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Thomas Mino Resigns as Lumera CEO

Photonics.com
Aug 2007
Nanotechnology company Lumera Corp. of Bothwell, Wash., announced yesterday the resignation of Thomas D. Mino, its CEO for the past six years, who will become a Lumera consultant. While a committee searches for a permanent replacement, the company's board selected Joseph J. Vallner, a board member since June 2006, to serve as president and interim CEO. Vallner, a biotech and technology company executive, was recently appointed CEO of Lumera's new bioscience subsidiary, Plexera, a position he will continue to hold while heading Lumera.



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nanotechnology
The use of atoms, molecules and molecular-scale structures to enhance existing technology and develop new materials and devices. The goal of this technology is to manipulate atomic and molecular particles to create devices that are thousands of times smaller and faster than those of the current microtechnologies.
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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