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Balloon Cone Wall Thickness

Balloon Cone Wall Thickness

Lumetrics® developed a prototype manual balloon inspection system intended to provide measurement of balloon wall thickness of the body, cones, and proximal and distal ends.  This fixture is used in conjunction with The OptiGauge™ Thickness Measurement System and will greatly reduce inspection time of balloons.  We are currently soliciting ideas on how to integrate this concept into existing equipment you may have and into your balloon development process.  Please review these pictures of the prototype and send us your suggestions.


Lumetrics Successes at MD&M East 2012

Lumetrics®  exhibited at the 2012 Medical Design and Manufacturing Trade Show last week and it was a huge success.  The last three years have seen a significant reduction in the ability of many companies to provide measurement solutions for their process and quality problems.  Fortunately, Lumetrics® has stepped in to fill that need.

Lumetrics® provides measurement systems to six of the top eleven medical device companies that:

 Improve time to market for new products by 6+ months: TESco info

• Improve product quality by 25%: Direct Flow Medical info

• Reduce scrap and over-manufacturing by over $1M per plant: $50B processed meat manufacturer info

We were able to meet with many of our customers, made some new contacts, and discussed how Lumetrics® can assist with process and quality challenges.  Our custom sample measurement demonstrations were successful- as we highlighted our OptiGaugeTM as well and our LumetriScanTM.  If you were unable to attend the show, and are still interested in obtaining measurements of your  samples, please email with contact info and we will call you within the next 24 hours to set up a custom measurement demonstration at your earliest convenience.

Lumetrics, Inc. Earns Trademark Approval

Rochester, NY- July 14, 2011- Lumetrics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of world-class measurement technology, has reached a new milestone.  After nearly a year, Lumetrics, Inc. has received trademark approval for their name which was first used in commerce in July of 2003 for “optical devices, namely, fiber-optic measurement instruments, high precision thickness measuring and gauging instruments, film measuring instruments, dimensional measuring instruments, and optical comparator instruments, all for scientific use in class 9(U.S. CLS, 21, 23, 26, 36, and 38)”.  Additionally in October of 2005, the Lumetrics’ now trademarked name was used for other optical instruments “for measuring the dimensions of components of the human body for medical use”.

Lumetrics Trademark PDF

Lumetrics, Inc. To Expand, With Move To New Facilities


Rochester, NY- April 7, 2011- Lumetrics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of world-class measurement technology, is on the move.

Lumetrics is expanding its operation with a move to a new facility at Eagle’s Landing, in Henrietta, on May 15. In its eighth year of operation, Lumetrics has seen significant growth and has outgrown its current space in the Lennox Tech Enterprise Center.

“At our current size and with the projected growth we see over the next two or three years, we need more space,” said President John Hart.  “Our customers are requesting larger and more complex systems, and we need to accommodate the staging and testing that they require.” The new 10,000 square feet of space will allow expansion of manufacturing, research and development, and product engineering.

Lumetrics is fast becoming a leader in medical device measurement.  The company saw a greater than 50 percent growth in revenue from 2009 to 2010, and the current year is projected to continue that growth. The OptiGauge-based measurement systems — primarily sold to the medical and ophthalmic industries – are being used in six of the top 11 medical device manufacturers in the world, for measurement of balloons, catheters, and other medical products.

The company is also beginning to develop its own medical devices. Lumetrics, which has significant R&D resources involved in development of cutting-edge products, was recently granted a patent on technology for evaluating the internal structure of the human eye.  “Part of our recent success is exemplified by our track record in obtaining Small Business Innovation Research grants and turning those grants into products,” Hart said.

About Lumetrics

Lumetrics has developed a proven, accurate, non-contact measurement system designed to reduce production cycle time and enhance quality control.  Lumetrics products are used primarily by manufacturers of medical devices, optics, and industrial materials. For more information about Lumetrics, Inc., visit


For More Information:

Steve Heveron-Smith

Vice President, Marketing & Business Development

585-214-2455 x 102

Lumetrics President, John Hart, Selected for Innovation Briefs

Lumetrics President, John Hart, was once again selected to participate in the prestigious Innovation Briefs section of the Medical Design and Manufacturing East 2011 Trade Show and Conference.  Hart will be presenting on Lumetrics’ advanced catheter measurement system.  Hart’s presentation is scheduled for 11:30 am – 11:55 am on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in the Innovation Briefs Theater #767.


Medical Design and Manufacturing East 2011

Each year, the team members of Lumetrics, Inc. participate in the Medical Design and Manufacturing East trade show and conference.  This year’s MD&M East event will be held on June 6th-9th 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.

Lumetrics, Inc. is also proud to announce that two of our new products are featured in the “Product Previews and Spotlights” section of the MD&M East website for our cutting-edge innovations in the medical electronics and testing/inspection categories.

The RetPen™ product preview can be found in the “medical electronics” category,  and the LumetriScan™ 360 product preview can be found in the “testing and inspection/QA/QC” category.

Additionally, Lumetrics will be demonstrating the LumetriScan™ 360 at our booth (#1680).  We will also be offering custom sample measurements using your own samples, so fill out the form below if you would like to set up a personalized tutorial using our OptiGauge™ technology.

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Lumetrics, Inc. Axial Length Patent Approved, Will Advance Patient Care in Ocular Health

Rochester, NY- February 23, 2011- Lumetrics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of world-class precision thickness measurement technology has received patent approval for their newest technology for evaluating internal structure of human eye. The United States Patent #7884946 is titled “Apparatus for Measurement of the Axial Length of an eye.”

