Biomedical Laser Systems Engineering: The Art of Bringing Complex Optical Visualization Systems Out of the Lab and Into the Clinic
Dr. Max Kotlarchyk, Light10 LLC
Light-based visualization techniques have become increasingly popular, holding promise to increase sensitivity and provide better information for diagnosis, surgical planning, and clinical intervention. Optical physics-based techniques combined with automation and hardware processing capabilities can super-power clinicians with information hidden in plain sight, providing an augmented reality view of biological tissues for better clinical decision making. Optical techniques grounded in spectroscopy, interferometry, absorption, fluorescence, tissue scattering, and others, can be placed in any accessible part of the body, broadly demonstrating the ability to improve, digitize, and accelerate clinical workflows making way for a new standard in care to patients. Translation from lab feasibility prototype of these devices to clinical product, involves a careful orchestration of processing algorithms, high-end cameras, modulated multi-band scanned solid-state lasers, synchronized mechatronics, diffraction-limited objectives, and more, with industrial collaborations, cross-disciplinary engineering teams, regulatory experts, clinical partnerships, financial stakeholders, lawyers, industrial design, as well as business-to-business vendors and manufacturers. Successful biomedical systems engineering of complex optical devices is represented by a careful balancing act of deep technical execution with a social collaboration between all involved parties.
About the speaker
Max has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of California Irvine and a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He has 20 years experience in biomedical technologies with over 12 years of diverse industry experience in medical device product development for multinational companies (Fortune 100 – 500), startups, and academic institutions. As founder and CEO of Light10 LLC, Max and his team of expert engineers reimagine automated optical medical prototypes and translate them into product ready tools for clinical use.
Max is dedicated to enabling the technologies and innovators of tomorrow in the form of university lectures on entrepreneurship, mentorship, bridging segregated industry entities, patient-centric healthcare messaging, and maturing academic bleeding-edge prototype systems to manufacturing-ready medical-grade push-button tools.
Some highlighted areas of technical expertise and product development experience include:
Translational Medicine - Lab to Clinician, Multimodality Microscopy Methods, Opto-Electro/Mechanical system design and automation, Laser Scanning Systems, Digital Pathology, Tissue Engineering, Gene Therapy, Intra-surgical and Diagnostic Imaging Modalities, Next Gen DNA Sequencing and qPCR.
In this work, Max has contributed towards the fight against:
Heart Disease, Diabetes, COVID-19, Cancers, Cystic Fibrosis, Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (Dry AMD), Glaucoma, Keratoconus, Tooth Decay, Organ Failure, and Mental Health.
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