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07 Feb 12
Plessey set to make HB-LEDs at UK facility

Historic semiconductor firm acquires GaN-on-silicon technology with buy-out of Cambridge start-up CamGaN.

07 Feb 12
Japan buys four laser mine detection systems

Maritime force is first international navy to buy the mine-sweeping technology developed by Northrop Grumman.

24 Jan 12
PW 2012: laser drug delivery wins start-up challenge

Pitch from CEO of Portugal-based LaserLeap Technologies wins Jenoptik-sponsored biophotonics competition.

23 Jan 12
BiOS 2012: super-resolution in a live mouse brain

Plenary talk at biophotonics conference shows dynamic in vivo imaging of synapses in a living mouse brain.

22 Jan 12
BiOS 2012: cancer diagnosis dominates hot topics

Biophotonics conference highlights potential for coherence imaging to pick up signs of cancer in early stages.

22 Jan 12
PW 2012: QCL applications pull a crowd

Multiwatt infrared QCLs, operating at room temperature, are now a reality. At least two groups have demonstrated 5W of MWIR power.

19 Jan 12
Prize-winning LED 'bulb' to go on sale next month

Philips' high-efficiency LED replacement for 60 W incandescent bulbs to become available from February.

16 Jan 12
FDA 510(k) clearances, November-December 2011

The growing use of femtosecond sources for ophthalmology features in the FDA's list for the last months of the year.

11 Jan 12
Soraa shows blue laser power for projectors

Having recently raised nearly $90 million equity finance, the UCSB spin-out demonstrates its technology at the Consumer Electronics Show.

03 Jan 12
DoD contracts: laser targeting and UAV imaging

Northrop Grumman lands a $690M contract to support the Laser Infrared Targeting and Navigating (LITENING) pod system.

29 Dec 11
Laser scanners to speed up road crash investigations

UK government awards police forces in England funding to purchase 37 laser scanners to ease traffic congestion caused by road closures.

22 Dec 11
OptiMedica gets FDA clearance for cataract laser

Venture-backed US firm gets 510(k) approval for its femtosecond laser / optical coherence tomography combination system.

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