Apr '16 Simphotek advances treatment of cacner using light-drug interactions
|TechNews, Apr 2016 (NJ Tech Council) – Simphotek collaborates with leading cancer research institutions to address a critical unmet need: fast computing system for photodynamic therapy planning and monitoring. Read more (page 14)...|
Jan '16 Simphotek accelerates PDT entry into the era of personalized medicine
Cancer treatments can be hard to describe. With this one, called “Photodynamic Therapy,” a drug is injected into the patient. This isn’t a chemo drug, however. It simply activates chemical reactions in cancer cells when combined with the light from a laser. The combination of the laser light and the drug produces reactive ions that kill cancer cells. Potasek notes that this technique is well-known, but the problem is that it’s impossible to determine how much light to use or how long to use it on various tumors. Read more...
Jan '16 Dr. Mary Potasek becomes SPIE Fellow
|2016 SPIE Fellows. Mary Potasek was recenlty nominated and promoted to SPIE Fellow for her life-time achievements in nonlinear fiber optics, quantum optics, and biological optics.|
10 '15 Simphotek is raising money to join the fight against cancer
One example of SimphoSOFT®’s practical application is the company’s recent projects involving the use of computer optimization tools for light-drug based cancer therapy. Known as photodynamic therapy (PDT), this alternative or adjunct to chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery is in clinical studies throughout the world. Simphotek partners with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, two of the world’s leading cancer centers. Simphotek is working with these hospitals to combine its optimization software with optical components to create a portable instrument that can be used by the physician in real time in the clinic or operating room. Simphotek believes that such an instrument is a critical missing piece that when developed, will enable PDT to grow as large as radiation therapy. Read more...
Simphotek PDT dosimetry page
06 '15 Simphotek releases SimphoSOFT® 3.2 Update 5 — Excitation Map
02 '15 SimphoSOFT® is integrated with LightTrans VirtualLab™
Simphotek (USA) is partnering with LightTrans (Germany) to offering a new set of tools which can significantly improve accuracy in simulation of passive and active devices, including but not limited to amplifiers, lasers, ring resonators, multi-photon microscopes, super-resolution microscopes. You can learn more about integration of Simphotek SimphoSOFT® modules into LightTrans VirtualLab™ optical modeling and design software here.
|Meet our representative (Gene) at booth #4601-49 in the German Pavilion to explore in depth this new product and claim a DISCOUNT on SimphoSOFT software if it is purchased during exhibition.|
09 '14 Simphotek awarded NIH/NCI SBIR Phase I
06 '14 Simphotek releases SimphoSOFT® 3.2 Suite+
02 '14 Simphotek exhibits at Photonics West 2014
11 '13 Simphotek releases MPA Info+ 1.0 — MPA Material Database
Imagine a task of finding an MPA material with the largest known absorption coefficient absorbing light within a desired wavelength range. It can take hours, if not days, to find such a material, and possibly extra days to verify the search.
Simphotek's MPA Info+ is the world's first, comprehensive, searchable database containing detailed photo-physical properties of over 1,000 multi-photon absorber molecules. Its main purpose is to help experimentalists, photo-physics or photo-chemist researchers, and medical investigators to quickly and easily find optimal MPA materials with desired photo-physical characteristics, cross-referenced to the recent publications.
02 '13 Simphotek exhibits at Photonics West 2013 in San Francisco, CA
09 '13 Laser Focus World publication: Simulating active photonic materials with SimphoSOFT® becomes easy
07 '12 Wave Front Co., Ltd. distributes SimphoSOFT exclusively in Japan
07 '12 Simphotek releases SimphoSOFT® 2.1 — Z-Scan
05 '12 LUEN Soft Inc. becomes a SimphoSOFT exclusive distributor in South Korea
04 '12 Simphotek releases SimphoSOFT® 2.0 — Multi-Beam
01 '12 Simphotek exhibits at Photonics West 2012 in San Francisco, CA
09 '11 Simphotek exhibits at FiO/LS in San Jose, CA
04 '11 Simphotek exhibits at SPIE Defense and CLEO
02 '11 Simphotek receives private investment
01 '11 Simphotek launches SimphoSOFT® at Photonics West in San Francisco, CA
11 '09 Simphotek receives Edison Innovation R&D Fund Award
07 '09 Simphotek acquired exclusive license on commercialization of NYU technology
06 '09 Dr. Mary Potasek of Simphotek to Present Invited Talk at AFRL SAIC Workshop 2009
01 '09 Dr. Mary Potasek of Simphotek to Present Invited Talk at Photonics West 2009
08 '08 Simphotek awarded STTR Phase II contract
06 '08 Simphotek receives an Incubator Seed Fund Grant from the NJCST
10 '06 Sycamoreridge Innovations LLC (acquired by Simphotek Inc in 12/08) awarded research and development contract