Hamilton Thorne Ltd.
The modular objective assembly in Hamilton Thorne Ltd.’s Lykos and Xyrcos lasers will be granted a patent, according to a notice of intention that the Beverly, Mass.-based company received from the European Patent Office. Upon approval, the patent can be filed in more than 30 European countries. “The patent on the modular objective assembly utilized in the Lykos and Xyrcos lasers is extremely valuable, as this patent broadly covers the concept of building a laser into a microscope objective,” said President and CEO David Wolf. The company said the assembly is a significant advance in integrated laser optics, providing increased resolution and compatibility with all major microscope models.