LightLab Imaging: Uncovering Disease in Hard-to-Reach Places

Joseph M. Schmitt

LightLab Imaging was founded on a leap of faith—the belief that a tiny amount of light reflected from just below the surface of a tissue carries a wealth of diagnostic information.


When LightLab was founded in 1998, optical coherence tomography had not yet been established as a technique for developing micrometer-resolution cross-sectional images inside biological tissues. The company’s founders took a gamble on the technology—and it paid off, due in part to their pioneering contributions in collaboration with colleagues at MIT.

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Publish Date: 01 April 2009

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