Ramona Optics was founded in 2017 by Dr. Mark Harfouche and Dr. Roarke Horstmeyer after they graduated from Caltech. The company aims to solve a long-standing problem in microscopy: forming high resolution images over a large area. Current microscopes can, at best, see a few square centimeters at a time, which fundamentally limits what we’re able to see and how quickly we’re able to see it. Ramona Optics is developing the first gigapixel microscope that captures cellular-level detail over hundreds of square centimeters. By combining an array of customized micro-cameras, structured lighting and machine learning software, our new computational microscope provides extremely large field-of-view, high resolution imaging performance. The company is located within the Duke BRiDGE Space in the Chesterfield Building in downtown Durham. For more information, please visit the company website.
MIRA Inc. was founded in 2019 by a team including Dr. Horstmeyer, with the mission to create the industry standard for fingerprinting fine art, collectables, and luxury goods. MIRA's technology re-identifies precious works across time and space, inoculating the art world against forgery and fraud.
Airilabs LLC was started in 2021 by several members of the Computational Optics Lab at Duke to provide new diagnostic tools to improve the speed and quality of pathology-based diagnoses. Stay tuned for more information regarding this new venture!