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    1. OCT firm Michelson Diagnostics closes £2.5m 'Series B' funding

      OCT firm Michelson Diagnostics closes £2.5m 'Series B' funding

      Michelson Diagnostics , the UK-based medical device company focused on multi-beam Optical Coherence Tomography technology, has closed the £2.5m first tranche of its “Series B” financing, led by strategic investor and medical specialist Smith & Nephew alongside new investor Kent County Council as well as existing investors. The £2.5m investment will be used to expand Michelson Diagnostics’ commercial presence in Germany; launch the Company’s next generation VivoSight OCT tissue-imaging system; complete the ongoing US multi-center clinical biopsy avoidance study; and explore further applications in wound care and dentistry. VivoSight is a point-of-care tissue-imaging system that for the first time ...

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    2. Spectrum awards more than $1.1 million in pilot grants to 32 projects

      Spectrum awards more than $1.1 million in pilot grants to 32 projects

      Thirty-two biomedical teams at Stanford have received about $1.1 million in research funding through the Spectrum pilot grant program. Spectrum , the Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education, is focused on accelerating the translation of medical research from bench to bedside. Its pilot grants are awarded to investigators with bold ideas that address health-care problems through novel approaches and multidisciplinary teams. This year, grants were awarded in five areas: medical technologies; therapeutics; population health; community engagement; and predictive tools and diagnostics. Grants awarded through the Stanford Health Care Innovation Challenge, a new subcategory under population health, went ...

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

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

      University of Miami Receives a 2015 NIH Grant for $155,387 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 of ...

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    4. Michelson Diagnostics closes £2.5 million First Tranche of £4.0 million Series B fundraising Smith & Nephew as Cornerstone Investor

      Michelson Diagnostics closes £2.5 million First Tranche of £4.0 million Series B fundraising Smith & Nephew as Cornerstone Investor

      Michelson Diagnostics, the UK based medical device company focused on multi-beam Optical Coherence Tomography (‘OCT’) technology, is pleased to announce that it has closed the £2.5 million First Tranche of its Series B financing. This was led by strategic investor, global medical technology business Smith & Nephew and included new investor Kent County Council as well as existing investors. The £2.5 million investment will be used to expand the Michelson Diagnostics’ commercial presence in Germany; launch the Company’s next generation VivoSight OCT tissue-imaging system; complete the ongoing US multi-centre clinical biopsy avoidance study and explore further applications of ...

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    5. Smith & Nephew bets on technology that 'sees through the skin'

      Smith & Nephew bets on technology that 'sees through the skin'

      Smith & Nephew has bet on a new technology that enables doctors to "see through the skin", in the hope that it could be used by the company's growing wound care business. The med tech giant has invested £1.25m in Michelson Diagnostics, a small Kent-based business which uses laser beams to produce high resolution images of cells beneath the surface of the skin. Michelson's Vivosight system is already being used in place of biopsies to diagnose non-melanoma skin cancer , a less aggressive but more common variety of the disease compared with more deadly melanoma skin cancers. But the ...

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    6. University of Washington Receives NIH Grant to Study Non-invasive Real-Time Label-Free 3D Imaging of Retinal Microcirculation.

      University of Washington Receives NIH Grant to Study Non-invasive Real-Time Label-Free 3D Imaging of Retinal Microcirculation.

      University of Washington Received a 2015 NIH Grant to Study Non-invasive real-time label-free 3D imaging of retinal microcirculation. 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.g., fluorescein angiography ...

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    7. Medical College of Wisconsin Receives NIH Grant to study Inhibition of Reflux-Induced Esophageal Adenocarinoma by Proanthocyanidins.

      Medical College of Wisconsin Receives NIH Grant  to study Inhibition of Reflux-Induced Esophageal Adenocarinoma by Proanthocyanidins.

      Medical College of Wisconsin Received a 2015 NIH Grant for $317,475 to study Inhibition of Reflux-Induced Esophageal Adenocarinoma by Proanthocyanidins. The prinipal investigator is Laura Kreesty. 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 investigation ...

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    8. Emanuel Hospital and Health Center Receives NIH Grant for Optical Nerve Head SD-OCT Imaging in Glaucoma

      Emanuel Hospital and Health Center Receives NIH Grant  for Optical Nerve Head SD-OCT Imaging in Glaucoma

      Emanuel Hospital and Health Center Received a 2015 NIH Grant for $553,852 for Optical Nerve Head SD-OCT Imaging in Glaucoma. The principal investigator is Claude Burgoyne. The program begain in 2010 and ends in 2019. Below is a summary of the proposed work. As a result of discoveries made during the first project period, we propose a paradigm change for clinical assessment of the Optic Nerve Head (ONH), peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macula based on acquisition and regionalization of Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SDOCT) ONH, RNFL and macula datasets relative to the axis between the ...

