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  • Horiba Europe Opens New R&D Facility

Photonics.com
Nov 2012
PARIS, Nov. 20, 2012 — Horiba Europe’s new 7500-sq-ft research and technology center at Saclay Technopole is now open.

The facility — built to serve as the European headquarters for the company’s 1700 employees in France, Germany and the UK — can be expanded to 18,000 sq ft. It will house a number of Horiba’s local activities, including the design and manufacture of Horiba Jobin Yvon’s spectroscopic diffraction gratings and scientific instrumentation; biophotonics specialist Genoptics, acquired by Horiba in 2012; and parts of Horiba’s Medical and Scientific Div. domestic sales teams.

The plant’s location, near academic labs, research centers and graduate schools, is expected to help the company enter a new development cycle aimed at nanosystems, biotech devices and advanced computer-assist algorithm technologies, said Horiba Europe General Manager Michel Mariton.

“Horiba also seeks to collaborate with key French technology providers and to open opportunities for small innovative high-tech companies to enter the Japanese market,” he said.

For more information, visit: www.horiba.com


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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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