Upcoming MIRTHE investment conference to target mid-IR medical applications

Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE; Princeton, NJ) will host an Investment Focus Group Workshop on medical applications for mid-IR technologies at Princeton University on October 12. The conference will explore promising biophotonic applications such as human breath monitoring, noninvasive glucose sensing, cancer diagnostics, and environmental health monitoring, and will highlight key molecules of interest and address market impact.  

This event is intended to engage a diverse and multi-disciplinary group of people to help speed the adoption of emerging technologies by defining the market applications and opportunities. Joseph Montemarano, the executive director of the center, says that the organizers are working with the Cleveland Clinic to increase visibility and understanding among clinicians and other medical personnel. And they are reaching out to venture capitalists and other investors interested in the medical/healthcare field.

The first investment conference organized by the center took place in fall 2010 and focused on general applications in the mid-IR. The audience of the meeting will include investors, clinicians, industry, faculty and students. The center is known for its work on mid-IR components and systems, many of which are based on quantum cascade lasers that can be tailored to cover the entire mid-IR wavelength range (3-17 mm).

For more information, please visit http://www.mirthecenter.org/documents/Agenda%20IFG%20Conf%20Oct%2012%202011.pdf.


Follow us on Twitter, 'like' us on Facebook, and join our group on LinkedIn

Follow OptoIQ on your iPhone; download the free app here.

Subscribe now to BioOptics World magazine; it's free!

Get All the BioOptics World News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to BioOptics World Magazine or email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now
Related Articles

Merz acquires laser tattoo removal device maker ON Light Sciences

Merz North America has acquired ON Light Sciences, which develops technologies to enhance laser-based dermatology procedures.

Shortwave-infrared device could improve ear infection diagnosis

An otoscope-like device that could improve ear infection diagnosis uses shortwave-infrared light instead of visible light.

Laser therapy extracts rare tumor that grew human hair, skin in boy's skull

About four years ago, a tumor comprised of human skin, hair, bone and cartilage was fast-growing inside a Ramsey, MN, 10-year-old youth's brain.

Low-level laser therapy could speed muscle recovery at Rio 2016 Olympics

The gold medal-winning women’s U.S. Gymnastics team is reportedly experimenting with infrared light therapy to alleviate pain and reduce swelling in its athletes. (Update: A spokesperson for ...

Neuro15 exhibitors meet exacting demands: Part 2

Increasingly, neuroscientists are working with researchers in disciplines such as chemistry and p...

Why be free?

A successful career contributed to keeping OpticalRayTracer—an optical design software program—fr...

LASER Munich 2015 is bio-bent

LASER World of Photonics 2015 included the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics among its si...

White Papers

Understanding Optical Filters

Optical filters can be used to attenuate or enhance an image, transmit or reflect specific wavele...

How can I find the right digital camera for my microscopy application?

Nowadays, image processing is found in a wide range of optical microscopy applications. Examples ...



Twitter- BioOptics World