For over 20 years, scientists of Curadel have led the field of anatomical enhancement of surgery using NIR fluorescent light. Their 200+ peer-reviewed publications have achieved an unparalleled record of impact in the field, with the following metrics as of April 2020:
Total Citations: 21,800
Impact Factor: 70.55
Total Citations: The total number of times all papers have been cited in the scientific literature. In general, it reflects the importance of the body of work because citations mean that other scientists are using the papers as either a foundation or comparator for their own work.
Impact Factor: The average number of times each individual paper has been cited in the scientific literature. An “excellent” impact factor is ≥ 15. Impact factors ≥ 30 are consistent with laureates [PMID: 24814674].
h-Index: The number of publications N that have been cited at least N times in the scientific literature. A measure of consistent achievement over long periods of time, as well as overall impact of a body of work. An h-index of ≈ 18 is consistent with Full Professorship. An h-index of ≥ 45 is consistent with induction into the National Academy of Sciences [PMID: 16275915].
As documented in these publications, FLARE® technology has undergone continuous development and improvement over the last 20 years, thus making it best-in-class.