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Merger Creates Optical Spectroscopy Business

Photonics.com
Oct 2012
TORONTO and ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2012 — Tornado Medical Systems of Ithaca and Arjae Spectral Enterprises of Toronto have merged into optical spectroscopy products entity Tornado Spectral Systems, the companies announced Monday.

The new firm — headquartered in Toronto, with a wholly owned US subsidiary in Ithaca — unites common business culture and complementary intellectual property. It will continue to provide its optical spectroscopy products to the biomedical, defense and security, industrial and environmental markets.

“The combined intellectual property and technical expertise of both companies creates a powerful step forward not only in optical spectroscopy but also the burgeoning field of nanophotonics,” said Dr. Bradley Schmidt, CEO of Tornado Spectral Systems.

Tornado Spectral’s proprietary high-throughput virtual slit technology overcomes the constraints of the trade-off between light throughput and spectral resolution to deliver high resolution and high throughput simultaneously.

For more information, visit: www.tornado-spectral.com


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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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