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April 2005


Biophotonics International magazine presents the latest global developments and techniques in the photonics industry to those in the medical and biotechnology fields. For more information, or to request a copy of the latest issue, contact us at .

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Optical Imaging Pushes Forward
by Susan M. Reiss, Contributing Editor
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health are using optical methods as a noninvasive way to study cells and tissue.
page 32

Optical Transformations
by Dr. Stephen T. Ross, Nikon Instruments Inc.
New lenses and light sources expand the traditional techniques for total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy.
page 38

Light-Delivery and Imaging Technologies Advance PDT Knowledge
by Dr. Stuart Bisland, University of Toronto
Multimode imaging and new ways devised to irradiate tissue are moving PDT into more diverse clinical applications.
page 44


Biophotonics Research
page 50

  • Mechanical loads influence cardiac muscle wall architecture
  • Getting the local — and whole — picture
  • Self-assembling polymersomes concentrate NIR fluorophores
  • Dual-color analysis improves fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Building a better microchip reader
  • Surface plasmon resonance nanosensors help identify biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease
  • Optical coherence tomography technique improves imaging speed

Post Scripts
by Nancy D. Lamontagne
More proof of new human species
page 86


page 9

Company Index
page 13

As We Go To Press
page 15

  • Laser looks for cancer
  • OCT images in vivo plaques
  • Spectroscopy reveals invasive species

Technology Solutions
page 16

  • A new phase in confocal microscopy
  • Making software count
  • Laser instrument aids chemotaxis experiments

Biophotonics News
page 22

  • Contrast found for gold particles
  • CT strips fracture studies to the bone
  • Laser scanning system advances eye research
  • Cell phones used in telemedicine
  • Image retrieval technology investigated for screening for eye disease
  • A new buzz about the way bees use light

From the Journals
page 30

Courses & Shows
page 64

New to the Market
page 68

New Media
page 83

Advertiser Index
page 85

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