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    1. Optovue Launches New AngioWellness™ Scan at Vision Expo East

      Optovue Launches New AngioWellness™ Scan at Vision Expo East

      Optovue , the global leader in the development of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography (OCTA), will launch its new AngioWellness™ scan at Vision Expo East in New York , March 21-24, 2019 . The AngioWellness scan utilizes Optovue's advanced AngioVue ® OCTA technology to quickly assess and diagnose new pathologies in patients, including diabetic patients and those who may be at risk for glaucoma. Sample AngioWellness Report AngioWellness combines structural information on retinal and ganglion cell thickness with objective metrics on retinal vasculature into one easy-to-read report. The first of its kind patient-monitoring tool was designed to help eye care professionals ...

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    2. Conavi Medical Announces Health Canada Approval of Novasight Hybrid System for Visualization During Coronary Angioplasty Procedures

      Conavi Medical Announces Health Canada Approval of Novasight Hybrid System for Visualization During Coronary Angioplasty Procedures

      Conavi Medical Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received a Health Canada Medical Device License for the Novasight Hybrid System. This patented technology is the only clinical system that enables simultaneous imaging of coronary arteries with both intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT), and was invented at Sunnybrook Research Institute. Angioplasty and stenting is performed four million times around the world every year as an important part of the treatment of coronary artery disease, including patients suffering from heart attacks and angina. Recent randomized studies with existing IVUS systems have shown that intravascular imaging has the ...

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    3. 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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    4. New software library from AlazarTech breaks speed barrier – 6.9 GB/s sustained GPU-based OCT imaging

      New software library from AlazarTech breaks speed barrier – 6.9 GB/s sustained GPU-based OCT imaging

      AlazarTech®, a manufacturer of high-performance, low-cost PC-Based Instruments, today announced the release of version 4.0 of ATS-GPU-BASE ™ with greatly increased data transfer rates, and ATS-GPU-OCT. ATS-GPU-BASE is a software library that allows users to transfer data acquired by AlazarTech PCI Express waveform digitizers to a CUDA ® -enabled Graphical Processing unit (GPU) at sustained transfer rates as high as 6.9 GB/s for PCIe Gen 3 digitizers. Add-on libraries allow users to perform additional signal processing on data captured into GPU memory by ATS-GPU-BASE. Download ATS-GPU-BASE Datasheet Download ATS-GPU-OCT Datasheet Download high resolution image The ATS-GPU-OCT add-on library provides ...

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    5. Mirrorcle's PLS Presentation stirs excitement at Photonics West Conference

      Mirrorcle's PLS Presentation stirs excitement at Photonics West Conference

      Early morning on Superbowl Sunday, the Mirrorcle Technologies team drew a sizeable crowd to the Photonics West MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XVIII conference where the company’s Senior Electronics Engineer, Mr. Abhishek Kasturi presented a paper titled MEMS Mirror Module for Programmable Light System (Session 5, Paper 10931-21). The motivation for research into dynamic lighting solutions is based on increased demand, mainly from the automotive industry, for novel headlights, taillights, and so-called ‘courtesy lights’ in and around vehicles that allow for branding, customization and personalization as well as improved safety and awareness in potentially hazardous situations. Mirrorcle proposed a high-contrast ...

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    6. New low-cost 12 bit, 50 MS/s PCI Express waveform digitizer from AlazarTech

      New low-cost 12 bit, 50 MS/s PCI Express waveform digitizer from AlazarTech

      AlazarTech , a manufacturer of high-performance, low-cost PC Based Instruments, today announced the release of AlazarTech ATS ® 9130, a dual-channel 50 MS/s, 12 bit waveform digitizer based on the single-lane Gen1 PCI Express bus. ATS9130 features two simultaneous analog input channels that can each be sampled at rates up to 50 MS/s with 12 bit vertical resolution. Each channel has 25 MHz of full power analog input bandwidth and up to 8 Megasamples of on-board acquisition memory buffer. With software selectable attenuation, users can achieve an input voltage range of ±40 mV to ±20 V. “ATS9130 is a continuation ...

