About Us

BioOptics World, presented by Laser Focus World, tracks technologies, applications, and business trends related to the use of optical technologies and instrumentation in the life sciences. Comprising a magazine, e-newsletter, and web site, BioOptics World covers cutting-edge research related to the design, development, and utilization of optical technologies for the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and disease processes..

BioOptics World is intended for researchers and engineers involved in the development and fabrication of optical components and instrumentation used in the life sciences. It is also designed to serve the users of these technologies, including biologists, physicists, pathologists, forensic scientists, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies.

In addition to providing in-depth articles written by BioOptics World editors, the magazine accepts articles, news stories, and new product information for publication from qualified outside contributors. For more information on submitting articles and other optoelectronics-related material to BioOptics World, please use the following links:

Editorial Contacts

   Barbara Gefvert
    Tel: 603.891.9194

Barbara G. Gefvert has been a science and technology editor and writer since 1987, and served as editor in chief on multiple publications, including Sensors magazine for nearly a decade.


    Lee Dubay
    Associate Editor

    Tel: 603.891.9116

Lee Dubay
, who also works on Industrial Laser Solutions and Laser Focus World, has been a science and technology editor on multiple publications since 2004, including two years as the assistant editor of Advanced Packaging, Connector Specifier, and SMT magazines.

Contact Sales

Jeff Nichols
North America & Canada - East
Phone: 413-442-2526
Anne Marie St. John-Brooks
North America & Canada - West
Phone: 510-606-0630
Holger Gerisch
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Phone: 49.0.8801.9153791


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BioOptics World Webcasts

High-throughput 3D super-resolution imaging

In this webcast, bioimaging pioneer Peter TC So of MIT will explain the operation and applications of volumetric parallel STED microscopy.

Fluorescence “lifetime” advances in vivo applications

Time-resolved ("lifetime") fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging provide label-free optical molecular contrast of diseased tissues and outperform s...

OCT angiography: Technology and applications

This presentation will discuss principles and technology behind OCT angiography. A brief history of development of the technique and its applications will be...



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