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    1. Mentice and Siemens Healthineers bring a virtual patient to the angio-suite

      Mentice and Siemens Healthineers bring a virtual patient to the angio-suite

      Siemens Healthineers, a leading medical technology company and Mentice AB, a world leader in simulation solutions for endovascular therapies, announced today the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST® Virtual Patient into the Artis icono angiography system from Siemens Healthineers. The VIST® Virtual Patient thus becomes a fully integrated simulation solution for the angio-suite. The global partnership between the two companies will allow interventional radiologists, neuroradiologists, and cardiologists to perform vascular and cardiac interventions on a virtual patient inside the angio-suite. “With an ever-increasing complexity of new interventional procedures, our customers strive to acquire and retain procedural skills while optimizing ...

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      Mentions: Siemens
    2. Carl Zeiss Meditec expands leadership position in treating glaucoma by investing in MicroOptx, Inc.

      Carl Zeiss Meditec expands leadership position in treating glaucoma by investing in MicroOptx, Inc.

      Today, Carl Zeiss Meditec announced that it has become a shareholder of MicroOptx Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. MicroOptx is a privately held company focused on innovative minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices for surgical treatment of glaucoma. Their surgical technology is designed to provide effective reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) with a simple surgical procedure. ZEISS supports breakthrough surgical treatments for glaucoma and believes MicroOptx’s MIGS solution will complement our leading portfolio of equipment and consumables in ophthalmic surgery. “The investment in MicroOptx will give ZEISS an early position in this new technology designed to increase MIGS adoption ...

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    3. Alcon forms strategic alliance to bring image-guided biometry to the Cataract Refractive Suite

      Alcon forms strategic alliance to bring image-guided biometry to the Cataract Refractive Suite

      Alcon, the global leader in eye care dedicated to helping people see brilliantly, today announced a strategic alliance with MOVU to bring an image-guided biometer to global markets. Based in Santa Clara, California, MOVU, a Santec company, is the manufacturer of ARGOS®, the industry-leading Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (SS-OCT) biometer used to measure eye parameters for patients before cataract surgery. “We’re excited to work with MOVU to integrate the ARGOS® biometer’s diagnostic testing with Alcon’s Cataract Refractive Suite technologies inside the operating room,” said Jeannette Bankes, President and General Manager of Global Surgical Franchise at Alcon ...

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      Mentions: Santec Movu
    4. Santec and Alcon make strategic alliance on Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography biomete

      Santec and Alcon make strategic alliance on Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography biomete

      Santec Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced optical components, tunable lasers, optical test/measurement and OCT systems, today announced a strategic alliance with Alcon Inc. to exclusively distribute the award winning ARGOS ® . The ARGOS ® , sold under the brand MOVU, incorporates Santec Corporations industry-leading Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (SS-OCT) technology and is used to measure eye parameters for patients before cataract surgery. “With this partnership we are excited to expand the footprint of Santec SS-OCT equipment globally,” said Daikou Tei, President & CEO at Santec. “Ophthalmology is an important market to address with our technology and we are proud ...

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      Mentions: Santec FDA Movu
    5. PhotoniCare, Inc. Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Adachi Co., LTD to Commercialize the TOMi Scope in Japan

      PhotoniCare, Inc. Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Adachi Co., LTD to Commercialize the TOMi Scope in Japan

      PhotoniCare, Inc., a medical device company headquartered in Champaign, Illinois, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Adachi Co., LTD , (Osaka, Japan) to commercialize PhotoniCare’s TOMi ™ Scope device throughout Japan. PhotoniCare’s TOMi Scope uses an advanced light-based technology to see through the eardrum. For the first time, physicians can view a high-resolution depth image on-screen to directly visualize the middle ear contents. Current diagnostic tools can only provide a view of the surface of the eardrum, so physicians are left to guess, or, unfortunately, employ invasive surgical procedures to diagnosis middle ear pathologies. PhotoniCare’s non-invasive solution eliminates ...

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    6. Specsavers Uses Topcon OCT In Its Stores

      Specsavers Uses Topcon OCT In Its Stores

      Topcon Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Topcon America Corporation (“Topcon”) based in Oakland, NJ, has announced that eye health provider Specsavers had recently completed equipping its stores with Topcon's Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) instruments. On September 21, 2018, Specsavers had reported that Specsavers Blacktown (NSW) had become the 200th store in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) to have OCT technology. An OCT is often used for the early detection of sight-threatening diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Topcon’s OCT technology is now a part of every eye exam. With this consistent ...

