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10 Feb 17
Optical biopsy may combine skin cancer diagnosis and therapy

Laser-based reflectance confocal microscopy offers combination of real-time diagnostics and triage.

08 Feb 17
Imec launches TDI, multispectral and hyperspectral sensors

Products combine color and NIR imaging; fuse benefits of snapshot and linescan technologies.

08 Feb 17
Raman microscopy speeds brain cancer surgery

New image processing method uses Raman data to create virtual stained specimens for diagnosis.

07 Feb 17
In virtual reality, 'collaboration is the killer app'

Photonics West panel session gets philosophical on the topic of what's next in augmented and virtual reality.

07 Feb 17
Photoacoustic imager to screen for cardiovascular disease

€4.7M project to use portable imaging system featuring high-power laser diode modules from Quantel.

01 Feb 17
Lumedica makes debut with low-cost OCT scanner

Durham, North Carolina, startup aiming to sell systems at a price of $10,000.

25 Jan 17
Biolase launches Epic Pro dental diode laser

Also announces FDA clearance for system – the first such to result from strategic development with IPG Medical.

25 Jan 17
Allotex and 3D-Micromac develop biocompatible corneal inlays

Femtosecond and excimer lasers ensure economic manufacture and precise shaping.

24 Jan 17
ESO signs contracts for giant ELT telescope optics

Schott, Sener and FAMES charged with manufacturing some of the biggest, high-spec mirrors and sensors ever designed.

24 Jan 17
Quantum optical sensor makes space debut

Laser-cooled Bose-Einstein Condensate from German consortium on board MAIUS payload to test fundamental physics.

23 Jan 17
Latest 'SBIRS' infrared payload responding: Lockheed

Third geosynchronous satellite in the Space-Based Infrared System constellation launched successfully.

19 Jan 17
ams launches range of low-cost multispectral sensors

On-chip NIR/visible sensors intended to replace bulky benchtop lab analyzers with hand-held equivalents.

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