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04 Oct 12
Laser annealing tipped for fab development

Work sponsored by the Semiconductor Research Corporation sees chip makers experimenting with the novel approach.

04 Oct 12
OLEDs adapted as 'ultrathin' large area backlights

German partners BMG MIS and Fraunhofer COMEDD present first results of the project So-Light.

02 Oct 12
Imagine Eyes AO retinal camera receives CE-mark

The rtx1 camera is the first adaptive optics platform approved for clinical use.

27 Sep 12
Laser enrichment update: NRC issues license

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission gives go-ahead for GE-Hitachi venture to build a first-of-a-kind facility.

26 Sep 12
Olympus says ‘hello’ to new microscope suite

Company expects 5% growth, as in vivo research demand takes off

26 Sep 12
LensAR cataract procedures carried out in US

The country's first commercial procedures using the LensAR femtosecond platform have taken place in two locations.

26 Sep 12
Forth’s high-definition microdisplay goes full-color

Kopin subsidiary Forth Dimension Displays expects to begin shipping the 2048x1536 pixel device in early 2013.

24 Sep 12
Laser weapons home in on military utility

Director of US Joint Technology Office says laser weapons have moved well beyond the realm of science fiction.

21 Sep 12
US nuclear commission authorizes laser enrichment

Initial decision by Atomic Safety and Licensing Board clears way for construction of a uranium laser enrichment facility.

18 Sep 12
LED-based sequencer to track Salmonella and E.coli

US Food & Drug Administration agrees $17 million contract for sequencing systems to track future outbreaks of potentially harmful pathogens.

13 Sep 12
Picomole patent paves way for breath analysis

The company's infrared system for detecting signs of medical conditions in exhaled breath will soon receive US patent approval.

12 Sep 12
QC laser microscope to slash cancer diagnosis time

Daylight Solutions to develop commercial prototype of "game-changing" instrument that will yield results in minutes rather than days.

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