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    7. Conavi Medical and Japan Lifeline Advance Japanese Sales Strategy of Novasight Hybrid Intravascular Imaging System

      Conavi Medical and Japan Lifeline Advance Japanese Sales Strategy of Novasight Hybrid Intravascular Imaging System

      Conavi Medical Inc. is pleased to announce that Japan Lifeline has submitted an application for the regulatory approval of the Novasight Hybrid intravascular imaging system in Japan. In addition, Japan Lifeline will serve as the exclusive distributor of the Novasight Hybridintravascular imaging system in Japan. Novasight Hybrid is the world’s first system to have been used clinically that is capable of providing both intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) on a single imaging catheter. Earlier this year, the Novasight Hybrid system received FDA 510(k) clearance in the United States and was featured by Conavi Medical at ...

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    8. NinePoint Medical, Inc. Enters Into A Strategic Partnership and Worldwide Distribution with Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

      NinePoint Medical, Inc. Enters Into A Strategic Partnership and Worldwide Distribution with Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

      NinePoint Medical, Inc., a transformative medical device company pioneering the use of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for gastrointestinal applications, today announced a long-term strategic partnership with Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMSI ). This partnership includes a strategic investment and a worldwide distribution agreement with Merit Medical’s endoscopic division, Merit Medical Endotek® (Endotek), for NinePoint Medical’s NvisionVLE® Imaging System with Real-time Targeting™. This partnership combines the world-class Gastrointestinal (GI) and Pulmonary medical devices from Endotek with the ground-breaking Advanced OCT platform from NinePoint Medical. This OCT platform has, in a short period of time, become a primary imaging device ...

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    9. Merit Medical Reports Record Revenues for First Quarter of 2018

      Merit Medical Reports Record Revenues for First Quarter of 2018

      Recently we entered into a long-term agreement with NinePoint Medical to become the exclusive worldwide distributor for the NvisionVLE® Imaging System with Real-time Targeting™ using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). We believe this product line will enhance the product offerings of our Endotek Division and will be another step to adding therapy and disease-state products to our accessories. Although the products have both 510(k) and CE mark clearances, sales have been limited to the United States due to resource limitations. Merit plans to launch these globally on a measured basis, which we anticipate will strengthen our global Endotek expansion.”

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    10. Compact Imaging and Leading Irish University Bio-Photonics Laboratory Announce Second Extension of Innovative Research Collaboration

      Compact Imaging and Leading Irish University Bio-Photonics Laboratory Announce Second Extension of Innovative Research Collaboration

      Compact Imaging, Inc. (CI) ( www.compactimaging.com) and National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) ( www.nuigalway.ie ) today jointly announced the second extension of their innovative research collaboration in MRO™ (Multiple Reference OCT), CI’s miniature low-cost optical sensor technology. MRO brings the powerful noninvasive imaging and biometry capabilities of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to high volume non-clinical applications, such as mobile health monitoring, identity verification and non-destructive testing (NDT). The original collaboration agreement was signed in 2012 and first extended in 2014. The new extension runs through 2017. “Compact Imaging’s MRO technology is highly disruptive, offering a ...

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    11. Swept-Source OCT: Patent License Agreement between Massachusetts General Hospital and Heidelberg Engineering

      Swept-Source OCT: Patent License Agreement between Massachusetts General Hospital and Heidelberg Engineering

      Heidelberg Engineering has entered into a patent license agreement with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. The agreement grants global and exclusive rights to 77 basic patents and patent applications which relate to swept-source OCT technology and its application in ophthalmology. Spectral domain OCT has become indispensable to eye care professionals worldwide to diagnose and follow-up patients with diseases of the posterior segment of the eye, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma. Swept-source OCT technology has specific characteristics which are ideal to acquire comprehensive information about a wide variety of properties of the anterior part of the ...

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    12. Compact Imaging Selected to Partner with Leading Irish Research Center to Further Develop Disruptive Technology

      Compact Imaging Selected to Partner with  Leading Irish Research Center to Further Develop Disruptive Technology

      Collaboration Will Miniaturize Breakthrough Optical Sensor For Mobile Health Monitoring, Biometric Security Silicon Valley-based Compact Imaging, Inc. today announced a technology collaboration with IPIC (Irish Photonic Integration Center), a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research center. The collaboration will provide IPIC’s world class technical expertise, specialized equipment and funding to enable Compact Imaging to transition its MRO™ optical sensor technology from bench-top prototypes to miniaturized low cost photonic modules suitable for integration with mobile devices and high volume production. Compact Imaging’s proprietary MRO™ (Multiple Reference Optical Coherence Tomography) technology is a highly disruptive tissue imaging and analysis system that ...

