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    1. Perimeter Medical Imaging Receives FDA Clearance for OTISTM Optical Tissue Imaging System

      Perimeter Medical Imaging Receives FDA Clearance for OTISTM Optical Tissue Imaging System

      Perimeter Medical Imaging, Inc., an innovative medical imaging company whose mission is to revolutionize tissue removal surgery for surgeons and patients, today announced receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its OTIS TM 1.0 Optical Coherence Tomography System. The OTIS™ provides high-resolution, real-time imaging of the periphery of excised tissue, enabling clinicians to visualize sub-surface structures up to 2 mm below the surface. These sub-surface structures would otherwise not be evident until days – and often weeks – later when conventional histology slides are available for review. Dr. Ted James, Medical Director of Skin & Soft ...

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    2. NinePoint Medical Strengthens Sales Leadership by appointing John Temple as Vice President of Sales

      NinePoint Medical Strengthens Sales Leadership by appointing John Temple as Vice President of Sales

      NinePoint Medical, Inc., a transformative medical device company that is pioneering the clinical use of a real-time imaging platform based upon a proprietary optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, announced today the appointment of John Temple as Vice President of Sales. Mr. Temple reports directly to NinePoint Medical’s President and CEO, Christopher R. von Jako, Ph.D. “We are delighted to welcome such an accomplished sales executive to the NinePoint Medical team. Not only does John bring tremendous commercial leadership experience, but also in-depth gastroenterology industry knowledge and relationships,” said Dr. von Jako. “John’s exceptional track record will be ...

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    3. VivoSight OCT used to visualize vascular networks in melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers

      VivoSight OCT used to visualize vascular networks in melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers

      Maidstone, UK, 3rd May 2016 New results have been published in Dermatology Online demonstrating that Michelson Diagnostics’ VivoSight OCT scanner can be used to image the blood vessel networks grown by skin cancers, and showing that skin lesions could be differentiated using their characteristic vascular patterns. This new technology may become a powerful tool in the dermatologists’s toolkit for the diagnosis of skin cancer and other conditions. The paper, entitled “Speckle-variance optical coherence tomography: a novel approach to skin cancer characterization using vascular patterns” was by Dr Orit Markowitz and co-workers from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, New Your Harbor ...

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    4. SS-OCT PCIe Card from Keysight Technologies

      SS-OCT PCIe Card from Keysight Technologies

      Keysight Technologies Inc. offers swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) application options for the U5303A compact, dual-channel ADC card, delivering high dynamic range and a high effective number of bits for enhanced image quality. The new options support up to 1 GS/s on the 12-bit, high-speed data acquisition peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) card. Image acquisition is featured at a rate of 200 kHz, continuously. The real-time processing solution allows OEMs to develop SS-OCT engines using the development environment provided, which includes a graphical user interface and C++ programming language. The new options also ensure improved spurious-free dynamic range ...

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    5. Abbott Agrees to Buy St. Jude in $25 Billion Deal

      Abbott Agrees to Buy St. Jude in $25 Billion Deal

      Abbott Laboratories agreed to acquire St. Jude Medical Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $25 billion that would create one of the leading makers of heart-related devices. Under the deal, Abbott agreed to swap $46.75 in cash and 0.8708 shares for each St. Jude share. The offer values each St. Jude share at about $85, representing a 37% premium to the stock’s closing price Wednesday. Shares of Abbott fell 7% to $40.60 in early trading, while St. Jude rose 25% to $77.70. The companies said the deal merges St. Jude’s strong positions in ...

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    6. Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA, Former Dean of Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Joins Ophthotech as Chief of Strategic Development

      Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA, Former Dean of Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Joins Ophthotech as Chief of Strategic Development

      Ophthotech Corporation (NASDAQ: OPHT) announced today the appointment of Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA, as Chief of Strategic Development. As one of the world's leading experts in ophthalmology and health management, Dr. Puliafito's highly distinguished career includes serving most recently as the Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, a position that he held from 2007 to 2016. Under his leadership of 4,000 employees and 1,700 faculty members, the Keck School of Medicine has become one of the nation's preeminent research-intensive medical schools. Dr. Puliafito's prolific accomplishments at ...

