Newsletter | June 13, 2022

06.13.22 -- Latest Advances In Medical Imaging & Biophotonics

From The Editor
Spotlight On Medical Imaging & Biophotonics
Eradicating Preventable Blindness In The Developing World

Worldwide, approximately 285 million people are visually impaired, and 80% of these cases are the result of preventable causes. To continuously observe patients’ eyes without irritation, Forus Health’s designs incorporate both stock and custom optical components from Edmund Optics to capture high quality images in both visible and near-infrared (NIR) spectra.

Understanding Virus Mechanisms — One Particle At A Time

Single-molecule microscopy techniques facilitate direct study of molecular mechanisms, enabling leaps in understanding surrounding how viruses assemble, disassemble, and interact with their hosts.

CleanVue PRO – Series Of Oleophobic And Hydrophobic Coatings For Tough Environments

Abrisa Technologies' new CleanVue PRO series of anti-reflection coatings are designed to combine improved handling, cleaning, water shedding, and robust performance with anti-reflective properties. 

Metronom Health: The Critical Role Of Metrology In Product Development

Metronom Health, an early-stage medical device company developing an innovative, opto-enzymatic continuous blood glucose monitoring technology, found that ZYGO’s metrology tools were a key enabling technology that helped to drive their product innovation by providing valuable process and component information.

Cytometry Gets Fast

Flow cytometry plays an increasingly important role in cell analysis. Modern flow cytometry, which can support cancer research and drug development, has analyzers that allow researchers to characterize the image of single cells. This characterization provides insights into a variety of key cellular phenotypes.

Drinking Water Put Under The Microscope

Municipalities and water suppliers go to great lengths to make sure water hygeine and sanitation standards are met, including using disinfecting UV light to kill parasites, bacteria, and viruses.

Solving PCR Filter Challenges For High-Performance qPCR Instruments

qPCR instrument users need high sensitivity and pristine signal clarity to achieve numerous delicate tasks. The right combination of optical filters significantly improves this functionality.

Industry Insights
What Can Flat Optics Do For Depth Sensing?

Depth sensing is a critical technology in autonomous robots, AR/VR, face recognition, and logistics. Flat optics-based dot pattern generators and imaging lenses, customized to the VCSEL source and the ToF sensor, can make for a highly compact, efficient, and robust system. 

DiaMonTech Develops Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitor That Uses M-IR Lasers

More than 400 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes. For them, the ability to measure blood glucose levels non-invasively (without piercing the skin) would be an enormous relief. Thanks to a patented development by DiaMonTech AG, this convenience could soon come reality for many people.

Understanding High Performance SWIR Imaging Cameras

The use of imaging systems to capture long wavelength photons continues to increase in diverse application areas. This white paper discusses the performance of InGaAs detector arrays with sensitivities in the VIS-SWIR region.

Introduction To Next-Generation Thin-Film Optical Filters For Life Sciences

Fluorescence-based systems have revolutionized the way organisms, cells, and biomolecules are visualized and detected. However, challenges common to these instruments, such as bleed-through, background autofluorescence, and poor signal-to-noise ratios, can reduce performance. 

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Featured Multimedia
Video: Novel Piezoelectric Transducers For Ultrafast Liquid Handling, Micro-Fluidics, And Nano Dispensing

Piezoelectric transducers can generate extremely small droplets in the microliter and nanoliter range. They are often used in high-performance and high-precision micro-fluidics applications and dispensing applications in medical and industrial applications.

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Webinar: Introduction To Infrared Imaging Radiometry

Infrared imaging radiometry is the science of using an infrared (IR) camera to measure the amount of IR radiation from a target in a scene. In this webinar, we will cover introductory concepts, such as what infrared is and how it works. We will also introduce intermediate concepts including radiometric calibration and foundational IR measurements, such as radiance and radiant intensity.

Featured Solutions
Anti-Reflective (AR) Optical Coatings for Biomedical / Life Sciences Applications

Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) offers anti-reflective (AR) optical coatings for biomedical and life sciences applications. Ideal for coating on quartz, BK-7, glass, and a variety of other optical materials, AR coatings improve performance in optical systems, increasing transmission and enhancing contrast.

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PG&O® Precision Glass & Optics
InGaAs Linear Photodiode Arrays: LE/LSE Series

The LE/LSE Series from Sensors Unlimited comprises InGaAs linear photodiode arrays and can be used in many commercial applications, as well as in industrial process control. Additional applications include inspection in agricultural sorting, biomedical analysis, thermal imaging, and NIR Molecular Spectroscopy.

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Sensors Unlimited – A part of Collins Aerospace
The Ultimate Snapshot Imager For VIS/NIR/SWIR: GoldenEye

BaySpec offers the GoldenEye camera as the only snapshot hyperspectral imager covering VIS/NIR/SWIR (400 to 1100 nm) wavelengths. With FT-PI proprietary technology, this high-sensitivity imager is ideal for low-light applications.

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BaySpec Inc.
USM (Ultrasonic Motor) Product Line

Features of the ultra-sonic motors include high torque/force, steady low speed without a gear, low inertia, low audible noise: above 20khz driving frequency, and more. The electromagnetic motor carries mass of magnet or iron core and winding.

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Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components