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September 9, 2013

Wasatch Photonics hires principal scientist to develop imaging technology

Roman Kuranov

Roman Kuranov
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., LOGAN, Utah, DURHAM, N.C. - Roman Kuranov, Ph.D. and an imaging technology expert, has joined Wasatch Photonics Inc. as its principal scientist.

Kuranov will oversee development of the company's Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging systems, providing information for diagnostics and modeling of disease. He previously had been a research faculty member in the Department of Ophthalmology in the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and research and development engineer at Volcano Corp. and CardioSpectra.

Mike Sullivan, general manager of Wasatch Photonics, said Kuranov brings experience and leadership to the company.

"Roman brings comprehensive academic and industrial experience that will greatly benefit Wasatch Photonics by improving our OCT imaging capabilities," Sullivan said. "He has a track record of success and will lead our efforts on the Intra-Venous (IV)-OCT grant and other OCT imaging equipment."

Kuranov said joining Wasatch Photonics is an excellent career opportunity.

"It is a very professional, ethical company with creative management. My vision for developing the OCT imaging systems matches the company's vision," he said.

Wasatch Photonics is exhibiting through Tuesday (Sept. 10) at the American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, booth 1406 in the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis.

About Wasatch Photonics Inc.

Founded in 2002, Wasatch Photonics Inc. designs, manufactures and markets high-performance Raman spectrometers, Optical Coherence Tomography systems, enhanced holographic optics for optical networking, spectroscopy, test and measurement, and medical imaging applications. Their high-performance Volume Holographic Optic Elements (HOEs) and gratings are used in a diverse set of industries, including those in the defense and security, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical, medical, energy, education, computer, and electronics markets. Their products are based on proprietary holographic recording media and Dickson grating technologies.

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The Purdue Research Park, with four locations across Indiana, has the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The park network is home to about 200 companies that employ 4,000 people and are located in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany.

Purdue Research Park contact: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, sgmartin@prf.org 

Source: Mike Sullivan, 919-544-7785, msullivan@wasatchphotonics.com