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Zecotek Medical Systems Changes Name

Photonics.com
Oct 2007
Zecotek Medical Systems Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, today announced it has changed its name to Zecotek Photonics Inc., effective Oct. 26.  The company said it will retain the TSX Venture Exchange stock symbol "ZMS." Zecotek said the new name better reflects its photonic product portfolio; the company develops high-performance crystals, photodetectors, medical lasers, optical imaging and 3-D display technologies for applications in the high-tech industry and medical diagnostics.



GLOSSARY
crystal
A solid with a structure that exhibits a basically symmetrical and geometrical arrangement. A crystal may already possess this structure, or it may acquire it through mechanical means. More than 50 chemical substances are important to the optical industry in crystal form. Large single crystals often are used because of their transparency in different spectral regions. However, as some single crystals are very brittle and liable to split under strain, attempts have been made to grind them very...
photodetector
A device used to sense incident radiation.
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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