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BioPhotonics: February 2014

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Multispectral Camera Detects Tumors During Surgery
A multispectral camera that simultaneously displays several fluorescent dyes and the reflectance image in real time could help surgeons ensure that they don't leave behind tiny pieces of malignant...
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Nanorods Synthesized for Large-Scale Manufacturing
A new technique that produces nanoscale gold rods in large quantities while also controlling their optical properties and dimensions could facilitate their high-volume manufacture for applications in...
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Compact Laser Generates Research-Quality X-rays
A novel method generates research-quality x-rays using a "tabletop" laser, making such light sources more practical for advanced research. High-quality x-rays — needed for applications...
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Laser Reveals Photosynthetic Processes
Scientists have used an ultrafast laser to study a photosynthetic complex — arguably the most important bit of organic chemistry on the planet — in its complete functioning state. ...


RAPIDSCAN
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First Horizon 2020 Photonics Projects Open
The European Commission presented on Wednesday its first calls for projects under the Horizon 2020 program, the European Union's seven-year, €80 billion research and innovation program. Those calls include €47 million specifically earmarked for photonics-related proposals. Horizon 2020 will be worth more than €15 billion over its first two years, and the funding is...
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Georgia State Creates Nano-Optics Center
Georgia State University announced last week that it has created a research center to focus on developing nanotechnology tools and instruments, The Center for Nano-Optics. “Creation of...
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EPIC Celebrates 10 Years
EPIC, the European Photonics Industry Consortium, marked its 10th anniversary last week with a number of activities involving the European photonics community, including meetings with the European...


PRODUCTS
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MESA 50 X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer
The MESA 50 energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence analyzer from Horiba Scientific screens samples containing hazardous elements such as lead, cadmium, chromium, mercury and bromine for RoHS...
HORIBA Scientific, HORIBA Scientific
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Tecnai Femto Ultrafast Electron Microscope
The Tecnai Femto ultrafast electron microscope from FEI Co. captures ultrafast events and processes measured in femtoseconds, including the absorption of light energy and its transformation into...
FEI Life Sciences
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IK-HR3H HD Video Camera
Toshiba Imaging has released the IK-HR3H, the second in its series of HD remote-head cameras. The one-chip CMOS, 2.1-MP video camera provides color accuracy and advanced noise reduction...
Toshiba Imaging Systems
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MPA Info+ Multiphoton-Absorber Database
The MPA Info+ by Simphotek is a searchable database of multiphoton absorbers for applications such as biomedical imaging, lithography, 3-D optical storage, stimulated emission depletion microscopy,...
Simphotek Inc.
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Holospec Multitrack Imaging Spectrograph
The Holospec multitrack imaging spectrograph by Andor Technology is suitable for various applications including weak nanostructure photoluminescence; micro-Raman mapping, including tip-enhanced Raman...
Andor Technology plc, Corporate Headquarters
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Dual-Inverted Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy
Applied Scientific Instrumentation (ASI) Inc.’s dual-inverted selective plane illumination microscope generates 3-D volumes with isotropic resolution (330 nm) in all directions. Axial...
Applied Scientific Instrumentation, Inc.
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A1 MP+, A1R MP+ Multiphoton Confocal Imaging
Nikon Inc. has added three upgrades to its multiphoton confocal microscopy systems, A1 MP+ and A1R MP+, to enable deep-tissue two-photon fluorescence imaging at longer wavelengths. The...
Nikon Instruments Inc.
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Nunavut Linear Array Camera Enhancements
BaySpec Inc. has added new wavelength ranges to its line of Nunavut deep-cooled linear array cameras, improved the low-noise electronics and provided optional water cooling down to –100 °C....
BaySpec, Inc.
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RFG92 Monolithic Fiber Optic Faceplates
Schott has added RFG92 monolithic fiber optic faceplates to its medical technology line for use in digital x-ray sensors employing CMOS technology. Manufactured according to customer...
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Elyra P.1 3-D Superresolution Microscopy
Zeiss has added the Elyra P.1 module to its 3-D microscopy portfolio. The system enables superresolution photoactivated localization microscopy (PALM) for endogenously expressed photoswitchable...
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, Optical Sensor Systems
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Spark-1300 OCT System
Wasatch Photonics Inc. has announced the Spark-1300 OCT system for material inspection and medical diagnostics, including cardiovascular and dermatological research. The spectral-domain...
Wasatch Photonics, Inc.
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PDT Research Illumination Kit
Modulight Inc. is offering a photodynamic therapy (PDT) illumination kit for R&D applications. PDT is a type of treatment for cancer, bacterial infections and inflammation that is based on...
Modulight, Inc.
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TechSpec Bandpass Filters
New TechSpec hard-coated OD4 25-nm bandpass filters from Edmund Optics are suitable for life science instrumentation and single-photon microscopy applications. The filters offer high...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Xineos-1515 CMOS X-Ray Detector
Teledyne Dalsa Inc. has added the Xineos-1515 CMOS x-ray detector to its flat detector series for clinical fixed and mobile applications such as C-arms, fluoroscopy and 3-D orthopedic imaging...
Teledyne DALSA, Machine Vision OEM Components
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Compact-506 Optical Scanner
The Compact-506 galvanometer-based optical scanner from ScannerMax is suitable for use in compact medical devices and laser image projection. Its strong rotor construction and 6-mm bearings...
ScannerMAX
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Skyscan 1272 Micro-CT System
Micro Photonics Inc. is offering the SkyScan 1272, a benchtop x-ray micro-CT (computed tomography) system from Bruker MicroCT that can nondestructively visualize more than 200-MP virtual slices...
Micro Photonics, Inc.
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eosens TS3 Cameras
The eosens TS3 high-speed cameras from Mikrotron GmbH are suitable for applications in industry, R&D, medicine, biology, sport and science. The cameras capture up to 500 fps at 1280...
Mikrotron GmbH
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GL SPECTIS 5.0 Touch Spectrophotometer
Saelig Co. Inc. has introduced GL Optic’s GL SPECTIS 5.0 Touch, a portable spectrophotometer that obtains light-measurement data ranging from the NIR to the UV with laboratory accuracy. ...
Saelig Co. Inc.
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STS-UV Microspectrometer
The STS-UV microspectrometer from Ocean Optics Inc. is suitable for integration into spectroscopy instrumentation, medical devices, process monitoring and other applications. The device...
Ocean Optics, Inc.
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NFM SWIR Fluorescence Microscope
The NFM microscope from Applied NanoFluorescence images individual single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) through their intrinsic short-wave IR fluorescence. The system is suitable for research...
Applied NanoFluorescence, LLC
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SpectraMax MiniMax 300 Imaging Cytometer
The SpectraMax MiniMax 300 fluorescence imaging cytometer from Molecular Devices provides cellular visualization and cell-based analysis for a range of cell-counting and cell-confluency measurement...
Molecular Devices, LLC
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Cytation 3 Cell Imager
BioTek Instruments Inc. has added new features to its Cytation 3 cell-imaging multimode reader. The instrument combines digital microscopy and conventional microplate detection to provide cellular...

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