May 2012:

Dr. Daniel Farkas, BMOIC Chairman, is invited to present a lecture entitled "Translational Optical Bioimaging: Multimode Dermoscopy for Early Detection of Melanoma" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York NY, in May, 2012.

June 2012:

Dr. Daniel Farkas, BMOIC Chairman, is invited to present a lecture entitled "Multimode Biomedical Optical Imaging for Improved Detection of Disease and Treatment Outcomes" at ITRI (Taiwan) Forum 2012, San Jose CA, in June, 2012.

July 2012:

Dr. Daniel Farkas, BMOIC Chairman, is invited to present a lecture entitled "Multimode Optical Molecular Imaging of Disease for Better Diagnosis and Treatment" at Invited plenary talk, Optics Within Life Sciences, Genova, Italy, in July 2012.

February 2013:

BMOIC, Inc. to present at SPIE Photonics West 2013 in San Francisco, CA:

  • In vivo skin chromophore mapping using a multimode imaging dermoscope (SkinSpec)
  • Quantifying the optical properties and chromophore concentrations of turbid media using polarization sensitive hyperspectral imaging: optical phantom studies

subsequently published as: Fartash Vasefi, Rolf B. Saager, Anthony J. Durkin, et al., "Quantifying the optical properties and chromophore concentrations of turbid media using polarization sensitive hyperspectral imaging: optical phantom studies", Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8587, 85870Z (2013), Nicholas B. MacKinnon, Fartash Vasefi, Eugene Gussakovsky, et al., "In vivo skin chromophore mapping using a multimode imaging dermoscope (SkinSpec™)", Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8587, 85870U (2013)

February 2014:

BMOIC, Inc. to present at SPIE Photonics West 2014 in San Francisco, CA

  • In vivo skin chromophore mapping using a multimode imaging dermoscope (SkinSpec)
  • Quantifying the optical properties and chromophore concentrations of turbid media using polarization sensitive hyperspectral imaging: optical phantom studies

subsequently published as: Nicholas B. MacKinnon, Fartash Vasefi, Daniel L. Farkas, "Toward in vivo diagnosis of skin cancer using multimode imaging dermoscopy: (I) clinical system development and validation", Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8947, 89470I (2014) , Fartash Vasefi, Nicholas B. MacKinnon, Daniel L. Farkas, "Toward in vivo diagnosis of skin cancer using multimode imaging dermoscopy: (II) molecular mapping of highly pigmented lesions", Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8947, 89470J (2014)

May 2014:

Dr. Daniel Farkas, BMOIC Chairman, is invited to present a lecture entitled "Biophotonic Approaches to Major Medical Challenges Worldwide" at Global Good/Intellectual Ventures/Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle WA in May 2014.

June 2014:

Dr. Daniel Farkas, BMOIC Chairman, is invited as plenary/tutorial speaker to present a lecture entitled "Multimode Optical Bioimaging, from the Lab to the Clinic: A Translational Story" at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO:2014), San Jose CA, in June 2014.

May 2014:

BMOIC's has received the Main Research Award from 37th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference for its presentation entitled "Multimode Imaging Applied Toward Diagnosis of Skin Cancer" by BMOIC's VP product development, Nicholas MacKinnon, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in May 2014. BMOIC Inc presents its novel approach to skin imaging in a peer-review journal article in Nature Scientific Reports.

  • Vasefi, Fartash, Nicholas MacKinnon, Rolf B. Saager, Anthony J. Durkin, Robert Chave, Erik H. Lindsley, and Daniel L. Farkas. "Polarization-Sensitive Hyperspectral Imaging in vivo: A Multimode Dermoscope for Skin Analysis." Scientific reports 4 (2014).

September 2014:

Biomedical Optical Imaging Corporation announced today that it has awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research Grant (R43/44 SBIR) from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to advance the development and clinical testing of the company's SkinSpect system for the detection of melanoma and other skin cancers. The medical partners are Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City and University of California Irvine, Beckman Laser Institute. Phase I of the grant ($210k) runs till the end of February 2015, and Phase II ($1.38M) gets activated upon completion of phase I milestones.

February 2015:

BMOIC, Inc. to present at SPIE Photonics West 2015 in San Francisco, CA

  • Quantifying the optical properties of turbid media using polarization sensitive hyperspectral imaging (SkinSpect): two-layer optical phantom studies