Photonic Oxygen Sensing Tools for Health Care

Jul 9, 2024
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About This Webinar
A central challenge in the clinical care of patients is the measurement of tissue oxygen. While numerous tools exist to measure aspects of tissue perfusion and oxygenation, such as doppler and NIR oximetry, these methods only indirectly provide information regarding oxygen content in tissue. Researchers have developed a platform technology based on ultrabright porphyrin photochemistry that enables direct, quantitative measurement of tissue oxygen concentration. They have also translated sensor, imaging, and implantable sensors to preclinical and clinical application for patient care challenges ranging from post-surgical monitoring to chronic wound care.

Who should attend:
Clinicians, researchers, and laboratory scientists who are interested in oxygen sensing tools. Those who use sensors and imaging in health care, medicine, surgery, and patient care. Anyone who works with metrology, photochemistry, and sensing.

About the presenter:
Conor L. Evans, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Harvard Medical School, an affiliated faculty member of the Harvard University Biophysics Program, a faculty member of the Harvard Ludwig Center, and leads his lab at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Evans’ lab’s research is focused on the development and clinical translation of optical microscopy and spectroscopy tools. A recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, his efforts have resulted in the creation of new technologies currently in multiple clinical trials. He is a Royce Fellow of Brown University, a fellow of SPIE, and has been honored with several awards, including the Coblentz Society Craver Award. Evans is an editor for Scientific Reports, PLOS One, and Biophotonics Discovery and has written more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. He holds 14 patents and patent applications and works to translate his technologies to the clinic. He additionally serves the Wellman Center as Faculty Liaison to the Department of Defense.

Research & TechnologyImagingmetrologySensors & DetectorsOpticsBiophotonicsmedical
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