Ramona Optics, founded in 2017 by Dr. Mark Harfouche and Dr. Roarke Horstmeyer after they graduated from Caltch, aims to solve a long-standing problem in microscopy: to form 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 an entire square foot. By combining an array of cameras, structured lighting and machine learning software, our new computational microscope is capable of extremely large field-of-view, high resolution imaging. The company is located within the Duke BRiDGE Space in the Chesterfield Building in downtown Durham. For more information, please visit the company website.
SafineAI was started in 2019 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. For more information, please visit the company website.