoscopy for Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Middle Ear. The principal investigator is Ernest Chang. The program begins and ends in 2014. Below is a summary of the proposed work. There is a growing clinical need for improving the non-invasive diagnostic capabilities of middle ear pathologies in vivo. To address this need, Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with the Eaton Peabody Lab at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), will develop a clinically viable otoscopic imaging system that will employ phase sensitive optical coherence tomography (OCT) to ...

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    8. Georgetown University Receives NIH Grant for Non-Invasive Evaluation of Transplant Kidney Using OCT

      Georgetown University Receives NIH Grant for Non-Invasive Evaluation of Transplant Kidney Using OCT

      Georgetown University Received at 2014 NIH Grant for $520,754 for Non-Invasive Evaluation of Transplant Kidney Using OCT. The principal investigator is Peter Michael Andrewss. The program began in 2014 and ends in 2018. Below is a summary of the proposed work. There is currently a worldwide shortage of kidneys for transplantation due mainly to the fact that there is no reliable means to determine their viability (i.e., kidneys stored for long periods of time, etc.). Also, following transplantation, kidneys oftn do not function immediately and their status is unclear. Previously, we have shown that the histopathology of living ...

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    9. Biomedical sensors analyse vascular deposits

      Biomedical sensors analyse vascular deposits

      Electronics engineers, physicists, biologists and physicians will jointly develop a range of sensors for medical applications. The ESSENCE life science project is coordinated by the Darmstadt Technical university and bundles the expertise of several German universities. Funded with € 6 million for three years, the ESSENCE project will device innovative sensor concepts and technologies for biomedical analytics and diagnostics. The goal includes the development of electromagnetic sensors in the millimetre and terahertz wave range. By means of these sensors, the scientists hope to fathom out the spatial structure of molecules that can be utilised for the localisation and treatment of tumours ...

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    10. MedLumics Announces “BiopsyPen Project” with €3.6M EU in Funding; Initiative Aimed at New Clinical Applications for Optical Coherence Tomography

      MedLumics Announces “BiopsyPen Project” with €3.6M EU in Funding; Initiative Aimed at New Clinical Applications for Optical Coherence Tomography

      MedLumics , a medical imaging company specializing in advanced optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, today announced the kick off of a three-year initiative to translate the latest OCT research into new clinical applications. Called the “BiopsyPen Project,” the effort is led by MedLumics and the Medical University of Vienna, with participation from a consortium of European members including VTT Finland, Delft University of Technology, Exalos AG, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and Optocap Ltd. Together, the organizations are working to develop the second generation of a compact handheld diagnostic imaging system that will radically transform the capability of biophotonic technologies for ...

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    11. University of Miami Receives NIH Grant for Advanced Imaging for Diabetic Retinopathy

      University of Miami Receives NIH Grant for Advanced Imaging for Diabetic Retinopathy

      The University of Miami Received a 2014 NIH Grant for $367,808 for Advanced Imaging for Diabetic Retinopathy. The principal investigator is Delia Cabrera Debuc. The program began in 2011 and ends in 2016. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a major cause of visual loss in diabetic individuals that presents a significant diagnostic challenge. Advances in preventing vision loss in these individuals are hindered by limited understanding of mechanisms underlying DR and the altered relationships between the retinal neural tissue and retinal vasculature. Therefore, an objective test for the early diagnosis and evaluation ...

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    12. Diffractive catheter for ultrahigh-resolution spectral-domain volumetric OCT imaging

      Diffractive catheter for ultrahigh-resolution spectral-domain volumetric OCT imaging

      We present a novel design for an endoscopic imaging catheter utilizing diffractive optics for ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging at 800 nm. A diffractive microlens was developed to alleviate severe chromatic aberration when a broadband light source was employed at the 800 nm wavelength range. Combined with a home-built fiber rotary joint and a broadband Ti:sapphire laser, the imaging catheter achieved a lateral resolution of 6.2 μm and an axial resolution of 3.0 μm in air. The performance of the catheter was demonstrated by three-dimensional full-circumferential endoscopic OCT imaging of guinea pig esophagus in vivo . 14)]

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    13. NinePoint Medical Completes $34 Million Series B Financing to Expand Commercialization of its Breakthrough NvisionVLE™ Imaging System

      NinePoint Medical Completes $34 Million Series B Financing to Expand Commercialization of its Breakthrough NvisionVLE™ Imaging System

      NinePoint Medical, Inc. , an emerging leader in the development of medical devices for advanced optical imaging, today announced it has completed a $34 million Series B financing led by Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW), along with founding investors Third Rock Ventures and Prospect Venture Partners. The company also announced the addition of three new members to its board of directors: Curt Weinstein from Corning, and independent directors Tom Miller and Mark Stautberg. Proceeds from the financing will support the ongoing commercial launch of the NvisionVLE Imaging System in the U.S., as well as development of the company’s expanded product ...

