By Jennifer Marcus
Holomic LLC, a startup company seeking to commercialize a groundbreaking technology developed at UCLA that turns simple cell phones into powerful microscopes has joined UCLA’s on-campus technology incubator program at the California NanoSystems Institute.
The novel medical-diagnostic imaging technology — invented by Aydogan Ozcan, an associate professor of electrical engineering at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and his students — has the potential to bring better health care and monitoring to impoverished and underserved areas of the globe.
Holomic obtained an exclusive license for this technology from UCLA before joining the incubator program, which was set up three years ago to nurture early-stage research and help speed the commercial translation of new technologies developed at UCLA. At the incubator, Holomic has access to the world-class equipment in the CNSI’s core lab facilities to pursue research-and-development work.