Monthly Archives: June 2010

Meditech Receives Ontario Centres of Excellence Interact Grant Funding


Meditech is continuously looking at ways to improve its products in terms of optimal performance, clinical efficacy, expanding clinical applications and being user-friendly. With this in mind, Meditech applied for and received, an Interact grant from the Ontario Centre of Excellence (OCE) at The University of Toronto, to study the optical and thermal properties of the LEDs utilized in its treatment arrays.

The Interact Programme was designed to initiate new industry-academic interactions that create collaborative research partnerships between industry and Ontario universities, colleges and research hospitals.

Meditech is working with the Institute for Optical Studies (IOS) to better understand the characteristics of both the diodes utilized and the materials incorporated in the treatment arrays.

The Institute for Optical Sciences (IOS) is a cross-disciplinary research and commercialization centre, embedded in the University of Toronto. It utilizes faculty and students from the departments of chemistry, physics, materials science, polymers, nanotechnology, photonics, and advanced engineering to deliver consulting services to industry. Meditech will use the results obtained from the research project to continue the improvements of the arrays and laser probes for its next generation systems. The new arrays will have a greater range of power output, improved reliability and longevity and utilize state-of-the-art technologies.

Meditech remains committed to providing the most technologically advanced and clinically effective laser therapy systems globally.

Fred Kahn, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C)