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Startup Challenge 2013 Semi-Finalists

Our team of expert volunteer judges have selected the following pitches to advance in the SPIE Startup Challenge competition:

EmoLED: Low-cost and easy to use selective photohaemostatic device based on LED technology
Dr. Domenico Alfieri
Light4tech Firenze S.r.l., Scandicc(FI), Italy

High quality physiologically friendly light source
Prof. Jwo-Huei Jou
National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan

Acoustically tunable DFB laser for mass-market applications
Mr. Michael Engelmann
MACH8 Lasers, Noord Brabant, The Netherlands

Fourier phase contrast and multimodal optical microscope
Prof. Devulapalli Rao
University of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts, USA

SurClean - precise, energy efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly laser coating removal systems
Mrs. Susan Sprentall
SurClean, Inc., MI, United States

fastCHECK: a revolutionary 3D surface inspection system that is amazingly fast, accurate and easy-to-use.
Mr. Arun Chhabra, Mr. Erik Klaas
8tree, Colorado, USA

IRSee: an add-on for a camera visualizing chemicals in infrared spectrum
Dr. Jeppe Seidelin Dam
DTU Fotonik, Copenhagen, Denmark

Rapid Pathology at the bedside
Mr. Sanjee Abeytunge
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA

DIOPTIS wide range accommodating intraocular lens
Dr. Enrique-Josua Fernandez
University of Murcia / DIOPTIS, Murcia, Spain

Compact, Low cost, High Performance Optical Biosensors for Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Mr. Ryan Denomme
Nicoya Lifesciences Inc., Ontario, Canada

Laser Fabricated SERS Substrate: LAFAS
Mr. Ricardas Buividas
Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia

A low-cost ($5000 retail) device for non-invasive screening of oral cancers worldwide
Dr. Christopher Glazowski
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

Low cost ultra-compact optical spectrometer
Mr. Perry Edwards
Penn State University, PA, USA

Silicon chip-integrated high throughput highly sensitive and specific diagnostic microarrays for the detection of cancers, allergies and infectious diseases
Dr. Swapnajit Chakravarty
Omega Optics Inc., Texas, USA

Bioparticle identification and characterization using photoacoustic and ultrasonic methods
Mr. Eric Strohm
Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada

Double Helix Optics: See More, See Clearer
Prof. Rafael Piestun
Double Helix LLC, Colorado, USA

Holographic Volumetric 3D Displays for Medical, Security, HUDs and Technical Visualisation
Mr. Javid Khan
Holoxica Ltd, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

MMBiosensing, LLC is a medical device company developing a diagnostic assay for acute myocardial infarction offering laboratory-quality sensitivity and the rapid results and ease of use of a point-of-care system.
Dr. Amos Danielli
MMBiosensing, MO, USA

LEAP: Contactless Laser-enabled Assembly of Ultra-low-cost Electronics
Prof. Val Marinov
North Dakota State University, North Dakota, USA

Remote Image Guided Endoscopic Surgery (RIGES) Platform
Mr. Frank Palmer
ColdSteel Laser, Inc., New York, United States

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