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Photoacoustic endomicroscopy of red blood cells

About PURL:

The Photons+ Ultrasound Research Laboratory (PURL) at King’s College London was founded in 2018 as part of the Department of Surgical and Interventional Engineering at the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences. At PURL, we are committed to transforming the ways that surgical and interventional procedures are performed via ground-breaking technological innovations. We are fascinated by how light and sound interact with biological tissue, and how this interaction can be used for patient benefit. In particular, our research is focused on the technological advancement and clinical translation of photoacoustics (also called optoacoustics), an emerging imaging and sensing technique that uses light to generate ultrasound.

We are grateful for the funding support provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, and the Academy of Medical Sciences. We are closely linked to the recently completed GIFT-Surg project and the Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Medical Engineering and are collaborating with the Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation on a translational project. Our PhD students are supported by the King’s Medical Research Trust, the King’s-China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarship programme, the Centre for Doctoral Training in Surgical and Interventional Engineering, and the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Smart Medical Imaging.

Our funders:

€10m ERC Synergy grant : EndoTheranostics

€10m ERC Synergy grant : EndoTheranostics

Multi-sensor Eversion Robot Towards Intelligent Endoscopic Diagnosis and Therapy

Royal Academy of Engineering:  £625,000.00

Royal Academy of Engineering: £625,000.00

Ultra-deep tissue photoacoustic imaging with wavefront shaping-assisted illumination

Wellcome Trust:  £3,849,460.00

Wellcome Trust: £3,849,460.00

Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Medical Engineering Extension

Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Medical Engineering Extension::  £3,849,460.00

Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Medical Engineering Extension:: £3,849,460.00

Academy of Medical Sciences:  £99,882.14

Academy of Medical Sciences: £99,882.14

All-optical Photoacoustic and Fluorescence Endomicroscopy Probe for Guiding Minimally Invasive Surgery

MRC Medical Research Council:  £78,991.39

MRC Medical Research Council: £78,991.39

Interoperable ultrasonic needle tracking with a fibre-optic microresonator ultrasound sensor

Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation

Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation

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