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    1. EyeKor, Inc, Announces Partnership with Ophthalmic Photographer's...

      EyeKor, Inc, Announces Partnership with Ophthalmic Photographer's...

      EyeKor, Inc., announced today that it will collaborate with the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society (OPS) to develop a Clinical Trial Imaging Certification Program for OPS members who are Certified Retinal Angiographers or Certified Optical Coherence Tomographers. This program aims to accelerate the startup process of pharmaceutical-sponsored ophthalmic clinical trials and provide ongoing support for those trials in terms of the necessary imaging certification requirements. The use of Certified Clinical Trial Imaging professionals will greatly improve the quality of the specialized imaging required for ophthalmic clinical studies. Specifically, certified imaging professionals will be able to provide a more accurate evaluation of ophthalmic ...

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      Mentions: FDA Yijun Huang
    2. Beckman Foundation Names Dr. James G. Fujimoto of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as 2017 Beckman-Argyros Vision Research Award Winner

      Beckman Foundation Names Dr. James G. Fujimoto of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as 2017 Beckman-Argyros Vision Research Award Winner

      The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has announced James G. Fujimoto, Ph.D ., the Elihu Thomson Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as its 2017 Beckman-Argyros Vision Research Award winner. Presented annually, the award recognizes an individual who has made and is continuing to make significant transformative breakthroughs in vision research; particularly through the development of an innovative technology or fundamental scientific breakthrough that has been applied to, aided and/or improved the vision sciences. Dr. Fujimoto and MIT will receive $100,000 and $400,000, respectively, to further advance the application of ...

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    3. HS-UK to host Ophthalmic Ultrasound & OCT-A Course

      HS-UK to host Ophthalmic Ultrasound & OCT-A Course

      Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, is delighted to confirm that it will be hosting an Ophthalmic Ultrasound & OCT Course at Crewe Hall, Cheshire on Wednesday 28th June, 2017. The course is aimed at those working with ophthalmic ultrasound in their daily practice, and will cover both A-scans and B-scans, including how to capture them. Lectures will describe some of the common conditions observed using ultrasound, such as; retinal detachments & tears, vitreous haemorrhages & detachments and optic disc drusen & other dot lesions. The day will also include a lecture covering the detection of ...

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      Mentions: Haag-Streit
    4. Jennifer Barton a Leader in Cancer research, Imaging Honored with 2016 SPIE President’s and Directors’ Awards

      Jennifer Barton a Leader in Cancer research, Imaging Honored with 2016 SPIE President’s and Directors’ Awards

      Jennifer Barton is the recipient of this year’s SPIE President’s Award and Majid Rabbani of the SPIE Directors’ award, Robert Lieberman, 2016 President of SPIE the international society for optics and photonics, announced at an awards banquet during SPIE Optics + Photonics 2016 in San Diego, California, on 31 August. Barton is interim director of the BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona, which works to solve complex biology-based problems affecting humanity. She is also professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, optical sciences, and agricultural and bio-systems engineering at UA. Barton is known for her innovative use ...

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    5. Optovue announces new AngioVue Retina imaging option commercial availability

      Optovue announces new AngioVue Retina imaging option commercial availability

      Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Optovue AngioVue Retina, a proprietary imaging option that provides retina specialists with a non-invasive, dyeless way to quickly visualise blood flow in the retina. AngioVue Retina is configured with essential OCT-A and OCT features, designed specifically for retinal practices to allow adoption of OCT and OCT-A into the clinical workflow with minimal disruption. John Hawley, Senior Vice President of global sales for Optovue, said, “By adding AngioVue Retina to our product portfolio, we are able to help retinal ...

