Biotechnology & Medical Featured Articles

  1. SPIE's AR/VR/MR All-Day Conference Delivers Immersive Experience

    After feasting on a full day of insight from some of the most prominent names in altered and virtual reality technologies, attendees were treated to a panel discussion that assembled pioneers in the space, asking them to muse on its past, present, and future.

  2. Seeing Is Believing: VR/AR Headset Demos At SPIE Photonics West 2018

    It’s safe to say that, whatever the expectations happened to be for last Monday’s altered reality/virtual reality headset demos at SPIE Photonics West, the event's reality surpassed them.

  3. Visualizing Growth In Hyperspectral Imaging: A Q&A With TruTag CTO Hod Finkelstein

    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.

  4. A Q&A With Dr. Brian Pogue, Incoming Editor-in-Chief, SPIE Journal of Biomedical Optics

    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.

  5. Vision Systems 101: Start With The Video Interface

    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.

  6. Using The Eagle V For Chemiluminescence Imaging

    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.

  7. FLIR Thermal Cameras Help To Reduce The Invasiveness Of Cochlear Implant Surgery

    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.

  8. Lighting Solutions Brochure

    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.

  9. PI Mini Imaging Drives For Endoscopy

    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.  

  10. From “Guess” To “Best”: How Infrared Cameras Are Increasing Accuracy And Insight In Product Testing

    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.