HP-OCT Whole-Eye Measurement & Imaging
Cylite is a technology development company which is creating the next generation of imaging and metrology systems for ophthalmic and related markets.
The founding team have over 80 years experience in optics and have founded and grown a number of companies in the optical space which have generated over $850m in revenues.
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 0.7 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.
Trevor Anderson VP R&D
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, FIEEE, FIEAust, FTSE and one of Cylite’s founders has 37 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 awarded the Order of Australia in 2018 for his contribution to photonics in Australia.
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.
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