BIOTECHNOLOGY & MEDICAL FEATURED ARTICLES

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Understanding Camera-Based Ultraviolet Imaging And Applications
A new generation of advanced UV imaging cameras has opened the door to new applications and enhanced performance in existing applications.  Continue Reading..
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Lab Obstacle Run
Please welcome the survivors of the Lab Obstacle Run! These tough microorganisms overcame hostile reactions, crushing forces, oxidation, fire, and the fearsome T-cells! Download the cartoon to read their story!  Continue Reading..
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Electronification’s Impact On Medical Device Manufacturers
Rising demand for electronic components -- driven by the automotive, defense, aerospace, and industrial manufacturing industries -- could create supply challenges like price volatility, counterfeiting, relabeling, selling out-of-date parts, and double- or triple-booking orders  Continue Reading..
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Understanding Fluorescence Imaging
Many modern biological and biomedical research applications rely in part on fluorescence imaging to understand cellular structures and events. This application note details the techniques involved in fluorescence imaging, as well as possible imaging considerations, providing a point of reference for quantitating data obtained from images or movies.  Continue Reading..
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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.  Continue Reading..
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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.  Continue Reading..
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.  Continue Reading..

BIOTECHNOLOGY & MEDICAL PRODUCTS

The pco.edge 4.2 bi is a back illuminated camera sensor with high resolution and a 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size for high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95%. The pco.edge 4.2 bi incorporates a powerful USB 3.1 interface, and a flexible cooling system allowing the use of air or water to cool the sensor down to -25 °C. At this temperature, the dark current is reduced to 0.2 e-/pixel/s. 

PCO introduces its latest camera innovation: the pco.panda 4.2bi, a state-of-the-art, back illuminated sCMOS camera providing outstanding quantum efficiency, up to 95%. It is ideal for demanding lighting conditions, even without active cooling, in countless applications in microscopy and life science.

PCO's scientific CMOS (sCMOS) cameras feature high-resolution, high quantum efficiency, high frame rates, high dynamic range, and availability with various interface options. They are designed to provide low latency, low jitter,and  real-time signals between a camera and frame grabber. 

The new 5 Axis Micro Drilling Scanhead is designed with high resolution, precision, and accuracy for applications requiring infinitely flexible scan beam pattern delivery. The scanhead features a wide precession angle up to 20° for variable taper and shapes.

Opto Diode's OD-685C -- a new deep red, surface-mount device (SMD) light-emitting diode (LED) -- features 2.0 mW of radiant power at a forward current of 20 mA, a peak wavelength of 685 nm, and a radiant efficiency of 56 percent. The LED is designed to deliver outstanding efficiency for applications requiring radiometric measurement with tight spectral bandwidth, including science, medical, and veterinary applications.

PCO introduces its latest camera innovation: the pco.panda 4.2, a state-of-the-art sCMOS camera featuring the same compact 65 x 65 x 65 mm dimensions. This camera provides outstanding quantum efficiency, up to 80%, and excellent image quality provided by the 16-bit sCMOS sensor.

PI’s new E-873 controls miniature piezo stages of the Q-motion series for microscopy and photonics applications. Q-motion stages provide nanometer resolution at an affordable price. The E-873 is a benchtop device with options for control cabinet mounting, and has three channels with integrated power amplifiers and an interpolator. The device features a point-to-point motion and actuator mode for nanometer precision positioning at the target position.

The new Phantom® VEO family of cameras from Vision Research is made up of four high speed cameras designed to provide information on high speed events within scientific and industrial applications. The VEO710 and VEO410 models feature frame rates exceeding 7,000 fps, making these models ideal for traditional high-speed motion analysis. The four-megapixel VEO640 and VEO340 are optimized for scientific imaging applications where higher resolutions are important. All models are now available with 10 Gb Ethernet connectivity.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & MEDICAL SUPPLIERS

With Over 80 years of combined experience, the divisions of Abrisa Technologies (Abrisa Industrial Glass, Sycamore Glass Components, and ZC&R Coatings for Optics) have the engineering, manufacturing and customer service teams needed to service your optics requirements.

BaySpec, Inc., founded in 1999 with 100% manufacturing in the USA (San Jose, California), is a vertically integrated spectral sensing company. The company designs, manufactures and markets advanced spectral instruments, including UV-VIS-NIR-SWIR spectrometers, benchtop and portable NIR/SWIR and Raman analyzers, confocal Raman microscopes, hyperspectral imagers, mass spectrometers, and OEM spectral engines and components, for the R&D, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, chemical, food, semiconductor, health monitoring, human & animal medical devices, and the optical telecommunications industries.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of business-to-business, industrial and consumer digital and optical imaging solutions to the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets with an increasing intent for more customized, localized products.

