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First Light imaging finalist at Prism Awards 2016

Date Announced: 12 Jan 2016

First Light Imaging is one of the finalists of the Prism Awards 2016 contest, with its scientific camera C-RED One.

Meyreuil (FR), January 11th, 2016 – First Light Imaging is one of the 3 finalists of the famous Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation, in the “Cameras & Imaging” category, with C-RED One, the world's fastest low noise scientific infrared camera.
Organized since 2008 by SPIE with the sponsorship of Photonics Media, this leading international competition rewards every year the best photonics technological innovations, during the Photonics West exhibition in San Francisco, California.
The nomination of C-RED One which will be commercialized next summer, among the 3 best photonics products of the “Cameras & Imaging” market for 2016, is an honor for the French start-up, and a recognition for the French R&D on an international market.
David Boutolleau, CEO of First Light Imaging, said: “we are really honored to be one of the finalists of this famous contest, and particularly proud that our products make a difference on this constantly evolving photonics market”.
The winners, selected by a panel of leading industry experts, venture capitalists, luminaries and visionaries, will be announced during the Prism Awards ceremony on February 17th, 2016.
First Light Imaging will be at Photonics West, with the support of Optitec and Business France, on the French Pavilion, Booth 1123B, February 16th to 18th 2016, at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, USA.
Start-up created in 2011, emanating from public research laboratories[1], First Light Imaging designs and manufactures high-technology scientific cameras. The company has already been funded twice by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Public Investment Bank (BPI) in France.
First Light Imaging is also laureate of the Horizon 2020[2] SME Instrument program from the European Commission.
Its flagship product, OCAM², is the world's fastest and most sensitive camera for visible wavelengths.  
OCAM² is already chosen by the world's biggest telescopes such as the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii or GranTeCan in Spain. First Light Imaging also brings its expertise to the NASA spatial agency.


First Light Imaging
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13590 Meyreuil
+ 33 4 42 61 29 20

E-mail: contact@first-light.fr

Web Site: www.first-light.fr/

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