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Just-awarded NIST grant will back calibration standard for depth-resolved optical imaging

09/03/2013 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded Robert Chang, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology, with a grant to develop a sta...

NIF achieves record laser fusion energy--3X prior neutron yield


Livermore, CA--After focusing all 192 beams on a target capsule, NIF recently achieved 8000 Joules of neutron energy--three times its previous neutron yield for cryogenic implosions.

Glaucoma laser from Quantel Medical cleared by FDA


Ophthalmic ultrasound and laser device maker Quantel Medical has received FDA approval for its Solutis glaucoma laser.

Optogenetics could work to correct life-threatening arrhythmias


A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Stony Brook University are turning to optogenetics to help control abnormal heart behavior noninvasively.

Flexible OLED market to rise 334% to nearly $100M in 2014


Englewood, CO--According to market research firm HIS, demand for elastic OLED displays is expected to grow by more than a factor of four next year, with sales reaching nearly $100 million in 2014.

Ushio-owned Christie to install 'world's first permanent' digital laser-projection installation in Seattle

08/29/2013 ​Cypress, CA--Christie, a developer of digital cinema projectors, will supply and install what it calls the world’s first permanent commercial digital laser-projection installation at the Seattle Cinerama Theatre (Seattle, WA).

NIR spectroscopy instrument assists in monitoring brain injuries

08/29/2013 Researchers at the Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBBE PAS) are developing a near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy instrument that enables assessment of brain perfusi...

e2v to create imager for Russian Academy of Sciences UV space telescope

08/28/2013 Chelmsford, England--Keith Attwood, CEO of e2v and Vladimir Nevolin, deputy director of the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (LPI RAS; Moscow, Russia) signed a contract for the first phase of a mult...

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Clinical laser hair therapy device for home use receives FDA approval


Medical device developer Theradome's LH80 laser helmet to treat hair loss has received FDA clearance.

Synchrotron light identifies RNA double helix structure

08/27/2013 Scientists at McGill University have crystallized a short RNA sequence, poly (rA)11, and used data collected at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) and the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron to confirm the hypothesis of a poly (rA) do...
UD and SUNY research may lead to mid-IR GeSn LEDs and lasers

UD and SUNY research may lead to mid-IR GeSn LEDs and lasers

08/27/2013 Newark, DE and Albany, NY--Researchers from the University of Delaware (UD) and the University at Albany-State University of New York (SUNY), led by UD researcher James Kolodzey, have demonstrated that it is possible to use a c...

Optimax completes coating facility expansion


Ontario, NY--Optimax has completed the third and final phase of a $10 million optical coating facility project that has created more than 50 jobs.

UCLA researchers create small Android/iPhone fluorescence device for common kidney tests

UCLA researchers create small Android/iPhone fluorescence device for common kidney tests

08/26/2013 Los Angeles, CA--A lightweight and field-portable device invented at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) that conducts kidney tests and transmits data through a smartphone attachment may significantly reduce the ne...

Mellanox Technologies buys silicon-photonics maker Kotura

08/26/2013 Yokneam, Israel and Sunnyvale, CA--Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), which makes end-to-end interconnects for servers and storage systems, has finished acquiring privately held Kotura for $82 million.

Pulse oximetry helmet protects workers against carbon monoxide poisoning

08/22/2013 Blacksburg, VA--A paper entitled "Feasibility of Intelligent Monitoring of Construction Workers for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning" from professors and engineers at Virginia Tech describes a wearable LED-based pulse oximet...

NIR spectroscopy intravascular imaging system receives $25M investment

08/22/2013 Medical device maker Infraredx has received a $25 million equity investment from Nipro Corporation, which builds on an exclusive agreement between the two companies for distribution of Infraredx's TVC Imaging System in Japan.

Raman spectroscopy analyzes lipstick traces non-destructively


Using Raman spectroscopy, it is now possible to identify which brand of lipstick someone was wearing at a crime scene without removing the evidence from its bag, thereby avoiding possible contamination.

EU-funded ManuCloud develops flexible OLED/photovoltaic manufacturing

08/21/2013 Dresden, Germany--After three years of development, the Eursopean-Union-funded “ManuCloud” (distributed cloud product specification and supply chain manufacturing execution infrastructure) project has unveiled its process for o...

BinOptics incorporates Etched Facet Technology (EFT) into silicon photonics devices


Ithaca, NY--BinOptics Corporation says it has successfully incorporated its patented Etched Facet Technology (EFT) into a variety of silicon photonic applications.

Microscopy, molecular methods look at how blood vessels stay healthy

08/20/2013 Researchers at the Imperial Centre for Translational and Experimental Medicine in England are working to understand how blood vessels form and repair themselves and the role they play in various diseases, such as heart disease,...

MLD supplies coating for SemQuest high-energy laser beam measurement system


Mountain View, CA--Optical coatings manufacturer MLD Technologies has supplied a low-loss "leaky mirror" coating for use in a new fieldable sensor used as a High Energy Laser (HEL) beam diagnostic.  

Laser wristwatch indicates vascular health; 'death test' status hyped


London, England--A story on NHS Choices, a large health services website in the United Kingdom, says that claims of a laser wristwatch that can foretell when a person is going to die are being hyped.

Purdue University set to host life science forum


Discovery Park's Bindley Bioscience Center (BBC) at Purdue University will host life science industry leaders on September 6, 2013.

Headwall Photonics names new distributor for France, Switzerland

08/16/2013 Fitchburg, MA--Responding to significant business growth across Europe, hyperspectral sensors maker Headwall Photonics has named Bonsai Advanced Technologies (Madrid, Spain) as the company's distributor for both France and Swit...

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