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    6. Haag-Streit UK host a successful OCT-Angiography Evening Meeting

      Haag-Streit UK host a successful OCT-Angiography Evening Meeting

      Haag-Streit UK , the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, hosted a successful OCT-Angiography (OCT-A) Evening Meeting at Austin Court in Birmingham on Monday 23rd May. The meeting, scheduled to coincide with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO) Annual Congress Retina Day, was well-attended with some fifty delegates eager to hear an expert faculty describe the latest developments in OCT-A. Delegates were given the opportunity to have some hands-on experience with the AngioVue system before the lectures began. The meeting was chaired by Grant Duncan, HS-UK’s Clinical Training Manager. The programme started with a talk about ...

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    7. Haag-Streit UK to host Ophthalmic Ultrasound & OCT Course

      Haag-Streit UK to host Ophthalmic Ultrasound & OCT Course

      Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, is delighted to confirm that it will be hosting an Ophthalmic Ultrasound & OCT Course on Monday 20th June, 2016. The course will be held at Crewe Hall in Cheshire and is aimed at those working with ophthalmic ultrasound in their daily practice and those using OCT in medical retina. The course will be beneficial for those with an interest in the emerging technology of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCT-A). The expert Faculty includes Tarek El-Khashab, Consultant Ophthalmologist & Lead for Ophthalmic Ultrasound services at Mid-Cheshire Hospitals NHS ...

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      Mentions: Haag-Streit
    8. Valery Tuchin Honored with Joseph W. Goodman Award for Book on Light Scattering Applications in Medical Diagnostics

      Valery Tuchin Honored with Joseph W. Goodman Award for Book on Light Scattering Applications in Medical Diagnostics

      Valery Tuchin of Saratov State University (SSU) is the recipient of the 2016 Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award for his book titled Light Scattering Methods and Instruments for Medical Diagnosis, 3rd ed., published by SPIE Press in 2015. The award is co-sponsored by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics , and The Optical Society. The Goodman Award , a biennial award funded by a personal gift from Joseph W. and Hon Mai Goodman, recognizes a recent and outstanding book in the field of optics and photonics that has contributed significantly to research, teaching, or the optics and photonics industry ...

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    9. Noninvasive Imaging Method Looks Deeper Inside the Body to Study Living Brain and Other Tissues

      Noninvasive Imaging Method Looks Deeper Inside the Body to Study Living Brain and Other Tissues

      Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have used a noninvasive light-based imaging technology to literally see inside the living brain, providing a new tool to study how diseases like dementia, Alzheimer's, and brain tumors change brain tissue over time. The work is reported by Woo June Choi and Ruikang Wang of the UW Department of Bioengineering, today in the Journal of Biomedical Optics , published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. “The paper shows significantly enhanced imaging depth using a noninvasive laser-enabled technique for deep tissue imaging. In the brain, the imaging depth is almost doubled ...

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    10. Optovue announces 300 AngioVue systems installed outside the US

      Optovue announces 300 AngioVue systems installed outside the US

      Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), UK distributor of the Optovue OCT product portfolio, is pleased to announce that Optovue recently installed its 300th AngioVue OCT-A system outside of the United States. After a successful introduction of the revolutionary AngioVue imaging system at the ESCRS meeting in London in September 2014, Universities, hospitals and private clinics are eagerly adopting the technology. Many of the sales include recent installations into UK hospitals. The AngioVue imaging system is a non-invasive, dyeless technique for visualising the presence of ocular flow in the vessels. AngioVue allows clinicians to assess microvasculature and perfusion in ocular diseases with unprecedented ...

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    11. Haag-Streit UK launch the Optovue AngioVue in the UK

      Haag-Streit UK launch the Optovue AngioVue in the UK

      Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, is pleased to announce the launch of the AngioVue OCT Angiography (OCTA) system, in the UK. The AngioVue is the first commercial OCTA system capable of imaging and displaying the function of the ocular microvasculature, through a non-invasive procedure. The innovative system uses a unique dyeless technique to quickly evaluate the functional blood flow of the retina and optic nerve. This method allows the procedure to be performed in everyday clinical practice and unlike fluorescein angiography, can be repeated as often as required, and with no ...

