Biotechnology & Medical Featured Articles

  1. Visualizing Growth In Hyperspectral Imaging: A Q&A With TruTag CTO Hod Finkelstein
    12/11/2017

    Dr. Finkelstein discussed with Photonics Online how his experience in the medtech and RF industries helped inform decisions when creating new HSI technologies. He offered insight into maintaining balance in the growth of both optical and data processing technologies for HSI, and discussed development of TruTag’s Prism Award-winning hyperspectral imaging solution.

  2. A Q&A With Dr. Brian Pogue, Incoming Editor-in-Chief, SPIE Journal of Biomedical Optics
    11/13/2017

    Dr. Brian Pogue of Dartmouth College will take the helm as editor-in-chief of SPIE’s Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) starting Jan. 1, 2018. Pogue spoke with Photonics Online about his decision to join the JBO as editor-in-chief, his vision for the journal, and how he balances all of his interests in limited time.

  3. Vision Systems 101: Start With The Video Interface
    8/7/2017

    Choosing the right video interface may mean the difference between success and failure for vision system designers. Although the video interface is a small part of the overall vision system, it has a large impact on the cost and usability of the final product.

  4. Using The Eagle V For Chemiluminescence Imaging
    9/12/2016

    In order to be able to detect the photons emitted by the chemical reactions in living organisms, researchers use chemiluminescence. Chemiluminescence imaging requires a camera with the highest sensitivity and the ability for long exposure times. The Raptor Photonics Eagle V camera was used in a study on the circadian rhythms in plants.

  5. FLIR Thermal Cameras Help To Reduce The Invasiveness Of Cochlear Implant Surgery
    8/10/2016

    The surgical placement of Cochlear hearing implants behind the human ear requires a highly trained surgeon, and can result in facial nerve damage, meningitis, tinnitus, infections, cerebrospinal fluid leakage, and potentially more.

  6. Lighting Solutions Brochure
    8/5/2016

    Excelitas is offers their expertise in medical illumination in medical equipment ranging from lamp-only solutions to a complete, integrated system. These solutions are ideal for the most demanding applications including the surgical suite, endoscopy procedures, dental procedures, and photodynamic therapy for newborns.This brochure offers information on Excelitas’ lighting solutions, capabilities, product portfolio, and technical support throughout the entire product life cycle.

  7. PI Mini Imaging Drives For Endoscopy
    7/13/2016

    With the aim to cause patients as little discomfort as possible, minimal invasive surgery (MIS) techniques use endoscopes integrated with a miniature drive to achieve variable focusing so that objects can be in sharp focus at all times. These endoscopes are used in larynx diagnostics or laparoscopy where optics and special instruments can then be introduced to the abdominal cavity through working trocars. Patients will then experience less post-operative pain and are able to be discharged earlier from the hospital. This application note describes the focus and zoom control functions within these miniature drives, and provides information on available PI piezo miniature drives for endoscopy applications.  

  8. From “Guess” To “Best”: How Infrared Cameras Are Increasing Accuracy And Insight In Product Testing
    5/25/2016

    This article explores how infrared (IR) cameras deliver a major data-gathering advantage over legacy approaches to temperature measurement, an advantage that can prevent costly product failures and safety hazards, providing an immediate and ongoing return on investment.

  9. Using Next-Generation Thin-Film Optical Filters For Fluorescence Imaging And Detection Systems
    5/23/2016

    Within any fluorescence application, there are three basic filters that are needed for operation – the excitation filter, the emission filter, and the beamsplitter. Hard-coated, thin-film optical filters are the best choice for these filters in that they provide the highest standards such as improvements in transmission, blocking, and both transmitted and reflected wavefront properties, which translates into bright, high-contrast images, and accurate detection of target molecules in fluorescence applications. This white paper further discusses the use of Alluxa’s thin-film optical filters in fluorescence imaging and detection systems.

  10. Brochure: Commercial Products Group
    5/19/2016

    Since 1985, Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI) has specialized in bringing new optical coating technologies to market with the design, development, and incorporation of proprietary deposition processes.