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  • Horiba Europe

BioPhotonics
Jan 2013
Horiba Europe has opened a research and technology center at Saclay Technopole in France, which will serve as the European headquarters for the company’s employees in France, Germany and the UK. It will house 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.


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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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