Laser systems developer Omicron Laserage Laserprodukte GmbH of Rodgau, Germany, announced yesterday that it has signed a distribution deal that will bring its products to the American market for the first time. Effective immediately, sales agency Market Tech Inc. of Scotts Valley, Calif., will represent Omicron in North America. Market Tech distributes gas, solid-state, diode and fiber lasers in the ultraviolet, visible and infrared spectrum for applications in medicine, biotechnology, space exploration, quality control and scientific research. Omicron said its distribution network now includes Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, China, England, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey. Omicron and Market Tech will make their joint debut at SPIE Photonics West 2008 in San Jose, Calif., Jan. 19-24.