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25 Mar 21
Illinois UC develops ‘new microscopy’ to detect individual viruses

“PRISM microscope” promises rapid, real-time diagnostics including for Covid-19.

24 Mar 21
Intevac to develop SWIR high-energy laser sensor under $7M military program

Funded by US directed energy weapons development agency, the Joint Directed Energy Transition Office.

24 Mar 21
Raman and infrared techniques boost biomedical analyses

Developments from Schott, tec5 and CEA-Leti offer improved process control and imaging.

24 Mar 21
Aura Biosciences lands $80M funding

Massachusetts firm is taking laser-based treatment of rare and often incurable ocular cancer to pivotal trial.

23 Mar 21
Rockley Photonics goes public in merger with SC Health – valuing group at $1.2BN

Founder Andrew Rickman remains as CEO and Chairman, as diversified silicon photonics player is set to trade on NYSE as “RKLY”.

23 Mar 21
Trumpf acquires and partners with software firm Lantek

Industrial materials processing specialist expands group’s sheet metal treatment capabilities.

23 Mar 21
Lumentum responds again as Coherent bidding war tops $7BN

Laser company is evaluating Lumentum's latest offer, with deadline of March 24 set.

23 Mar 21
Speckle imaging offers route to predicting heart attacks

Wellman Center imaging technique could help identify arterial plaques most likely to rupture.

22 Mar 21
US Navy researchers gather ocean sciences data using Lidar

Quantifying subsurface bubbles key to oceanographic models to characterize sea evolution.

22 Mar 21
imec develops optomechanical ultrasound sensor in silicon photonics

Detection limit two orders of magnitude better than equivalent-size piezoelectric; aimed at medical photoacoustic imaging.

18 Mar 21
II-VI raises Coherent acquisition bid to $7BN as plot twists continue

Lumentum given until March 22 to respond as II-VI’s latest cash-plus-stock offer is deemed ‘superior’.

17 Mar 21
Lumentum raises Coherent offer to $6.9BN with private equity backing

Latest bid now includes $1 billion in support from investor Silver Lake.

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