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Lumetrics, Inc. Selected for Prestigious Innovation Briefs Presentation at MD&M West 2011 Trade Show

News Release

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., January 28, 2011- Lumetrics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of world-class precision thickness measurement technology, will showcase its newest innovation, the LumetriScan 360 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing West tradeshow held in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center, February 8-10.

Lumetrics has been selected to be featured in a prestigious series of Innovation Brief Presentations at the trade show.  John Hart, president of Lumetrics, Inc., will be presenting the LumetriScan detail at the conference’s Innovation Briefs at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2011 in the Innovation Theater 1, booth 639.

Hart will be discussing advances in balloon catheter measurement and will highlight the LumetriScan 360 system, a fully automated, non-contact thickness measurement gauge for long-length medical tubing and balloons up to 36 inches in length.  With the data derived from LumetriScan 360 you can achieve higher quality products, reduce costs and inspection time, and ultimately reduce risk and improve customer satisfaction. The system simultaneously measures inside diameter, outside diameter, wall thickness, concentricity, and ovality of medical devices. It can be installed at a production line or used in the QA lab post production. LumetriScan 360 has the capability to measure at a rate of 50 times per second with an accuracy of 1/10th of a micron.  Traditional inspection methods consist of razor blades, microscopes, pin gauges, and micrometers which are being replaced by objective, non-desctructive, operator independent systems like LumetriScan, tailored to today’s complex medical devices.

Companies interested in the LumetriScan and other products as solutions for their thickness measurement needs should visit the Lumetrics’ booth (#1948) for a demonstration.

For additional information on Lumetrics’ products or to schedule a custom measurement, contact Steve Kelly 585-233-3618 and at booth #1948 at the tradeshow.

For more information on the trade show, visit www.canontradeshows.com/expo/west11/.

 

About Lumetrics

Lumetrics has invented and proven an 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 www.lumetrics.com.

For More Information: Steve Kelly Vice President, Sales & Marketing 585-214-2455 x 102

Concept of Miniature Fundus Camera Receives NIH Attention

Obtaining clear photographic images of the retina is crucial in diagnosing and treating many vision threatening diseases. However, equipment used to obtain retinal images is large and primarily relegated to doctors’ offices. Rochester-based Lumetrics, Inc. plans to change this paradigm with help from collaborators at FEI, Eyeon Therapeutics and ASE Optics Inc. And the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is backing the effort.

Lumetrics received a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from NIH to develop a laboratory prototype of a hand-held device that will do the same work that the table-top model of a fundus camera can do. The initial idea was the brainchild of FEI’s Steven Feldon, M.D. — who, along with Geunyoung Yoon, Ph.D., — is awaiting a patent on the device concept. David Kleinman, M.D., president of Eyeon Therapeutics, and a retinal specialist on FEI’s faculty, has been actively involved in moving this promising technology forward.

“This project represents a perfect example of combining two areas of expertise Rochester is famous for — precision optical engineering and clinical ophthalmology — to develop a cutting-edge new product,” said Filipp Igantovich, Principal Scientist at Lumetrics. “We have engaged an excellent team of local optical engineers along with the world-renowned clinicians of the University of Rochester, and are well positioned in developing this novel optical instrument for practical and affordable medical use.”

If successful, the camera could prove invaluable in screening for eye disease, especially in remote areas and in countries with limited access to ophthalmology clinics.

Article from University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute Newsletter, Page 7

Press Release: Lumetrics to Showcase ATMS II and Leading Edge Eye Measurement System at Upcoming Medical Design & Manufacturing West Tradeshow

Lumetrics to Showcase ATMS II and Leading Edge Eye Measurement System at Upcoming Medical Design & Manufacturing West Tradeshow

ROCHESTER, N.Y., November 23, 2010 — Lumetrics, a leading manufacturer of world-class precision thickness measurement technology, will showcase its Automated Tubing Measurement System (ATMS II) and its Axial Length Eye Measurement System at the Medical Design & Manufacturing West tradeshow held in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center on February 8 to 10.

Lumetrics will demonstrate its ATMS II OptiGauge system, a fully automated, non-contact thickness measurement gauge for long-length medical tubing and balloons up to 36 inches in length. The system simultaneously measures inside diameter, outside diameter, wall thickness, concentricity, and ovality of the medical devices. The system can be installed on a production line or used in the QA lab post production. ATMS II has the capability to measure at a rate of 50 times per second with an accuracy of 1/10th of a micron. With the data derived from ATMS II you can achieve higher quality products, reduce costs and inspection time, and ultimately reduce risk and improve customer satisfaction.

Custom sample measurements for companies interested in the OptiGauge as a solution for its thickness measurement needs will be available at the Lumetrics booth (#1948) to exhibit how the system works for a specific product.