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    9. Horizon Technology Finance Leads $15 Million Venture Loan Facility for NinePoint Medical

      Horizon Technology Finance Leads $15 Million Venture Loan Facility for NinePoint Medical

      Horizon Technology Finance Corporation ("Horizon") ( HRZN ), a leading specialty finance company that provides capital in the form of secured loans to venture capital backed companies in the technology, life science, healthcare information and services, and cleantech industries, today announced it has led a $15 million venture loan facility for NinePoint Medical, Inc. ("NinePoint"), an emerging leader in the development of medical devices for advanced optical imaging. NinePoint will use the proceeds for working capital purposes. Horizon funded an initial $5 million of its $7.5 million commitment under the venture loan facility. "We are pleased to lead a $15 million ...

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    10. Procedural Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) For Surgery And Related Systems And Methods

      Procedural Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) For Surgery And Related Systems And Methods

      Methods for performing a surgical procedure using optical coherence tomography (OCT) are provided. The method includes orienting the subject for the surgical procedure, wherein orienting comprises imaging a region of the subject that contains a structure having a known orientational asymmetry, testing the image for the presence and location of the structure, and confirming correct orientation of the subject using the OCT image of the structure having the known orientational asymmetry; obtaining at least one image of the surgical region of the subject using OCT and constructing an initial structural view of the surgical region; computing at least one clinical ...

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    11. Photonics Media Seeks Presenters for Biophotonic Imaging Digital Conference

      Photonics Media Seeks Presenters for Biophotonic Imaging Digital Conference

      Researchers in the field of bioimaging around the world are invited to give presentations at a digital conference to be hosted by Photonics Media this summer. “Biophotonic Imaging for Medicine” will focus on a range of light-based imaging and microscopy techniques for diagnosing and assessing illness, or studying other attributes and functions of biological tissue in a biomedical context. It will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, June 11. Click here to submit an abstract. Like Photonics Media’s popular series of webinars, the conference will be presented free via the Web to a knowledgeable ...

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    12. Biotech center extends loan to Morrisville eye imaging tech concern

      Biotech center extends loan to Morrisville eye imaging tech concern

      Morrisville-based Bioptigen, which already has one eye-scanning device on the market, is in the middle of developing a second such device to be used in eye surgeries. To help fund development, the N.C. Biotechnology Center kicked in a $458,000 in a loan. The Biotech Center serves as an economic developer and resource for small companies in North Carolina's life sciences industries . The group, led by CEO Doug Edgeton , uses state tax money to extend grants or loans to small North Carolina life sciences companies who can't find investments elsewhere, often because they need more cash than ...

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    13. University of Alabama Receives NIH Grant for Studying In Vivo Ultrastructure of Chorioretinal Disease.

      University of Alabama Receives NIH Grant for Studying In Vivo Ultrastructure of Chorioretinal Disease.

      University of Alabama at Birmingham Receives a 2015 NIH Grant for $367,500 for Studying In Vivo Ultrastructure of Chorioretinal Disease. The principal investigator is Yuhua Zhang. The program begain in 2015 and ends in 2019. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in more than 10 million older Americans. For decades, AMD has been characterized by accumulation of extracellular lesions called drusen on the inner surface of Bruch's membrane (BrM), posterior to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), in a compartment called the sub-RPE space. Drusen are ...

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    14. 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.

      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Received at 2015 NIH Grant for $142,199 for Quantitative Motility Phenotyping of Basal Breast Cancer in a 3D Microenvironment. The principal investigator is Amy Oldenburg. The program began in 2014 and ends in 2015. Below is as 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 ...

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    15. Duke University Receives NIH Grant for Developing Inoperative OCT Guidance of Intraocular Surgery.

      Duke University Receives NIH Grant  for Developing Inoperative OCT Guidance of Intraocular Surgery.

      Duke University Receives an 2015 NIH Grant for $890,457 for Developing Inoperative OCT Guidance of Intraocular Surgery. The principal investigator is Joesph Izatt. The program began in 2013 and ends in 2016. Below is a summary of the proposed work. This Bioengineering Research Partnership proposal brings together a team of experts in ophthalmic imaging and surgery to advance the state of the art in image-guided surgical interventions. We seek to overcome limitations to the surgeon's current stereo microscopic view of ocular structures by bringing optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, which is already well accepted in ophthalmic practice, into ...

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    16. University of Memphis Receivers NIH Grant for Studying New Techniques for Measuring Volumetric Structural Changes in Glaucoma.

      University of Memphis Receivers NIH Grant for Studying New Techniques for Measuring Volumetric Structural Changes in Glaucoma.

      University of Memphis Receivers at 2015 NIH Grant for $209,525 for Studying 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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    17. Baylor College of Medicine Receives a NIH Grant for Studying Biomechanics of Early Mammalian Cardiogenesis.

      Baylor College of Medicine Receives a  NIH Grant for Studying Biomechanics of Early Mammalian Cardiogenesis.

      Baylor College of Medicine Receives a 2014 NIH Grant for $33,801 for Studying Biomechanics of Early Mammalian Cardiogenesis. The principal investgator is Irina Larina. The program begain in 2013 and ends in 2018. Below is a summary of the proposed work.

      Congenital heart defects are among the most common birth defects and the leading cause of death in children born with congenital defects. Understanding how the early embryonic heart functions and what regulatory mechanisms are involved in early cardiogenesis is highly important for advancement of heart defects research. Biomechanical stimuli, including blood flow and heart contraction, are important regulators ...

