Strategies in Biophotonics announces keynote speaker lineup

July 23, 2014
The impressive keynote speaker lineup for Strategies in Biophotonics includes Robert S. Langer, Greg Olsen, Gregory Altshuler, and Aydogan Ozcan.

The impressive keynote speaker lineup for Strategies in Biophotonics includes Robert S. Langer, Greg Olsen, Gregory Altshuler, and Aydogan Ozcan.

To be held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA from September 9-11, 2014, Strategies in Biophotonics ( is the only event dedicated to enabling product development and market success for biophotonic technologies, and is an essential outlet for showcasing the development and commercialization of optics and photonics technologies. The conference is powered by an outstanding advisory board and program committee led by Barbara Goode, Editor-in-Chief of BioOptics World, and Conard Holton, Editor-in-Chief of Laser Focus World.

These inspiring, information-packed keynote sessions bring together leaders in development and commercialization of photonics-based medical products, who will deliver insights and advice designed to help biophotonics-based system developers and entrepreneurs. Don't miss these presentations:

ROBERT S. LANGER presents, “Creating and Implementing Breakthrough Technologies”

Dr. Langer is the David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT. He has written over 1240 articles and has 1026 issued or pending patents. His many awards include the US National Medal of Science, the US National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the Charles Stark Draper Prize, Albany Medical Center Prize, the Wolf Prize for Chemistry, the Priestley Medal and the Millennium Technology Prize. In his presentation, several different case studies in the areas of drug delivery, medical devices, and biotherapeutics will be discussed. For more details of his presentation, go to

GREG OLSEN presents “Key lessons on the path from researcher to entrepreneur--and beyond!”

Dr. Olsen was the third private citizen to travel to the International Space Station (ISS). After an illustrious career as a research scientist and entrepreneur, Greg is now president of GHO Ventures in Princeton, NJ, an “angel” investments firm. Greg founded EPITAXX, a fiber-optic detector manufacturer in 1984 and it was sold in 1990 for $12 million. He then founded Sensors Unlimited, a near-infrared camera manufacturer in 1992 with Marshall Cohen. In this talk he will reveal some of his key career “takeaways” that he thinks entrepreneurial scientists should know, and explain how small-company success is based mostly on “intuition, instinct and hard work.” See more details at

GREGORY ALTSHULER presents, “Light based technology in aesthetic medicine: learning from successes and failures”

Dr. Gregory Altshuler received his Ph.D. and D.Sc. in laser physics and engineering at the National University of Information, Fine Mechanics and Optics in the Russian Federation. Dr. Altshuler has led the development of more than 20 light-based products for dermatology and dentistry, including products for both the professional and consumer markets and is author and co-author of more than 200 papers and has received over 140 patents. His presentation explores some of the requirements for biophotonics-based technologies to succeed in medicine, and some reasons very promising ideas and technologies have failed. Dr. Altshuler will present several examples of such applications in aesthetic medicine and dentistry, in which he has participated over the last two decades. For more details, see

AYDOGAN OZCAN presents, “Mobile Health: Democratization of Next-Generation Imaging, Diagnostics and Measurement Tools”

Dr. Ozcan received his Ph.D. degree at Stanford University in Electrical Engineering and then joined the research faculty of Harvard Medical School's Wellman Center for Photomedicine and then joined UCLA, where he leads the Bio-and Nano-Photonics Laboratory. Dr. Ozcan holds 22 issued patents and more than 15 pending patent applications for his inventions in nanscopy, wide-field imagine, lensless imaging, nonlinear optics, fiber optics, and optical coherence tomography. His presentation describes how the massive volume of mobile phone users (now approximately 7 billion worldwide) drives rapid improvements in hardware, software, and embedded high-end imaging and sensing technologies. See more details on his presentation at

NOTE: Don't miss the Early-Bird Deadline of August 19th to SAVE on your registration.

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About the Author

Gail Overton | Senior Editor (2004-2020)

Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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