Photonics.com: BioPhotonics This is the syndication feed for photonics.com: BioPhotonics. http://www.photonics.com/Splash.aspx?PID=1 Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:59:05 GMT Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:39:26 GMT 1800 Winter. Blah. It’s a sentiment shared by many in northern latitudes and one most pronounced in people suffering from the winter blues, a type of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). To counter these winter... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58216 A58216 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:39:26 GMT Prism Awards Highlight Photonics Innovation Avotec, Biodesy and Convergent Dental are among 27 finalists in nine categories for the 2016 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation. The awards are sponsored by SPIE, the international society for... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58215 A58215 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:25:46 GMT LEDS in Biology Research: From Microscopy to Optogenetics Microscopy has long held a crucial place in bioscience research, dating back to the first observations of living cells. Techniques that include the use of LEDs have been developed — and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58214 A58214 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:19:12 GMT Top Biophotonics Stories of 2015 A pair of studies released last November indicate that the global biophotonics market hit its stride in 2015 and will significantly grow in size over the next five years. One of those studies, by... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58213 A58213 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:08:19 GMT Microscopy: Key Considerations for Nonlaser Light Sources As recently as five years ago, shopping for a microscope light source was fairly straightforward. For routine applications, it was tungsten halogen, typically 100 W, while for fluorescence, it was an... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58212 A58212 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:47:04 GMT Surgical Lasers Make the Cut In surgery, the best cut is often the smallest. Because they enable precision targeting and can minimize tissue trauma, lasers offer an advantage in surgery. What’s more, they can deliver... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58211 A58211 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:39:28 GMT Can Confocal Microscopes Compete with the Emergence of Superresolution? Like most things, confocal microscopes have improved with age. The technique dates back to 1955, when American cognitive scientist Professor Marvin Minsky proposed that the ideal microscope would... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58209 A58209 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:57:17 GMT Invention Is Behind Amazing Images Over the years, the cover of BioPhotonics magazine has featured some amazing images, and this issue is no exception. Courtesy of York Rudhard, Evotec AG, we can appreciate the visual of primary... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58208 A58208 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:54:14 GMT BioLight, 2 Asian Firms Invest $7.2M in Glaucoma Treatment Tech Company IOPtima BioLight Life Sciences Investments Ltd. and two Asia-based venture capital firms will provide $7.2 million in funding to BioLight subsidiary IOPtima Ltd. Financing will support... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58011 A58011 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:55:38 GMT Calibration Sharpens Superresolution Microscopes Superresolution microscopes can be made even sharper with arrays of nanoscale apertures that compensate for optical aberrations more effectively than previous techniques. The arrays allow for... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57981 A57981 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:00:00 GMT Viral Method Aids Two-Photon Imaging of Primate Brains Tailored viruses that make brain cells manufacture fluorophores could make two-photon microscopy techniques viable for studying primate brains. Tested in marmosets, the technique could, for the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57980 A57980 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:50:16 GMT RetroSense Raises $6M to Develop Optogenetics for Vision Restoration Clinical-stage biotechnology company RetroSense Therapeutics LLC has secured $6 million in financing from new and existing investors to advance its optogenetics technology for the restoration of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57962 A57962 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:20:09 GMT Alphaeon to Acquire Eye-Surgery Laser Developer Lensar for $59M Seeking to expand its ophthalmology products business, Alphaeon Corp. will acquire femtosecond laser developer Lensar Inc. for up to $59 million by the end of the year. Founded in 2004 and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57959 A57959 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:00:40 GMT Optofluidic Systems Detect Ebola, Flu Viruses Two optofluidic devices hold promise as portable instruments for immediate diagnosis and monitoring of infectious diseases at the point of care. One is a chip-scale hybrid device integrating a... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57957 A57957 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:03:18 GMT Application Note: Temperature-Controlled Stages Avoid Heat Damage to Cells Temperature-controlled stages have been used to fend off heat damage to cells caused by illumination in correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) experiments. A research group at the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57954 A57954 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:56:44 GMT 'Golden Window' Eyed for Deeper Tissue Imaging Longer wavelengths in the near-infrared range may offer a "golden window" for noninvasive but deep imaging of brain and breast tissue, City College of New York researchers have proposed. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57949 A57949 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:57:31 GMT Research Innovation Recognized by Edmund Educational Awards A visually impaired biomedical engineer developing optical technologies to help others like him navigate their surroundings safely is the winner of the 2015 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award. The... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57830 A57830 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:41:00 GMT Space Institute Funds Adjustable-Rx Eyeglasses, Light-Therapy Sleep Mask The National Space Biomedical Research Institute has awarded matching grants to two small businesses developing light-based products for astronauts that also hold promise for consumer applications.... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57944 A57944 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:03:16 GMT Exploring the Essence of Shimmer The shimmering iridescence on the petals of the Queen of the Night tulip is not only a delight to gardeners but also of interest to scientists. The deep purple tulip’s multicolored sparkle is... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57943 A57943 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:56:48 GMT Spectroscopy Can Head Off Food Safety Crises Consumers expect that the food they purchase has been checked for potential health hazards. In today’s hyper-connected world, it’s becoming more important for a company to ensure the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57942 A57942 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:15:07 GMT