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    7. OptoRes presents world-record 3 MHz swept laser at SPIE BiOS / Photonics West in San Francisco

      OptoRes presents world-record 3 MHz swept laser at SPIE BiOS / Photonics West in San Francisco

      Ideally suited for optical coherence tomography, Optores‘ FDML laser with 3 MHz sweep rate is more than 10x faster than competition. Optores GmbH announces the latest upgrade to its NG-FDML series of wavelength-swept lasers. The SPIE Photonics West conference marks the launch of the new 3 MHz imaging speed option: Double as fast as previously, and more than 10x faster than any other commercially available swept laser. The new device is ideal for optical coherence tomography (OCT) in medicine, biology and industrial inspection. “Multi-MHz sweep rates are necessary for high-resolution 4D-OCT, which shows three-dimensional tissue structure live and in real ...

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    8. Wasatch Photonics launches WP OCT software platform as enabling tool for OCT system development

      Wasatch Photonics launches WP OCT software platform as enabling tool for OCT system development

      Wasatch Photonics announces the launch of its WP OCT software platform as an enabling tool for research and OEM development, with the power and flexibility to speed OCT system development. This suite of SDKs, sample GUIs, and turnkey application software facilitates imaging speeds of up to 250 kHz with minimal software development effort, while retaining the flexibility to customize user interface, algorithms, and analysis. Availability in C++, C#, Matlab, and Labview environments further enhances the versatility of this platform, as does compatibility with both Camera Link and USB 3.0 data acquisition protocols. OCT is one of the fastest growing ...

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    9. Mirrorcle Technologies to present and exhibit at Photonics West 2019

      Mirrorcle Technologies to present and exhibit at Photonics West 2019

      Mirrorcle Technologies is excited to announce the presentation of its latest developments in automotive laser projection systems at this year’s SPIE Photonics West exhibition in San Francisco. The company’s CEO, Dr. Veljko Milanović, and Sr. Electronics Engineer, Mr. Abhishek Kasturi, will provide an overview of some of the company’s most recent R&D achievements at the MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XVIII conference (Session 5, Paper 10931-21) titled MEMS Mirror Module for Programmable Light System . On Sunday morning, February 3 rd , 2019 at 08:40 AM, conference attendees will get an overview of the company’s programmable light ...

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    10. EXALOS releases NEW Ultrabroadband Superluminescent Light Emitting Diodes for Medical Imaging and Sensor applications

      EXALOS releases NEW Ultrabroadband Superluminescent Light Emitting Diodes for Medical Imaging and Sensor applications

      EXALOS has expanded its portfolio of Superluminescent Light Emitting Diodes (SLEDs) by introducing our new near-IR Combi-SLED modules where multiple SLED devices are spectrally combined to provide an ultra-broadband spectrum. The light output of the SLEDs are collimated using micro-optical collimation lenses, spectrally combined and colinearly aligned through free-space dielectric edge filters and focused into a single-mode fiber. The Combi-SLEDs are especially suited for medical imaging applications such as ultra-high-resolution Optical Coherence Tomography (UHR-OCT) and Fiber Optic Sensor applications thanks to their high output power. large spectral bandwidth and short coherence length. The first product release of such a Combi-SLED ...

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    11. EXALOS Introduces RGB Modules for Augmented Reality and Head-up Display Applications

      EXALOS Introduces RGB Modules for Augmented Reality and Head-up Display Applications

      EXALOS, the world’s leading developer of visible Superluminescent Light Emitting Diodes (SLEDs), has expanded its product porfolio with the introduction of a compact RGB SLED module that will enable the advancement of micro-display architectures for augmented reality (AR) and head-up displays (HUDs). The RGB module constitutes three SLED chips housed in a 14-pin butterfly package (20.8 mm x 1.7 mm) with a total output power of about 30 mW (~ 10 mW/color), which corresponds to a total luminous flux of 5 lm. The individual chips (635 nm (R), 510 nm (G), and 450 nm (B)) are each ...

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    12. Joe Garibaldi Appointed Vice President of U.S. Sales at Optovue

      Joe Garibaldi Appointed Vice President of U.S. Sales at Optovue

      Optovue , the global leader in the development of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography (OCTA), today announced the promotion of Joe Garibaldi to vice president of U.S. Sales, where he will continue to lead the U.S. sales force for Optovue as well as identify new strategic partnering opportunities to grow the company’s U.S. product portfolio. Garibaldi joined Optovue in 2009 as a territory manager and he has been promoted into multiple leadership positions within the sales organization where he has led sales growth in both the Optometry and Ophthalmology markets. In recent years, Joe expanded ...

