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  • Carlisle Enterprises Secures UVP

Photonics Spectra
Mar 2007
Carlisle Enterprises LLC, a private equity investment firm, has acquired UVP Inc. of Upland, Calif., a supplier of fluorescence- and luminescence-based imaging systems for academic, biotechnological and biopharmaceutical applications. With access to capital markets and their industry knowledge and expertise, the San Diego-based firm is expected to provide a basis for UVP’s growth and development.

The emission of light or other electromagnetic radiation of longer wavelengths by a substance as a result of the absorption of some other radiation of shorter wavelengths, provided the emission continues only as long as the stimulus producing it is maintained. In other words, fluorescence is the luminescence that persists for less than about 10-8 s after excitation.
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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