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    7. Swept source optical coherence tomography options support 1 GS/sec on 12-bit PCIe data acq. cards

      Swept source optical coherence tomography options support 1 GS/sec on 12-bit PCIe data acq. cards

      Keysight Technologies, Inc. has introduced swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) application options running at 1 GS/s (-SS2) and 500 MS/s (-SS1). The new options, now available on the U5303A high-speed data acquisition PCIe card, enable OEMs to obtain faster image acquisition by increasing sampling rate and A-scan rate. This allows for non-invasive, high-speed medical imaging in various applications, including ophthalmology, dermatology, gastrointestinal endoscopy, intravascular imaging, oncology and angiography. This real-time processing solution allows OEMs to develop their SS-OCT engine using the development environment provided, which includes a GUI and C++. Furthermore, the options support “up and down ...

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    8. The OCT Phantom from Arden Photonics

      The OCT Phantom from Arden Photonics

      The Arden Photonics OCT Phantom allows users to both qualitatively and quantitatively characterise the performance of their OCT system with repeatable and replicable results. . Features and benefits : Four patterns give comprehensive assessment of your OCT instrumentation. Patterns laser etched for long term resistance against drift. Small, stable and easy to transport for simple machine to machine repeatability testing. Gives accurate measurements of OCT performance in all 3 dimensions. The OCT validation phantom could revolutionise the way you test and assess your OCT system. For further information please visit our website: http://www.ardenphotonics.com/products/apl-op01/ or email info@ardenphotonics ...

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    9. Keysight Technologies Introduces Faster SS-OCT Options for its 12 Bit High-Speed Data Acquisition PCIe Card

      Keysight Technologies Introduces Faster SS-OCT Options for its 12 Bit High-Speed Data Acquisition PCIe Card

      Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today introduced swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) application options running at 1 GS/s (-SS2) and 500 MS/s (-SS1). The new options, now available on the U5303A high-speed data acquisition PCIe card , enable OEMs to obtain faster image acquisition by increasing sampling rate and A-scan rate. This allows for non-invasive, high-speed medical imaging in various applications, including ophthalmology, dermatology, gastrointestinal endoscopy, intravascular imaging, oncology and angiography. This real-time processing solution allows OEMs to develop their SS-OCT engine using the development environment provided, which includes a GUI and C++. Furthermore, the options support “up ...

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    10. Rowe Technical Design, Inc. announces that cataract pathologies are now available in the Whole and Anterior Chamber Model Eye Tissue Phantom!

      Rowe Technical Design, Inc. announces that cataract pathologies are now available in the Whole and Anterior Chamber Model Eye Tissue Phantom!

      Rowe Technical Design, Inc. (RTD), developers of the 1st commercial optical tissue phantom for OCT, announces that cataract pathology (nuclear and sub capsular) is now an option for the Whole Model Eye and Anterior Chamber Model Eyes. “We’re excited because this is our first pathology option for a production model eye, following up on the very successful Whole and Anterior Chamber Model Eyes with normal morphology tissue phantoms” notes T. Scott Rowe, company founder and president. “We are pleased with the customer feedback so far, and we are readying this for production as an option. This is the first ...

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    11. Wasatch Photonics launches label-free angiography technique based on optical coherence tomography

      Wasatch Photonics launches label-free angiography technique based on optical coherence tomography

      Wasatch Photonics Inc., a leading provider for gratings, spectrometers and optical coherence tomography instrumentation, announced Monday (March 21), the launch of a new imaging device, WP MicroAngio, for high-resolution angiographic imaging for research and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) applications. MicroAngio technology allows visualization of blood vessels at a microscopic level without using external contrast agents. The device, based on a variation of optical coherence tomography (OCT), creates a three-dimensional profile of the micro vasculature. WP MicroAngio is to be used for several medical research applications related to animal model imaging in ophthalmology, dermatology, oncology and other areas. MicroAngio, the new ...