For over 20 years, Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI) has produced the most durable optical thin film filter coatings in the industry...

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies, commercial partners and prime contractors worldwide.

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First Sensor AG (Formerly Silicon Sensor) has over 20 years of experience in the development and manufacture of individual sensor solutions offering highest levels of precision and reliability.

Gooch & Housego provides complete optical system design, engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace & defense, industrial, life sciences and scientific research sectors, based upon the following key enabling photonic technologies: Acousto-Optics, Crystal Optics Electro-Optics, Fiber Optics and photonic packaging, Non-Linear Optics, Precision Optics including optical polishing and coatings, as well as light measurement instrumentation and services, spectral Imaging & synthesis.

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Iridian Spectral Technologies is a diversified optical filter manufacturer that is an international leader in filter design and manufacture especially for application in the fields of fiber optic communications, optical spectroscopy, 3D entertainment, and in aerospace. Iridian Spectral Technologies was ranked as one of the top 150 high technology companies in Canada in the 2011 and 2012 Branham300 rankings and won the 2010 Canada Export Achievement Award for the province of Ontario sponsored by Profit magazine together with Export Development Corporation (EDC). Iridian Spectral Technologies is a global supplier with distributors in many countries particularly in Asia.

Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corporation, began making laser power meters, energy meters, and beam profilers in 1979, and we’ve never looked back. We have headquarters in the United States, Israel, Japan, and Germany, as well as distributors in over 50 countries worldwide.

Opto Diode Corporation is a world supplier of reliable, high quality infrared (IR) LEDs and custom LEDs in the visible range. Since 1981, we have produced standard TO-packaging and custom housing LEDs in our U. S. facility in Southern California, maintaining the highest standards with our in-process quality control and testing systems...

PCO-TECH Inc., founded in 1986, is a manufacturing, sales and marketing organization offering photonic instrumentation and complete systems throughout the world

Photron was founded in 1974 to provide manufacturing, sales and service of professional film and video equipment and photo-instrumentation

PI (Physik Instrumente) provides the world’s broadest range of precision motion technologies for both micro- and nano-precision applications. PI is the world’s first and largest manufacturer of piezoelectric nanopositioning technology.  Started 4 decades ago as a supplier to research labs and universities, the company has grown into a business of 700+ employees and more than $100 million in global sales.

PIXELTEQ provides OEM spectral sensing and imaging products, patterned optical filters and custom electro-optical devices for a variety of aerospace, biomedical, industrial, scientific and security applications.  At the heart of each multispectral device is an array of pixel-level spectral filters purpose-built for applications.

For over 30 years, Precision Optics Corporation has provided state-of-the-art optical designs, components and complete optical systems for medical, biomedical, military (ITAR complainant) and industrial applications. As next generation techniques in these areas have advanced to use smaller and less invasive tools and equipment, Precision Optics responded with microprecision™ optical technology to provide components, assemblies, and products with sizes on the order of one millimeter and smaller.

Raptor Photonics Limited is a global leader and manufacturer of high performance, industrial-grade and extremely rugged ultra-low light digital and analogue cameras.

Schneider Optics designs, develops, and manufactures high performance lenses for machine vision, robotics, document scanning, industrial inspection and metrology, gauging, military, surveillance, & other image processing applications. Standard products include Compact C-Mount lenses, F-Mount lenses, Bilateral and Object Sided Telecentric lenses, a modular Macro system, large format lenses (area & line scan), 3-CCD lenses and industrial filters. Custom lens solutions are also available. Key markets include Machine Vision, Robotics, Document Scanning, Industrial Inspection, 2D/3D Metrology, Surveillance, & SWIR/Hyperspectral Imaging.

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.  ̶  experts in thermal imaging technology  ̶  designs, manufactures and distributes cameras, components, and systems solutions for infrared (IR) camera users and integrators. Products include cooled, uncooled, and OEM infrared cameras, accessories, digital acquisition, and image processing systems. We provide full engineering services and support and are able to customize our systems to meet your specific requirements. We offer very high-value, cost-effective thermal imagers for R&D, OEM, commercial, and security applications, available for easy purchase directly from our web site.

