Compact Imaging partnership will help commercialize OCT technology

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology developer Compact Imaging (Mountain View, CA) is collaborating with the Irish Photonic Integration Center (IPIC; Cork, Ireland) to commercialize its OCT-based optical sensor technology. The company looks to transition from bench-top prototypes to miniaturized low-cost biophotonic modules suitable for integration with mobile devices and high-volume production.

The company's Multiple Reference Optical Coherence Tomography (MRO) technology is a highly disruptive tissue imaging and analysis system that offers a greater-than-100x reduction in size and cost compared to conventional OCT systems. The engagement with the IPIC team at Ireland's Tyndall National Institute will utilize IPIC's photonic integration and packaging expertise to deliver the targeted size reduction.

Mobile monitoring applications for the module include health and fitness, cosmetics and skin care, ophthalmology and eye care, and biometric security. The company already has demonstrated technical feasibility of MRO in human subject tests.

Irish Prime Minister Edna Kenny (right) congratulates Don Bogue, CEO of Compact Imaging, at a conference in Washington, DC, announcing a collaboration for the company with Science Foundation Ireland and IPIC. (Photo: Business Wire)

The collaboration was announced at the Science Foundation Ireland's St. Patrick's Day conference in Washington, DC, by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

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