Eduardo Lage Negro
2EyesVision / Co-Founder
Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Resumen: This talk presents two completely different R&D projects in Biomedical Engineering which share only a similarity: Both have been defined to solve a specific clinical need which, if addressed, may have a profound impact in global health. The first project named mPET, pursues enabling clinical Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanners to image simultaneously several biological processes. This technology would offer unprecedented capabilities for better tailoring cancer treatments to specific patients, early assessment of therapy response and better diagnosis and staging in oncology. The second project is focused on the development of the QuickSee, a low-cost device to easily obtain eyeglasses prescriptions with minimally-trained personnel in developing countries. Unfortunately, there is a global shortage of refractionists, making the problem particularly challenging to address. This results in a high prevalence of uncorrected refractive error which is a major cause of global disability and has an enormous impact on productivity, education, and overall quality of life for those afflicted.
Eduardo Lage developed his PhD in the Medical Imaging Lab of the Gregorio Marañón Hospital in Madrid. His research was focused on the design and development of high-performance preclinical imaging systems (PET, SPECT, CT and multimodality PET/CT scanners) which have been commercialized worldwide by several companies. After obtaining his PhD (2010), Eduardo moved to Boston to perform research at MIT (2011-2015) in the fields of Nuclear Medicine and Optometry. In 2014, he cofounded PlenOptika Inc. (www.plenoptika.com) to commercialize one of technologies developed at MIT and obtained a Marie Curie EU Fellowship which allowed him to return to Spain. Eduardo is currently Honorary Professor at the Biochemistry Department at the Medical School of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, in which he is running a research lab. Recently he has cofounded the company 2Eyes Vision S.L. (http://www.2eyesvision.com/) which is a spin-off of the Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab (Instituto de Óptica “Daza de Valdés”, CSIC) focused on the development of medical devices for vision simulation.
Seminario MUISE: En esta parte del Ciclo de Conferencias se pretende poner en contacto a los alumnos del Máster con los últimos avances en Ingeniería de Sistemas Electrónicos logrados en el ámbito principalmente empresarial. Los alumnos podrán encontrar en las Ponencias una fuente de conocimiento e inspiración de cara al desarrollo de su futura carrera profesional y también interaccionar directamente con los Ponentes con objeto de conocer de primera mano distintas experiencias empresariales y modelos de negocio, así como explorar la demanda de profesionales por parte de dichas empresas y las oportunidades que se les pueden presentar tras la finalización de sus estudios.