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    1. OHSU researchers look to patent breakthrough eye test technology

      OHSU researchers look to patent breakthrough eye test technology

      Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute say technology they've developed has huge advantages over conventional techniques for diagnosing and managing the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography can improve the clinical management of macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and glaucoma. It could mostly replace current dye-based angiography in managing these diseases, according to research published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “Why it’s a big deal is that OCT is the most commonly ordered test in ophthalmology,” said Dr. David Wilson , director of ...

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    2. Biotech center extends loan to Morrisville eye imaging tech concern

      Biotech center extends loan to Morrisville eye imaging tech concern

      Morrisville-based Bioptigen, which already has one eye-scanning device on the market, is in the middle of developing a second such device to be used in eye surgeries. To help fund development, the N.C. Biotechnology Center kicked in a $458,000 in a loan. The Biotech Center serves as an economic developer and resource for small companies in North Carolina's life sciences industries . The group, led by CEO Doug Edgeton , uses state tax money to extend grants or loans to small North Carolina life sciences companies who can't find investments elsewhere, often because they need more cash than ...

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    3. Salem Health uses cutting-edge infrared technology to diagnose heart disease

      Salem Health uses cutting-edge infrared technology to diagnose heart disease

      New cutting-edge technologies are helping Salem Hospital heart doctors diagnose and treat heart disease. Salem recently became the second hospital in the state to adopt Optical Coherence Tomography, equipment that uses infrared light to measure the narrowing of coronary arteries. OCT provides high-resolution images from within the artery and can help doctors pinpoint arterial plaques and assess heart blockages. St. Charles Bend was the first hospital to adopt the technology. “With OCT we can see blockages, tissue build up and stent placement much more clearly,” said Dr. Kamran Ghalili , a cardiologist with Salem Heart Center and member of the Salem ...

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    4. NinePoint Medical launches esophageal imaging system

      NinePoint Medical launches esophageal imaging system

      Cambridge medical device company NinePoint Medical Inc. on Thursday launched its lead product in the U.S., an imaging system that makes it easier to examine and detect diseases of the esophagus. NinePoint’s proprietary NvisionVLE Imaging System was granted 510(k) clearance in December 2011 to be used as an imaging tool in the evaluation of human tissue microstructure. Last month, it received additional clearance to to include imaging of esophageal tissue microstructure. In June 2012, the device received European CE mark approval .

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    5. Durham's Oncoscope fundraising again

      Durham's Oncoscope fundraising again

      Durham medical device company Oncoscope is trying to raise $1 million in debt financing. The optical imaging company has raised about $500,000 so far from 23 investors. Oncoscope technology aims to help the biopsy process when it comes to cancer protection, particularly in the digestive system. Its product, Oncoscope Optical Biopsy System, identifies the tissue that needs to be biopsied, making it easier for the surgeon through real-time scans. The company was founded in June 2006 by Adam Wax at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. Initial research was funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute ...

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    6. RTP-born device promises to find ills in eyes of babies

      RTP-born device promises to find ills in eyes of babies

      RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – It’s not clear to the untrained eye what’s in the photograph held by Eric Buckland. The image appears abstract – black-and-white with layers of ripples. It is, in fact, a photograph of a human eye taken by a high-tech machine developed by Bioptigen in Research Triangle Park. Buckland, the company’s CEO, points to what appears to be a dent in the photographed eye. That would be barely noticeable on most existing imaging devices. But taken by Bioptigen’s Envisu Spectral Domain Ophthalmic Imaging System device, the dent is easily noticed. And that, says Buckland, is ...

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    7. Patrick MacCarthy Name Vice President of Marketing at NinePoint Medical

      Patrick MacCarthy Name Vice President of Marketing at NinePoint Medical

      NinePoint Medical Inc., a developer of medical devices for in vivo pathology, has appointed Patrick MacCarthy vice president of marketing. MacCarthy brings to NinePoint Medical more than 10 years of marketing and sales expertise within the medical device and technology sectors. Most recently, he served with Olympus America Inc. as vice president of marketing, responsible for marketing and strategic planning in the endoscopy division.

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    8. Livermore aims telescope at eyes

      Livermore aims telescope at eyes
      Technology used to look far into space is being flipped by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers and their collaborators to peer deep into the eye to diagnose blinding diseases earlier. The sewing machine-size device allows ophthalmologists to see individual cells in a patient’s retina. Researchers are studying whether the technology could also be used to diagnose cardiovascular and dental diseases or even cancers. That eventually could attract a bevy of medical device makers looking to license the technology, especially since the device in June picked up a key patent. “There’s hope that this imaging methodology can work with ...
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    9. Volcano cuts Q2 loss, revenue increases

      Volcano Corp. boosted second-quarter revenue and curbed its loss by more than $8 million. The San Diego-based company — which has major operations in Rancho Cordova — announced a second-quarter loss of $5.3 million, or 11 cents per share, compared to a loss of $13.5 million, or 29 cents per share, for the same three-month period last year. Volcano’s second-quarter revenue increased 30 percent to $54 million, from $41.5 million. The current revenue includes $3.9 million from its purchase of Axsun Technologies Inc.
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    10. Volcano exec exercises options

      Volcano Corp. president and chief executive officer Scott Huennekens netted $295,875 through purchases and sales of his company's stock Monday, according to a document he filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Huennekens exercised options for 20,000 shares at 11 cents per share and sold 20,000 shares at prices ranging from $14.77 to $15 each. The sales were part of a company trading plan adopted on Nov. 16, 2006, according to the document. The Rancho Cordova company (Nasdaq: VOLC) makes equipment for creating images of blood vessels and diagnosing cardiovascular disease. Yesterday the ...
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    11. Optovue raises $10.5M

      Ophthalmic device maker Optovue Corp. said Friday it received $10.5 million in second-round funding. Fremont-based Optovue said New York-based Trevi Health Ventures led the investment, followed by several partners from Optovue's previous funding round. The company said the money will be used to expand production of the its RTVue device, which was recently released outside the United States, as well as advance development of the company's product pipeline. Optovue also appointed John Moore, forme
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