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    1. European Multiple Sclerosis Consortium to use Voxeleron’s Orion for OCT Image Analysis

      European Multiple Sclerosis Consortium to use Voxeleron’s Orion for OCT Image Analysis

      Orion, Voxeleron’s device-independent, optical coherence tomography (OCT) image analysis platform will look for central nervous system damage. Voxeleron is excited to announce their collaborative role in the Sys4MS (Systems for Multiple Sclerosis) multi-center research initiative aimed at developing new tools for personalized management of patients with MS and other complex diseases. Sys4MS focuses on five specific areas: genomics, proteomics, cytomics, imaging and phenotype. The imaging portion, run from the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin’s NeuroCure Clinical Research Center, will use OrionTM to analyze OCT images and help quantify damage to the central nervous system. “Analyzing all scans with the ...

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    2. Avinger Announces Treatment of First Patients Globally With Next Generation Pantheris

      Avinger Announces Treatment of First Patients Globally With Next Generation Pantheris

      Avinger, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGR), a leading developer of innovative treatments for peripheral artery disease (PAD), announced that Arne Schwindt, M.D., a vascular surgeon at St. Franziskus Hospital in Münster, Germany, has successfully treated the first seven patients with the next generation Pantheris Lumivascular atherectomy system. Dr. Schwindt, an experienced operator of Lumivascular technology, used the next generation Pantheris to treat seven separate patients with a variety of lesion types, including in-stent restenosis (ISR), a calcified lesion, and a chronic total occlusion, in arteries above and below the knee. The next generation Pantheris design includes a simplified single balloon ...

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    3. Affordable Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Imaging System provides high resolution imaging

      Affordable Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Imaging System provides high resolution imaging

      Edmund Optics ® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces a new Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Imaging System from Lumedica, the OQ LabScope. This all-in-one, high resolution imaging system is now available from Edmund Optics. The OCT Imaging System is designed as an affordable alternative to more expensive and complex OCT systems. With an affordable price below $10K, the OCT Imaging System is now within reach of a new group of scientists, researchers, and educators, who may have previously found it cost-prohibitive. OCT system rivals the performance of more expensive units The OCT Imaging System provides competitive resolution, frame-rate, and ...

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    4. Record Revenue and Earnings: ZEISS Continues Growth Trajectory Investments and innovations lead to best results in the company's more than 170-year history

      Record Revenue and Earnings: ZEISS Continues Growth Trajectory Investments and innovations lead to best results in the company's more than 170-year history

      In the past 2016/17 fiscal year (ended 30 September 2017), ZEISS increased both its revenue and earnings to a record level: revenue rose by 10 percent to EUR 5.348 billion (prior year: EUR 4.881 billion). At EUR 770 million, earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) were significantly above the already high level of the previous year (615 million). The EBIT margin has increased to over 14 percent. Order intake grew by a healthy 12 percent and is now at EUR 5.625 billion, underscoring the growth ambitions of the technology company. "All four segments – Research & Quality Technology ...

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    5. New Study Finds Federally-Funded Technology Saved Medicare $9 Billion

      New Study Finds Federally-Funded Technology Saved Medicare $9 Billion

      A new study quantifying a 21-fold return on investment suggests an efficient — and non-partisan — method to cut healthcare spending is to invest in basic research. The paper tracks how a new technology aids doctors in reducing the number of unnecessary drug injections used to treat a blinding condition called wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). According to the study, Medicare has enjoyed $9 billion in savings over an eight year period from more efficient use of the effective, but expensive, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) agents used to treat wet AMD. This compares favorably to the approximately $400 million investment over ...

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    6. Gooch & Housego boosted by fast-growing order book

      Gooch & Housego boosted by fast-growing order book

      Sales into G&H’s other target market sector – life sciences – have risen at a slower rate, but at £9.6 million were still up nearly 10 per cent on the prior year. Key applications here include optical coherence tomography (OCT), laser surgery and microscopy, with Webster writing: “Despite the increase in revenue the [life sciences] profit did decline year on year, which is primarily due to the investments made into future capabilities. Though life sciences is a relatively small sector for G&H, we see this as a strategically important one going forward.

