When you make a great imaging technology more affordable, more innovation is possible. Case in point: Allentown’s OptoVibronex LLC. They’ve modified OQ LabScope 2.0 to develop some very impression technology of their own called “Vibrational Optical Coherence Tomography,” or VOCT, in order to detect skin cancer without the need to remove actual skin samples. “The VOCT uses sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light to determine a skin lesion’s edges and potential malignancy without using a scalpel,” according to Lisa Silver. You can read more about the founders in The Morning Call.

Here’s a great primer on their product…