Phi Optics is featured in the local News Gazette with an article
about the technology and our CellVista Q1000 system
The QLI Lab
at UIUC announces
their latest research applications of QPI-SLIM in label-free monitoring of breast cancer cell growth, life cycles, and responses to drugs. The research is published in PLOS ONE
Phi Optics officially launches its CellVista Q1000 system for live cells and tissues imaging at SPIE BiOS 2014
, February 1-2 in San Francisco, CA. You can find us
at Booth 8232 in South Hall A, Moscone Exhibition Center
Phi Optics participates in the 11th annual Advanced Imaging Methods Workshop (AIM)
at University of California - Berkeley. The event is hosted by the Molecular Imaging Center
at UC Berkeley. Phi Optics will have an advance demo of our CellVista Q1000 system for display at the workshop.
Phi Optics is nominated for the Entrepreneurial Excellence - New Venture Award
at the 2014 annual Innovation Celebration
. The event recognizes entrepreneurship and technological innovation in Champaign County
Serra Ventures leads a successful Series Seed
funding round on behalf of Phi Optics.
Phi Optics is awarded a $150,000 NSF SBIR
Phase I grant that will start in Q1 FY2013.
Phi Optics is selected to participate in the Innovation Corps Program (I-Corps)
, a National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative to foster entrepreneurship that will lead to the commercialization of technology that has been supported previously by NSF-funded research. The March 2012 cohort consists of 24 teams selected nationally by a group lead by serial entrepreneur Steve Blank
, founder of the Lean LaunchPad. Highlights of the program have been featured in Nature
, The Economist
Phi Optics is accepted in the The I-Start Entrepreneur Assistance Program
administered by UIUC Research Park EnterpriseWorks Incubator
. The I-Start is a new entrepreneur kick-start program targeted to University of Illinois researchers that have a strong potential for technology commercialization through new company formation.
Phi Optics engages Serra Ventures, LLC
, a professional business advisory firm specialized on early stage and emerging high technology companies.