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    7. Conavi Medical and China Grand Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Enter into Distribution Agreement for Minimally Invasive Imaging Technologies in China

      Conavi Medical and China Grand Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Enter into Distribution Agreement for Minimally Invasive Imaging Technologies in China

      Conavi Medical Inc., a privately-held company developing image guidance technologies for minimally invasive procedures, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of China Grand Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Holdings Limited (CG Healthcare) to serve as the exclusive distributor of its Foresight TM Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) and Novasight TM Hybrid Intravascular Imaging systems in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. Dr. Brian Courtney, Conavi's President and Chief Executive Officer states that "This agreement represents an important commercial milestone for Conavi. China has the second largest volume of cardiovascular interventional procedures in the world and ...

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    8. MedTechPartners and Scinvivo

      MedTechPartners and Scinvivo

      Optical Coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging technique that resembles the effect of ultrasound, but uses light instead of sound waves. OCT provides cross-sections of the area to be investigated that can be combined into a 2D image. OCT is widely used in ophthalmology and increasingly also to acquire images in the body. With this new diagnostics it can be prevented that operations are wrongly carried out, a problem that plays a role in current diagnostics (false positives). The inventor presents an innovative technology in the field of OCT, which is placed as a catheter in an endoscope. In this ...

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    9. Heidelberg Engineering Invites Clinicians to Configure Their Own SPECTRALIS at AAO 2017

      Heidelberg Engineering Invites Clinicians to Configure Their Own SPECTRALIS at AAO 2017

      Heidelberg, Germany – The company’s latest products and advancements will be shown at booth 1029 at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, November 11-14. At this year’s AAO, Heidelberg Engineering will demonstrate how the various imaging modalities available for the SPECTRALIS® can be combined to suit the needs of an individual practice. The platform offers options including high resolution OCT2, MultiColor, BluePeak autofluorescence, widefield and ultra-widefield imaging, and scanning laser angiography. “The flexibility and upgradeability of the SPECTRALIS allow it to meet the diagnostic imaging needs of all types of clinical practices, regardless of ...

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    10. OCT power package reveals subsurface details during ophthalmic surgery

      OCT power package reveals subsurface details during ophthalmic surgery

      Leica Microsystems introduces the EnFocus intrasurgical OCT system in combination with the Proveo 8 surgical microscope to enhance ophthalmic surgical visualization Wetzlar, Germany. Leica Microsystems will debut the EnFocus intrasurgical optical coherence tomography ( OCT ) system in combination with its leading Proveo 8 microscope platform at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting 2017. The EnFocus OCT system supplements the microscope view with real-time, en face visualization of subsurface ocular tissues to aid ophthalmologists with intrasurgical decision-making. “Through close collaboration with leading ophthalmic surgeons, we are convinced that OCT will soon become a standard of care in the ophthalmic OR ...

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    11. Sciton Announces Collaboration with Michelson Diagnostics Ltd. to Develop OCT Image-Guided Laser Applications

      Sciton Announces Collaboration with Michelson Diagnostics Ltd. to Develop OCT Image-Guided Laser Applications

      Sciton®, a leading manufacturer of high-quality laser and light systems in the aesthetic and medical market, announced its strategic partnership with Michelson Diagnostics Ltd. (MDL), a United Kingdom based company, to offer new levels of personalized skin diagnosis and treatments. "Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a marvelous diagnostic imaging technology," says Jon Holmes , CEO of MDL. "It sees into skin deeper than one millimeter with a resolution of less than 10 microns. Skin sub-layers, sub-structures and morphology, as well as capillary blood flows are accurately recognized for decision making. We are excited that our FDA-approved VivoSight OCT system partners with ...

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    12. 840nm superluminescent LEDs target medical imaging

      840nm superluminescent LEDs target medical imaging

      The 840-nm SLEDs can provide an output power of more than 20mW from a single-mode fibre and a have 3-dB spectral bandwidths of more than 50nm. They are especially suited for medical imaging applications such as Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and fibre optic sensor applications thanks to their high output power and large spectral bandwidth. The standard product is delivered in a 14-pin Butterfly housing with a monitor photodiode and an FC/APC connector. All devices are based on Exalos’ proprietary design.

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    13. Avinger Receives 510(k) Clearance for Design Modifications to Enhance Performance of Pantheris Image-Guided Atherectomy Device

      Avinger Receives 510(k) Clearance for Design Modifications to Enhance Performance of Pantheris Image-Guided Atherectomy Device

      Avinger, Inc., a leading developer of innovative treatments for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), today announced that the company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for modifications to the company’s Pantheris® Lumivascular atherectomy system. The 510(k) submission covered a series of non-significant design changes already incorporated into commercial products and previously documented as letters to file. The modifications were designed to enhance cutting efficiency, increase product reliability, and improve overall ease of use of the Pantheris system. “Our continued technology improvements are driven by our commitment to provide physicians with the ...

