The Company

AM2M Limited Liability Company Limited Partnership is a company, established by five  physicists connected with Institute of Physics at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU), Poland. AM2M signed a cooperation agreement with NCU, which enabled commercialization of intangible goods produced by the partners during their work at the University and guarantee AM2M access to the laboratories of  Optical Biomedical Imaging Group.

 

Our mission is to develop novel solutions or devices in bio-medical and industrial applications, based on our unique experience in advanced optical methods and access to  world-class research laboratory.

 

The vision of AM2M is effective commercialization of academic research results and professional R&D service. AM2M is a leader that provides innovative, creative and ambitious solutions in the field of non-invasive imaging, well beyond actual state-of-the art. The experience of shareholders, access to world-class research laboratory, very able young scientists committed to their work and cooperation with clients based on mutual understanding and trust underlying AM2M superiority.

 

AM2M Founders

Maciej Wojtkowski, PhD, DScMaciej Wojtkowski, PhD, DSc
 

has a faculty position of research Associate Professor in the Institute of Physics, NCU, Poland. His research interest includes optical coherence tomography and low coherence interferometry applied to biomedical imaging. He is active in the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and its ophthalmic applications. Wojtkowski has impact on development of Spectral OCT technique. Application of Spectral OCT to ophthalmology enabled Medical Physics Group at Nicolaus Copernicus University Poland Torun obtaining retinal cross-sectional images with the shortest exposure times and in turn it allowed proving speed and sensitivity advantage of Spectral OCT over standard OCT method. Wojtkowski also contributed in development and construction of three clinical prototype high resolution SOCT instruments which are in use in ophthalmology clinics: in Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Poland, New England Eye Center, Boston, USA, and UPMC Pittsburgh. In 2012 he was awarded with the Prize of the Foundation for Polish Science.

Anna Szkulmowska, Ph.DAnna Szkulmowska, Ph.D.
 

Informatics Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) Anna Szkulmowska, Ph.D. is focused on putting an idea into practice. All her research was strictly related to R&D with industrial impact. She was developing laboratory techniques to achieve the level of working prototypes. As a scientist she was a co-author of 40 papers (h-index 10) and 4  patent application (EPO). Szkulmowska was granted a few awards and scholarships, also by Foundation for Polish Science. In 2009 she decided to move closer to management, entrepreneurship and industry. Since then as a CEO she successfully run the faculty Aleksander Jablonski Foundation and in 2011 convinced her colleagues to found AM2M. In 2012 Szkulmowska completed the professional development program in the field of Science Management and Commercialization carried at Stanford University, CA, USA. She is a member of the program Top 500 Innovators initiated by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
 

Iwona Gorczyńska, Ph.D.Iwona Gorczyńska, Ph.D.
 

received PhD degree from Faculty of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University. Her research is connected to development of Optical Coherence Tomography methods for applications in ophthalmology and microscopy imaging. She is working on development of experimental methods for structural imaging and detection of the function of biological tissue including blood flow and activity of neural tissue. She is also responsible for development of OCT devices and software for data acquisition and processing. As a part of her scientific training dr. Gorczynska was visiting University of Kent at Canterbury, UK as a Marie Curie Fellow (10 months training for PhD students). She did her postdoctoral training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA and New England Eye Center, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA (joint project, 2 years). Currently dr. Gorczynska holds a faculty position of an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland and is involved in research and teaching projects.

Maciej Szkulmowski, Ph.D.Maciej Szkulmowski, Ph.D.
 

joined the Medical Physics Group and was working on application of acoustic signals in medical examination. In 2002 he started the research in OCT. His task was to develop numerical methods enhancing the quality of images obtained by Spectral OCT. He has a faculty position of research Assistant Professor in the Institute of Physics, NCU, Poland. He has published more than 70 scientific journal papers and his work was appreciated many times, including recognition given by Foundation for Polish Science and the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. As an inventor Szkulmowski is a coauthor of 2 granted patents and next 8 patent applications.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Andrzej Kowalczyk, ProfessorAndrzej Kowalczyk, Professor
 

is a founder of Medical Physics in the Institute of Physics at the Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU). Since 2004 he holds the title of professor. In the past his research was  focused on molecular spectroscopy, particularly the development of luminescence methods to be applied as an analytical tool in chemistry, biology and medicine. Since 1995 he gradually changed his interest and initiated research in optical coherence tomography. Professor Kowalczyk has published over 120 journal papers and holds several patents for his discoveries.  In 2008 he was introduced to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars and in 2011 he was awarded with the Prize of  Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education for  outstanding achievements in R&D.