Hyperparallel OCT

About Cylite


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.

Cylite is based in Melbourne, Australia and first unveiled the unique
Hyperparallel Coherence Tomography platform at Photonics West/BiOS in San Francisco, February 2015.

The Management Team


Steve Frisken, CEO

Steve Frisken
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 27 granted US patents in Optics and was the inventor of the Dynamic Wavelength Processor which has generated more than $ US 0.6 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.

Grant Frisken, CTO

Grant Firsken
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

Anderson
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.

The Board


Michael Panaccio, Chairman

Panaccio
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 becomes the Chairman of the Board at Cylite.

Eitan Gertel

Gertel
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.

Simon Poole

Poole
Dr Simon Poole, FIEEE, FIEAust, FTSE and one of Cylite's founders, joins the Board as a non-executive Director. Dr Poole has 35 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.

Steve Frisken

Steve Frisken
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 27 granted US patents in Optics and was the inventor of the Dynamic Wavelength Processor which has generated more than $ US 0.6 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.


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