Biotechnology & Medical News

  1. FDA Approves Zeiss’ Less Invasive Laser System For Nearsightedness
    9/15/2016

    The FDA has approved the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser for small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) procedures, which are indicated for the correction of nearsightedness in patients age 22 and older. Carl Zeiss Meditec (Zeiss) developed the SMILE procedure as a less-invasive alternative to LASIK and PRK surgery.

  2. Nanometer Precision 3-Channel Controller For Miniature Piezo Inertia Drives And Actuators
    7/29/2016

    PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. recently announced the newest digital servo controller with 3-channels, offering greater flexibility for miniaturized precision positioning and handling tasks. Applications include precision alignment and automation, semiconductor technology, photonics, bio-nano-technology, metrology, microscopy, micro-manipulation.

  3. OPA Delivers Short Pulsewidth And Wide Tuning From Yb Amplifiers
    7/13/2016

    The Opera-F is a new optical parametric amplifier (OPA) from Coherent, Inc. that delivers wide tuning, high conversion efficiency, and sub-100 fs pulse duration when pumped by the company’s Monaco high performance ytterbium ultrafast amplifier.  The signal output of the Opera-F is tunable from 650 nm to 900 nm, and the idler is tunable from 1200 nm to 2500 nm. 

  4. Sierra-Olympic Offers WDR Shortwave IR Camera Systems
    6/15/2016

    Sierra-Olympic Technologies offers New Imaging Technologies’ (NIT) wide-dynamic-range (WDR), indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensors and camera systems. This new SWIR imaging product family delivers a dynamic range greater than 140dB in a single snapshot, without any processing or tone mapping.  Ideal for biomedical, laser measurements, welding, semiconductor, art inspection, and process control, the NIT WDR sensors’ internal Fixed Pattern Noise correction offers high uniformity images under all lighting conditions.

  5. New Spherical Electro-ceramic Components Designed For 360 Degree Ultrasonic Applications
    6/10/2016

    PI (Physik Instrumente) now offers a line of standard and custom electro-ceramic hemispheres and hollow spheres for applications from echolocation (sonar) to flow measurement. These new components join the existing extensive catalog of disk, rods, cylinders, plates, blocks, rings, and tubes employed by high-tech research and industry fields, including medical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace, and semi-conductor applications.

  6. Photron’s FASTCAM Mini AX, UX, And WX High Speed Cameras Have Double The Memory At 32GB
    6/10/2016

    ­­­­­Photron, Inc. recently announced the new 32GB memory option for the FASTCAM Mini AX, FASTCAM Mini UX, and FASTCAM Mini WX High Speed Camera Systems. The new memory option is doubled at 32GB; other memory options still available are 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB. Photron’s recently introduced product families are also renowned for their remarkable light sensitivity.

  7. New PI Low-Cost, Compact, And Smooth Running Stepper/Servo Motor Solution
    5/5/2016

    PI offers a new L-406 compact linear stage delivers performance and reliability at minimized cost. It has applications in research and industrial applications, including bio-nanotechnology, microscopy, micromanipulation, inspection and metrology, beamline systems, and photonics instrumentation.

  8. Rapid, Low Cost Laser-Based Technique For Biomass Analysis Described In Industrial Biotechnology
    1/11/2016

    Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is emerging as a fast, cost-efficient method for identifying the total amount and specific compounds that comprise the inorganic component of biomass.

  9. Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. Completes Initial Order with Sony Medical
    12/9/2014

    Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. (the “Company”) anounced recently that it has completed an inital order for a new surgical microscope video adapter for Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division.

  10. Gooch & Housego Lead MINERVA (MId- To NEaR Infrared Spectroscopy For improVed Medical diAgnostics) Project Wins Photonics Innovation Village Award At Photonics Europe
    4/28/2014

    The Gooch & Housego lead MINERVA (MId- to NEaR infrared spectroscopy for improVed medical diAgnostics) project has won a 1500€ prize at SPIE’s recent Photonics Europe conference in Brussels.