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  • Choosing the Right LED for Medical Diagnostics and Bioanalytical Systems

Oct 19, 2016
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Please join us for a FREE webinar, sponsored by Excelitas Technologies.

There are several factors to consider when choosing a light source for medical or bioanalytical diagnostic equipment. OEMs continue to look for ways to improve performance, quality and reliability.

With recent advancements in LED technology emerging, OEMs are presented with new possibilities through a growing number of light source options. So, how does one choose the right light source? There are key factors to consider when determining which light source is best suited for your application: wavelengths; uniformity; technology platforms; thermal management; light delivery; power budget; and economy of space. Which light source will provide reliable and repeatable results? How does one transition from lamp to LED? Why are thermals important? What is the best color spectrum for your application? How can these factors expedite path to market and ensure success?

This webinar will discuss these key factors in more detail and their impact on biomedical or diagnostic design, engineering and integration.

Dr. Kavita Aswani is the senior applications scientist for the Life Sciences products at Excelitas Technologies. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and has seven years of scientific research experience and over 15 years of applications experience in the microscopy and fluorescence industry. Aswani has authored and reviewed several publications as well as journal articles. She has worked in the areas of widefield illumination microscopy, laser scanning microscopy and flow cytometry. She is an active member of the Society for Neuroscience and the Royal Microscopical Society.

Dr. Tom Papanek is director of global product development for Excelitas Technologies, Solid State Lighting. He has extensive experience working closely with customers to design LED systems in a wide range of medical, scientific, industrial and aerospace applications. Papanek holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has over 30 years of product development experience in photonic systems, semiconductor wafer equipment, medical devices and analytical instruments. Papanek has authored several publications and holds over 10 patents.

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