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Semrock Reveals Facility Expansion

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2012 — At a ribbon-cutting ceremony last month, Semrock Inc., a unit of Idex Corp.’s Optics & Photonics (IOP) platform, opened a high-volume manufacturing facility capable of producing tens of thousands of optical filters per year.

Semrock opened its recently expanded high-volume manufacturing facility capable of producing tens of thousands of optical filters per year. Images courtesy of Semrock.

The expansion will also enable Semrock to focus on high-volume miniaturized optics for the emerging diagnostic and point-of-care health care market.

“We have taken our advanced optical design and manufacturing capabilities to the next level with this new facility,” said Semrock general manager Rob Beeson. “As the revolution in personal health care proceeds, Semrock will continue to be at the forefront of enabling optical technology.”

From left, Craig Hodgson, Rob Beeson, Denis Lee and Michael Cumbo.

Presentations at the ceremony were given by Dr. Michael J. Cumbo, president of IOP, Beeson and Dr. Craig Hodgson, director of research and development at Semrock. A Q&A session and media tour of the new site concluded the event.

Semrock supports the biotech and analytical instrumentation market with three product platforms — optical filters for fluorescence instrumentation and microscopy, Raman instrumentation filters and laser analytical instrumentation filters.

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fluorescence microscopy
Observation of samples using excitation produced fluorescence. A sample is placed within the excitation laser and the plane of observation is scanned. Emitted photons from the sample are filtered by a long pass dichroic optic and are detected and recorded for digital image reproduction.
optical filters
An optical element that blocks or transmits a selected wavelength of light. Optical filters can either be absorption filters or interference filters. Absorption filters absorb any unwanted wavelengths while the interference filter will use the effects of constructive and destructive superposition to transmit only the selected wavelength.
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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