Biophotonics News

Fluorescence imaging method using SWIR light detects cancer early

10/29/2014 Rutgers University researchers have developed a fluorescence imaging method that has potential to detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, poten...
Synthetic, blue light-sensitive molecular switches can be utilized to control biochemical signaling processes in living cells

Blue LED light enables control of insulin secretion

10/28/2014 An international team of researchers has incorporated a synthetic, blue light-sensitive molecular switch into a sulfonylurea compound—a class of drugs widely...

Optical coherence tomography skin screening system from MedLumics debuts

10/27/2014 Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging device specialist MedLumics introduced its NITID skin imaging system at the 23rd Annual European Academy of Dermat...
A light microscopy technique called lattice light-sheet microscopy imaged this single HeLa cell in metaphase

Light microscopy technique images molecules in 3D quickly, with minimal damage to cells

10/24/2014 A light microscopy platform developed by Eric Betzig—one of three scientists sharing the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry—and colleagues can collect high-resolu...
Two-photon microscopy method images oscillating mitochondria in rats

Two-photon microscopy method images oscillating mitochondria in rats


A two-photon microscopy method has enabled scientists to image mitochondria oscillating in a live animal.

Fluorescence approach can track HIV proteins' motion in real time

10/22/2014 Researchers have developed technologies—one of which involves a fluorescence method—that allow investigators to track HIV proteins' movement on the virus sur...
Photoacoustic imaging pioneer Lihong Wang

Photoacoustic imaging pioneer is 2015 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award winner

10/21/2014 Photoacoustic imaging innovator Lihong Wang, whose research enables noninvasive examination of tissues inside the body at deep levels, has been awarded the 2...

Biophotonics Wire News

New photonics institute at NTU promises to light up local research scene

SINGAPORE: A new photonics institute was launched at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on Thursday (Oct 30) - and with it, promises of breakth...

European Patent Office granted patent to GLAXO GROUP LTD [GB] titl...

European Patent Office has granted patent no. EP2791658 on October 22, 2014, to GLAXO GROUP LTD [GB] + (GLAXO GROUP LIMITED) , titled as "AP...

Cell Expansion Market Worth $14.8 Billion by 2019

According to the new market research report The "Cell Expansion Market by Product (Reagent, Media, Serum, Bioreactors, Centrifuge), Cell ...

Disposable Medical Sensors Market Trends and Forecast Up to 2020

San Francisco, CA, October 29, 2014 --( Global disposable medical sensors market is expected to reach USD 7,543.1 million by 2020, accord...
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