Besides clinical care, is there any work done related to basic science?
I.T. Yes, we also do a lot of preclinical work, because I think you need to establish a baseline before starting to transfer the technology to the clinic. Understand how our measurements are linked with others that the clinical team knows, and also what they can tell in terms of mechanisms of action. For example, if I talk with the clinical team and I tell them, “I measure the metabolism” they will say “how do you do that?” and I tell them, I measure the oxidation in the mitochondria, some of them will remember the biochemistry lessons back in college and say oh yes, I know what that is. But the thing is that they won’t understand how that measurement is related to others they might be more aware of, for example measuring ATP, phosphocreatine or inorganic phosphate, etc. but they might not have heard in particular what our measurement is. So, a lot of our work is actually to establish this baseline and give some information about how our near-infrared metabolic measurements are related to other measurements of metabolism such as magnetic resonance spectroscopy or positron emission tomography ones.