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    1. The Volkswagen Foundation Grant In Biomedical Engineering

      The Volkswagen Foundation Grant In Biomedical Engineering

      The Volkswagen Foundation Grant in Biomedical Engineering . Scientists increasingly succeed in simulating processes of life within artificial systems or in developing novel artificial systems based on fundamental principles of life. These approaches seek a better understanding of fundamental principles of life, and in doing so they open up intriguing and novel perspectives on life to complement the philosophical view. With its initiative, The Volkswagen Foundation aims to support unique and excellent projects at the interface between the natural and life sciences with this particular focus. In view of the ambitious nature of this kind of research the Volkswagen Foundation is ...

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    2. Chicago startup raises $3M for probe to prevent repeat cancer surgeries

      Chicago startup raises $3M for probe to prevent repeat cancer surgeries

      A c hicago-based company has raised $3.1 million to fund a clinical trial for its high-resolution imaging probes for cancer surgeons. Diagnostic Photonics, which launched in 2011 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, hopes its technology will prevent multiple surgeries for cancer patients. The company is focusing efforts first on breast cancer because about 25 percent of affected women undergo multiple surgeries after lumpectomy, according to a study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in Madison. The repeat surgeries are often spurred by the “challenges of where does the cancer stop and normal tissues start ...

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    3. MedLumics Appoints Cardiovascular Device Expert Tim Lenihan to Board of Directors

      MedLumics Appoints Cardiovascular Device Expert Tim Lenihan to Board of Directors

      MedLumics , a cardiology device company specializing in the application of advanced optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, has announced the appointment of cardiovascular device veteran Tim Lenihan to its board of directors. With vast experience in field of electrophysiology, Lenihan will help guide the continued advancement of the company’s catheter ablation technology for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. “We are very fortunate to add Tim to our board of directors given his domain expertise in catheter-based medical technologies, specifically in the cardiac ablation field,” said Eduardo Margallo, CEO of MedLumics. “His experience and insights will undoubtedly make an enormous contribution ...

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

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

      University of Alabama at Birmingham Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for $330,750 for In Vivo Ultrastructure of Chorioretinal Disease. The principal investigator is Yuhua Zhang. The program began 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 now ...

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    5. University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Optical Coherence Tomography to Study Effect of Poly-Drug Exposure of Fetal Brain Development

      University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Optical Coherence Tomography to Study Effect of Poly-Drug Exposure of Fetal Brain Development

      University of Houston Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for $424,849 for Optical Coherence Tomography to Study Effect of Poly-Drug Exposure of Fetal Brain Development. The principal investigator is Kirill Larin. The program began in 2016 and ends in 2020. Below is a summary of the proposed work. The overall objective of this study is to develop an optical coherence tomography (OCT) based high- resolution mouse embryonic brain imaging and analysis approach, and to use this method in correlation with molecular analysis to understand the interplay between ethanol (EtOH) and nicotine (NIC) effects on embryonic brain development. Maternal exposures to ...

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    6. University of California at Davis Receives NIH Grant for Properties of Photoreceptors and Muller Cells Investigated with AO-OCT

      University of California at Davis Receives NIH Grant for Properties of Photoreceptors and Muller Cells Investigated with AO-OCT

      University of California at Davis Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for $97,834 for Properties of Photoreceptors and Muller Cells Investigated with AO-OCT. The principal investigator is Ravi Jonnal. Below is a summary of the propose work. The research proposed for this award will examine functional and structural properties of single cells in the human retina. The three Aims will link the candidate's scientific background and career plans to study the human retina using a combination of adaptive optics (AO) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) which provide high lateral and high axial resolution, respectively (~2.5 μm in all ...

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    7. Duke University Receives NIH Grant for Intraoperative OCT Guidance of Intraocular Surgery

      Duke University Receives NIH Grant for Intraoperative OCT Guidance of Intraocular Surgery

      Duke University Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for $854,457 for Intraoperative OCT Guidance of Intraocular Surgery. The princial investigator is Joeseph Izatt. The program began in 2013 and ends in 2016. Belwo 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 the ...

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    8. 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 Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for $207,025 for 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 established ...

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    9. University of Miami Receives NIH Grant for Endothelium/Descement's Membrane Complex Optical Tomography

      University of Miami Receives NIH Grant for Endothelium/Descement's Membrane Complex Optical Tomography

      University of Miami Receives a 2016 NIH Grant for $228,267 for Endothelium/Descement's Membrane Complex Optical Tomography. The principal investigator is Mohamed Fadel Abou Shousha. The program began in 2016 and ends in 2020. Below is a summary of the proposed work. More than 50% of corneal transplants, the most common form of solid organ transplantation, are performed to restore vision lost secondary to corneal endothelial failure. More than 25% of those transplants will eventually fail and endothelial cell rejection leading to failure is the single most important cause. The key to protec the endothelium is the early ...