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    14. GSI finds buyer for Continuum laser business for $7.5M

      GSI finds buyer for Continuum laser business for $7.5M

      Scientific laser unit set to be sold for just $7.5 million, pending due diligence. Scanning products, which GSI sells under its well-known Cambridge Technology brand, saw growth throughout 2013, ending up 8 per cent higher for the full year thanks to increased orders from applications including optical coherence tomography for retinal scanning, via hole drilling used in the microelectronics industry, and the emerging field of 3D printing.

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    15. Duke University Receives NIH Grant for Studying Coherent Light Scattering for Early Detection of Retinal Disease

      Duke University Receives NIH Grant for Studying Coherent Light Scattering for Early Detection of Retinal Disease

      Duke University Received a 2014 NIH Grant for $189,624 for Studying Coherent Light Scattering for Early Detection of Retinal Disease. The principal investigator was Adam Wax. The program began in 2013 and ends in 2015. Below is a summary of the proposed work. The overall objective of this proposal is to develop a novel in vivo optical imaging system that will quantify structural biomarkers of retinal degenerative diseases. The state-of-the-art technology is measurement of the thickness of retina layers by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT). However, while SDOCT can resolve histological layers, it lacks the resolution to measure ...

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    16. UAB Pilot Program Brings Glaucoma Screenings Closer to Home

      UAB Pilot Program Brings Glaucoma Screenings Closer to Home

      The imaging devices, optical coherence tomography machines, provide high-resolution images of the back of the eye. An optometrist can detect the earlier stages of glaucoma in those images, even before symptoms appear. Images of a patient’s eyes are electronically transmitted from the imaging machines at the optometrist’s office to the UAB center for confirmation of the diagnosis. UAB’s trained glaucoma specialists can then confer with the optometrist on complex cases to determine an appropriate treatment regimen. Patients who undergo the glaucoma testing also receive a dilated comprehensive eye exam and educational materials about glaucoma.

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    17. 2014 SPIE Startup Challenge Winners Announced - First-place winner Robert McLaughlin of the University of Western Australia for OCT Needle Microscope

      2014 SPIE Startup Challenge Winners Announced  - First-place winner Robert McLaughlin of the University of Western Australia for OCT Needle Microscope

      Winners have been named in the 2014 SPIE Startup Challenge after a live competition during SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco earlier this month. Top prize went to Robert McLaughlin of the University of Western Australia, with Nicholas Durr of Massachusetts Institute of Technology taking second, and Amos Danielli of MagBiosense taking third. Jay Kumler of Jenoptik (left) and SPIE President Philip Stahl congratulate winner Robert McLaughlin of the University of Western Australia. (Photo: Joey Cobbs for SPIE) A microscope in a needle, a handheld device that prescribes corrective eyeglasses, and a device for heart attack diagnosis are winning projects ...

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    18. University of Washington Receives NIH Grant for Studying Non-Invasive Real-Time Label-Free 3D Imaging of Retinal Microcircuation

      University of Washington Receives NIH Grant for Studying Non-Invasive Real-Time Label-Free 3D Imaging of Retinal Microcircuation

      University of Washington Received a 2014 NIH Grant for $465,750 for Studying Non-Invasive Real-Time Label-Free 3D Imaging of Retinal Microcircuation. The principal investigator is Ruikang Wang. The program began in 2014 and ends in 2018. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Non-invasive and label-free imaging techniques for assessing retinal blood perfusion in humans - down to capillary-level resolution, are of paramount importance for improved understanding, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases that have a vascular component in their pathogenesis, e.g., age related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy (DR), and open angle glaucoma (OAG). Invasive imaging techniques, e ...

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    19. The Medical College of Wisconsin Receives a NIH Grant for Studying Inhibition of Reflex-Induced Esophageal Adenocarcinoma by Proanthocyanidins

      The Medical College of Wisconsin Receives a NIH Grant for Studying Inhibition of Reflex-Induced Esophageal Adenocarcinoma by Proanthocyanidins

      The Medical College of Wisconsin Received a 2014 NIH Grrant for $285,728 for Studying Inhibition of Reflex-Induced Esophageal Adenocarcinoma by Proanthocyanidins. The principal investigator is Laura Kresty. The program began in 2012 and ends in 2017. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) rates have increased 500% over the last three decades resulting in EAC being identified as the fastest increasing of all cancer types in the US. Esophageal cancer is an extremely deadly malignancy with 5-year survival rates consistently under 20%. The precise reasons for increasing rates of EAC are an active area of ...

