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Dr. Adam Wax’s Debut with Low-Cost OCT Scanner

Congratulations to Dr. Adam Wax (BME) and the rest of the Lumedica team on debuting a new low-cost optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner at the BiOS Expo at the SPIE Photonics West conference in San Francisco in early February. The developers hope this more affordable scanner will dramatically extend the impact of OCT imaging technology for eye health and aims to sell the systems for $10,000, a significant difference to the typical entry-level equipment cost of at least $35,000. Lumedica is hoping to raise around $500,000 to further reduce the size of the scanner equipment to make it more portable and eventually develop even cheaper systems for more widespread use by optometrists for “red flag” diagnostics, picking up early signs of diseases like glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.