The Lumenarium: The official blog of Lumetrics, Inc.

Lumetrics, Inc. releases new product, the OptiGauge® LT

Posted March 10, 2016 by Kristin
The OptiGauge® LT is the newest non-contact thickess measurement system from Lumetrics, Inc.

filed under: Lumetrics, Lumetrics Inc., New Products, non-contact, Non contact thickness measurement, OptiGauge, OptiGauge LT, Thickness Measurement

Measurement of Bioresorbable Stents

Posted December 15, 2015 by Kristin

Metal stents have been available since 1988.  Through the 1990’s, stents went through numerous iterations, incorporating different metals and coatings.  As the medical products industry moved through the 2000’s, the use of bioresorbable stents became the newest innovation.  And, it is a tremendous innovation.

filed under: innovation, Lumetrics, medical device inspection, non-contact, Non contact thickness measurement, non-destructive, Optical Interferometry, OptiGauge, Thickness Measurement

Lumetrics President, John Hart, Selected for Innovation Briefs

Posted April 08, 2011 by Kristin

Lumetrics President, John Hart, was once again selected to participate in the prestigious Innovation Briefs section of the Medical Design and Manufacturing East 2011 Trade Show and Conference.  Hart will be presenting on Lumetrics' advanced catheter measurement system.  Hart's presentation is scheduled for 11:30 am - 11:55 am on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in the Innovation Briefs Theater #767.

filed under: Catheter Measurement, Compliance, Dimensional Measurement, FDA, innovation, Innovation Briefs, MD&M East 2011, Medical Design and Manufacturing East 2011, medical device inspection, non-contact, non-destructive, Optical Interferometry, Optics & Photonics News, Return On Investment, Thickness Measurement

Product Watch: Automated X/Y Tissue Scanner

Posted July 28, 2010 by Kristin

Measuring pericardial and other collagenous tissue has always been a challenge for those in the medical field. However, the Automated X/Y Tissue Scanning System is leading the way in mapping three-dimensional thicknesses. With the data derived from this non-contact, non-destructive scanning system, you can create a safer, properly functioning product, improve inspection time, dramatically reduce costs, and ultimately improve customer satisfaction.

When you can easily measure this tissue, the guesswork is taken out of determining where the thickest and thinnest areas of the tissue are. Thickness plays a critical role in functionality of tissue based products. The Tissue Scanning System can be integrated with other components to configure a fully automated system.

The Food and Drug Association (FDA) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) hold strict compliance guidelines on all medical products to validate their safety for use in humans. This system will assure quality control and proper functioning in the products being produced.

The Tissue Scanning System is more accurate than the outmoded system of touch-gauge measuring, a manual, labor-intensive system that puts pressure on the naturally uneven, sterile tissue surface being measured, resulting in an inaccurate thickness measurement. 

By contrast, with the rapid, non-contact measurement of the Tissue Scanning System, the irregular surface of the product can be mapped while still maintaining a sterile environment. The tissue can be measured in a saline solution to maintain hydration and consistency, or out of solution to measure the relationship between dehydration rate and thickness.

Data is available instantaneously on the display in numeric graphical form and can be downloaded to a file or exported to an external database for further analysis.

For additional information on this productivity improvement tool, please contact Lumetrics at or Gary German ( at 585-214-2455 x 121 or cell 585-233-3618 or Steve Heveron-Smith ( at 585-214-2455 x 102 or cell 585-734-3394.

Article Written By: LJennings

filed under: Automated X/Y Tissue Scanner, medical device inspection, non-contact, Non contact thickness measurement, Non-Destructive Testing, optical interferometry, Optical Interferometry, Optics & Photonics News, Photonics, Thickness Gauge, Thickness Measurement