Lumetrics’ Axial Length Measurement, a high speed fiber-optic system for measuring the axial dimensions of a human eye, will also be discussed at the tradeshow. With the U.S. population of over 65 year olds expected to be reach 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. Information about the structure of the eye is required in surgeries that treat eye diseases and the replacement of the crystalline lens. Axial Length Measurement will become a critical tool in mapping the eye for both research and treatment of eye diseases.  For additional information on Lumetrics’ Axial Length Measurement, please contact Todd Blalock at 585-214-2455 x109 or e-mail tblalock@lumetrics.com

For additional information on Lumetrics’ products or to schedule a custom measurement, contact Steve Heveron-Smith at 585-214-2455 x 102 or Steve Kelly 585-214-2455 x 121 at and visit booth #1948 at the tradeshow.

For more information on the events that will be taking place at the tradeshow, as well as other exhibitors who will be attending, visit www.canontradeshows.com/expo/west11/.

About Lumetrics

Lumetrics designs, manufactures, and markets advanced optics-based test instruments that provide unique measurement solutions for a variety of medical and industrial applications. Lumetrics’ technology employs the power of light for accurate and routine analysis of materials such as specialty tubing and film, flexible packaging, glass, plastics, coatings, and optics. For more information about Lumetrics, visit www.lumetrics.com.

 

Press Release written by: L.Jennings

Medical Design & Manufacturing West 2011 is Rapidly Approaching!

One of the most renown trade shows in the medical device industry – Medical Design and Manufacturing West- is rapidly approaching.  We’re very excited here at Lumetrics as this is one of our biggest events that we participate in.  This year, we’ll be doing a few different things to highlight some of the ground-breaking technology we’ve been working so fervently on.

First, we’ll be showcasing our headway with the handheld fundus camera we’ve developed.  This product will ultimately bring the gold standard to patient care.  Not only is this hand held camera very easy to use, it gives doctors a state-of-the-art way to image and store patient fundus pictures that help diagnose ocular diseases, and other diseases as well.

We’ll also be showcasing RoLLS, with some enhancements that will make the measurement solutions we provide even better.

We’re looking forward to seeing all of our industry partners and colleagues that we don’t get to see often, and we will also be providing custom sample measurement tutorials for your product.  We will be located in booth 1948- and if you’d like to set up a custom tutorial, e-mail Steve Kelly, or give us a call- 585-214-2455.

As a thank you to our friends and partners, we’re also offering a free pass (normally $55- so take advantage of this)  for you to come check out all of the great exhibitors, and the latest developments with Lumetrics.

Thickness Measurement, Lumetrics, Inc. MD&M West 2011

Free Guest Pass for MD&M West 2011 Trade Show and Expo

OSA Frontiers in Optics 2010 Trade Show Guest Pass

 

Thickness Measurement: FiO OSA Tradeshow 2010

Guest Pass for Trade Show

 

Here is a guest pass for those of you interested in attending the Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics 2010 Trade Show downtown at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on the exhibit days October 26th and 27th.  Feel free to print this out, and then register at the door- and make sure you stop by our booth, T204, to see the latest on our newest success: the Fundus Camera.  Additionally, we will be offering Lumetrics University™ thickness measurement tutorials using your own samples- so make sure you e-mail skelly@lumetrics.com to set up your appointment and view our hi-tech facility.

Breaking News: Lumetrics to Showcase Phase I Development of its Fundus Camera at Upcoming Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics Tradeshow

ROCHESTER, N.Y., October 14, 2010 — Lumetrics, a leading manufacturer of world-class precision thickness measurement technology, will showcase its continued development of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded Fundus Camera at the Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics 2010 tradeshow at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on October 24 to 28.

Lumetrics will be providing information on its new Fundus Camera that quickly captures detailed images of the retina of a human eye. The compact, hand-held camera is intended for general use by ophthalmologists, family physicians, and other practitioners alike on a routine basis for early detection of ophthalmic diseases. Today’s retinal photography is time consuming, expensive, and can be uncomfortable for patients. This camera will only require a few seconds of surface contact with the cornea. Its small physical size, wide optical field of view, low cost of ownership, and the ease of use will permit eye care professionals to offer retinal examinations on a rapid, routine, preventative basis without the need for long visits and costly specialized equipment.

Lumetrics received a Phase I research grant award from the SBIR program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in April 2010 for development of the camera and is expecting to move into Phase II of the project in the next few months.

Lumetrics will also be discussing its OptiGauge technology and the system’s product specific accessories such as, the Automated X/Y Tissue Scanning System, the Tubing Monitor 360, and the Rotational Linear Scanning System. Lumetrics can perform sample measurements for companies interested in the OptiGauge as a solution for its thickness measurement needs.

For additional information on Lumetrics’ products, visit booth T204 at the tradeshow or contact Todd Blalock at 585-214-2455 x109.

For more information on the events that will be taking place at the tradeshow, as well as other exhibitors who will be attending, visit www.frontiersinoptics.com.

