• Clear-sighted neural network counts corneal cells

    Our work on combining GDOCM and artificial intelligence for automated, unbiased estimation of corneal endothelial cell density was featured by SPIE. Clear-sighted neural network counts corneal cells The microscope uses a combination of optical coherence tomography, a liquid lens, and a microelectromechanical system mirror to provide beautifully sharp corneal images that help technicians assess the

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  • Cristina Canavesi Wins Millennials in Manufacturing Award

    LighTopTech Co-Founder and President Dr. Cristina Canavesi was honored as one of the 2019 Millennials in Manufacturing Awardees.  https://fuzehub.com/millennials-in-manufacturing-awards/ View the press release here.

  • LighTopTech at FiO 2019

    LighTopTech president Dr. Cristina Canavesi is presenting an invited talk at OSA Frontiers in Optics 2019: Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy imaging, from cellular to nano-class, and perspectives Authors: C. Canavesi and J. P. RollandPaper FM1C.2Monday, September 16th, 8:15 AM, Washington 3 The same day, Dr. Canavesi will also give a special talk at the OSA

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  • 10 Years of GDOCM

    Cristina Canavesi and Jannick Rolland, co-founders of LighTopTech, recently co-authored an invited paper on “Ten Years of Gabor-Domain Optical Coherence Microscopy“. The open access paper can be found at https://doi.org/10.3390/app9122565. ABSTRACT: Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy (GDOCM) is a high-definition imaging technique leveraging principles of low-coherence interferometry, liquid lens technology, high-speed imaging, and precision scanning. GDOCM

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  • ISCAS – Olympus Best Paper Award

    LighTopTech President Dr. Cristina Canavesi was honored with the ISCAS – Olympus Best Paper Award for her presentation on “Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy for optical biopsy, image-guided surgery, and intraoperative imaging” at CARS 2019 in Rennes, France.

  • LighTopTech at CARS 2019

    LighTopTech President Dr. Cristina Canavesi is presenting a paper at CARS 2019 (Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery): Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy for optical biopsy, image-guided surgery, and intraoperative imaging Paper 185 Time: Thursday, June 20th 2019 at 16:45 in Room La Nef Authors: C. Canavesi, R. O’Connell, T. Paczos, A. Cogliati, A. Hayes, A. Bonham,

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  • LighTopTech at WCD 2019

    LighTopTech President Dr. Cristina Canavesi is presenting a paper at the 24th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD 2019): Gabor-Domain Optical Coherence Microscopy to Aid in Mohs Resection of Basal Cell Carcinoma Time: Saturday, June 15th 2019 at 8:45 AM in room AMBER 7+8 Authors: Cristina Canavesi, Patrice Tankam, Jonathan Soh, Mara Lanis, Adam Hayes, Andrea

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  • LighTopTech at ARVO 2019

    LighTopTech President Dr. Cristina Canavesi is presenting a paper at the annual meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology: High-resolution three-dimensional Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy for corneal tissue evaluation Paper 4233 Time: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 8:30 AM in room West 211 Authors: Cristina Canavesi, Andrea Cogliati,  Adam Hayes, Jonathon J. Stone,

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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 February 1, 2019 for an amount of $225,000. The topic of the project is TOWARDS IN VIVO HIGH-DEFINITION 3D CORNEAL IMAGING (1R43EY029906-01).

  • LighTopTech at Photonics West 2019

    LighTopTech President Dr. Cristina Canavesi is presenting an paper at SPIE Photonics West: 3D cellular imaging of the cornea with Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy Paper 10867-14 Time: Monday, February 4th, 2019 at  1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Authors: Cristina Canavesi, Andrea Cogliati,  Changsik Yoon, Amanda Mietus, Yue Qi, Jonathon J. Stone, Holly Hindman, Jannick P. Rolland http://spie.org/PWB/conferencedetails/optical-coherence-tomography

  • LighTopTech at CIOE 2018 in Shenzhen

    LighTopTech is exhibiting at CIOE 2018 in Shenzhen, China as part of the NY State delegation. Come visit us at booth 1A52 on September 5-8, 2018!

  • LighTopTech Running for $1M Investment

    LighTopTech is competing for a $1M investment by Luminate. The final will take place on June 28th, in Rochester, NY. Read LighTopTech’s President’s words in an interview by the Rochester Business Journal about our company’s future in improving healthcare through optical biopsies.

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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 http://spie.org/PWB/conferencedetails/optical-coherence-tomography#2252187

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • ARVO Communicator Award

    The paper “Assessing the microstructures of the human cornea using Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy with large field of view and high resolution” by P. Tankam, Z. He, M. Lanis, C. Canavesi, T. Lepine, H. B. Hindman, D. Topham, G. Thuret, P. Gain and J. P. Rolland was selected by the Association for Research in Vision

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  • LighTopTech Founder Talks Challenges and Successes

    Cristina Canavesi shared her startup experience in an interview for the Democrat & Chronicle. You may read the article here: LighTopTech co-founder talks challenges and successes.

  • LighTopTech named Finalist in the Digital Rochester 2014 GREAT Awards

    LighTopTech was named Finalist for the 2014 Digital Rochester Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievement in Technology (GREAT) Awards for the category Optics, Photonics and Imaging Technology. See the announcement on Digital Rochester website and read the press release by the Democrat & Chronicle.

  • Jannick Rolland awarded the David Richardson Medal of the Optical Society

    Jannick P. Rolland was awarded the David Richardson Medal of the Optical Society for visionary contributions and leadership in optical design and engineering, enabling noninvasive optical biopsy. View the official announcement>.

  • LighTopTech awarded Phase I STTR grant from the National Science Foundation

    LighTopTech was awarded a Phase I STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) grant from the National Science Foundation for Jan. – Dec. 2014 for an amount of $225,000. The topic of the project is Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy for detection of defects in manufacturing.