Supplier of precision optics including extreme precision aspheres and freeform, meter-class flats and windows in common and exotic materials. Full electro-mechanical-optical design/prototype and manufacturing capabilities for medical, defense, military, ISR, semiconductor and industrial technology research.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & MEDICAL NEWS

BIOTECHNOLOGY & MEDICAL VIDEOS

  • Why You Should Use Back Illuminated sCMOS Cameras For OEM Development

    On our last day here at Photonics West 2019, Dr. Scott Metzler from PCO presents the enhanced capabilities that bi sCMOS sensors have to offer, including up to 95% quantum efficiency and a broader spectral response than previous generations. Check out the video for more information.

  • Multi-Spectral Imaging And Sensing

    Marco Snikkers wrapped up our Photonics West 2016 coverage by introducing us to a pixel sensor that acts as an 8-channel spectrometer for biomedical, fluorescence marking, and colorimeter applications, as well as a multi-spectral camera that can monitor specific wavelengths in real-time.

  • Machine Vision, POC Medical Instruments, Non-Dispersive IR, & Photo-Acoustic Spectroscopy Filters

    This year at Photonics West, Jason Palidwar with Iridian Spectral Technologies gave us insight into the three optical filtering solutions his company is focusing on in 2016.

  • Gooch & Housego Introduces The New Fiber-QTM Fiber Coupled Modulators

    The new Fiber-QTM Fiber is a fiber coupled acousto-optic modulator (FCAOM) solution for fiber laser modulation and frequency shifting. These devices can directly control the timing, intensity, and temporal characteristics of the active output from a fiber laser, offering a wider variety of pulse shapes.

  • Precision Thermal Imaging Solutions

    At this year’s exhibition, Leonardo DRS’ business development director, Doug VanDover, introduced us to the newest entry in the Tamarisk thermal IR camera family — the Tamarisk precision series

  • Illumination/Vision System Solutions For Medical Devices

    This year at Photonics West, we had the pleasure of speaking with both Chuck Gerlowski and Richard Cyr of Precision Optics Corporation. Watch the video for information on their micro-optics capabilities, micro-optic components, sub-assemblies, and finished devices.

  • Lenses And Prisms In Medical Devices For Imaging And Illumination

    On the last day of the MD&M East exhibition, Chuck Gerlowski with Precision Optics Corporation discussed their micro lenses, micro prisms, and more. These components can be used to design CMOS sensors for imaging systems and illumination systems in medical devices.

  • Thermal Cameras For Even The Most Demanding SWaP Restrictions

    Jay Schell of Leonardo DRS tells us about the unique features of the Tamarisk thermal cameras, and how they're used in applications involving integration into UAVs, medical imaging equipment, analytic devices, man-portable imaging devices, robotic ground vehicles, unmanned sensors, security and surveillance, and more.

  • Measure Precision Surfaces Of Implantable Medical Devices

    In this video, Justin Turner from Zygo introduces the ZeGage optical profiler. The system measures precision surfaces of implantable medical devices that require non-contact metrology, such as bone screws and dental implants. 

  • Very Small Optics And Assemblies For Defense And Medical Applications

    In this video, Precision Optics Corp president Joe Forkey gives us a brief overview of his company and then gives us a closer look at some of the things they featured at their Photonics West booth. 

  • OEM Medical Device Assembly-3D Dental Imaging

    This video gives insight on a dental medical device’s journey from the prototype phase to production. The device needed to be small enough to image rear teeth, robust enough to replace physical impressions, and had to make precision measurements for prosthetics. The process involved complex optics, steps to ensure hygienic sterilization, high resolution 3D imaging, and more. Download the video to see how it was done.

  • Infrared Camera for Research and Science Applications

    In this video, Chris Bainter introduces the FLIR A6700SC IR (infrared) camera. This camera is ideal for electronics inspection, medical thermography, manufacturing, and non-destructive testing applications. Watch the video to learn about its unique features and specifications.

  • PI Medical: Piezo for Medical Design

    Piezo electronic drives from Physik Instrumente are ideal for meeting the equipment needs for therapy diagnosis and the administration of medication which impairs the patient as little as possible.

  • New Price Performance Point For Thermal Infrared

    Ross Overstreet of FLIR Systems gives us an introduction to several different cameras. We see a megapixel infrared camera for demanding applications that require high sensitivity, high frame rate, and the optics flexibility; a high performance NIR camera for solar cell testing, medical research, and astronomy; and a low-cost microbolometer camera for entry-level applications.