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      Mentions: Optovue Haag-Streit
    12. Haag-Streit UK finalises an exciting agenda for Optometry Tomorrow 2015

      Haag-Streit UK finalises an exciting agenda for Optometry Tomorrow 2015

      Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at this year’s Optometry Tomorrow event in Brighton, on the 8th and 9th March, 2015. HS-UK will be exhibiting on stand 30, where it will be showcasing a large selection of its product portfolio, including the recently launched iScan and iFusion OCT devices, the Eidon true colour confocal scanner, DRS retinal camera, Perkins applanation tonometer and Tonosafe disposable prisms. The fully-automated iScan OCT, is easy-to-use and requires minimal training. It has a small footprint and is ...

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    13. USC Eye Institute Adds 12 Faculty Physician Scientists in 2014

      USC Eye Institute Adds 12 Faculty Physician Scientists in 2014

      The University of Southern California (USC) Eye Institute has recruited 12 physician scientists from some of the world’s leading institutions, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of vision disorders. The recruitment is part of an overarching growth strategy that anticipates increased demand in eye care services. According to the National Eye Institute, more than 65 percent of Americans 40 years or older suffer from some sort of vision impairment – ranging from near- or far-sightedness to blindness. That number is expected to swell as the population ages. Each physician recruit contributes expertise in a unique area ...

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    14. LeaseQ Announces That Medical Technology Could Be A Cure For Rising Healthcare Costs

      LeaseQ Announces That Medical Technology Could Be A Cure For Rising Healthcare Costs

      Despite the rollout of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or otherwise known as "Obamacare" on March 23, 2010, medical expenses have continued to rise. However, recent data shows that medical and financial experts believe that the continued use of enhanced medical technology can not only improve patient outcomes but also reduce overall cost of medical treatment. Surgical procedures have become less expensive thanks to a new generation of tools that use light, laser, radio frequency and ultrasonic energy. These tools are battery powered and are able to perform a wide ...

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    15. Alcon, Carl Zeiss and Bausch & Lomb Lead the European Ophthalmic Device Market to Over €700 million by 2020

      Alcon, Carl Zeiss and Bausch & Lomb Lead the European Ophthalmic Device Market to Over €700 million by 2020

      According to a new report by iData Research ( http://www.idataresearch.com ), the leading global authority in medical device and pharmaceutical market research, the European diagnostic and interventional ophthalmic device market is expected to exceed €700 million by 2020. There are two main drivers fueling this market, technological innovation and the increasingly aging population that are affected with ocular diseases. As the population ages, the prevalence of ocular diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma increases. In addition, refractive problems such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism are more likely to occur in older people. These factors drive demand for specialized ophthalmic ...

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    16. Community Needs to Raise Awareness of Photonics, SPIE CEO Tells Taiwan Audiences

      Community Needs to Raise Awareness of Photonics, SPIE CEO Tells Taiwan Audiences

      The pervasive and powerfully leveraging field of photonics has rich potential to help solve the world’s major challenges, Eugene Arthurs, CEO of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics , told audiences in Taiwan last week. But, he said, the community needs to raise awareness of the field if that potential is to be realized and R&D funding prioritized to fuel progress. Arthurs presented on the field’s “Bright Future in a Changing World” as a plenary speaker at Optics and Photonics Taiwan, the International Conference, (OPTIC) , and to the SPIE Student Chapter at National Central University . He ...

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      Mentions: Eugene Arthurs
    17. Rising Incidence of Peripheral and Coronary Artery Diseases to Drive Demand for IVUS Imaging, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

      Rising Incidence of Peripheral and Coronary Artery Diseases to Drive Demand for IVUS Imaging, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

      GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) markets. Global market for Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) is forecast to reach US$695.7 million by 2018, driven by rising incidence of peripheral and coronary artery diseases aggravated by poor lifestyle habits and increasing prevalence of co-morbid conditions including diabetes and obesity.

