Dr. Prof. Christian Schwentner
Professor of Urology and Urological Oncology
Department of Urology, University Hospital Tuebingen, Germany
Christian Schwentner is a Professor of Urology and Urological Oncology at the Department of Urology, University Hospital Tuebingen, Germany. He is the program director of minimally-invasive urological surgery and robotics in Tuebingen as well as coordinator of the comprehensive cancer centre. His research interests focus on prostate and bladder cancer as well as on the advancement of minimally-invasive surgical techniques.
Mathieu Petitjean, Ph.D.
Mednest LLC and Pharmanest LLC
Dr. Petitjean is an experienced leader with 20 years of executive-level and international business experience in Medical Technology and Life Sciences. Former Chief Marketing Officer at General Electric and Leader of P&L Operations at GE Healthcare, Dr. Petitjean’s technology expertise spans across the spectrum of Physical Instrumentation. He has extensively published and created intellectual property in the areas of Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Semiconductor Bandgap Engineering and Medical/Cellular Imaging. Dr. Petitjean is President of Mednest LLC and Pharmanest LLC and is launching Genesis Imaging Services, a Princeton-based CRO which offers breakthrough and non-destructive technology imaging services for preclinical and clinical research.
More at www.genesisimagingservices.com
Dr. Petitjean will briefly introduce the technical and the practical aspects of SHG coupled to TPEF for preclinical and clinical research applications, then Prof. Christian Schwentner will describe his own use of the Genesis Imaging System to characterize extracellular matrix profiles in prostate and bladder cancer and will make a comparison with traditional staining.
Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) and Two-Photon Excited Fluorescence (TPEF) are classified as Non-Linear Optical Imaging and the Genesis Imaging System combines the potential of these optical technologies with automated image analysis algorithms. The Genesis Imaging System offers a high optical spatial and temporal resolution for a non-destructive imaging in biological environments.