Ewa Goldys, CNBP Deputy Director, was invited to speak at The Optical Society (OSA) Incubator event, “Label-free Optical Techniques for Biomedical Diagnostics & Imaging: Challenges and Opportunities for Clinical Translation,” at the OSA Headquarters, Washington, 16-18 Sept 2015.
The aim of this small invitation-only meeting, organised by Laura Marcu (UC Davis, US), Paul French (Imperial College, UK), Juergen Popp (IPHT, Germany), Robert Nordstrom (NIC, NIH US) and Brian Wilson (UHN, Canada), was to develop vision and strategies for accelerating the translation of label-free optical techniques in clinical practice.
The presentations and discussions were aimed at identifying new opportunities for label free methodologies, to identify barriers to clinical translation and to propose solutions.
In addition to exciting talks with exceptionally condensed scientific content, were discussions on the broader nexus of science, industry and governance, with the meeting proving to be an excellent forum to network with research and industry leaders in the field of Biophotonics.
The meeting was also attended by high level representatives from the NIH and FDA.
The outcome will be a white paper with recommendations to sponsors, regulators and the industry which will be distributed to industry and medical associations and the relevant agencies.
As such, the CNBP is delighted to be able to contribute to the leadership group within the global Biophotonics community