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    14. The Future of Boston’s Medical Device Community May Include a Decidedly French Accent

      The Future of Boston’s Medical Device Community May Include a Decidedly French Accent

      For two early stage French medical device companies, the upcoming MassMedic MedTech Showcase could be a game changer. The more than 300 event attendees, including investors and potential business partners, could be a determining factor on whether either company gets an opportunity to become part of the region’s coveted healthcare community. The two French start-ups – DAMAE Medical and Neurallys – are being awarded by the City of Boston and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce the “Paris Boston MedTech Award” as recognition of their innovation and their potential for entry into the US market. They were selected by a bi-national ...

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    15. EXALOS releases NEW High-Power 840nm Superluminescent Light Emitting Diodes (SLEDs) for Medical Imaging and Sensor applications:

      EXALOS releases NEW High-Power 840nm Superluminescent Light Emitting Diodes (SLEDs) for Medical Imaging and Sensor applications:

      EXALOS releases NEW High-Power 840nm Superluminescent Light Emitting Diodes (SLEDs) for Medical Imaging and Sensor applications: For SD-OCT applications, higher output power from the SLED allow for more asymmetric splitting ratios in the interferometer and therefore in lower losses for the received OCT signal, enabling higher acquisition speeds or higher sensitivity. Higher-power SLEDs also help realizing surgical ophthalmic systems or multi-modal imaging systems where the OCT path is shared and therefore experiences higher losses.

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    16. New Clinical Data Presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology @ ACG 2017 Shows Increased Dysplasia Detection Using Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy with Laser Marking

      New Clinical Data Presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology @ ACG 2017 Shows Increased Dysplasia Detection Using Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy with Laser Marking

      NinePoint Medical, Inc., a transformative medical device company pioneering the use of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for gastrointestinal applications, today announced exciting new clinical data which was presented at the Plenary session at the World Congress of Gastroenterology @ the ACG 2017 in Orlando, FL. This data highlights clinical results achieved using the NvisionVLE ® Imaging System with Real-time Targeting™ - NinePoint Medical’s groundbreaking technology enabling Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy (VLE) scanning of the esophagus and subsequent laser marking of concerning regions for pathological examination. Dr. Arvind Trindade and his colleagues from the Northwell Health System studied 369 consecutive patients that received endoscopic ...

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    17. Avinger Announces First Patient Enrolled in its IDE Study of the Pantheris Image-Guided Atherectomy System for Treatment of In-Stent Restenosis

      Avinger Announces First Patient Enrolled in its IDE Study of the Pantheris Image-Guided Atherectomy System for Treatment of In-Stent Restenosis

      Avinger, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGR), a leading developer of innovative treatments for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), today announced initiation of INSIGHT, a prospective, global, single arm, multi-center study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Pantheris® Lumivascular Atherectomy System for treating in-stent restenosis (ISR) in lower extremity arteries. Up to 140 patients will be enrolled in the INSIGHT trial at up to 20 U.S. and international centers. Sean Janzer, M.D. of Einstein Medical Center and Glen Schwartzberg, M.D. of Baton Rouge General Medical Center serve as co-principal investigators of the study. In-stent restenosis occurs when a blocked ...

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    18. Notal Vision Celebrates 3 Millionth ForeseeHome® AMD Home-Monitoring Test

      Notal Vision Celebrates 3 Millionth ForeseeHome® AMD Home-Monitoring Test

      "Notal Vision has established a seamless, cloud-based infrastructure that connects healthcare providers and their patients through personalized, home-based monitoring designed to facilitate earlier ocular disease detection," said Quinton Oswald, Chief Executive Officer of Notal Vision. "ForeseeHome® uses a patented technology based upon Preferential Hyperacuity Perimetry (PHP) to identify minute changes in the central visual field before the patient notices any visual symptoms, and is the first application of Notal Vision's cloud-based monitoring platform. Notal Vision is developing a second product that will leverage the platform; home-based optical coherence tomography (OCT) testing. Notal Home OCT testing will generate an alert ...