With the U.S. population of over 65 year old expected to be over 70 million in 2030 and world populations increasing at a similar rate, there is a dramatic need for tools to treat the wave of eye diseases and problems expected with that population.  Diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataract disease will climb tremendously.  Information about the structure of the eye is required in refractive surgeries, which deal with replacement of the natural crystalline lens.

“The system will allow eye surgeons to obtain highly reliable comprehensive data about the patient’s eye with no discomfort to the patient . . . the technology also allows for seamless integration with other existing ophthalmic instruments, and can even be used in real time during cataract surgery to monitor proper placement of the artificial lens inside the patient’s eye” explains Filipp Ignatovich, Principal Scientist at Lumetrics.

This patent approval is a significant milestone for Lumetrics – it marks a segue into instrumentation for use in the ophthalmic and medical fields.

For additional information on Lumetrics’ technology, contact Todd Blalock, Chief Technology Officer at 585-214-2455 Extension 109.

About Lumetrics

Lumetrics has developed a proven and accurate, non-contact measurement system designed to reduce production cycle time, and enhance quality control for medical device, optics, and industrial materials manufacturers. For more information about Lumetrics, Inc., visit



For More Information:

Steve Heveron-Smith

Vice President, Marketing & Business Development

585-214-2455 x 102

Lumetrics University™ Lunch & Learn Program


Lumetrics University™



Lumetrics University™ is now enrolling students for our brand new “Lunch & Learn” training sessions.  We bring this feature to our customers to better their understanding of our technology, product, and best practices.  We have had tremendous success with our recent Lunch & Learn sessions- and think it’s something that every one of our clients can benefit from.  If you are interested in setting up a class for your company, e-mail for more information.

Sen. Gillibrand announces funding for New York’s manufacturers – Fairport, NY – Fairport-E.Rochester Post


Local small manufacturing companies will get a boost from recently-announced funding that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said is expected to create thousands of jobs across the state.

Gillibrand has announced that $1,367,000 in federal funding will go to the New York State Foundation for Science Technology and Innovation to strengthen and grow New York’s manufacturing industry. The funding will be allocated to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program under the United States Department of Commerce.

“New York’s manufacturers powered us through the 20th century, but have been among those hardest hit by these difficult economic times,” said Gillibrand. “We cannot rebuild our economy without helping our manufacturers upgrade and compete in the new economy.”

The Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program provides resources to help small and medium-sized businesses retool, expand or establish homegrown manufacturing operations through access to information, training and technologies that improve efficiency and productivity.

“This money allows us the resources to develop the MEP services in two areas: actively matching New York technology with New York manufacturers and assisting those manufacturers in designing and prototyping products made from these new technologies,” said James S. Senall, president of High Tech Rochester.

The funding will support the hiring of two experts to address these two goals, one who will work with The Center for Economic Growth in Albany and another who will work with High Tech Rochester, said Mike Haugh, managing director for manufacturing at High Tech Rochester.

The organization, located in Henrietta, covers the Finger Lakes region. The funding will allow it more opportunity to assist its clients — small or mid-size companies with fewer than 500 employees — to develop their projects, said Haugh.

Consultants from High Tech Rochester work with the companies or help them find experts in their fields to develop business strategies, seek out product and marketing opportunities and train them in manufacturing technologies. They also help companies seek out grants.

“Those are increasingly difficult to find in the world of tight government,” Haugh said.

This makes the recently announced federal funding all the more important for small manufacturing companies in the region, said Jeff Helfer, president and CEO of Diffinity Genomics Inc. in Henrietta.

For start-up companies, finding the funding to develop their products is a big concern, he said.

“There is a great deal of technology being developed in this area, such as through the University of Rochester and RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology),” said Helfer, whose company deals with the extraction and purification of nucleic acids, like DNA. “Developing manufacturing capacity is expensive, also complicated.”

A lot of times, start-up companies are not given affordable access to knowledge about developing their capabilities.

“It’s always a race when you start a company between when you run out of money and when you actually sell the product at the marketplace,” said John Hart, president of Lumetrics Inc. in Henrietta.

Organizations like High Tech Rochester, he said, help start-up companies more quickly hit their goal of selling their products. And there are a lot of great companies in Rochester that need assistance, he added.

“I’m surprised how often I’m surprised about new companies here that have capabilities that are just astounding — astoundingly good,” Hart said.

But, people don’t always know they’re out there because the companies don’t have the support and resources they need to grow, he said.

“(The funding) is good for companies; it’s good for the community,” Helfer said. “With small start-up companies, anything they have access to … means the company doesn’t have to spend its own money.”

There is a significant need right now to keep manufacturing jobs in the region, said Helfer. Of his 12 employees, four had been laid off from other positions, two came from the University of Rochester and two came from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

“We kept them here,” he said, adding that these are high-tech, high-paying jobs.
New York has lost more than 160,000 manufacturing jobs since 2001, or nearly one-quarter of its manufacturing base, said Gillibrand.

“I sometimes tell people that Rochester is a bit of a fly-over city in biotechnology,” said Helfer, meaning that when people think of the field, they usually think about technology hot spots like Boston, Philadelphia and California. “But, it’s a very rapidly growing field.”

Haugh agreed.

“It’s hard to compete with the lower labor rates,” he said. “The way we need to compete currently and in the future is through innovation.”

Article credit: Erinn Cain, Staff Writer, Fairport-East Rochester Messenger Post



Article Credit: Sen. Gillibrand announces funding for New York’s manufacturers – Fairport, NY – Fairport-E.Rochester Post (no longer available online)