Biotechnology & Medical Featured Articles

  1. 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.  

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Tough Durable Coatings For Medical & Dental Markets & Applications
    10/29/2015

    Many types of imaging and endoscopic surgical instruments come in direct contact with the human body during medical and dental applications. Therefore, these devices need to be equipped with optical coatings that not only have superior optical performance, but also can survive the device assembly and its harsh sterilization processes. The ZC&R Coatings for Optics of Abrisa Technologies collaborates with customers in order to design and manufacture the optimal selection of optical substrates, mounting configurations, and coating materials that meet the high demands of these instruments.

  6. High Power Lasers In Medical Applications
    6/25/2015

    The full list of medical procedures involving lasers is growing every day and, when discussing the development and production of medical devices, the importance of high power industrial lasers cannot be overlooked. 

  7. Medical Brochure
    6/22/2015

    First Sensor's medical capabilities offer more effective and safer medical devices, while simplifying their operation. All sensors work in accordance with certified processes and procedures in the measurement of pressure, flow, liquid levels, oxygen, light, radiation, and acceleration. 

  8. 4 Big Mistakes In Developing Photonics-Enabled Medical Devices
    3/24/2015

    Photonics components enable the design and development of next-generation medical devices and diagnostics. This paper identifies common mistakes medical device manufacturers make when attempting to incorporate optics and photonics into their designs — and how to avoid them.

  9. Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPC) for Medical Devices: Brochure
    11/1/2013

    This brochure includes information on features and specifications for Hamamatsu’s line of Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPCs). Download it to see if you can use them in your next design involving in vitro diagnostics, PET scanners, or flow cytometers.