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Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

Video interview with Joe Schmitt: commercializing OCT

The chief technology officer of LightLab Imaging talks about the company's efforts in developing optical coherence tomography products for clinical use.
25 February 2010, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201002.03

Joe Schmitt is the chief technology officer of LightLab Imaging, Inc. (Westford, MA).

LightLab currently sells its OCT systems and imaging catheters for vascular and other imaging applications in 20 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America. It currently does not sell products in the United States. The company was founded in 1998 by the inventors of OCT, and has exclusive license to a broad range of OCT technologies and applications from MIT and other entities.

At Photonics West 2010, LightLab received the Prism Award for Photonics Innovation in the life sciences category for its C7-XR Coronary Imaging System, which uses frequency-domain signal processing to provide cardiologists with an interior view of coronary arteries.