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Nov 2003
Pro-Lite Technology, a Milton Keynes, England, laser and photonics distributor, is offering the Centrovision November 2003 electronic catalog of silicon and InGaAs photodiodes for the medical instrument, defense, aerospace, automotive, industrial sensing and optical scanning markets. Centrovision, based in Newbury Park, Calif., is part of the OSI Systems group, a manufacturer of optoelectronic detectors. For more information, visit: www.pro-lite.uk.com; E-mail: peter.blyth@pro-lite.uk.com   . . .    Imaging Diagnostic Systems Inc. announced it has secured a purchase order for three of its CTLM computed tomography (CT) laser breast imaging systems, through its Chinese distributor, China Far East International Trading Corp. for use in China. The CTLM system uses laser technology and proprietary algorithms to create cross-sectional and 3-D images of the breast for the detection of cancer.   . . .    Suros Surgical Systems Inc., an Indianapolis, Ind.-based medical device manufacturer in the life sciences field, signed an agreement this week with Bedford, Mass.-based Hologic Inc., a developer of medical imaging systems, to distribute the Suros ATEC breast biopsy and excision system in the US. ATEC is a vacuum-assisted breast biopsy system that is compatible with Hologic's stereotactic breast biopsy systems, which uses advanced digital imaging to pinpoint the location of areas for biopsy.


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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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