Choroidal Blood Flow Imaging with Spectral Domain OCT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43EY023863-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R43EY023863
Amount: $223,583.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: NEI
Solicitation Number: PA13-234
Small Business Information
BPX 13569, DURHAM, NC, 27709-3569
DUNS: 361420040
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (919) 314-5502
Research Institution
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Ophthalmic vascular diseases impact millions of Americans. Age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are the two major diseases with a well- known vascular factor. The role of the vascular system in glaucoma and retinopathy of prematurity is more insidious. The vascular theory of glaucoma suggests that the blood supply to the eye is a contributory factor in glaucoma. Advanced retinopathy of prematurity is characterized vascular tortuosity, but the study of developmental vascularity in the pre-term and neonatal eye is in its infancy. The development of a clinical diagnostic to quantify blood flow in the two distinct circulatory systems of the eye (uveal and retinal) is essential to te research and differential diagnosis of these eye diseases. Bioptigen has been at the forefront of pediatric OCT, receiving the first explicit pediatric OCT FDA clearance in 2012. Bioptigen also commercialized the first Doppler OCT software in 2006, under exclusive license

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