About Lumetrics

Lumetrics designs, manufactures, and markets advanced optics-based test instruments that provide unique measurement solutions for a variety of medical and industrial applications. Lumetrics’ technology employs the power of light for accurate and routine analysis of materials such as specialty tubing and film, flexible packaging, glass, plastics, coatings, and optics. For more information about Lumetrics, visit www.lumetrics.com.

Press Release by: LJennings

Upcoming Tradeshow: OSA Frontiers in Optics 2010!

Lumetrics, Inc. is pleased to announce our participation in the upcoming Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics 2010 Trade-show.  This annual event is taking place at the  Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, NY, USA, October 24-28.  Lumetrics will be located in booth T204, so make sure you stop by to talk to us about some of the very exciting new things we are working on.  Additionally, we will be performing custom sample measurements- so make sure you set up your appointment now.

For more information on the events that will be taking place, as well as other exhibitors who will be attending, please head on over to the Frontiers in Optics site.

As always, if you have any questions regarding our technology, or other general inquiries, please feel free to contact us at 585.214.2455 or toll free at 866.524.2455.

The Official Lumetrics, Inc. White Papers!

Recently, our technical writers have been creating some white papers that will be featured on our site and available for download.  Good news: they are free!  Just click the signup form below and you will be able to get regular copies of our white papers when they become available.  If you ever decide that you don’t want to receive white papers, you can simply unsubscribe via email.

Lumetrics, Inc. White Papers

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Product Watch: Automated X/Y Tissue Scanner

Lumetrics Product Watch: Automated X/Y Tissue Scanner

Automated X/Y Tissue Scanning System

Measuring pericardial and other collagenous tissue has always been a challenge for those in the medical field. However, the Automated X/Y Tissue Scanning System is leading the way in mapping three-dimensional thicknesses. With the data derived from this non-contact, non-destructive scanning system, you can create a safer, properly functioning product, improve inspection time, dramatically reduce costs, and ultimately improve customer satisfaction.

When you can easily measure this tissue, the guesswork is taken out of determining where the thickest and thinnest areas of the tissue are. Thickness plays a critical role in functionality of tissue based products. The Tissue Scanning System can be integrated with other components to configure a fully automated system.

The Food and Drug Association (FDA) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) hold strict compliance guidelines on all medical products to validate their safety for use in humans. This system will assure quality control and proper functioning in the products being produced.

The Tissue Scanning System is more accurate than the outmoded system of touch-gauge measuring, a manual, labor-intensive system that puts pressure on the naturally uneven, sterile tissue surface being measured, resulting in an inaccurate thickness measurement. 

By contrast, with the rapid, non-contact measurement of the Tissue Scanning System, the irregular surface of the product can be mapped while still maintaining a sterile environment. The tissue can be measured in a saline solution to maintain hydration and consistency, or out of solution to measure the relationship between dehydration rate and thickness.

Data is available instantaneously on the display in numeric graphical form and can be downloaded to a file or exported to an external database for further analysis.

For additional information on this productivity improvement tool, please contact Lumetrics at sales@Lumetrics.com or Gary German (ggerman@Lumetrics.com) at 585-214-2455 x 121 or cell 585-233-3618 or Steve Heveron-Smith (sheveron-smith@Lumetrics.com) at 585-214-2455 x 102 or cell 585-734-3394.

Article Written By: LJennings

What is Optical Interferometry? Why is it the best measurement method for some materials?

What is Optical Interferometry?

The principle of interferometry is the interaction of reflected light from materials with slightly different Indices of Refraction. The diagram attached explains it quite well.  For more information on Lumetrics’ technology.

Optical Interferometry

Measurement Diagram

Why is Optical Interferometry the best type of thickness measurement for some materials?

Optical Interferometry is a reliable form of thickness measurement.  It is the best form of thickness measurement for otherwise hard to measure materials.  Medical products can pose a challenge to many inspection systems. The medical products that are especially tricky to measure are those products composed of soft material or variable in shape and size.

In order to accurately measure for example, a medical balloon, you would need to know the wall thickness, concentricity, and ovality to gauge if the critical operation of the balloon is hindered by defects in the product.  A medical balloon that is not properly inspected can pose a risk- a very costly risk when being used in humans.   As far as industrial applications go, it’s necessary to measure glass, food packaging, adhesives, and electronic components.  Think of the vacuum-sealed Chicken you can get at Wegmans.  Would you want to eat Chicken that had a defect in the packaging?  Would it even be safe to eat?  Our technology allows for the accurate real-time measurement of these products to ensure safety in the world around us.  Our technology can also be integrated into the manufacturing process to cut costs.  Another material that needs to be inspected (and can be inspected very well using our technology) is a contact lense.  These can be measured to ensure the fit and comfort that the customer demands.  Without this type of measurement, nobody would really know if these products were otherwise safe or fit for use.  We’ve found that the principal of Optical Interferometry allows us to provide superior measurement solutions to our customers and any consumer that comes into contact with that product.  What have you found to be a reliable form of thickness measurement for your product?  What challenges do you meet when trying to inspect your product for safety and quality?