In Boulder, the University of Colorado has completed an exclusive option agreement with Double Helix LLC to develop its 3-D superresolution imaging technique. Developed by Rafael Piestun, a professor at the university who founded Double Helix, the technique combines 3-D optics and a signal postprocessing method used for quality improvement in image processing. It provides multifunctional 3-D superresolution imaging capability to cellular, molecular biology and biophysics laboratories. Double Helix’s technology platform can be applied to a variety of industrial, scientific and consumer applications, including metrology, microscopy and computational digital photography, Piestun said. The company plans to bring the technology to market, initially in microscopy.