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LighTopTech Awarded SBIR Phase I Grant from NIH

LighTopTech was awarded a Phase I SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grant from the National Science Foundation on April 1, 2018 for an amount of $225,000. The topic of the project is HIGH-DEFINITION, WIDE FIELD OF VIEW CORNEAL IMAGING (1R43EY028827-01).

Making an impact on other people’s lives – Rochester Business Journal feature

LighTopTech President Dr. Cristina Canavesi was interviewed by the Rochester Business Journal on April 20th, 2018.

When applied to the world of cancer, Canavesi sees LighTopTech being able to make biopsies almost obsolete. Rather than having to be cut open, have tissue sent to a lab and wait for results, the patient can be put under the microscope and have their results back on the spot. No cuts, no stitches, no pain.

“You won’t have to go through all of that pain and all of that wait,” Canavesi said. “You’d be able to get imaging, no cutting, and get the results right there at the doctor’s office.”

You can read the full article on the RBJ website or on Luminate’s blog.

LighTopTech Named Finalist in Luminate Accelerator

LighTopTech was named one of the finalists in the Luminate Accelerator. On November 8th, 10 teams will be selected to receive a $100,000 investment and enter the 6-month accelerator program. More information on the Luminate website. Come support us at the public showcase on November 8th at 4:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rochester, NY.

LighTopTech at Light and Sound Interactive 2017

Cristina Canavesi will be a panelist in the session “Biophotonics and Optical Technologies” at Light and Sound Interactive 2017. Dr. Canavesi will be speaking about “Optical Coherence Microscopy and Optical Biopsy.

The panel takes place at 4:00-5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017, at the Convention Center in Rochester, NY.


REU Job Posting

During the 2017/2018 Academic Year, LighTopTech Corp., an active NSF SBIR Phase II grantee, is looking for an undergraduate student to participate in the REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program. Please contact us if interested.

LighTopTech at Photonics West 2017

Cristina Canavesi is presenting an paper at SPIE Photonics West:

3D wide field-of-view Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy advancing real-time in-vivo imaging and metrology

Paper 10053-34

Time: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at  9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Authors: Cristina Canavesi, Andrea Cogliati, Adam Hayes, Jannick P. Rolland

LighTopTech at Frontiers in Optics 2016

Cristina Canavesi is presenting an invited paper at OSA Frontiers in Optics:

3D High-definition Wide Field-of-view Optical Coherence Microscopy Advancing Real-time in-vivo Cellular Imaging

Paper FW2C.1

Time: Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Authors: Cristina Canavesi (LighTopTech Corp.); Andrea Cogliati, Adam Hayes, Patrice Tankam (Univ. of Rochester); Anand P. Santhanam (Univ. of California, Los Angeles); Kevin P. Thompson (Synopsys); Jannick P. Rolland (LighTopTech, Univ. of Rochester).


We also have a poster on Thursday:

Investigating Corneal Disease Using High Resolution Gabor-domain Optical Coherence Microscopy

Poster JTh2A.140

Time: Thursday, Oct. 20th, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Authors: Patrice Tankam (Univ. of Rochester); Zhiguo He, Gilles Thuret (Jean Monnet Univ.); Holly Hindman (Univ. of Rochester); Thierry Lepine (Jean Monnet Univ.); Cristina Canavesi, LighTopTech Corp.;  Philippe Gain (Jean Monnet Univ.); Jannick P. Rolland (Univ. of Rochester, LighTopTech).

LighTopTech at SPIE Optifab 2015

Cristina Canavesi is presenting a paper at SPIE Optifab:

Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy with integrated dual-axis MEMS scanner for fast 3D imaging and metrology

Paper 9633-22

Time: Monday, Oct. 12th, 5:00 PM – 5:20 PM

Author(s): Cristina Canavesi, LighTopTech Corp. (United States); Andrea Cogliati, Adam Hayes, Univ. of Rochester (United States); Anand P. Santhanam, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States); Patrice Tankam, Jannick P. Rolland, Univ. of Rochester (United States)

LighTopTech Awarded NSF SBIR Phase II

LighTopTech was awarded an SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Phase II grant from the National Science Foundation on “Nondestructive/noninvasive three-dimensional imaging with Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy” (IIP-1534701). The award of $1,105,353 is for a 3-year project starting 9/1/2015.

Cristina Canavesi receives the Hugh H. Whitney Award

Dr. Canavesi was awarded the Hugh H. Whitney Award for the highest record of academic achievement by a graduating student in the Class of 2015 in the Executive MBA program at Simon School of Business, University of Rochester.