Bio & Life Sciences
Science & Research
The laserfocusworld.com Bio & Life Sciences channel features articles and other content that discuss lasers, optics, and instrumentation for the life sciences.
FLIM camera system features a SPAD detector
Nov. 27, 2023
(Courtesy of Tian Xia and Irina V. Larina, Baylor College of Medicine)
OCT-based approach examines human physiology
Nov. 21, 2023
Spectral detector enables fast spectral FLIM data acquisition
Nov. 9, 2023
How AI and other microscopy advances answer complex life science questions
Nov. 7, 2023
(Courtesy of MKS Newport)
Building precision, accuracy, and speed into the analytical instruments used in health and life science
Oct. 16, 2023
Developing successful optical coherence tomography systems for ophthalmology and dermatology
Oct. 13, 2023
(Courtesy of Gowerlabs)
Using near-infrared spectroscopy to help unravel the mysteries of dementia
Sept. 29, 2023
New work by a U.K. team demonstrates a new technique that enables a more detailed view of brain function, which could lead to more accurate and earlier diagnosis of diseases that...
(Courtesy of MIT)
Biomimetic sensor could speed disease detection
Sept. 11, 2023
Many lives could be saved and pain alleviated if disease screening and detection were simpler and faster—and it’s exactly what an international team of researchers is working ...
(Courtesy of Yuhyun Ji, Purdue University)
Turn smartphones into mobile healthcare tools
July 21, 2023
Healthcare represents a world of opportunity for smartphones when complementing hyperspectral imaging techniques with an AI-based algorithm.
(Image credit: Lingjie Kong)
Plug-and-play fiber-optic sensors based on engineered cells enable in vivo monitoring of neurochemicals
Sally Cole Johnson
July 20, 2023
Researchers in China develop fiber-optic tool based on engineered cells (FOPECs) for real-time sensing of neurochemicals at high specificity in a variety of animal species and...
(Courtesy of J. Chen et al., Nat. Methods; doi:10.1038/s41592-023-01820-3)
A brain imaging trifecta
July 13, 2023
An approach to imaging electrical activity deep in the brain makes neurological studies more effective and less invasive.
Software & Accessories
Tabletop workstations feature vented hoods
Sept. 26, 2023
Detectors & Imaging
FTIR microscope provides 5 µm IR resolution
Sept. 14, 2023
Lasers & Sources
UV laser has utility in bioinstrumentation
Sept. 10, 2023
Lasers & Sources
Fiber-coupled LED sources have uses in several applications
Sept. 7, 2023
Wireless flat-panel detectors suited for mobile applications
Aug. 13, 2023
CXDI-Elite FPDs are available in three sizes: 14 × 17, 11 × 14, and 17 × 17 in., all under 6 lbs. with the battery.
(Courtesy of Arnaldo Leal-Junior, UFES)
Smarty-pants: Integrated fiber-optic fabrics
Aug. 7, 2023
Fiber-optic sensors are poised to provide information about its wearer’s types of movement and how it’s impacting their health.
Photo 100991078 © Chakrapong Worathat | Dreamstime.com
2023 Innovators Awards: Meet the honorees
Aug. 1, 2023
For the sixth straight year, Laser Focus World held its Innovators Awards program, which celebrates the disparate and innovative technologies, products, and systems found in the...
Medical-grade cable module designed for single-use endoscopes
July 26, 2023
The OVMed OCHTA medical-grade cable module connects 400 × 400 resolution imagers to single-use endoscopes.
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