A “Cytophone” with a Laser and Ultrasound to Kill Tumor Cells

September 3, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Noninvasive cytophone detects melanoma
University of Arkansas Medical School researchers have developed a device that can detect and kill melanoma cells [MORE]

Pinpointing Melanoma

June 18, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hand held optical probe to diagnose skin cancer
Engineers at two universities, in Canada and Scotland, have developed “. . . [MORE]

Photonic Device for Measuring Arterial Stiffness

April 30, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Photonic device measure arterial stiffness
Medtronic, working with nine European research groups, has developed a prototype device for measuring arterial stiffness [MORE]

Lasers in Wound Healing

January 22, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wound healing comparisons
Engineers at Arizona State University have created a medical material for closing wounds that, in some cases, is [MORE]

Optical “Waveguides” in Medical Devices

January 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Waveguide fabrication
This from EPFL engineers in Lausanne, Switzerland: “For the first time, researchers have fabricated light-guiding structures known as [MORE]

Photoacoustic Imaging of Tumor Margins

July 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Breast Surgery
Because breast tissue has relatively high optical contrast, laser light can penetrate deeply to find tumor margins during surgery. [MORE]

Laser Ablation of Arterial Plaque

July 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

DABRA Laser-Based Arterial Blockage Ablation System
Ra Medical (Carlsbad, CA) has introduced its laser-based arterial blockage ablation machine for clearing peripheral [MORE]

Thermophotonic Lock-In Imaging for Earlier Detection of Dental Caries

November 15, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Basic Panoramic Dental X-Ray
Conventional dental x-radiographs do not have the specificity and sensitivity to detect early dental cavities, when they [MORE]

Photothermal Blade Technology for Mitochondrial Diseases

July 19, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ataxia, retinitis pigmentosa, myoclonic epilepsy, and diabetes mellitus with deafness are some of the disorders known as mitochondrial diseases. With [MORE]

Fluorescent Heme Detector

June 21, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ratiometric Sensor
Heme is a non-protein compound that is a “cofactor” in protein activity of cells, and is present in hemoglobin, [MORE]

Nanophotonics in Medical Diagnosis

May 3, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

To quote directly: “In the area of nano photonics, scientists [at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology in Germany] for the [MORE]

Hybrid Microscope and Mass Spec Analyzer

January 19, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microscope Spectrometer
Engineers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have built a high resolution optical microscope and mass spectrometer combination with “both [MORE]

Bloodless Testing of Glucose

October 27, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Finger Glucose Sensor
The personal glucometer was a disruptive technology when it first appeared more than 40 years ago. Since then, [MORE]

Mini Robot for Prenatal Surgery

August 12, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robotic Fetal Surgery
Spina bifida results from an incomplete enclosure of the spinal cord; the spinal cord protrudes through an opening [MORE]