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    10. Skin Cancer Biopsied by Optical Scan

      Skin Cancer Biopsied by Optical Scan

      Apollo Medical Optics Inc. (Taipei, Taiwan) aims to revolutionize skin cancer detection without the need for invasive biopsies by using a single-crystal sapphire and yttrium aluminium garnet crystalline fibers—surrounded by glass and a flexible polymer cladding—to look-through the skin and image suspicious skin anomalies non-invasively, instead of taking a skin sample and risk releasing malignant cancer cells into the bloodstream. The current prototype, using single-crystal sapphire at its core, is being integrated into a desktop unit that physicians can use in the office to identify skin cancer in a matter of minutes, determine its size and if small ...

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    11. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Announces Six New Grants to Support R&D Collaborations

      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Announces Six New Grants to Support R&D Collaborations

      LX Medical (Westwood, MA) was granted $70,000 for collaboration with BC Cancer Agency Research Center in Vancouver, Canada. LX Medical is developing a probe device that will enable real time biopsy of lung tissue. This device will increase accuracy of biopsy sampling by using optical coherence tomography and with autofluoresence, thereby enabling earlier detection and treatment especially in early stage lung cancer. The collaboration will focus on biopsy testing in animal models.

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    12. University of Southern California Receives NIH Grant for High Resolution Elastography of Retina Under Prosthetic Electrical Stimulation

      University of Southern California Receives NIH Grant for High Resolution Elastography of Retina Under Prosthetic Electrical Stimulation

      University of Southern California Receives a 2015 NIH Grant for $561,173 for High Resolution Elastography of Retina Under Prosthetic Electrical Stimulation. The principal investigator is Qifa Zhou. The program began in 2015 and ends in 2019. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Visual prostheses based on electrical stimulation of the retina are an effective approach for treating blindness in individuals with photoreceptor degenerative diseases (e.g., retinitis pigmentosa). The epiretinal strategy, which was pioneered by our team, involves implanting the stimulating electrodes near the inner retinal surface. Compared with other strategies, epiretinal implantation surgeries are easier and ...

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    13. University of Iowa receives a NIH Grant for Three-Dimensional Structural-Function Relationships in Glaucoma from SD-OCT

      University of Iowa receives a NIH Grant for Three-Dimensional Structural-Function Relationships in Glaucoma from SD-OCT

      University of Iowa receives a 2015 NIH Grant for $229,750 for Three-Dimensional Structural-Function Relationships in Glaucoma from SD-OCT. The principal investigator is Milan Sonka. 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 domain optical coherence tomography (SD OCT) image analysis will ...

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    14. Brown University Receives NIH Grant for Microscopic Imaging of Neuro-Capillary Coupling In Brain Cortex.

      Brown University Receives NIH Grant for Microscopic Imaging of Neuro-Capillary Coupling In Brain Cortex.

      Brown University Receives a 2015 NIH Grant for Microscopic Imaging of Neuro-Capillary Coupling In Brain Cortex. The prinipal investigator is Jonghwan Lee. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) enables um-resolution and high-speed imaging of tissue structure, facilitating a number of basic and clinical studies in ophthalmology, cancer biology, and neuroscience. Through the proposed K99/R00 program, the candidate will develop novel OCT-based technologies for um-resolution imaging of tissue dynamics, especially in the brain cortex of a living animal. In detail, the candidate will develop three technologies for imaging various vascular and cellular dynamics occurring ...

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    15. 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 2015 NIH Grant for $344,421 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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    16. Opsens eyes C$5M public offering

      Opsens eyes C$5M public offering

      Opsens , the Canada-based producer of fiber-optic sensors, is aiming to raise C$5 million in a new public offering of shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange. News of the offering comes shortly after the Quebec-based firm announced plans to move into a new facility as it looked to ramp production in early 2016. Opsens says that it is selling around 5.7 million stock "units" in co-operation with lead agent Paradigm Capital, as well as RBC Capital Markets and M Partners, Inc. The cash is set to be used to "prepare the commercialization and marketing strategy" of its fiber-optic pressure ...

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    17. NinePoint, Under New Leadership, Bags $31M More For Imaging Tech

      NinePoint, Under New Leadership, Bags $31M More For Imaging Tech

      NinePoint Medical looks to have added roughly $31 million in financing to back its medical imaging technology. According to a regulatory filing , the Bedford, MA-based company has raised about $30.7 million in new venture funding and could add about $10 million more to the pot. The filing lists three investors: they appear to be founding backers Third Rock Ventures and Prospect Venture Partners, and relative newcomer Corning (NYSE: GLW ), which began investing in NinePoint when the company raised a $34 million Series B round in March 2014. Members of each of the three firms—Mark Levin (Third Rock), Russell ...

