Photonics.com: BioPhotonics This is the syndication feed for photonics.com: BioPhotonics. http://www.photonics.com/Splash.aspx?PID=1 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:23:33 GMT Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Berkshire Life Sciences Center Nabs $9.7M Grant Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center have approved a $9.7 million grant for construction of a 20,000-sq-ft Life Sciences Innovation Center in Pittsfield. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56444 A56444 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Hologic Posts Earnings of $625M Hologic Inc. saw its revenues increase 2 percent to $625 million in its second fiscal quarter, powered largely by its 3-D mammography technology. Breast-health revenues grew 8.5 percent to... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56445 A56445 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT FDA Approves Optiguide Flexible Fiber Pinnacle Biologics was granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration premarket supplemental approval for its Optiguide DCYL700 Fiber Optic Diffuser Series flexible fiber. Courtesy of Concordia... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56446 A56446 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT OSA Names New Executive Editor Dr. Alison Taylor has joined The Optical Society (OSA) as executive editor. She will manage the organization’s journals, including the new Optica, Journal of the Optical Society of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56447 A56447 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT NIH Awards $1.4M Grant to Duquesne University The National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute has awarded a $1.4 million, five-year grant to Duquesne University’s biomedical engineering initiative to detect, capture and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56448 A56448 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT LumiThera Receives Grant of $250K Clark Tedford of LumiThera has received a $250,000 grant to treat macular degeneration from the Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF). Part of LSDF’s $1.25 million Proof of Concept... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56449 A56449 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT G&H Joins PhiLumina to Expand Hyperspectral Options Gooch & Housego and PhiLumina LLC have entered into a collaborative agreement expanding capabilities and offerings for hyperspectral imaging (HSI) applications. The agreement enables... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56450 A56450 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT The Promise of Advanced Laser-Based Therapy Medical lasers are making rapid progress in numerous new applications including drug delivery, oncology, gene therapy, nerve repair and dentistry. It started with mouse hairs. In 1967, Dr.... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56442 A56442 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT FRET Shows Nanoparticles Biodegrade in Real Time Using Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) to chart the disintegration of nanoparticles in living tissue could aid the development of safe nanodrug-delivery methods. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56443 A56443 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Good Ideas, New Uses You just never know where the next good idea or powerful connection will come from. I came across this quote from Dr. Eric Betzig of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56436 A56436 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Multispectral Quantitative Phase Imaging Captures Live Human Cells Quickly Within biological systems, structural, chemical and functional information about a system of interest can be extracted from the wealth of spectral data available. This article focuses on the specific... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56440 A56440 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Streamlined Lasers Enable Lower-Cost Instruments than LEDs A comprehensive analysis reveals that lasers provide both superior performance and lower total cost in comparison with LEDs for life sciences instrumentation. Biotech instrumentation... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56441 A56441 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Shining a Light on Pests Bugs are more than just a nuisance. Many do substantial damage – and not just to our serenity. Insects, plant pathogens and weed pests destroy 40 percent of the world’s potential food... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56438 A56438 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Light-Sheet Microscopy Advances Biological Study Light-sheet microscopy is faster and less phototoxic than other fluorescence microscopy techniques, making it ideal for studying living organisms and the biological processes that take place within... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56439 A56439 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Microscopy Light Sources Illuminate Research Biology Research biology is changing, moving toward more complex experiments that combine imaging and traditional fluorescence with photostimulation and electrophysiology. As these new directions evolve,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56213 A56213 Mon, 19 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT High Hurdles Daunting But Doable In the course of writing a feature for this issue on the inroads that quantum cascade lasers are making into the medical arena, I was reminded once again of the many hurdles that new technologies... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56215 A56215 Mon, 19 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT QCLs for Medicine: The Promise and the Payoff Although hurdles remain, the promise of quantum cascade lasers in medicine moves closer to realization with the commercial introduction of a microscopy platform, demonstration of a prototype device... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56214 A56214 Mon, 19 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Challenges Not Insurmountable for Terahertz Spectroscopy Cost, size and power must be addressed before terahertz spectroscopy can broaden its commercial acceptance – but steps are being taken. Today, terahertz spectroscopy shows promise for... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56212 A56212 Mon, 19 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Photoacoustics Applications Expand Beyond Cancer In March, the first article in this two-part series looked at the potential of photoacoustic technologies to revolutionize cancer detection. This second part will examine uses in diagnosing blood... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56202 A56202 Fri, 16 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Insulation through imitation When temperatures drop, we humans do our best Arctic animal impressions: We don the puffiest coats we can find, insulate our homes with thick mineral wool – even migrate. But we aren’t... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56197 A56197 Thu, 15 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT