Santec contributed a gift of an ARGOS® biometer to support USC Roski Eye Institute
Santec (Komaki, Japan, 6777.T) contributed a gift of an ARGOS® biometer to support USC Roski Eye Institute.
The device sold under the MOVU brand was developed by Changho Chong PhD, CTO and VP of Santec Corporation and his team in collaboration with Dr.John H. Shammas, M.D., Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Keck School of Medicine of USC, and obtained FDA 510K clearance in 2015. The ARGOS® is now widely used in ophthalmic practices for biometry that is an indispensable diagnostic procedure for Cataract surgery. The ARGOS® benefits surgical planning with better precision and high repeatability for accurate measurements.
"I am grateful for the generous gift from Santec. In addition enhancing the world-class care at USC Roski Eye Institute, the Argos will open new doors for discovery and innovation in Ophthalmology", said Professor J. Martin Heur, MD, PhD, Interim Chair of USC Department of Ophthalmology.
The ARGOS biometer is distributed exclusively through Alcon Laboratories with Image Guidance.
About Santec, Movu and ARGOS®
Movu is a business unit of Santec Corporation, a leading Japanese manufacturer of innovative lasers and optical components for fiber-optical telecommunications, sensing, medical and metrology markets, with advanced expertise in SS-OCT and tunable lasers. Movu has incorporated the latest SS-OCT technology into its biometer, ARGOS®, improving speed and accuracy in biometric measurements.
About Roski Eye Institute of USC
In 1974, USC Keck School of Medicine established the USC Department of Ophthalmology, which grew into the USC Roski Eye Institute and became an essential regional, national and global leader in the field. The USC Roski Eye Institute has more than 30 faculty covering all subspecialties of ophthalmology. In addition to the Top 10 ranking by U.S. News & World Report for 27 years, the USC Department of Ophthalmology is No. 2 in research funding from the National Eye Institute.