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    18. Handheld Microscope Wins The Australian Innovation Challenge

      Handheld Microscope Wins The Australian Innovation Challenge

      The world’s smallest handheld microscope with the potential to radically improve the safety and effectiveness of cancer surgery has won The Australian Innovation Challenge and a total cash prize of $30,000. As the Turnbull government elevates innovation to be a ­national priority, this year’s awards — run by The Australian with Shell and the Department of Industry — attracted a record 310 entrants from innovators across the country. Biomedical engineers Robert McLaughlin and David Samp­son led a team at the University of Western Australia to develop the miniature micro-optic device that can fit in a needle to guide ...

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    19. Ellipsoid zone on optical coherence tomography: a review

      Ellipsoid zone on optical coherence tomography: a review

      Emergence of the high-resolution optical coherence tomography has allowed better delineation of retinal layers and many of the anatomical correlations of these layers have now been agreed upon. However some anatomical correlates still remain contentious, such as the second hyper-reflective band which is now termed ellipsoid zone. Despite the lack of consensus of the actual origin of the ellipsoid zone, there has been much interest in evaluating its integrity and intensity in different disease processes. This review paper aims to provide an overview of the ellipsoid zone and its clinical and research applications.

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    20. Optovue Announces USD30 Million Private Equity Investment Agreement with Delta to Fuel Continued Innovation

      Optovue Announces USD30 Million Private Equity Investment Agreement with Delta to Fuel Continued Innovation

      Optovue, Inc., a global leader in the development and commercialization of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography technology for the eye care market, today announced it has executed an agreement to receive USD30 million in private equity funding from Deltronics (Netherlands) B.V., a subsidiary of Delta Electronics, Inc., a global leader in power and thermal management solutions. The funding will enable Optovue to expand its current imaging platforms, and to further the commercialization and development of applications for the AngioVue™* Imaging System, its newest innovation that embodies OCT angiography. This long-term investment also allows Delta to extend its ...

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    21. University of Illinois at Chicago Receives NIH Grant for Super-Resolution Ophthalmolscopy for In Vivo Retinal Imaging

      University of Illinois at Chicago Receives  NIH Grant for Super-Resolution Ophthalmolscopy for In Vivo Retinal Imaging

      University of Illinois at Chicago Receives a 2015 NIH Grant for $368,688 for Super-Resolution Ophthalmolscopy for In Vivo Retinal Imaging. The principal investigator is Xincheng Yao. Below is a summary of the proposed work. This 3-year R01 project is to explore a new methodology for super-resolution scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO). We have demonstrated resolution-doubling in scanning laser microscopy (SLM) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) through virtually structured detection (VSD). We propose here to extend the VSD into super-resolution ophthalmoscopy for in vivo retinal imaging. Without the complexity of structured illumination microscopy (SIM), the VSD provides an easy, low-cost and ...

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    22. UCLA Receives a NIH Grant for Intraocular Robotic Interventional Surgical System for Cataract Surgery Project

      UCLA Receives a NIH Grant for Intraocular Robotic Interventional Surgical System for Cataract Surgery Project

      University of California Los Angeles Receives a 2015 NIH Grant for $369,679 for Intraocular Robotic Interventional Surgical System for Cataract Surgery Project. The principal investigator is Jean-Pierre Hubschman. The program began in2014 and ends in 2016. Below is a summary of the proposed project. Surgical outcomes have been dramatically improved in the last 2 decades through the integration of new technologies including among other innovative visualization systems and robotic assistance. We think that cataract surgery can also benefit from these advancements and we envision that cataract surgery will possibly be entirely performed in fifteen years from now by an ...

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    23. University of California at Davis Receives NIH Grant for The Rodent Eye as a Non-Invasive Window for Understanding Cancer Nanotheraputics.

      University of California at Davis Receives NIH Grant for The Rodent Eye as a Non-Invasive Window for Understanding Cancer Nanotheraputics.

      University of California at Davis Receives a 2015 NIH Grant for $584,839 for The Rodent Eye as a Non-Invasive Window for Understanding Cancer Nanotheraputics. The principal investigator is Kit Lam. The program began in 2015 and ends in 2020. Below is a summary of the proposed work. The rodent eye as a non-invasive window for understanding cancer nanotherapeutics Abstract: We propose to use the mouse eye as a non-surgical window for highly efficient, optical investigation of subretinal xenograft models and nanodelivery, using a state-of-the-art ocular imager, "EyePod". The EyePod employs single-cell resolution intravital confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography ...

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    24. The University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Area in Aging and Glaucoma

      The University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Area in Aging and Glaucoma

      The University of Houston Receives a 2015 NIH Grant for $210,141 for Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Area in Aging and Glaucoma. The principal investigator is Nimesh Patel. The program began in 2011 and ends in 2016. Below is a summary of the proposed. The primary objective of this career training proposal is the provide an academic optometrist with the didactic and laboratory training necessary to be an independent researcher. The objective of this project is to improve the precision and accuracy of in vivo measures of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), a surrogate for the ganglion cell content ...

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