Imagin Medical has announced that Stavros Demos, the inventor of the company’s i/Blue Imaging System, has accepted the position of senior scientist and group leader of the Optical Materials Group at the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) in New York. LLE develops laser and optical technologies, and supports a variety of U.S. Government missions. It employs over 300 engineers and scientists with a recognized expertise in laser, optics and the interaction of light with matter. Going forward, Imagin Medical said it will utilize LLE's resources to continue development of its ultrasensitive cancer imaging technology. "Being able to work with such an extraordinary pool of scientists and engineers in their state-of-the-art facility focused exclusively on Imagin's field of interest is a great opportunity for us," said Jim Hutchens, Imagin President and CEO. "Their expertise and success with laser and optical technology applications will help drive our development program more rapidly and may result in additional intellectual property." Demos will lead the effort at University of Rochester and LLE to build on Imagin's initial prototype and continue to refine the product's design, requalifying the system's optical model, components and advanced light sensors, and help create the controls needed for optimized operation and patient safety. Next generation products will be used for clinical trials, regulatory submission and eventual commercial distribution. Demos spent 12 years at the U.S. Government’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif. At LLE, he will join former colleagues and collaborators, along with a world class team of scientists, with access to a medical school and hospital, which he said will be a great asset in the continued development of Imagin’s imaging systems.