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    12. Study shows VivoSight OCT is able to differentiate between actinic keratosis (AK) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) by quantification of signal intensity and layer thickness

      Study shows VivoSight OCT is able to differentiate between actinic keratosis (AK) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) by quantification of signal intensity and layer thickness

      Michelson Diagnostics, a medical device company focused on applications of multi-beam Optical Coherence Tomography (‘OCT’) technology, announces data confirming the ability for VivoSight OCT to differentiate between actinic keratosis (AK) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC). This statistically significant data proves VivoSight’s capabilities as a non-invasive, objective method for diagnosing and monitoring the treatment of these diseases. Data from this study, published in The Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (JEADV) , showed statistically significant differences in the signal intensities and the epidermal thickness measurements of AK and BCC. Results also showed an excellent correlation between OCT and ...

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    13. Avinger Announces FDA Clearance and U.S. Launch of Breakthrough Treatment for Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease

      Avinger Announces FDA Clearance and U.S. Launch of Breakthrough Treatment for Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease

      Avinger, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGR), a leading developer of innovative treatments for peripheral artery disease (PAD), today announced that the company has received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an enhanced version of its Pantheris™ lumivascular atherectomy system, the first-ever image-guided atherectomy device for the treatment of PAD. Avinger will commence U.S. commercialization of this enhanced version of Pantheris immediately, which features improved ergonomics, physician controls and manufacturability “I am excited and eager to commercially launch the most recent version of Pantheris. I offer a special thanks to all the patients and investigators ...

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    14. Optovue’s AngioVue Imaging System Receives FDA Clearance

      Optovue’s AngioVue Imaging System Receives FDA Clearance

      Optovue, the global leader in the development and commercialization of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA), today announced FDA clearance and immediate U.S. commercial availability of the AngioVue™** Imaging System, a groundbreaking technology that provides a non-invasive way to visualize abnormal blood vessels to help physicians determine an appropriate course of treatment. “We are thrilled to announce FDA clearance of our AngioVue System, which will bring the significant benefits of our innovative, non-invasive retinal imaging to patients in the U.S. who suffer from retinal diseases that lead to progressive blindness,” said Jay Wei, founder and chief executive officer at ...

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    15. Laser Zentrum Hannover develops presbyopia laser surgery model

      Laser Zentrum Hannover develops presbyopia laser surgery model

      A research effort involving Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH) in Germany is developing a new, laser-based treatment for presbyopia – the condition that impacts near vision in people from around the age of 40 onwards. At the moment presbyopia – caused by the age-related stiffening of the lens in those affected – is usually treated with simple solutions like reading or bifocal glasses, with multi-focal contact lenses from the likes of Bausch + Lomb becoming available more recently. Some laser procedures have also been developed, but if successful the LZH-led project could lead to a "gentle" new femtosecond laser technique that makes tiny cuts in ...

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    16. Compact Imaging/NUI Galway Research Featured At Global Photonics Conference in San Francisco

      Compact Imaging/NUI Galway Research Featured  At Global Photonics Conference in San Francisco

      Researchers and technologists from Compact Imaging, Inc. (CI) and their research collaboration partner NUI Galway, who together are developing miniature optical sensors that noninvasively image and measure subsurface characteristics of human tissue, will have featured roles at the annual SPIE/Photonics West Conference, scheduled for February 13-18 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Prof. Martin J. Leahy, PhD, a key advisor to the Company and Chair of the Applied Physics Department at NUI Galway, will serve as a Conference chair and will present a significant paper on Compact Imaging’s innovative OCT technology, MRO™ (Multiple Reference OCT), titled, “The ...

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    17. St. Jude Medical Announces Launch of OPTIS Mobile System in Europe and Japan

      St. Jude Medical Announces Launch of OPTIS Mobile System in Europe and Japan

      St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced the launch of the company’s OPTIS™ Mobile System in Japan and Europe. The diagnostic system is designed to couple state-of-the-art optical coherence tomography (OCT) and angiography co-registration with fractional flow reserve (FFR) technology into one portable system for hospitals with multiple catheterization labs. OPTIS Mobile Integrated Lab (Photo: Business Wire) Driven by a global increase in vascular disease and enabled by advances in technology, the catheterization lab allows physicians to use minimally invasive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures that give patients an alternative to open heart ...