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    20. University of Memphis Receives NIH Grant For New Techniques for Measuring Volumetric Structural changes in Glaucoma

      University of Memphis Receives NIH Grant For New Techniques for Measuring Volumetric Structural changes in Glaucoma

      University of Memphis Received a 204 NIH Grant for $248,999 to Study New Techniques for Measuring Volumetric Structural changes in Glaucoma. The principal Investigator is Madhusudhanan Balasubramanian. The program began in 2014 and ends in 2016. Below is a summary of the proposed work. This K99/R00 application supports additional research training in computational mathematics and computer vision which will enable Dr. Madhusudhanan Balasubramanian-the applicant, to become an independent multidisciplinary investigator in computational ophthalmology. Specifically, in the K99 training phase of this grant, Dr. Balasubramanian will train at UC San Diego under the direction of Linda Zangwill PhD, an ...

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    21. Michelson Diagnostics targets malignant melanoma using OCT imaging with €2.3M EU funding

      Michelson Diagnostics targets malignant melanoma using OCT imaging with €2.3M EU funding

      Michelson Diagnostics, the UK based medical device company focused on multi-beam Optical Coherence Tomography (‘OCT’) technology, announces that the European Union has awarded a €2.26 million Framework 7 grant to a consortium of seven partners, towards the cost of a project targeting malignant melanoma with OCT imaging. Using Michelson Diagnostics’ OCT imaging system, VivoSight, the project, named 'ADVANCE' (Automatic Detection of VAscular Networks for Cancer Evaluation), aims to demonstrate that multi-beam OCT imaging can be used to assess the aggressiveness of melanomas quickly and efficiently. Michelson Diagnostics is the lead partner in the ADVANCE project. Melanoma is the most ...

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    22. University of North Carolina Receives NIH Grant for Quantitative Motility Phenotyping of Basal Breast Cancer in a 3D Microenvironment

      University of North Carolina Receives NIH Grant for Quantitative Motility Phenotyping of Basal Breast Cancer in a 3D Microenvironment

      The University of North Carolina Received a 2014 NIH grant for $185,155 for Quantitative Motility Phenotyping of Basal Breast Cancer in a 3D microenvironment. The principal investigator is Amy Oldenberug The program began in 2014 and ends ind 2015. Below is a summary of the proposed work. With no available targeted therapies, basal-like breast cancers are particularly aggressive cancers with a poor prognosis. Basal-like breast cancers have unique stromal-epithelial interactions within their microenvironments. The availability of quantitative 3D tissue culture assays to measure the response of basal-like cell line models in their microenvironments may lead to new treatment options ...

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    23. APPLIED VENTURES EXPANDS PORTFOLIO WITH STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS IN ADVANCED IMAGING TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES

      APPLIED VENTURES EXPANDS PORTFOLIO WITH STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS IN ADVANCED IMAGING TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES

      Applied Ventures, LLC , the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc. and a leading corporate venture firm, announced today that it has completed strategic investments in two advanced imaging detection companies: Oncoscope, Inc ., a medical optical imaging technology company, and Passport Systems Inc. , a provider of advanced cargo scanning systems to identify dangerous and contraband materials. These investments will be used by the companies to further product development and will also provide Applied Ventures with exposure to cutting-edge and potentially disruptive technologies and related new market applications in the advanced imaging space. "Oncoscope's and Passport Systems' advanced image-detection capabilities ...

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    24. Optical Sensor Company Compact Imaging Gets Three Additional Patents Granted

      Optical Sensor Company Compact Imaging Gets Three Additional Patents Granted

      Compact Imaging, Inc. (CI), an early stage technology company developing proprietary optical sensors for the rapidly expanding market for mobile personal health and fitness monitoring, today announced that it has been granted three additional patents in the field. CI’s intellectual property base, consisting of 11 US patents and numerous pending US and foreign applications, is centered on MRO™, the Company’s proprietary version of optical coherence tomography (OCT), a well-established, non-invasive, non-ionizing imaging technology widely used in clinical diagnostic applications, according to Don Bogue, CEO. “These new patents are important additions to our IP foundation as we continue our ...

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