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  • Edmund Optics

BioPhotonics
Dec 2012
Barrington, N.J.-based Edmund Optics will consolidate its Pennsburg, Pa., facility into its corporate headquarters to bring its resources closer to the company’s technical sales, supply chain and product management teams. The operation will focus on asphere and coating technology and process development, including the creation of a high-precision thin-films lab. The company’s global manufacturing footprint will be just over 137,000 sq ft in 2013, up 15 percent from 2007. It also will invest in additional coating and metrology equipment for its plants in Singapore and Akita, Japan. Its products have applications in the pharmaceutical and biomedical markets, among others.



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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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