A better future is in sight.

COMING SOON: AFFORDABLE OCT TO SCREEN EYE DISEASE

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We’re ready to catch the quietest thief.

You could be going blind right now and have no idea. Most eye diseases quietly develop in your retina — without symptoms. That’s why routine screening is critical — to catch diseases early. Early enough to prevent eye diseases from stealing your vision. Another problem: the leading eye disease diagnostic technology, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), has been too expensive for most eyecare providers. Only the privileged few have had access to OCT systems worldwide.

217

MILLION

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

36

MILLION

LEGALLY-BLIND

80%

PREVENTABLE

IF DETECTED EARLY

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What is OCT?

Optical Coherence Tomography is the light-equivalent to SONAR, sending signals to, then reflecting off of surfaces in order to measure depths of individual layers. Those collective signal measurements form an image of the retinal layers, where eye diseases quietly lurk, and can be accurately detected. Although OCT has been available for over 25 years, it remains an expensive technology to manufacture and operate. The use of high-quality optics, precision components and complex software have put this technology out of reach for most healthcare providers worldwide.

Until now.

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Affordable OCT is on its way.

Based on a breakthrough achieved by Dr. Adam Wax and his team at Duke University’s BIOS Lab, a patent-pending, low-cost, portable system has been devised that will revolutionize eye disease detection. Soon, more patients around the world will be able to have their retinas checked thanks to an affordable, portable OCT instrument. The Lumedica system is small, powerful and simple, it can be deployed as a stand-alone screening instrument, integrated with an Artificial-Intelligence data diagnostic, or as the front line of an eye care network.

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Our markets

Screening devices built by Lumedica Vision will go a long way toward reaching healthcare’s “triple aim.” For many providers, the Lumedica Vision device will be the very first OCT screening instrument they’ve been able to afford. They’ll love the price. They’ll love its portability. And the fact that they’ll finally be able to detect eye disease earlier than ever.

Int'l Opthamologists & Optometrists

High cost has prevented most of the world's eye professionals from using OCT.

U.S. Opthamologists & Optometrists

The low-cost and portability are attractive to providers treating underserved populations.

General Practitioners            

GP's will be able to screen retinas as part of a routine exam-- especially valuable for aging patients.

Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM)

The compact light engine complements other diagnostic technologies in integrated instruments.

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Funding

Lumedica Vision is currently raising capital to fund development and regulatory clearance of its first clinical instrument. The round is currently open and will be closing no later than December, 2019. If you would like to participate in this round, please contact us.

Team

Dr. Adam Wax – Interim CEO

  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Pratt School of Duke University
  • Inventor of several technologies  licensed to Lumedica
  • Co-founder and board chairman at OncoScope. Raised $11M+ in capital

Dr. William Brown – CTO

  • Co-founder of four companies in medical imaging and telecom
  • Part of two successful exits
  • Built commercially successful OCT product-line

Beth Hollister, RN – Director of Clinical Regulatory Affairs

  • Founded, and sold Piedmont Research Labs
  • Clinical Trials Manager Duke University Medical Center
  • Clinical Trials Director for Harrier, Glycosan Pharmaceuticals

Michael Crose - Director of Product Development

  • 15+ years optomechanical product design
  • Developed R&D 100 and multiple SPIE Prism award winning products
  • Migrated numerous designs from ideation to commercial products

Scott Whitney - Chief of Marketing

  • 20+ years experience marketing and branding
  • Served clients including HIMSS, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Health Evolution Summit
  • Experience in product development, sales strategy, web development, and UI design

Partners

Latest News

Lumedica Vision Ranked Third Most Fundable Company in America

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – Lumedica Inc., a privately held company focused on improving access to eye care by creating low-cost, high performance, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) systems for research and

Results of First Clinical Study of Low-Cost Retinal OCT Published

We’ve known since Lumedica’s founding that the low-cost OCT would be an effective and efficient alternative to the currently expensive Optical Coherence Tomography systems currently available for screening eye diseases.

Lumedica Receives $1M Phase II NIH-SBIR Grant

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – Lumedica Inc., a privately held company, focused on improving access to eye care by creating low-cost, high performance, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) systems  for research and

Lumedica Vision Awarded $250K in 2019 Luminate Accelerator Program

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK — The Upstate New York economic development program, “Luminate,” which helps incubate and invest in optical technology startups, awarded Lumedica Vision third place in its 2019 competition,

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