Collaboration and Service Projects

Collaborative Projects

The push-pull relationship between CBORT Technical Research and Development (TRD) leaders and Collaborative Project(CPs) users is a defining characteristic of our National Center for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NCBIB).  CPs are selected based on a driving biomedical challenge which leads to the advancement of powerful OCT technology that can be tested, vetted and validated by the CP user.  Work between CBORT and our Collaborators often leads to joint publications and, potentially, patents.   New CPs are evaluated based on the appropriate match with our Center Mission, funding status, potential for clinical translation, and improving access to regions in the US that continue to increase geographic diversity.

We continue to seek new Collaborative Projects where a new biomedical challenge can be addressed through advancements in OCT technology.  If you are interested in collaborating with CBORT, please submit the application form or contact us

Service Projects

In addition to push-pull relationship that is established with Center Collaborators, we also provide simple access to current state-of-the-art OCT technology through Service Projects (SPs). CBORT has made an array of OCT capabilities available to a broad geographic community through dedicated instruments that are available for external users. Most commonly, the objective of SPs is to test new applications, obtain image data to support research findings, or to generate preliminary data to support and guide new research directions. Our service users are also supported through instrument design, signal and image processing, availability of primary OCT data, and customization of sub-components such as novel lasers and fiberoptic. 

We continue to seek new SPs .  If you are interested in a service through CBORT, please submit the application form or contact us