Medical Imaging Startup OnLume Seeks to Show Surgeons The Light

Uselmann says that the inspiration for the device OnLume is seeking to commercialize stemmed from a basic problem: fluorescence microscopy, which involves applying a fluorescent dye to samples, has to be done in dark rooms because researchers are typically looking at very dim light signals.

“The idea behind it was that if you synchronize your detection technology with your lighting, you’d be able to have both the room lit and detect the dim signals,” he says. “We started looking at different applications of this technology and then realized that surgery was a really exciting area that could benefit from fluorescence imaging in a well-lit environment.”

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