A quantitative study of red blood cells shows that banked blood grows stiffer with age. The study is published in Nature Scientific Reports
and is featured in a University of Illinois News Bureau report
. Quantitative Phase Imaging (QPI) was used to image the membrane of red blood cells with nanometer sensitivity. The research can lead to a clinical instrument for blood quality analysis based on QPI.
Phi Optics is featured in the 2014 ELEVATE Annual Report
(PDF, pp. 12) from the University of Illinois Office of the Vice President for Research
. This publication illustrates the University’s innovation pipeline and highlights successful University startups.
3D imaging of live cells via Quantitative Phase Imaging (QPI) is featured
in the Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging section of SPIE Newsroom.
Phi Optics participates in the vendor exhibit of the Microscience Microscopy Congress 2014 (MMC2014)
in Manchester, UK, July 1-3 2014, organized by the Royal Microscopical Society
. The Conference will run side-by-side with Europe's largest exhibition of microscopy and imaging equipment
- find us at stand 901 with our exclusive distributors for UK and Ireland, Photons Lines Ltd
Phi Optics has been invited to display in the NSF-NIH Innovation Zone
at this year's world’s largest biotechnology gathering 2014 BIO International Convention
, June 23-26 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Visit us
in the Innovation Zone at Booth 5449, Kiosk 38.
Phi Optics has been awarded a NSF SBIR Phase II grant to develop a commercial automated optical system for live cells and tissues imaging.
Prof. Gabriel Popescu research on label-free and quantitative neuron imaging
using QPI is featured in NBC Science News
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.