Biophotonics Newsletters


A timely roundup of top news, insightful analysis, and hot products relevant for biomedical applications and the life sciences.  This monthly newsletter highlights scientific breakthroughs, technology innovations, business news and trends, and both research and clinical applications of biophotonics.

Cell Biology
Optical approaches have much to offer those seeking to understand cell physiology and operation and interaction. BioOptics World's cell biology newsletter covers instrumentation and methods that enable cell biologists, cell observation and analysis, sub-cellular manipulation, and cell characterization.

Cell sorting and flow cytometry have enabled important research, and the technologies underlying the approaches are evolving in important ways. The BioOptics World Cytometry newsletter covers changes that are enabling biochemistry.

Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
"Lasers are steering the future," says the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), and this newsletter demonstrates how. It covers operation and application of lasers and laser-based systems designed for hair removal, skin resurfacing and rejuvenation, lypolysis, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, tattoo removal, and skin cancer diagnosis and therapy.

DNA Sequencing
Thanks to a steady stream of technology advances, the cost of DNA sequencing has plummeted in recent years. This newsletter covers the continued advance of genome sequencing methods and technologies as the field makes steady progress toward low-cost methods that hold the promise of "democratizing" this powerful capability, which has implications for predictive and preventive medicine.

Light microscopy has benefited from a number of recent advancements including multiphoton emission for deep tissue imaging and a variety of super-resolution approaches that break the diffraction barrier to provide nondestructive imaging of sub-cellular structures. BioOptics World's microscopy newsletter covers important advances in optical microscopy and the scientific progress they are enabling.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an emerging diagnostic imaging modality that enables in vivo cross-sectional tomographic visualization of internal microstructures in biological systems. The technology has become well accepted in ophthalmology and is being developed for other applications such as intravascular imaging of the heart and skin imaging. This newsletter covers development of the technology, trends in regulatory approval and adoption, and application.

From cancer research to clinical detection and treatment, optical technologies are key to the field of oncology. Scientists today are able to visualize changes in individual cancer cells, and among treatments are photodynamic therapy and "light scalpels" for brain tumor surgery. BioOptics World's Oncology/Cancer newsletter reports advances in research as well as instruments and their application, plus FDA approval process.

LASIK surgery began to revolutionize ophthalmology more than two decades ago—and optical coherence tomography has now begun to have a similar impact on the field. But those are just the most prominent examples of biophotonics applied to ophthalmology. This newsletter from BioOptics World covers the full range of technologies and instruments, their specific applications, and relevant trends in regulation.

As biomedical researchers and clinicians look for better ways to analyze complex processes, spectroscopy becomes an increasingly useful tool. This newsletter will cover Raman, near infrared and other spectroscopic methods—and the instruments that incorporate them--for research, cancer detection, drug development, and other applications.

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