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Glaucoma – Advanced, LAbel-free High resolution Automated OCT Diagnostics

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Project "GALAHAD" data sheet

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Gooch & Housego (Torquay) Limited 

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postcode: TQ2 7QL

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙996˙783 €
 EC max contribution 3˙996˙780 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2016-1
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-12-01   to  2019-11-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    Gooch & Housego (Torquay) Limited UK (TORQUAY DEVON) coordinator 779˙156.00
2    NKT PHOTONICS A/S DK (BIRKEROD) participant 543˙793.00
4    IBSEN PHOTONICS AS DK (FARUM) participant 480˙240.00
8    REGION HOVEDSTADEN DK (HILLEROD) participant 239˙659.00
9    VIVID COMPONENTS LTD UK (TORQUAY) participant 214˙487.00


 Project objective

The project GALAHAD targets the critical need for better glaucoma diagnostic systems. Glaucoma is an age-related major cause of blindness. The eye disease is characterized by an irreversible damage to the optic nerve head caused by increased intra-ocular pressure. The current screening and basic diagnostics for the disease involve intra-ocular pressure measurement, visual field tests and detection of structural damage to the optic nerve head and retinal nerve fibre layer. The present methods have high rates of false positive or false negative results since the in depth analysis of optical nerve head damage is not possible due to the poor resolution of available optical technologies. A leading candidate is optical coherence tomography (OCT), but the required axial resolution is ~1 μm, well beyond the 3-5 μm resolution of commercial systems. GALAHAD aims to develop a label free, compact and easy to operate high resolution diagnostic OCT system. The multiband and multimodal system will use submicron ultra-high resolution polarisation sensitive OCT (UHR PS OCT). The key breakthrough elements are: (i) A revolutionary low cost multiband supercontinuum light source. (ii.) Ground-breaking ultra-broadband photonic components required to exploit such a source. (iii.) Automated glaucoma screening algorithms: using end user evaluation of cell and animal models and tissue samples, automated algorithms will be developed, trained and tested so that non-expert operators will be able to perform glaucoma screening. The GALAHAD in depth glaucoma diagnostics after a positive screening with conventional methods will dramatically reduce false positive and false negative screening results and decrease the number of patients suffering from glaucoma-related disability. The project is driven by world leading companies and manufacturers of OCT systems and guided by requirement specifications and validated by high ranking clinical and experimental ophthalmologists in their clinical settings.


List of deliverables.
Project newsletter 3 Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-04-14 23:36:05
Project newsletter 1 Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-04-14 23:36:05
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Project newsletter 2 Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-04-14 23:36:05

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of GALAHAD deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Andres Diaz-Pinto, Sandra Morales, Valery Naranjo, Amparo Navea
Computer-Aided Glaucoma Diagnosis Using Stochastic Watershed Transformation on Single Fundus Images
published pages: 1057-1065, ISSN: 2156-7018, DOI: 10.1166/jmihi.2019.2721
Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics 9/6 2020-04-14
2018 Iván Bravo Gonzalo, Rasmus Dybbro Engelsholm, Mads Peter Sørensen, Ole Bang
Polarization noise places severe constraints on coherence of all-normal dispersion femtosecond supercontinuum generation
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-24691-7
Scientific Reports 8/1 2020-04-14
2017 Michael Maria, Ivan Bravo Gonzalo, Thomas Feuchter, Mark Denninger, Peter M. Moselund, Lasse Leick, Ole Bang, Adrian Podoleanu
Q-switch-pumped supercontinuum for ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography
published pages: 4744, ISSN: 0146-9592, DOI: 10.1364/OL.42.004744
Optics Letters 42/22 2020-04-14
2018 Niels Møller Israelsen, Michael Maria, Mette Mogensen, Sophie Bojesen, Mikkel Jensen, Merete Haedersdal, Adrian Podoleanu, Ole Bang
The value of ultrahigh resolution OCT in dermatology - delineating the dermo-epidermal junction, capillaries in the dermal papillae and vellus hairs
published pages: 2240, ISSN: 2156-7085, DOI: 10.1364/BOE.9.002240
Biomedical Optics Express 9/5 2020-04-14
2019 Andres Diaz-Pinto, Adrian Colomer, Valery Naranjo, Sandra Morales, Yanwu Xu, Alejandro F Frangi
Retinal Image Synthesis and Semi-supervised Learning for Glaucoma Assessment
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 0278-0062, DOI: 10.1109/tmi.2019.2903434
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 2020-04-14
2018 Mette Mogensen, Sophie Bojesen, Niels M. Israelsen, Michael Maria, Mikkel Jensen, Adrian Podoleanu, Ole Bang, Merete Haedersdal
Two optical coherence tomography systems detect topical gold nanoshells in hair follicles, sweat ducts and measure epidermis
published pages: e201700348, ISSN: 1864-063X, DOI: 10.1002/jbio.201700348
Journal of Biophotonics 11/9 2020-04-14
2019 Mikkel Jensen, Iván Bravo Gonzalo, Rasmus Dybbro Engelsholm, Michael Maria, Niels Møller Israelsen, Adrian Podoleanu, Ole Bang
Noise of supercontinuum sources in spectral domain optical coherence tomography
published pages: A154, ISSN: 0740-3224, DOI: 10.1364/josab.36.00a154
Journal of the Optical Society of America B 36/2 2020-04-14
2019 Rasmus Dybbro Engelsholm, Ole Bang
Supercontinuum noise reduction by fiber undertapering
published pages: 10320, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/oe.27.010320
Optics Express 27/7 2020-04-14
2018 Iván Bravo Gonzalo, Ole Bang
Role of the Raman gain in the noise dynamics of all-normal dispersion silica fiber supercontinuum generation
published pages: 2102, ISSN: 0740-3224, DOI: 10.1364/josab.35.002102
Journal of the Optical Society of America B 35/9 2020-04-14
2019 Etienne Genier, Patrick Bowen, Thibaut Sylvestre, John M. Dudley, Peter Moselund, Ole Bang
Amplitude noise and coherence degradation of femtosecond supercontinuum generation in all-normal-dispersion fibers
published pages: A161, ISSN: 0740-3224, DOI: 10.1364/josab.36.00a161
Journal of the Optical Society of America B 36/2 2020-04-14
2019 Andres Diaz-Pinto, Sandra Morales, Valery Naranjo, Thomas Köhler, Jose M. Mossi, Amparo Navea
CNNs for automatic glaucoma assessment using fundus images: an extensive validation
published pages: , ISSN: 1475-925X, DOI: 10.1186/s12938-019-0649-y
BioMedical Engineering OnLine 18/1 2020-04-14
2018 Mikkel Jensen, Niels Møller Israelsen, Michael Maria, Thomas Feuchter, Adrian Podoleanu, Ole Bang
All-depth dispersion cancellation in spectral domain optical coherence tomography using numerical intensity correlations
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-27388-z
Scientific Reports 8/1 2020-04-14

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