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  • Dr. Alan Fine, VMD PhD

Appointments:

University Research Professor, Departments of Physiology & Biophysics, Medicine (Neurology), and Pediatrics; and School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University 

Research Interests:

Optical methods for biomedical research

Development of point-of-care devices for cancer diagnosis and monitoring

We are developing new diagnostic devices to assist in rapid patient assessment anywhere. Prototype pocket-sized devices from our laboratory can carry out a complete blood count in seconds, using only a droplet of blood from a fingerprick.  Counts of specific subtypes of blood cells can be used for diagnosis and monitoring of a range of leukemias and other disorders, returning results more quickly, cheaply and easily than alternative methods.

Membership Status:

Dr. Fine is a BHCRI Associate Member

Phone:

902-494-1251

Email:

a.fine@dal.ca

Address:

Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, Dalhousie University, 5850 College Street, P.O. Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2

Publications:

Fine, A., H. Macaulay and L. Kreplak.  Detecting and using light representative of a sample. USPTO-2013-61/761,467. 

Fine, A. Microscopy imaging.  US 2011/0249109 A1. 

Fine, A., P.H. Gregson and R. Bender.   Microscopy imaging.   US2011/0096157 A1; PCT/US2010/054240;  [Fine, A. Contact optical microscope. USPTO-2009-61/255781.]

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