STRATEGIES IN BIOPHOTONICS

Thank you to everyone who attended or participated in the inaugural Strategies in Biophotonics conference in October 2014. Unfortunately we've made the decision to not continue with the event going forward. Best wishes to all exhibitors, attendees and sponsors. 

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BIOOPTICS WORLD NEWS & ARTICLES

LED illuminator for fluorescence microscopy by CoolLED

The pE-300lite LED illumination system for fluorescence microscopy fits most microscopes' epifluorescence ports, or it can be specified with a liquid light guide.

Method that speeds disease detection has potential for use with portable optical readers

A new method to speed and simplify detection of proteins in blood and plasma is promising for use with portable optical readers.

Optical filters by Midwest Optical Systems

StablEDGE optical filters feature a hybrid filter design that maintains critical spectral performance.

OCT imaging improves percutaneous coronary intervention, study finds

OCT can visualize coronary arteries in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, leading to improved outcomes.

Single-photon counting camera for FLIM by Photonis

The Imaging Photon Camera has utility in fast imaging under low-light conditions, such as in fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy.

FDA authorizes emergency use of Zika virus molecular detection assay

The xMAP MultiFLEX Zika RNA assay combines optofluidics and digital signal processing to detect Zika virus in vitro.

'Lab on a stick' test optically and rapidly detects antibiotic resistance

A point-of-care test, based on the dipstick method, can rapidly detect bacterial resistance to antibiotics in urine.

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.

New bioimaging technique offers clear view of nervous system

Scientists at Ludwig-Maximilians University have developed a technique for turning the body of a deceased rodent entirely transparent, revealing the central nervous system in unprecedented clarity. Researchers are hopeful the new and improved view will help scientists understand how traumatic brain injuries, strokes and aging yield chronic disorders like dementia and epilepsy.

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.

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