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    13. Phoenix Research Labs Partners with Voxeleron to Advance Technology for Eye Research

      Phoenix Research Labs Partners with Voxeleron to Advance Technology for Eye Research

      Phoenix Research Labs, Inc. today announced a partnership with Voxeleron, LLC to lead in the development of optical coherence tomography (OCT) segmentation software. The parties have entered into a strategic partnership to apply Voxeleron segmentation technology to the Phoenix Image-Guided Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) data. This will allow users to readily analyze retinal layers, precisely measuring changes to thickness and structure over time. “We’re very excited by the opportunity to work with Phoenix. Clearly they have a strong portfolio of technologies optimized for animal eye research, so the addition of image analysis software can only strengthen their customers’ ability ...

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    14. Bioptigen introduces 1 µm resolution SD-OCT imaging system in collaboration with NKT Photonics supercontinuum white light laser source at ARVO conference in Seattle

      Bioptigen introduces 1 µm resolution SD-OCT imaging system in collaboration with NKT Photonics supercontinuum white light laser source at ARVO conference in Seattle

      Bioptigen/NKT Press Release - Bioptigen Inc. has introduced 1 um axial resolution imaging to its line of Envisu TM spectral domain OCT systems. The company has now integrated NKT Photonics SuperK supercontinuum laser with Bioptigen’s new 300 nm spectrometer to achieve a breakthrough in ophthalmic imaging for preclinical research. “The progression to 1 um extreme resolution imaging is an exciting advancement for our Envisu R-Class research product line”, said Dr. Eric Buckland, CEO of Bioptigen. “The importance of this innovation is that it offers researchers true cellular-level in vivo optical histology. This Extreme High Resolution (XHR) capability is unlocked ...

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    15. Haag-Streit USA and Optovue Team Up to Introduce Octopus/Optovue Bundle

      Haag-Streit USA and Optovue Team Up to Introduce Octopus/Optovue Bundle

      Hagg-Streit/Optovue Press Release - Haag-Streit USA and Optovue have joined forces to bundle Haag-Streit's Octopus perimeter with Optovue's Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) technology. The combined Octopus/OCT offering will be distributed by Optovue in the United States . "Haag-Streit is happy to partner with Optovue for its leadership in OCT technology and outstanding customer service. Our bundled technologies will create an advanced package that will provide a superior diagnostic tool to the ophthalmic industry," said Ernest Cavin , president and chief executive officer of Haag-Streit USA . "The OCT technology provided by the RTVue and iVue combined with the functional testing ...

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      Mentions: Optovue Jay Wei FDA
    16. Third Rock Ventures Raises $516 Million Fund III

      Third Rock Ventures Raises $516 Million Fund III

      Third Rock Ventures, LLC, a venture capital firm focused on building healthcare companies, today announced the final closing of Fund III, raising $516 million in an oversubscribed fund. With Fund III, Third Rock will continue to execute on its strategy of launching, building and supporting transformative healthcare companies. Since its inception, Third Rock has raised more than $1.3 billion, including Fund III, for investments in healthcare companies, with a particular emphasis on innovative product engines.

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    17. AngioLight Lands Strategic Partnership with Medical Technologies Innovation Asia, Names Gary Saxton President

      AngioLight Lands Strategic Partnership with Medical Technologies Innovation Asia, Names Gary Saxton President

      Interventional cardiology medical device company AngioLight has engaged in a strategic partnership with Medical Technologies Innovation Asia (MTIA), Hong Kong, under which MTIA will complete safety, animal and clinical studies of AngioLight’s light-based diagnostic catheter in exchange for equity in AngioLight. Developed to support the eventual commercialization of AngioLight’s catheter first in China and then worldwide, the partnership will be managed by AngioLight’s newly appointed president, Gary Saxton, who previously served as business development consultant to the company.

      AngioLight’s novel light-based diagnostic catheter provides cardiologists real-time vessel diameter and area measurements as an adjunct to coronary ...