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    19. New Digital Servo Driver Improves Speed and Precision for Laser Beam Steering

      New Digital Servo Driver Improves Speed and Precision for Laser Beam Steering

      ambridge Technology, a business unit of Novanta Corporation ("Novanta"), announced today the launch of the DC3000 Plus, a new digital servo driver, adding to its product family of components and scan heads for laser beam steering. The DC3000 Plus builds on the success of its predecessor, the DC3000, which applies digital state space controller technology to optimize speed in laser marking applications. With increased drive current and improved thermal management, the DC3000 Plus now offers higher marking speed and it accurately drives larger mirrors faster. These improvements expand the product line's capabilities in laser converting, micromachining, high power welding ...

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    20. Avinger Receives CE Marking Approval for In-Stent Restenosis Treatment Indication With Pantheris Image-Guided Atherectomy

      Avinger Receives CE Marking Approval for In-Stent Restenosis Treatment Indication With Pantheris Image-Guided Atherectomy

      Avinger, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGR ), a leading developer of innovative treatments for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), today announced Conformité Européenne (CE) Marking approval for treating in-stent restenosis with the Pantheris® Lumivascular atherectomy system. In-stent restenosis occurs when a previously blocked artery treated with a stent becomes narrowed again, blocking blood flow. Physicians often face challenges when treating in-stent restenosis both in terms of safety and efficacy. From a safety standpoint, limitations in imaging techniques such as X-ray fluoroscopy and the inability to control the directionality of other treatment modalities’ mechanism of action creates the concern of potentially impacting the integrity ...

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    21. Optovue adds angiography to AngioVue Essential

      Optovue adds angiography to AngioVue Essential

      Optovue debuted its optical coherence tomography angiography capability for the AngioVue Essential at Vision Expo West . The AngioVue Essential offers high-resolution, noninvasive imaging of retinal vasculature to help clinicians visualize ocular disease, the company said in a press release. The new OCT-A feature offers a single-page report that displays OCT B-scans and individual layers of retinal vasculature. The system offers the addition of ocular health screening to a basic eye exam. Optovue also announced that its iWellness scan will be added to the Avanti System, an OCT imaging platform. Dubbed Avanti Wellness, the combination allows optometrists to identify the signs ...

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    22. New study proves advantages of MultiColor imaging over fundus photography for early diagnosis and monitoring of AMD

      New study proves advantages of MultiColor imaging over fundus photography for early diagnosis and monitoring of AMD

      A research group from the Centre for Public Health at the Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has just published the results of a study comparing SPECTRALIS® MultiColor imaging and traditional color fundus photography for the detection of features of early and late age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study’s findings demonstrate the benefits of SPECTRALIS MultiColor imaging for increased sensitivity and specificity. The study, which was published digitally in August and will appear in the November issue of Retina, is titled: “Identifying features of early and late AMD: A comparison of MultiColor versus traditional color fundus photography”. The ...

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    23. Optovue Unveils New AngioVue Essential OCTA at the International Vision Expo

      Optovue Unveils New AngioVue Essential OCTA at the International Vision Expo

      Optovue , the global leader in the development of optical coherence tomography ( OCT ) and OCT angiography ( OCTA ), will debut its AngioVue® Essential OCTA capability for optometry and general ophthalmology at the upcoming International Vision Expo & Conference 2017 in Las Vegas. AngioVue Essential aids clinicians’ ability to visualize ocular disease by providing high-resolution, non-invasive imaging of retinal vasculature. Optimized for optometry and general ophthalmology practices, AngioVue Essential provides fundamental OCTA features in a single-page report that displays individual layers of retinal vasculature alongside structural OCT B-scans. As a result, clinicians can quickly transform a basic eye exam into a comprehensive assessment of ...

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    24. Optovue First in US to Receive FDA Clearance for Corneal Epithelial Thickness Mapping New Mapping Technique May be Early Indicator of Ocular Health

      Optovue First in US to Receive FDA Clearance for Corneal Epithelial Thickness Mapping New Mapping Technique May be Early Indicator of Ocular Health

      Optovue announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the company’s epithelial thickness mapping software (epi-mapping) for quantitative measurements of the epithelial and stromal layers of the cornea. Epi-mapping is the first non-contact, quantitative method for corneal epithelia and stromal measurements, and it is the first and only FDA-cleared product indicated to provide corneal epithelia and stromal measurements that aid in the diagnosis, documentation and management of ocular health and diseases in the adult population. “The measurement of corneal epithelial thickness is becoming more recognized as a vital part of assessing patients for refractive ...

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