LASER FOCUSED – Rocky Hill photonics team shifts entrepreneurial focus, setting sights on cancer treatment…

Over the past 13 years, two longtime friends and a small team based in Rocky Hill have broken their way into the global energy sector, developing acoustic and fiber-optic sensors and software that have enabled more efficient production in mile-deep oil and gas wells as well as improved monitoring of electric grid cables.

Now Trevor MacDougall and Paul E. Sanders — serial entrepreneurs who have founded two companies and successfully sold one to a Canadian energy firm in 2012 for a hefty but undisclosed sum — are pivoting their fiber-optic sensor technology platform to improve a lung cancer treatment called photodynamic therapy, or PDT. Their latest company, Lumeda — backed by an initial $1-million investment from Connecticut Innovations and Branfordbased Cycle Venture Partners — is hoping to get U.S. Food & Drug Administration approval within the next two years for an optical device that automates the targeting and dosage of laser light to the site of a newly removed thoracic tumor.

PDT 2020

PDT 2020 October 26-30, 2020 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques (ENSIC) Nancy, France The third annual PDT symposium is devoted to all aspects of clinical photodynamic therapy.  Clinical PDT will be discussed in terms of photodynamic diagnosis or therapy, instrumentation, photosensitizers, light dosimetry and monitoring, mathematical modelling, and cellular mechanisms.

CHEST Annual Meeting

CHEST Annual Meeting October 17-21, 2020 Chicago McCormick Center The American College of Chest Physicians is the global leader in advancing best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research, and team-based care.  CHEST 2020 is the annual meeting and premier education event in Clinical Chest Medicine.

Lumeda Announces Formation of its Scientific Advisory Board

Prominent medical and scientific experts to help company advance development of PDT products Rocky Hill, Connecticut – June 22, 2020 – Lumeda Inc. (“Lumeda”), a biophotonics systems company advancing photodynamic therapy (PDT) for treating cancer, today announced the formation of its Scientific Advisory Board with the appointment of a panel of medical and scientific experts who will provide critical medical, …

Lumeda Enters License Agreement with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Company secures exclusive rights for intraoperative photodynamic therapy in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer Rocky Hill, Connecticut – June 25, 2020 – Lumeda Inc. (“Lumeda”), a biophotonics systems company formed to advance photodynamic therapy for treating cancer, today announced the company has entered a license agreement with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center of Buffalo, New York (“Roswell Park”).  …