We develop our proprietary photoacoustic imaging technologies with optical & acoustic sensing, augmented reality and machine learning to achieve precise disease diagnosis and treatment.
The problem we target is in breast cancer surgery. In US, 1 out of 8 women will have breast cancer in its life time. Lumpectomy is a well-accepted treatment for breast cancer. But surgeons have hard time in accurately locating the tumor in lumpectomy. In current standard care of lumpectomy, the surgeon uses a metal guide, which is pre-operatively implanted in the tumor bed, to locate the tumor in the breast during the surgery. Such method only provides a rough estimation of the tumor location, making it difficult for the surgeon to locate the tumor in a fast and accurate manner.
To solve this problem, we developed AcouStar, an optoacoustic guide wire and an augmented reality (AR) system to visualize the tumor location in the bre...
We develop our proprietary photoacoustic imaging technologies with optical & acoustic sensing, augmented reality and machine learning to achieve precise disease diagnosis and treatment.
The problem we target is in breast cancer surgery. In US, 1 out of 8 women will have breast cancer in its life time. Lumpectomy is a well-accepted treatment for breast cancer. But surgeons have hard time in accurately locating the tumor in lumpectomy. In current standard care of lumpectomy, the surgeon uses a metal guide, which is pre-operatively implanted in the tumor bed, to locate the tumor in the breast during the surgery. Such method only provides a rough estimation of the tumor location, making it difficult for the surgeon to locate the tumor in a fast and accurate manner.
To solve this problem, we developed AcouStar, an optoacoustic guide wire and an augmented reality (AR) system to visualize the tumor location in the breast in real-time with mm level accuracy. Thus, the surgeon can perform fast and precise tumor removal, which saves surgical time and reduces the re-operation rates.
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VibroniX is a client of the Purdue Foundry and has been fully engaged with our Life Science Entrepreneur In Residence to accelerate their commercialization pathway. Through the successful participation in a number of business plan competitions, they have raised funds sufficient to have NAMSA complete a regulatory strategy and to explore a reimbursement strategy with a third party group. The team has taken full advantage of the Foundry tools and support network to advance. A key offering from the Foundry is the Silicon Valley Boiler Innovation Group (SVBIG), a group of Purdue University alumni located in Silicon Valley. SVBIG assembles knowledgeable domain experts to form mentorship teams for Foundry client companies. The VibroniX is comprised of technology and business students from Purdue with an advisory board of experienced entrepreneurs and domain experts. I highly recommend VibroniX for the VilCap Venture Well: Health 2014 accelerator and programs.