Entrant Profile

Susan Hess

Location: Wakefield, Massachusetts United States

Company: Optikos Corporation

Profession: Business Owner/Manager

Inspired by: Stephen D. Fantone, Ph.D., President & CEO of Optikos:
As optically-based technologies such as lasers and imaging systems advance, their costs continue to decrease dramatically, enabling affordable products that we only could dream of several years ago. We are also able to “cross-pollinate,” that is, transfer technologies from advanced high tech and defense applications and apply them to consumer, medical and other lower priced markets as the technologies evolve. Today, we are applying technologies that were cutting edge just a few years ago to enable sophisticated medical diagnostics and imaging, gene sequencing, and virtual and augmented reality products, to name a few.