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Two Reach Top Rung of Zeiss Technical Ladder
JENA, Germany, Feb. 27, 2015 — Optics giant Zeiss has elevated two employees to the highest level on its technical ladder. Dr. Michael Kempe and Dr. Michael Totzeck of Zeiss’ corporate research and technology division, are now two of three fellows within the company. Kempe, head of the technology area, has been working at Zeiss since 1999. He has been designated a fellow on the basis of his scientific knowledge in the area of microscope development and biomedical optics. Zeiss CEO Dr. Michael Kaschke...

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IR Drone Camera Provides Bird's-Eye View of Rochester at Night (with video)
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 24, 2015 — Flying 15,000 feet over downtown Rochester at night, a midwave-infrared (MWIR) sensor from Exelis captured in detail the movements of cars and pedestrians. The company’s CorvusEye 1500 system captures high-resolution visible...
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Fluorescent Label Aids Whole-Brain Imaging In Vivo
ASHBURN, Va., Feb. 12, 2015 — A new permanent fluorescent label allows researchers to study complex neural activity in wide swaths of brain tissue in moving animals. Developed at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the label frees scientists from the need to use a...

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Prism Award Winners Recognized at Photonics West
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12, 2015 — From 3-D-printed optics to novel laser systems to mobile medical diagnostics and chemical sensors, nine cutting-edge products were recognized Wednesday during the Photonics West trade show with Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation. ...
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Adimec Names Dual CEOs
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, Feb. 6, 2015 — Industrial camera company Adimec has promoted Chief Marketing Officer Dr. Joost van Kuijk and Chief Financial Officer Alex de Boer to serve cooperatively as chief executives. De Boer will run the financial and operational side of Adimec,...

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Flir Marks Successful Foray Into Consumer Market
WILSONVILLE, Ore., Feb. 6, 2015 — Flir Systems Inc. ended its fiscal year with increased revenues and profits, having marked a successful entrance into the consumer market with thermal cameras for smartphones. “During the year we introduced several new products that...
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Northrop Grumman Supplies Laser Mine Detection Systems to Navy
BETHPAGE, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2015 — The U.S. Navy has contracted Northrop Grumman Corp. for the continued production of the AN/AES-1Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS). Mounted on the MH-60S helicopter, the ALMDS detects and geo-locates mine-like objects over sea...

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Fluorescent Probe Shows Promise in Osteoarthritis Treatment
BOSTON, Feb. 5, 2015 — A near-infrared fluorescent probe may make it easier to diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis. Tested in mice, the probe detected the activity leading to cartilage loss in joints. As the osteoarthritis progressed, the probes’ brightness...
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Teledyne Acquires Underwater Imaging Firm Bowtech
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 3, 2015 — Teledyne Technologies Inc. has acquired Bowtech Products Ltd. of Aberdeen, Scotland. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bowtech designs and manufactures vision systems, including rugged cameras and LED lighting sources, for use on...

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Digital Imaging Down, But Teledyne Ends the Year Up
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan. 29, 2015 — Despite lagging sales in its digital imaging department, Teledyne Technologies Inc. reported record profits as it closed the books on 2014. Total year sales were $2.4 billion, up 2.4 percent from $2.3 billion the previous year. Net income...
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Photonics Media Seeks Presenters for Biophotonic Imaging Digital Conference
PITTSFIELD, Mass., Jan. 26, 2015 — Researchers in the field of bioimaging around the world are invited to give presentations at a digital conference to be hosted by Photonics Media this summer. “Biophotonic Imaging for Medicine” will focus on a range of...

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Corning Expands Hyperspectral Imaging Portfolio with NovaSol Acquisition
CORNING, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2015 — Corning Inc. has acquired assets of advanced hyperspectral imaging systems developer NovaSol. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Headquartered in Honolulu, NovaSol specializes in the research and development of active and passive...
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Laser 2000 to Distribute Headwall Products in Europe
WESSLING, Germany, Jan. 22, 2015 — Laser 2000 GmbH will distribute Headwall Photonics hyperspectral sensors and accessories in Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Headwall, headquartered in Fitchburg, Mass., offers remote sensing and advanced machine vision systems...

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Nanoparticle Works with 6 Types of Bioimaging
BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 21, 2015 — A new type of nanoparticle traceable through six distinct imaging methods could help medical professionals better diagnose diseases and enhance identification of the boundaries of tumors. The combination of imaging techniques could allow...
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Computer Model Details QD Interaction with Protein
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 16, 2015 — A new computer modeling approach could increase understanding of how nanoscale quantum dots (QDs) interact with biological systems. QDs are used in a number of bioimaging applications, including in vivo imaging of tumor cells, detection of...

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Basler Names Manager of Sales, Business Development
AHRENSBURG; Germany, Jan. 14, 2015 — Mark Williams, Basler’s new sales and business development manager, will be responsible for providing support and application engineering to customers in the U.K. He will work with Basler’s distributor, MultiPix Imaging...
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Basler Offers Online Lens Selector
AHRENSBURG, Germany, Jan. 14, 2015 — A new online lens selector from Basler allows users to quickly and easily identify a suitable lens with the right focal length for their camera application. The user enters the data for their application, such as necessary angle of view,...

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Fraunhofer, NextIn Collaborate on Wafer Inspection System
DRESDEN, Germany, Jan. 13, 2015 — The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) and NextIn Inc. of South Korea have entered into a collaborative relationship for the evaluation of a defect inspection system. The user interface of the Aegis I Defect Inspection...
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Mikrotron Chooses Russian, Swedish Distributors
MUNICH, Jan. 13, 2015 — Mikrotron GmbH’s high-speed recording cameras will now be distributed in Russia by Sedatec Ltd. of Moscow and in Sweden by Precision Technic Nordic of Stockholm. Mikrotron develops digital high-speed cameras, image processing...

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Olmec Commissioned for Radiator Inspection System
NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE, England, Jan. 13, 2015 — Olmec Ltd. has been commissioned for a vision inspection station for a Tier 2 supplier of injection-molded components for vehicle radiators. The user interface for the radiator component inspection system. Courtesy of Olmec Ltd. ...
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‘World’s Largest Camera’ Secures Key DOE Approval
MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 12, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Energy has granted intermediate approval for construction of a 3.2-gigapixel CCD camera to be integrated into the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Components of the 3-ton camera will be built by an...

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Lockheed: NIR Camera for Space Telescope Exceeds Expectations
PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2015 — Lockheed Martin said its NIRCam near-infrared camera, developed in collaboration with the University of Arizona for the James Webb Space Telescope, exceeded expectations during recent testing. The instrument is the primary science camera on...
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Partnerships Aim to Produce Smartphone 3-D Cameras
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2015 — Two business partnerships are setting out on separate missions to develop compact 3-D cameras for mobile devices and, potentially, machine vision applications. Pelican Imaging of Santa Clara, Calif., and Jabil Circuit Inc. of St....

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Drug Fluoresces, Kills Cancer Under 1 Wavelength
CORVALLIS, Ore., Jan. 6, 2015 — A combined imaging and phototherapy technique could help guide surgeons removing chemotherapy-resistant tumors and kill any cancer cells the surgeons miss. Researchers at Oregon State University said their technique prevented cancer...
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American Infrared Solutions Announces Expansion
HUDSON, N.H., Jan. 5, 2015 — American Infrared Solutions (AIRS) has expanded its staff and laboratories. The company said it has increased its sensor fabrication and high-vacuum dewar processing capacity by 150 percent, allowing for additional production capabilities...






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