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  • Northeastern, PHI Establish Research Program

Photonics.com
Dec 2014
BOSTON, Dec. 1, 2014 — A collaboration between Northeastern University and Phase Holographic Imaging (PHI) of Sweden will establish a Holographic Imaging Cytometry Program of Excellence.

The new program is an application development hub and educational resource that offers training for scientists using time-lapse cytometry. It extends PHI’s ongoing HoloMonitor technology evaluation program at Northeastern.

That technology enables analysis of label-free cellular specimens using holography. Unlike conventional microscopy, it permits measurement of quantitative parameters such as cell thickness and volume. Digital focusing techniques obtain fully automated time-lapse images that can be used for long-term kinetic analysis.

As part of the new program, PHI will provide Northeastern with instrumentation to establish novel cell analysis applications based on HoloMonitor technology. In turn, Northeastern will develop and publish research applications, offer feedback and help guide future technology developments.

For more information, visit www.northeastern.edu.


GLOSSARY
holography
The optical recording of the object wave formed by the resulting interference pattern of two mutually coherent component light beams. In the holographic process, a coherent beam first is split into two component beams, one of which irradiates the object, the second of which irradiates a recording medium. The diffraction or scattering of the first wave by the object forms the object wave that proceeds to and interferes with the second coherent beam, or reference wave at the medium. The resulting...
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