NinePoint Medical adds optical coherence tomography expert to its board

In-vivo pathology medical devices developer NinePoint Medical appointed Eric Swanson as a new member of its board of directors, expanding it to four members. Swanson is currently a research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a consultant for Draper Laboratory and an advisor to high-tech startup companies covering a wide range of technologies, including biomedical imaging and optical components.

Prior to his current roles as advisor and consultant, Swanson was the chief scientist at Sycamore Networks, which he co-founded. The company develops and markets intelligent optical switches and other products designed to create more effective communications networks and executed a successful NASDAQ initial public offering in 1999 that reached more than $14 billion in market capitalization at the end of its first day of trading. Before founding Sycamore, Swanson co-founded and was the chief technology officer of LightLab Imaging, a biomedical imaging company that commercialized optical coherence tomography (OCT) for a wide range of medical markets, including cardiology and endoscopy. LightLab was ultimately acquired in 2010 by St. Jude Medical for $100 million. Prior to LightLab Imaging, Swanson co-founded Advanced Ophthalmic Devices (AOD), a startup focused on ophthalmologic imaging using OCT. AOD was acquired in 1994 by Carl Zeiss Meditec, and served as a foundation for Zeiss’s ophthalmic OCT product line. Prior to AOD, Swanson was an assistant group leader of research and development at the Lincoln Laboratory at MIT for 15 years.

Swanson has authored more than 180 technical papers and holds more than 27 U.S. patents and numerous foreign patents. He is a fellow of the OSA and senior member of the IEEE. In 1992, he received the prestigious Rank Prize for contributions to mankind in optoelectronics for his work in the field of OCT. 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 MIT.

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Posted by Lee Mather

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