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    2. Integrated optical system

      Integrated optical system
      Disclosed herein are optical integration technologies, designs, systems and methods directed toward Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and other interferometric optical sensor, ranging, and imaging systems wherein such systems, methods and structures employ tunable optical sources, coherent detection and other structures on a single or multichip monolithic integration. In contrast to contemporary, prior-art OCT systems and structures that employ simple, miniature optical bench technology using small optical components positioned on a ...
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    3. Estimating Public and Patient Savings From Basic Research—A Study of Optical Coherence Tomography in Managing Antiangiogenic Therapy

      Estimating Public and Patient Savings From Basic Research—A Study of Optical Coherence Tomography in Managing Antiangiogenic Therapy
      Purpose To compare patient and Medicare savings from the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in guiding therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD) to the research investments made in developing OCT by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Design Observational cohort study. Methods Main outcome measures were spending by Medicare as tracked by Current Procedural Terminology codes on intravitreal injections (67028), retinal OCT ...
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    4. Feature Of The Week 10/1/2017: Optical Coherence Tomography: from Healthcare Idea to Healthcare Impact.

      Feature Of The Week 10/1/2017: Optical Coherence Tomography: from Healthcare Idea to Healthcare Impact.
      The commercialization and growth of OCT which has occurred over the past 25 years has been highly impactful scientifically, clinically, and economically. Many factors have helped drive this success starting with the clinical need for new cost-effective high-resolution minimally-invasive imaging solutions for various diagnostic and therapeutic applications. But equally important to this success was the intertwined role of researchers, engineers, clinicians, professional societies, government agencies, government funding, regulatory bodies, entrepreneurs ...
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    5. Integrated optical system and components utilizing tunable optical sources and coherent detection and phased array for imaging, ranging, sensing, communications and other applications

      Integrated optical system and components utilizing tunable optical sources and coherent detection and phased array for imaging, ranging, sensing, communications and other applications
      An integrated optical system includes a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) having a frequency tunable optical source, a coherent optical receiver, and an optical phased array for coupling light to/from a sample. The integrated optical system is configured such that when the optical source is tuned in optical frequency the receiver produces electrical signals that are processed to produce optical profile information about the sample
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    6. The ecosystem that powered the translation of OCT from fundamental research to clinical and commercial impact [Invited]

      The ecosystem that powered the translation of OCT from fundamental research to clinical and commercial impact [Invited]
      25 years is a relatively short period of time for a medical technology to become a standard of care impacting the treatment of millions of people every year. Yet 25 years ago there were no OCT companies, no OCT products, no OCT markets, and only one journal article published using the term OCT (optical coherence tomography). OCT has had a tremendous scientific, clinical, and economic impact on society. Today, it ...
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  2. About Eric A. Swanson

    Eric A. Swanson

    Eric Swanson is an active participant in a variety of entrepreneurial, industrial, academic, and volunteer activities. He serves on the board of directors for Acacia Communications, NinePoint Medical, Curata, and the Danish National Quantum Innovation Center and is an affiliate of the MIT Deshpande Center for Entrepreneurship. He is a cofounder or founding board member of five startup companies: Advanced Ophthalmic Devices (an ophthalmic OCT company), Lightlab Imaging (a cardiovascular OCT company), Sycamore Networks, Acacia Communication, and Curata. Mr. Swanson worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory for 16 years where he collaborated in the discovery and advancement of OCT and worked on optical networks (including one of the first wavelength division multiplexed all-optical networks) and space communication (including one of the first intersatellite laser communication systems).

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    1. Today, interdisciplinary research in biomedical optics is the standard. “And that was less common 25 years ago. A lot of innovation happens at the boundaries of disciplines. OCT is such a rich combination of disciplines—in optics, mechanical systems, electronics, software, medical devices, clinical medicine. That’s one of the reasons there’s been so much innovation in OCT, and that there’s so much more to come.
      In OSA Centennial Snapshots: OCT and the Flowering of Biophotonics
    2. 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”
    3. 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
    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...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
    5. 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
    6. 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"