UCI Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic is recognized internationally for: translating advanced laser, optical and related technologies into medicine to improve the lives of patients worldwide.
Our 24 core faculty innovators are dedicated to discovering solutions to real-world medical problems including, collaborating across disciplines to mitigate the Coronavirus (COVID-19):
- Drs. Elliot Botvinick and Bernard Choi are creating a ventilator that repurposes a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, allowing the patient to control his/her own breathing rate with less lung trauma.
- Drs.Tom Milner, Brian Wong and Govind Rajan established the Bridge Ventilator Consortium (BVC), a forum for individuals, universities and private enterprises to support the development, testing and translation of methods and devices to prevent, diagnose and treat COVID-19 patients. Two bridge ventilators spun out of the BVC to be used in CA and TX.
- Dr. Chris Barty is developing a low-cost UVC light source that can rapidly and effectively sterilize hospital room air.
- Other researchers are focused on the development of long-term, light-based diagnostic, sterilization and treatment strategies, including therapeutic approaches that use photo-active agents that target COVID-19 in the throat and low-cost diagnostic imaging that can detect micro-clotting in COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients.
Join UCI Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic as we continue to rapidly respond to the challenges of COVID-19 and potential future pandemics.
Together, we have the power to impact the brilliant future of medicine.