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Spire Receives NIH Grant for Fiber Laser

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BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 30 -- Spire Corp. announced today it has been awarded a $124,500 grant to develop a new fiber laser-based instrument for glaucoma surgery. Successful demonstration of the technology in The Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant, from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), can lead to a $1.2 million Phase II effort. Spire said its fiber laser-based instrument provides 2.71 micrometer radiation, which is in the mid-infrared region of the spectrum where water strongly absorbs, making it an ideal surgical tool for tissue. The...Read full article

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