Strategies in Biophotonics features newsmakers

As we are putting the finishing touches on the Sept/Oct issue of BioOptics World, I am getting jazzed about Strategies in Biophotonics—because I'm realizing how many of the newsmakers in biophotonics will be there.

For instance, our issue carries a feature article on an exciting new application of micro-OCT, pioneeered in the lab of Gary Tearney, MD, Ph.D., who will present a keynote address on Wednesday morning.

Another article covers Nanobiosym, whose founder, Anita Goel, MD, Ph.D., will be a featured speaker, following the keynote address by lauded engineer, entrepreneur, and MIT Institute Professor Robert Langer, DSc.

Goel's talk is only one of the presentations on mobile health; another will be they keynote given by newly minted HHMI Professor Aydogan Ozcan, Ph.D., of UCLA and Holomic LLC.

Other speakers whose work is featured in the issue include Ethan Schonbrun, Ph.D., of The Rowland Institute at Harvard, who will demonstrate a microfluidic and optical spectroscopy technology for measuring blood sugar. Schonbrun's demo is part of the Innovators' Demo Stage, a new addition to the conference program. This is an area for developers to show off photonics/optics-based biomedical systems and devices that are aiming for commercialization or else newly launched. Other participants include:

  • Kendall Research Systems will demo FireFly, an ultralight wirelessly powered and controlled headstage system for chronic, freely behaving optogenetics research;
  • Infrared Imaging Inc. will demo Vein-Eye, a unit that illuminates the veins in the arm for accurate and quick needle punctures;
  • Rockefeller University researcher will demonstrate a camera for skin cancer (melanoma) detection; and
  • GestSure will demo a touchless interface that allows surgeons to control their operating room computers while scrubbed, by making simple hand gestures.

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 ...
BLOGS

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 ...

CONNECT WITH US

            

Twitter- BioOptics World

Copyright © 2007-2016. PennWell Corporation, Tulsa, OK. All Rights Reserved.PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS