|Gooch & Housego [Coordinator]
Gooch & Housego is a photonics technology business headquartered in Ilminster Somerset, UK with operations in the USA and Europe. A world leader in its field, the company researches, designs, engineers and manufactures advanced photonic systems, components and instrumentation for applications in the aerospace & defence, industrial, life sciences and scientific research sectors.
DTU Fotonik’s main areas of research (sections) are: Nanophotonics, Light Sources and Industrial Sensors, Nonlinear Optics and Biophotonics and Communication technology. About 220 researchers are employed at DTU Fotonik, including around 90 Ph.D. students. In a typical year, it educates more than 40 M.Sc. students, and student numbers are constantly growing.
|Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK and provides high care for more than 850,000 people. The Biophotonics Research Unit is a multi-disciplinary group of clinicians and scientists based within the Trust. Its goals are to advance the field of optical and biochemical diagnostics within the clinical environment and at the point of care. Its role in the GALAHAD project is to provide clinical input into the design of the device and to develop the data analysis and image processing algorithms for OCT images.
Ibsen Photonics is a global provider of transmission gratings and grating-based spectrometer modules for OEM applications. Its transmission gratings cover the UV, VIS and NIR ranges and are used in diverse industries such as telecom, sensing, lasers and spectroscopy. Its high performance, compact spectrometer modules are used by international customers in a wide range of sensor systems and spectroscopy applications.
NKT Photonics is a fibre laser and sensor system manufacturer with headquarters in Denmark and production in Denmark, Germany and the UK. NKT Photonics is the world’s leading supplier of supercontinuum light sources which offer the highest possible optical resolution of any light source when applied in OCT systems and NKT will therefore provide the light sources for the GALAHAD project.
Optos is a leading medical technology company for the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of ultra-widefield retinal imaging devices.
Ultra-widefield retinal imaging is an important tool for the screening and diagnosis of eye problems, such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataracts, retinal holes/retinal tears and age-related macular degeneration, it can also indicate evidence of non-eye diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and certain cancers.
The Department of Ophthalmology of the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen is a clinical and basic science eye research centre where photonics is applied in interventions and imaging to develop better diagnostics and interventions against eye disease and ageing.
|Universitat Politècnica de València
The Universitat Politècnica de València is a public and innovative Spanish institution that is dedicated to researching and teaching. One of its research institutes is the Institute for Research and Innovation in Bioengineering (I3B). The I3B is responsible in GALAHAD project for developing and validating of an automatic, robust and clinically usable automated algorithm system for glaucoma diagnosis.
Vivid is a small SME (established 2002) based in Paderborn (Germany) specialising in the project management, dissemination and exploitation of collaborative research projects. A particular strength of the company is to bring diverse organisations together to work as an effective unit, and to handle the day-to-day technical, administrative and financial management of complex research projects.
|Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
With a total of 44,000 students, the University of Münster is one of the largest universities in Germany. Thanks to its extensive range of degree programmes, multi-faceted research profile, and the atmosphere and quality of life in Münster, the University attracts students and researchers from Germany and around the world.