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    13. Topcon Announces Date for 3rd Annual ISSOCT Conference

      Topcon Announces Date for 3rd Annual ISSOCT Conference

      Leading International Swept Source OCT Meeting to Be Held in the U.S. in February 2019 Topcon Medical Systems (TMS) of Oakland, NJ is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual ISSOCT Conference will be held on February 10-11, 2019 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. Join the world’s leading ophthalmologists as they present new clinical findings made possible with Swept Source Imaging and OCT Angiography.1 The 2nd ISSOCT Conference, which was held recently in Paris, France, was attended by over 420 delegates from 46 countries. The scientific program, designed by Richard F ...

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    14. Topcon to Provide Free Cloud Storage on OCT Devices

      Topcon to Provide Free Cloud Storage on OCT Devices

      Topcon Medical Systems (TMS) is pleased to announce an exciting new add-on feature for its state-of-the-art OCT product line. All Maestro SD OCT and Triton Swept Source OCT purchases will now come with 20GB of free storage on the new Topcon Cloud platform. Safely store OCT patient exam data all in the cloud w ith the new Topcon Cloud storage solution! Built as an add-on module for IMAGEnet® 6 software, Topcon Cloud is an automated, cloud-based, device backup solution that meets medical privacy requirements, provides scalable storage options, and supports disaster recovery plans. By transferring the storage of large files ...

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    15. 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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    16. High-Quality Imaging Brings Vision to Researchers and Patients

      High-Quality Imaging Brings Vision to Researchers and Patients

      The Beginning Macular degeneration is a disease that afflicts 11 million patients in the United States and is estimated to cost the global economy more than $300B annually. The first generation of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) was introduced to visualize retinal pathology and was finding a role in the monitoring treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This first-generation imaging technology suffered from low resolution and low speed. Joseph Izatt, Bioptigen’s scientific co-founder, recognized the value in a new implementation of OCT—Spectral Domain OCT—that operated up to 1000 times faster and had the potential for visualizing structures of ...

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    17. Santec Announce a Record Wavelength Scan for an Electrically Pumped VCSEL

      Santec Announce a Record Wavelength Scan for an Electrically Pumped VCSEL

      Santec Corporation (JASDAQ: 6777) Santec, a leading manufacturer of tunable lasers, optical instruments, and fiber-optic components, announces a record 88nm wide continuous wavelength scan for an electrically pumped VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) light source. This performance record for a 1050nm centered VCSEL is a result of a collaborative effort between Santec, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tokyo University’s Institute of Industrial Science. This result will be reported at the upcoming Photonics West 2019 meeting in San Francisco [1]. The High-speed Scanning Tunable VCSEL’s element is made up of two parts; the VCSEL, responsible for laser oscillation ...

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    18. Acqiris launches the break-through SA2 signal acquisition platform starting with the SA220 14-bit, 2 GS/s ADC Card, designed for easy integration

      Acqiris launches the break-through SA2 signal acquisition platform starting with the SA220 14-bit, 2 GS/s ADC Card, designed for easy integration

      Acqiris, a leader in high-speed signal acquisition, today launched the new SA220 14-bit ADC card, the first addition to our new exciting SA2 platform, specifically designed to uniquely address OEM application needs without compromise. The SA2 platform is first on the market to be especially optimized for OEM requirements. It leverages Acqiris’ new high-performance 14-bit ADC card technology which performs fast signal acquisitions from 1 GS/s up to 10 GS/s, with excellent signal fidelity across a wide bandwidth. The SA220 is an entry model of the SA2 new product generation and a unique DC-coupled acquisition card, featuring: 14-bit ...

