Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health

RESEARCH FUNDING

Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy

This program supports the development and application of optical imaging, microscopy, and spectroscopy techniques for improving disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in the medical office, at the bedside, or in the operating room. 

Emphasis
The emphasis is on development of cost effective, portable, safe, and non-invasive or minimally invasive devices, systems, and technologies for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for a range of diseases and health conditions. 

Program priorities and areas of interest
The supported research and development areas include:

  • fluorescence imaging
  • bioluminescence imaging
  • optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • second harmonic generation (SHG)
  • infrared (IR) imaging
  • diffuse optical tomography
  • optical microscopy and spectroscopy
  • confocal microscopy
  • multiphoton microscopy

Additional support
This program also supports:

  • early-stage validation of tools and devices
  • development of innovative light sources and fiber optic imaging devices
  • multimodal imaging