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    18. Johns Hopkins University Receives NIH Grant for OCT-Guided Free-Hand Semi-Automated Microsurgical Tool for Enhanced Retinal Surgery.

      Johns Hopkins University Receives NIH Grant for OCT-Guided Free-Hand Semi-Automated Microsurgical Tool for Enhanced Retinal Surgery.

      Johns Hopkins University Receives a 2014 NIH Grant for $91,945 for OCT-Guided Free-Hand Semi-Automated Microsurgical Tool for Enhanced Retinal Surgery. The principal investigator is Jin U. Kang. The program began in 2011 and ends in 2016. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Contemporary retinal microsurgery is performed by skilled surgeons through operating microscopes, utilizing free hand techniques and manually operated precision micro-instruments. We have assembled an interdisciplinary team including a clinician scientist and vitreoretinal surgeon, an optical device scientist and a systems integrator to translate existing and developing technology in our laboratories into practical application. To this ...

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    19. University of Iowa Receives a NIH Grant for for Three-Dimensional Structure-Function Relationship in Glaucoma from SD-OCT

      University of Iowa Receives a  NIH Grant for for Three-Dimensional Structure-Function Relationship in Glaucoma from SD-OCT

      University of Iowa Receives a 2014 NIH Grant for $339,750 for Three-Dimensional Structure-Function Relationship in Glaucoma from SD-OCT. The principal investigator is Milan Sonka. The program began in 2--8 and ends in 2016. Below is a summary of the proposed work. This Phase-II proposal seeks to elucidate the structure-function relationships between visual field threshold sensitivity and the structural features of the retinal layers, the optic nerve head, and the connecting nerve fiber bundles in glaucoma. This proposal extends our successful Phase-I research that established structure- structure relationships among retinal quantitative indices. In this Phase II, further advancements of spectral ...

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    20. Duke University Receives NIH Grant for Whole Eye Optical Coherence Tomography to Improve Refractive Surgery and Eye Care.

      Duke University Receives NIH Grant for Whole Eye Optical Coherence Tomography to Improve Refractive Surgery and Eye Care.

      Duke University Receives a 2014 NIH Grant for $372,968 for Whole Eye Optical Coherence Tomography to Improve Refractive Surgery and Eye Care. The principal investigator is Anthony Kuo. The program began in 2014 and ends in 2019. Below is a summary of the proposed work. This research proposal from a multi-disciplinary team of ophthalmologists and biomedical engineers seeks to improve the accuracy of OCT representations of the eye and hence the clinical and research measurements made from OCT images. Hardware and algorithmic innovations will be made and then applied to two important clinical diagnostic measurements. In the anterior eye ...

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    21. UV-VIS Spectroscopy in the Clinic – What’s Stopping It?

      UV-VIS Spectroscopy in the Clinic – What’s Stopping It?

      Bigio’s team isn’t the only one to encounter this difficulty in attracting funding. Dr. Adam Wax’s group at Duke University has been developing a technique – angle-resolved low-coherence interferometry, or a/LCI – enabling early detection of cancer and other biomedical applications by measuring the average size of cell nuclei using scattered light. The focus of the a/LCI instrument has been Barrett’s esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer. But Wax is also looking beyond the upper GI tract. In his research lab at Duke, he and colleagues have been working to develop the technology further, to bring ...

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    22. Cystic Fibrosis, COPD Patients Could Benefit From Nanoparticle-based Mucus

      Cystic Fibrosis, COPD Patients Could Benefit From Nanoparticle-based Mucus

      An Optical Society release notes that while people might typically regard mucus as an “icky bodily secretion best left wrapped in a tissue,” for a group of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , “snot is an endlessly fascinating subject.” The team has developed a way to use gold nanoparticles and lasers to measure the viscosity (“stickiness”) of the slimy secretion that lines our airways. The new method could help doctors better monitor and treat lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .

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    23. Retinal imaging study to focus on early intervention

      Retinal imaging study to focus on early intervention

      UK firm Optos in potential £10M collaboration aiming for early detection of sight-threatening diseases. Optomap retinal imaging A new laser-based imaging technology for early detection of a range of serious eye diseases is set for a clinical study in the UK. Dunfermline-based Optos , which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, will work with Kent and Strathclyde Universities to develop a system that monitors the function of cells in patients’ eyes. The technology will then be used in clinical trials in Scotland, with the aim of detecting major sight-threatening diseases like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy in ...

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    24. Prof. Christine Hendon Wins $2.4 Million in Funding with NIH 2014 New Innovator Award | Electrical Engineering

      Prof. Christine Hendon Wins $2.4 Million in Funding with NIH 2014 New Innovator Award | Electrical Engineering

      Christine Hendon , assistant professor of electrical engineering, has won a $2.4 million five-year New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), under its High Risk-High Reward program for scientists proposing highly innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research. $900,000 of the award will go to Columbia Engineering in indirect costs. She is one of 50 researchers to receive this prestigious award, established in 2007 for young investigators to conduct exceptionally innovative research. “I am very pleased and honored that my work has received such recognition from the NIH,” says Hendon, whose research is focused ...

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