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    18. Volcano Corporation Enters $11M Supply Agreement with Santec for Swept Source Lasers

      Volcano Corporation Enters $11M Supply Agreement with Santec for Swept Source Lasers

      Volcano Corporation recent Form 8K filing indicates that it has entered an $11.3M supply agreement with Santec Corporation to supply tunable lasers for its intravascular swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) product. The text at the bottom of this article shows a page from Volcano’s recent 8k filing (see Link ). Volcano has been through a long and tortuous path to get a swept source laser for its OCT product since it announced the acquisition of Axsun Technology in December 2008. One of the reasons that Volcano acquired Axsun was Volcano thought that Axsun had swept source laser technology ...

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    19. Silicon Valley imaging outfit forges academic partnership in Ireland

      Silicon Valley imaging outfit forges academic partnership in Ireland

      Compact Imaging (Mountain View, CA, USA) has formed a two-year research collaboration with academics at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI; Galway, Ireland) and University of Limerick (Limerick, Ireland) to further develop the company's optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) was first commercialized more than a decade ago for use in ophthalmic and medical diagnostic imaging. But Compact Imaging claims that its multiple-reference optical coherence tomography (MRO) is very different in that it will enable the development of small cell phone size, OCT-based devices. The collaborative agreement, led by and supported by Galway University Foundation ...

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    20. Compact Imaging Reaches Agreement On Research Collaboration with Irish Universities

      Compact Imaging Reaches Agreement On Research Collaboration with Irish Universities

      NUI Galway, University of Limerick to Provide Biophotonics Expertise, Gain Stake in Emerging Silicon Valley Technology Company Compact Imaging Inc. (CI) today announced an innovative research collaboration with National University of Ireland Galway and University of Limerick. The two-year agreement, in the scientific field of biophotonics, specifically optical coherence tomography (OCT), will explore and further develop CI’s novel technologies. OCT is an imaging technique similar to ultrasound, but employing light rather than sound. The project will combine National University of Ireland Galway’s globally-recognized body of OCT research in medical and biological imaging with CI’s development and intellectual ...

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    21. Volcano Corporation Appoints Leslie V. Norwalk and Dr. Eric J. Topol to Board of Directors

      Volcano Corporation Appoints Leslie V. Norwalk and Dr. Eric J. Topol to Board of Directors
      Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC), a leading developer and manufacturer of precision guidance therapy tools designed to enhance the treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease, today announced the appointment of Leslie V. Norwalk, Esq., and Eric J. Topol, M.D., to the company's board of directors. Ms. Norwalk currently serves as strategic counsel to EpsteinBeckerGreen, P.C., EBG Advisors and National Health Advisors. She also is an advisor to three private equity firms, Warburg Pincus, Ferrer Freeman & Company and Enhanced Equity Fund, and to the hedge fund Kingdon Capital Management. Previously, Ms. Norwalk served, during the administration of George ...
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    22. Bioptigen signs two partners for eye surgery device development

      Bioptigen signs two partners for eye surgery device development
      Bioptigen signs two partners for eye surgery device developmentMass DeviceThe system employs technology called optical coherence tomography, or OCT. The technology is analogous to ultrasound but uses low power light instead of sound waves. OCT provides resolution 100 times finer than ultrasound. This device can be used to ...
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    23. GE Healthcare and LightLab Imaging Inc. Collaborate on Cardiovascular Imaging

      GE Healthcare and LightLab Imaging Inc. Collaborate on Cardiovascular Imaging
      Barcelona, SPAIN and Westford, MA, USA; May 19, 2009: GE Healthcare, a global leader in healthcare solutions and LightLab Imaging Inc., a market leader in optical imaging, today announced a collaboration that enables improved workflow between GE Healthcare’s Innova® cardiovascular X-ray system and LightLab Imaging Inc.’s C7-XR™ Optical Coherence Tomography system. Both the C7-XR and Innova systems will be featured this week at the annual meeting of EuroPCR, the official congress of the EAPCI (European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions) in Barcelona, Spain. The LightLab C7-XR is available for purchase from LightLab in twenty countries in Europe, Asia ...
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    24. Nikon, Thorlabs pair OCT, microscopy for live cell, animal research

      NOVEMBER 18, 2008 -- Nikon Instruments (Melville, NY) and Thorlabs (Newton, NJ) have collaborated to bring optical coherence tomography (OCT) to Nikon's FN1 "PhysioStation" upright focusing nosepiece microscope system for neurophysiology and in vivo, small-animal studies. Designed for neuroscience and electrophysiology applications, the new OCT system enables an imaging depth of 2-3 mm in biological tissue with a larger field of view than in conventional microscopy.
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