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    2. Feature Of The Week 1/27/13: An Exciting and Promising Area for OCT System Research and Commercial Opportunities

      Feature Of The Week 1/27/13: An Exciting and Promising Area for OCT System Research and Commercial Opportunities
      ...iversity of Amsterdam have published some interesting results in this area. Below is a summary of their work. Eric A. Swanson OCT is a highly successful technique that is routinely used in ophthalmology and intravascular...
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    3. Feature Of The Week 12/9/12: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Researchers Extend Astronomical Guide-Star Techniques to Computational OCT Imaging

      Feature Of The Week 12/9/12: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Researchers Extend Astronomical Guide-Star Techniques to Computational OCT Imaging
      ...-acquisition processing of magnitude and phase data.  Below is a summary of some of their recent work.      -Eric Swanson Aberrations degrade resolution, contrast, and signal-to-noise ratio in optical microscopy. In op...
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  2. About Eric A. Swanson

    Eric A. Swanson

    Eric Swanson is a director, consultant, adviser, and active participant in a variety of industrial, academic, government, and non-profit activities.   Mr. Swanson is a research affiliate of the MIT, a participation in the Deshpande Center for Entrepreneurship at MIT, a consultant at Draper Laboratory, on the board of Acacia Communications Incorporated, Curata Incorporated, and NinePoint Medical Incorporated, and editor of www.octnews.org. 

     

    Mr. Swanson was a co-founder of three successful start-up companies and a founding board-member of two more . The most recent are Acacia Communications a company focused on ultra-high speed coherent fiber optic transmission modules and Curata Incorporated a company making content curation Web software. Prior to that he was a founder of Sycamore Networks, a company developing optical networking products. Prior to Sycamore, Mr. Swanson was a co-founder of LightLab Imaging, a biomedical imaging company focusing on commercializing optical coherence tomography (OCT) for a wide range of medical markets including cardiology & endoscopy.  Lightlab was acquired by St. Jude Medical in 2010. Prior to LightLab Imaging, Mr. Swanson was a co-founder of Advanced Ophthalmic Devices, a startup focused on ophthalmologic imaging using OCT. AOD was acquired in 1994 by Carl Zeiss Meditec and served as the basis for Zeiss's highly successful OCT product line.  

     

    Prior to AOD, Mr. Swanson was involved in Research and Development at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory for 15 years.  He served in various technical and managerial roles of a large R&D; group working on optical networks and Inter-Satellite Laser Communication systems. Some notable results include development of one of the world’s first WDM All-Optical Networks and pioneering work in developing the world first successful inter-satellite laser communication system that was successfully demonstrated on the GEOLite spacecraft. 

     

    Swanson has authored more than 200 technical papers and conference presentations. In addition, he has over 32 US patents and numerous foreign patents. He is a Fellow of the OSA and senior member of the IEEE.   In 1992 was a co-recipient of the Rank Prize for contributions in Opto-Electronics for his work in the field of Optical Coherence Tomography.  In 2012 he was a co-recipient of the Champalimaud Award for his work in the field of Optical Coherence Tomography. The Champalimaud award is one of the worlds largest scientific/humanitarian awards.

     

    Mr. Swanson holds a B.S. summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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    1. I think OCT is one of the most important developments in diagnostic ophthalmic imaging in the history of ophthalmology, ranking up there with the invention of the ophthalmoscope in the 1800s. OCT has become a standard of care in ophthalmology and has helped diagnose various eye conditions for millions of people worldwide and proven to be a major sight-saver. In addition to OCT functioning as a unique, high-resolution, general-purpose ophthalmic diagnostic tool, OCT has played an important role in the development of new pharmaceuticals as well as the management of various macular diseases, glaucoma and corneal disease. One very important impact of OCT is that it enables nonspecialists, such as comprehensive ophthalmologists or optometrists, to detect early disease at a level approaching retinal or glaucoma specialists. OCT generated more than $1 billion of reimbursement worldwide in 2010 alone, has imaged ~100 million people over the past decade and generated over a billion of dollars in capital equipment revenue. Ophthalmic OCT technology and applications continue to develop at a rapid clip and the future looks very bright for continued impact on improved patient care.
      In Finding “Big Ideas” in Ophthalmic Innovation - Venture Capitalists Will Back Potential “Game Changers”
    2. Today there are over 10 companies supplying OCT systems for the ophthalmology and optometry markets. These companies are in fierce fights for market share and are investing lots of development dollars to achieve differentiation and drive sales...As a result, there have been numerous advances in speed, accuracy, higher lateral resolution, higher longitudinal resolution, image processing, compactness, ease of use, functional imaging (e.g., Doppler detection) and lowering capital equipment costs. This has brought, and will continue to bring, benefits to both physicians and end patients.
      In Ophthalmic Lasers Expand from Surgery to Detection and Diagnosis
    3. I am excited to join NinePoint Medical’s board and continue to build on my experience working with startups composed of great people, great technology, great market opportunities and, most importantly, the potential to make a major impact. NinePoint Medical is at an exciting stage, and its technology platform has the potential to greatly improve the diagnostic and treatment options available to the medical community...I look forward to working closely with the rest of the board and management team to move NinePoint’s innovative technology forward in development.
      In NinePoint Medical Adds Optical Coherence Tomography Technology Expert to Board of Directors
    4. I am excited to join NinePoint Medical's board and continue to build on my experience working with startups composed of great people, great technology, great market opportunities and, most importantly, the potential to make a major impact. NinePoint Medical is at an exciting stage, and its technology platform has the potential to greatly improve the diagnostic and treatment options available to the medical community.
      In NinePoint Medical Adds Optical Coherence Tomography Technology Expert to Board of Directors
    5. Eye On OCT is the first and only site of its kind for the eye care industry....As a leader in OCT innovation for nearly two decades, it is logical for Carl Zeiss Meditec to deliver a practical resource for clinicians and researchers who seek to stay abreast of the latest developments in OCT technology
      In Carl Zeiss Meditec Launches "Eye On OCT"