Hyperparallel-OCT - The 4th Generation of OCT
Founded in 2013, Cylite Pty Ltd is an Australian-based company who are developing the next generation of diagnostic OCT systems for Ophthalmology and Optometry. Cylite’s Hyperparallel OCT (HP-OCT) system has been engineered to give industry-leading A-scan speeds, capturing volume data to provide accurate analytics for corneal and refractive specialists. This 4th generation OCT platform overcomes the eye-motion limitations of previous generations of OCT.
Cylite’s vision is to provide whole eye diagnostics, superior imaging quality, and accurate analytics to enable clinicians to make more informed decisions for better patient outcomes.
The Management Team
Steve Frisken, CEO
Steve has 25 years experience in photonics,having previously founded Photonic Technologies (acquired by Nortel) and Engana (acquired by Finisar). He is also a prolific inventor, with 33 granted US patents in Optics and was the inventor of the Dynamic Wavelength Processor which has generated more than $ US 1 Billion in cumulative revenue. Steve was awarded the ATSE Clunies Ross Medal in 2013 (together with Simon Poole) in recognition of his success in the development and commercialisation of novel optical technologies. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and the recipient of the 2018 OSA Richardson Medal.
Grant Frisken, CTO
Grant has over 20 years medical and real time software experience, focussing in the areas of Corneal Topography, Ophthalmic Imaging, Perimetry and Optometric software. He designed the Medmont E300 Corneal Topographer software – the gold standard in corneal topography.
Kylee Hall, Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Ms Hall is a medical device industry expert and brings more than 13 years of senior leadership in sales, marketing and corporate management. She has a record of accomplishment in executing best practice business, sales and marketing strategies in Ophthalmic and Surgical devices.
Prior to joining Cylite, Kylee was the Medical Division Manager for Carl Zeiss Pty Ltd, responsible for overall management of the Australian and New Zealand Medical Business Group as an autonomous profit centre.
Simon Davis, Vice President, Operations
Simon Davis has 20 years experience in Engineering and manufacturing roles in Australia and Asia. Prior to joining Cylite, he led a number of capital expansion projects working across Asia Pacific and managed teams in product development, manufacturing automation, operations and procurement. His experience includes scaling up manufacturing lines for telecommunication devices and setting up two large scale manufacturing facilities in China
Simon Poole, Vice President, Business Development
Dr Simon Poole, AO, FAA, FIEEE, FIEAust, FTSE has 40 years experience in photonics in both academia and industry and has been involved in successful technology commercialisation in Australia and globally for over 30 years. He was the founder of Indx Pty Ltd (acquired by JDS Uniphase) and founding CEO of Engana Pty Ltd (now Finisar Australia) which, together, have generated over $US 1B in revenues to date. Simon was awarded the ATSE Clunies Ross Medal in 2013 (together with Steve Frisken) in recognition of his success in the development and commercialisation of novel optical technologies. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 2018 for his contribution to photonics in Australia.
Trevor Anderson, Chief Scientist
Trevor has 25 years experience in Industrial R&D, Government Research Labs and Start-ups. Focussing in the areas of Optical Communications and Signal Processing, he was previously CTO and co-founder of MDI which applied the concept of machine learning to the measurement of optical signals in a communications network.
Michael Panaccio, Chairman
Dr Michael Panaccio has deep experience in the development and commercialisation of businesses in the Life Sciences sector through his role as founding partner of Starfish Ventures. He brings decades of experience as a technology investor and company Director and is Chairman of the Board at Cylite.
Eitan Gertel, is an experienced entrepreneur and the former CEO of Finisar Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed company with a turnover of >$US1B. Prior to that, he was the founder and CEO of Optium Corporation, which he took from a VC-funded start-up to a $400M NASDAQ listing.
Dr Simon Poole, AO, is one of Cylite’s founders has nearly 40 years experience in photonics in both academia and industry. He has been involved in successful technology commercialisation in Australia and globally for over 30 years and was awarded the Order of Australia in 2018 for his contribution to photonics in Australia. (See full bio above)
Steve has 25 years experience in photonics and is a prolific inventor. Steve was awarded the ATSE Clunies Ross Medal in 2013, is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and the recipient of the 2018 OSA Richardson Medal.
(See full bio above)