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OptiCul Diagnostics

An In Vitro diagnostics device company targeting rapid laboratory bacteria detection without the use of reagents.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Not Set
  • Location Washington, D.C., DC, USA
  • Currency USD
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Company Summary

Need: Methods are needed for quick and accurate determination of bacterial causes of a clinical symptom. Market: Hospital Culture infectious disease identification market which is estimated at 3.5B$ annually. Technology: based on optical detection of bacteria with disposable cell. It enables the detection of small quantities of bacteria taken from a primary culture dish. The device is fast and easy to use.


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    Dr. Gallya Gannot

    Dr. Gannot is a D.M.D/Ph.D. She is a Dental Surgeon and a scientist specializing in Immunology of Cancer and Microbiology. She has developed advanced technologies for cancer detection (Multi-layers expression arrays) that was translated to the industry while a scientist at NIH. Currently she is working on the development and commercialization of an instant bacteria detection device in hospitals.

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    Prof. Israel Gannot

    Prof. Gannot is a world renowned expert in biophotonics. He has already translated a few of his lab developments to the industry. He is specializing in Optical diagnostics and sensing, Diffused optical imaging and laser tissue interactions, He puts a lot of efforts in his academic work on combined "image and treat" methods.
    Prof. Gannot is Faculty at both Tel-Aviv and Johns Hopkins Universities.

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    Dr. Moinnudin Hassan
    Chief Clinical studies

    Dr. Hassan is in charge of the operation of the clinical studies. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics and spent 9 years at the Natinal Institutes of Health as a researcher, working on the development of biophtonics methods for Cancer diagnostics.

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    Dr. Dror Lederman
    Chief, Algorithm department

    Dr. Lederman is specializes in physiological signal processing and signal classification. He holds a Ph.D. from Ben Gurion University and was a reseach professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Medical School.