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    19. Thorlabs Extends VEGA Swept Source OCT Offering

      Thorlabs Extends VEGA Swept Source OCT Offering

      Thorlabs announced today that it has added to its well‐established VEGA™ OCT line by releasing complete imaging systems, VEG210C1 and VEG220C1. Based on Thorlabs’ MEMS‐VCSEL swept‐wavelength laser source technology, these new systems are available in both 100 kHz (VEG210) and 200 kHz (VEG220) variants. Both offer the same low roll‐off and high sensitivity performance found in previous members of the VEGA OCT family. The MEMS‐VCSEL swept source and the imaging module are both packaged into a single housing including the scanning electronics and an interferometer with a balanced detector. Several key hardware controls can be ...

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    20. Insight LiDAR Announces FMCW LiDAR Sensor for Autonomous Vehicle Market

      Insight LiDAR Announces FMCW LiDAR Sensor for Autonomous Vehicle Market

      Insight LiDAR today announced the development of Digital Coherent LiDAR, a chip-scale, long-range LiDAR sensor targeted at the emerging autonomous vehicle market. Insight’s Digital Coherent LiDAR is based on Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) technology offering a number of unique advantages over the current generation of Time-of-Flight (ToF) LiDAR sensors. Insight LiDAR is a spinout of Insight Photonic Solutions, a leader in the design and manufacture of highly-linear, swept-wavelength laser sources for imaging and sensing applications. Autonomous vehicles require a variety of sensors to interpret the world around them and to make proper, timely decisions. While ninety-three percent of ...

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    21. Anzu Partners Completes Sale of Axsun Technologies to Excelitas Technologies

      Anzu Partners Completes Sale of Axsun Technologies to Excelitas Technologies

      Anzu Partners, a venture capital and private equity firm that invests in breakthrough industrial technologies, today announced that it has completed the sale transaction of Axsun Technologies to Excelitas Technologies Corp. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Axsun Technologies is a leading developer and supplier of MEMS-based optical engines for medical imaging, industrial spectroscopy, and optical telecommunications. Axsun's optical engines enable many of the worlds leading optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging systems used by opthalmologists, cardiologists, and other medical specialists. In recent years, Axsun has shipped more than 15,000 devices for these applications. Anzu Partners acquired ...

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    22. Avinger Announces Preliminary Analysis of Results from SCAN Clinical Study

      Avinger Announces Preliminary Analysis of Results from SCAN Clinical Study

      Avinger, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVGR), a leading developer of innovative treatments for peripheral artery disease (PAD), today announced the release of the preliminary analysis of results from its SCAN clinical study, a post-market study comparing optical coherence tomography (OCT) with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) as a diagnostic imaging tool in the peripheral arteries. Initial analysis of the SCAN data indicated that OCT imaging with Avinger’s Pantheris System showed statistical superiority or equivalence to IVUS on all parameters evaluated. Avinger had previously announced completion of enrollment in the SCAN study in August 2018. During the study, 120 OCT and IVUS matched images ...

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    23. Excelitas gets into OCT with Axsun Technologies acquisition

      Excelitas gets into OCT with Axsun Technologies acquisition

      iversified optoelectronics company Excelitas has signed a deal to acquire Axsun Technologies from its current owner Anzu Partners. According to the companies involved, the transaction is expected to close in early 2019. No details about the agreement have been disclosed, but Axsun’s CEO Jonathan Hartmann said: “This is an outstanding opportunity for Axsun, our customers, and our employees as we continue to expand our product line and develop new markets together with Excelitas.” Massachusetts-based Axsun, which is best known for its swept-source optical coherence tomography (OCT) laser engines, became part of Anzu just over three years ago , after its ...

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    24. Notal Vision Engages Wasatch Photonics Bringing AI-Enabled Home-Based Optical Coherence Tomography Closer to Market

      Notal Vision Engages Wasatch Photonics Bringing AI-Enabled Home-Based Optical Coherence Tomography Closer to Market

      First U.S. clinical trial initiated with patient-operated home OCT device for monitoring patients diagnosed with exudative age-related macular degeneration (eAMD) Notal Vision, Inc., (“Notal”) a privately-held ophthalmic diagnostic services company, focused on advancing eye care by extending ophthalmic disease management from the clinic to the home, has announced the achievement of a significant milestone in its plan to develop and commercialize a home-based, patient-operated, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) system. The first targeted application of the Notal Home OCT is to monitor exudative (wet) age-related macular degeneration (eAMD) patients between scheduled, standard-of-care examinations by their treating retinal specialist. Notal ...

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