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Press Release from SPIE - The international society for optics and photonics
Date: 3rd March 2011

Prof Martin J. Leahy promoted to SPIE Fellow in recognition of his significant service to the society and to the greater science community, as well as in recognition of noteworthy technical acheivements that the SPIE Fellows Committee and Board of Directors concluded to him. Please click here to view press release. 

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Publication: BioOpticsWorld.com
Date: 1st September 2010

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Press Release from Dublin City University
Date: 12th March 2010

Dublin City University (DCU) has agreed to license its breakthrough Computer Aided Detection (CAD) technology to Biotronics3D a London-based company, active in the research, development and marketing of advanced, image-based medical diagnostic devices.

The solution, developed at DCU’s Centre for Image Processing and Analysis (CIPA), is designed to assist in the early detection and treatment of colon cancer. Computed Tomography Colongraphy (CTC) also known as Virtual Colonoscopy (VC) is an alternative to traditional endoscopic optical colonoscopy procedures. Using the VC approach, the patient undergoes a non-invasive CT scan of the colon from which a computer generated 3D image of the organ is displayed on a workstation. The CAD tool automatically identifies abnormalities on the colon surface and identifies these on the computer display to assist the clinician in diagnosis.

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Publication: Irishtimes.com
Date 12th January 2010

One-a-day heart polypill to be tested in international trial. View article here.

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Publication: Irish Times Innovation Supplement
Date: May 2009

The future of medicine is looking brighter, thanks to new light-based techniques and a recently launched Irish research organisation. The article can be viewed here.

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Publication: Irish Medical Times
Date: 3rd April 2009

The €30 million National Bio-photonics and Imaging Platform Ireland (NBIP Ireland) is to compete for €5 billion funding to be made available under the Infrastructures Theme of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).