As the design of the MERLIN instrument is complete, the project enters a very exciting phase.
A first prototype unit, fully integrated and equipped with a graphic user interface, has passed safety tests successfully. It delivers OCT, SLO, AO-OCT and AO-SLO images.
After final calibration, Imagine Eyes will transfer this MERLIN unit to the Quinze Vingts National Eye Hospital in Paris. One month later, a second prototype will arrive at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. Clinical validation with these two sites will then begin.
The collaborative efforts on designing the instrument do not stop with its transfer to the clinical partners. Indeed, the technical partners will continue their developments, to implement improvements and additional functionalities over the course of the clinical validation.