The Department of Optoelectronic Methods for Biomedical Applications (OMBA) at INOE 2000 aims to discover, create and develop innovative optical methods for biological research and medicine. Its research activities are interdisciplinary and mainly focused on theoretical and experimental studies in the fields of tissue optics, laser-tissue interaction and biomedical imaging.
The mission of the Optoelectronic Methods for Biomedical Applications Department is to contribute in improving the health and life quality of individuals and populations through the development of advanced optical methods for diagnostic and therapy based on multidisciplinary studies conducted at molecular, cellular, tissular and organ levels. To accomplish this mission, the OMBA department conducts research and development in various areas of photodynamic therapy, low-level laser therapy, diffuse reflectance spectrometry, fluorescence spectrometry, infrared imaging, and hyperspectral imaging, aiming to meet the demands of the medical world about faster and more effective diagnostic methods as well as more reliable, time-efficient and less invasive therapeutic methods using laser radiation. Through our interdisciplinary collaborations that bring together physicists, biologists and physicians, we strive to implement this mission to the highest professional and ethical standards.