Cylite Pty Ltd, a Melbourne based developer and manufacturer of 4th Generation optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems for ophthalmology and optometry, has won the Australian Engineering Excellence Award Victoria, and furthermore, has been nominated for the prestigious Sir William Hudson award.
The company’s Hyperparallel OCT (HP-OCT) system has been engineered to give industry-leading A-scan speeds, capturing volume data to provide accurate analytics for corneal and refractive specialists. Importantly, Cylite says its platform overcomes the eye-motion limitations of previous generations of OCT.
The Australian Engineering Excellent Awards first began in 1988, after a decade of celebrating local projects through an Engineers Australia office. Brought to the national stage, an excellence award recognises outstanding achievement in engineering and the invaluable contribution that engineering makes to the economy, community and environment. Winning projects exhibit excellence, distinction, merit, perfection and quality.
an excellence award recognises outstanding achievement in engineering and the invaluable contribution that engineering makes to the economy, community and environment
Kylee Hall, Cylite’s VP Sales and Marketing Manager said, “It is such an honour and credit to the whole team at Cylite to be named as one of the four Victorian winners; but to then be awarded the overall win and be representing Victoria in November for the Sir William Hudson award, the highest honour a project can receive from Engineers Australia, was unexpected and overwhelming.”
Of the 18 Victorian finalists, there were several multibillion-dollar architectural building developments, numerous significant infrastructure projects and even a world’s first multifunctional solar chimney.
Steve Frisken, Cylite’s Chief Executive Officer, said the award was a “wonderful endorsement” of his team’s talent and work.
“The combination of a unique approach to 3D ophthalmic imaging and diagnostics, with well-executed design and outstanding multi-disciplinary engineering, have delivered a product that we trust will prove worthy of this accolade over the years to come. We are greatly appreciative also of our partner Cobalt Design, for providing the highly functional and eye-catching industrial design to support this product into a clinical setting,” said Mr Frisken.
Grant Frisken, Cylite’s Chief Technology Officer, added, “This award is a testament to the ability of Australian engineers, and Cylite’s team in particular, to produce world class medical technology combining cutting edge optics, electronics, software and mechanical design”.