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    18. High resolution OCT system From NKT Photonics

      High resolution OCT system From NKT Photonics

      Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-destructive analysis technique that can provide detailed information on refractive index variations and scattering on a micrometer scale for partly transmitting materials. Powered by our broadband SuperK EXTREME OCT laser in combination with the Thorlabs Ganymede OCT engine, the system provides an ultra high axial resolution of 1.2µm in tissue. With a lateral resolution down to 2.5µm, the system is a versatile tool for a multitude of applications ranging from tomography of small animals to non-destructive testing of industrial materials. The system is extremely flexible and allows the user to ...

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    19. Optovue Releases AngioAnalytics, World's First OCTA Blood Vessel Measurement Technology

      Optovue Releases AngioAnalytics, World's First OCTA Blood Vessel Measurement Technology

      Optovue , the global leader in the development and commercialization of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA), today announced commercial availability of AngioAnalytics™*, the next generation of its OCTA technology available on the AngioVue™ ** Imaging System, for use outside of the U.S. This new capability enables clinicians to quantify the density of blood flow in the retina, the light-sensitive portion of the eye, to help manage diseases that cause progressive blindness such as diabetic retinopathy or acute macular degeneration. Optovue also announced it will host an educational symposium at the World Ophthalmology Congress ( WOC 2016 ) entitled, "The Transformative Power of Quantitative ...

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    20. Optical Coherence Tomography Industry Has Provided Well Over 20,000 Person-Years of Direct Employment

      Optical Coherence Tomography Industry Has Provided Well Over 20,000 Person-Years of Direct Employment

      The field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) has grown dramatically since its discovery in the early 1990’s. The commercialization and growth of OCT which has occurred over the past 25 years has been highly impactful, scientifically, clinically, and economically. Many factors have helped drive this success starting with the clinical need for new cost-effective high-resolution minimally-invasive imaging solutions for various diagnostic and therapeutic applications. But equally important to this success has been the worldwide ecosystem consisting of the intertwined role of scientists, engineers, clinicians, professional societies, government agencies, government funding, regulatory bodies, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and small and large ...

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    21. Leica Microsystems receives award as technology leader

      Leica Microsystems receives award as technology leader

      Frost & Sullivan recognizes subsidiary Bioptigen for their product innovation in OCT The research and consulting company Frost & Sullivan has recognized Leica Microsystems’ newly acquired Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) company Bioptigen of Morrisville, North Carolina, USA, as a technology leader and pioneer of the North American ophthalmic imaging industry. The Frost & Sullivan Award ceremony took place January 13, 2016 in San Diego, USA. In their appraisal, Frost & Sullivan calls attention to the value represented in Bioptigen’s OCT solutions: “Frost & Sullivan recognizes the enormous value addition Bioptigen’s Envisu Spectral Domain (SD)-OCT platform brings to ophthalmic imaging.“ Particularly emphasized are ...

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    22. Mirrorcle Technologies announces availability of 5.0mm diameter MEMS mirrors

      Mirrorcle Technologies announces availability of 5.0mm diameter MEMS mirrors

      Mirrorcle Technologies announces availability of 5.0mm diameter MEMS mirrors Mirrorcle Technologies introduces larger diameter MEMS mirrors at Photonics West 2016. In addition to its integrated mirrors ranging from 0.8mm to 2.4mm, and the modular ‘bonded’ mirrors from 0.8mm to 4.2mm in diameter, the company now presents devices with 5.0mm diameter size. These mirrors are able to accommodate larger beams, opening opportunities for a number of new applications as well as enhancing the capability of existing applications. Mirrorcle’s bonded MEMS mirror is a micro-assembly of a monolithically fabricated actuator ‘engine’ combined with a mirror ...

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    23. 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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    24. 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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