Extreme Ultrashort Pulses for Advanced Medical Applications and Diagnostics
Over the past several years, in vivo imaging of brain and tumours using multiphoton microscopy has emerged as a powerful research as well as pre-clinical tool for revealing detailed cellular and functional behaviours. Multiphoton microscopy allows for deep tissue penetration with relatively minor phototoxicity, rendering it an effective tool for the long-term observations of live tissue.
ExtreMed is a partnership between Sphere Photonics, INL, UPorto and two faculty members UT Austin (Adela Ben-Yakar and Andrew Dunn). This partnership will focus on the development and application of ultrashort laser pulses for biomedical imaging
and diagnostics, with a goal to eventually guide therapeutics by bringing together an innovative laser company together with two Portuguese institutions and two UT Austin faculty who are established leaders in the field of biomedical optics and imaging.
The research performed at UT Austin, INL and UPorto will use technology developed by Sphere Ultrafast Photonics and the other partners to push the speed and imaging depth of several new imaging techniques to new limits.
Total Eligible Budget
INL Eligible Budget
Type of action
SI – Projetos em Copromoção
Grant Agreement Id
CCDR-N / FCT
POCI – PROGRAMA OPERACIONAL COMPETITIVIDADE E INTERNACIONALIZAÇÃO
North of Portugal