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    18. Biophotonics Graduate Summer School on Ven Continues Tradition of Success

      Biophotonics Graduate Summer School on Ven Continues Tradition of Success

      Discussions and networking among leading lecturers in the field and top students helped make the sixth International Graduate Summer School in Biophotonics yet another success in the series. Held earlier this month on the Swedish island of Ven, the school is organized in collaboration with SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and supported by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and other organizations.

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    19. Demand for Quality Medical Diagnostics and Therapeutic Tools Drives the World Biophotonics Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

      Demand for Quality Medical Diagnostics and Therapeutic Tools Drives the World Biophotonics Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

      GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Biophotonics markets. The global market for Biophotonics is forecast to exceed US$99 billion by the year 2018, driven by the rapidly aging population as well as the growing demand for quality healthcare across the world. Biophotonics proffers tremendous scope for designing a new range of cost-effective medical diagnostic and therapeutic tools that facilitate faster detection and optimum treatment of critical illnesses. Biophotonic applications in the field of microscopy, cytometry, and mass spectroscopy are expected to gain traction over traditional diagnostic techniques.

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    20. California Doctor’s Medical-Imaging Research Will Help Physicians Better Detect Cancer, Brain Disease

      California Doctor’s Medical-Imaging Research Will Help Physicians Better Detect Cancer, Brain Disease

      The skyrocketing costs of health care are driving the need for more noninvasive, safe medical imaging as patients look to forego expensive hospital visits for less costly treatment at local health clinics. Dr. Akash Singh, a resident of Sacramento, Calif., said his recent contributions to the field of medical imaging will make it possible for any physician to detect cancer and brain diseases more quickly and efficiently in patients who may not know they have the deadly ailments. Research being performed by scientists like Singh is giving hope to those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and ...

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    21. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Machine Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report

      Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Machine Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report
      The Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Machine Manufacturing industry powered through the economic downturn, aided by the growing adoption and use of OCT machines in ophthalmology, other medical fields and newly introduced industrial applications. Furthermore, product development continues at a rapid pace as government and private investment in OCT research surges and regulatory agencies continue to approve products for use. The Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Machine Manufacturing industry powered through the economic downturn, aided by the growing adoption and use of OCT machines in ophthalmology, other medical fields (e.g. dermatology) and newly introduced industrial applications. According to IBISWorld industry analyst ...
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    22. Landmark Trial Illuminates Coronary Plaques That Trigger Cardiac Events

      Landmark Trial Illuminates Coronary Plaques That Trigger Cardiac Events
      Dr. Sheldon Goldberg and Dr. Dan McCormick discuss the PROSPECT trial that illuminates coronary plaques that trigger cardiac events. New study leads to important new insights into high risk coronary lesions for heart attacks. This may lead to routine studies beyond coronary angiography and may provide the basis for new treatment strategies, both medical and invasive. Findings of the "Providing Regional Observations to Study Predictors of Events in the Coronary Tree" (PROSPECT) trial appeared in the Jan. 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Results of a clinical trial provide insight to the types of vulnerable plaques that ...
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    23. Optovue Announces The Shipment Of The 600th IVUE™ Compact SD-OCT System

      Optovue Announces The Shipment Of The 600th IVUE™ Compact SD-OCT System
      Optovue Inc., the company that launched the first FDA cleared fourier/spectral domain OCT in the US, announced it has shipped the 600th iVue™ compact SD-OCT system in early September from its Fremont California manufacturing facility. “We continue to see accelerating growth in the demand for the iVue system, both domestically and internationally,” stated Paul Kealey, Vice President of Marketing for Optovue. “Despite the US launch occurring just recently in June, we are on track to exceed our first year projections on the new compact system. The streamlined GUI, ease-of-use and short “chair time” are helping with patient flow in ...
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