Blog Post by
QA & Engineering
Myriad Fiber Imaging
On Thursday night, November 17, Jim McDonald and Danna Mancini attended the November monthly meeting of the New England Section of the Optics Society of America. The meeting was held in the Photonics Center, at Boston University. The topic for the evening was – Smaller Is Better: Ever-Shrinking Optical Components Enable Novel and More Capable Medical Devices. The presenter was Randal Chinnock, Founder & CEO of Optimum Technologies, Inc.
Myriad Fiber Imaging was one of three corporate sponsors supporting Mr. Chinnock’s presentation. The company provided a 0.90mm diameter, flexible image scope, and a small LED light source, for demonstration purposes.
Some of the many products and technologies presented include: ground and polished lenses as small as 0.25mm in diameter, glass right angle prisms measuring only 0.18mm, miniature flexible endoscopes 0.50mm in diameter, plastic injection molded lenses, 0.65 diameter battery powered LEDs, and less than 2mm diameter ‘camera-on-chip’ image scopes.
Myriad’s staff is constantly evaluating emerging parts and processes for possible impact on the imaging and illumination marketplace. So, while all the products and technologies were presented as stand-a-lone components, Jim and Danna were specifically interested in how they could be combined with current Myriad offerings, to make new and unique products. Shortly, Myriad will acquire samples of some of the items introduced at the meeting. We will then test these components, assemble them into prototypes, and attempt to create new imaging and illumination systems.
If we are successful, you will be the first to hear about, here on our blog. Stay tuned.