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Medical optics and photonics technologies support lab diagnostics, X-ray imaging, ophthalmic lasers, and a variety of other essential devices. Read the latest news and expert advice about medical optics and photonics companies, industries, and research labs.

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White Papers: Medical
Endoscopy and CMOS

Endoscopy enables minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions, from cancers to heart disease. Although endoscopy has existed for decades, legacy technology based on charge-coupled device (CCD)...

Features: Imaging

Fluorescence endoscopy is becoming increasingly important in many medical diagnostic tests. Based on the molecular absorption of light, this technique works by revealing...

Features: Photonics/Optics

Over the last few decades, additive manufacturing (AM)/ 3D printing has fundamentally changed the way that manufacturers approach product development. Industry is now...

News: Medical

Advanced imaging technology developed by Yale researchers has helped them confirm that the destruction of brain synapses underlies the cognitive deficits experienced by patients with...

News: Medical

Researchers have used MRI imaging to map visual brain activity in stroke survivors with sight loss, giving new hope for rehabilitation and recovery.

News: Imaging

Thanks to 20 years of seismic data processed through one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, scientists have created the first complete, 3D visualization of a mountain-size rock...

News: Medical

Microscopes are an important tool in biomedical research because they allow for detailed observation and imaging of tissues. Since biological materials are opaque by nature,...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have developed a new way to 3D print glass microstructures that is faster and produces objects with higher optical quality, design flexibility and strength. They...

Products: Imaging
Medical Hyperspectral Camera

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, and Diaspective Vision GmbH, have developed a new type of endoscopic camera. The MALY- NA system,...

R&D: Nanotechnology

A metasurface lens has been created that uses a piezoelectric thin film to change focal length when a small voltage is applied. Because it is extremely compact and lightweight, the new lens could be useful for...

R&D: Lighting

Researchers have developed a smart contact lens-type wearable device to prevent diabetic retinopathy and treat it in its early stages by irradiating 120 μW far red/LED light to the retina. This...

Features: Imaging
Real-time imaging at high speeds faces three primary challenges.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A complete optical path minimizes signal crosstalk between detection channels.
Briefs: Materials
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

Products: Medical
Weld monitors, fiber markers, new cleanrooms, and more
R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Researchers have succeeded in moving tiny amounts of liquid at will by remotely heating water over a metal film with a laser.
News: Imaging

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found a noninvasive brain imaging procedure to be an objective and reliable way to identify individuals whose performance has...

News: Imaging

Recent advances in brain imaging techniques facilitate accurate, high-resolution observations of the brain and its functions. For example, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a...

INSIDER: Medical

A new low-cost portable instrument manipulates light and fluid for fast and reliable detection of SARS-CoV-2 in saliva samples. Although still in the research stage, the new...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Electrolyte tanks, medical servers, lab management software, and more.
Briefs: Imaging
The endoscope fits inside a fallopian tube and sees below the surface with high resolution.
Briefs: Medical
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
R&D: AR/AI

An artificial intelligence (AI) platform analyzes potentially cancerous lesions in mammography scans to determine whether a patient should receive an invasive biopsy. But unlike its many...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Metal additive manufacturing, high-performance grease, filters, and more.
Applications: Medical
A preconfigured starter saves time when you develop a medical vision system.
Products: Imaging
ReadyRoom has added integrated video conferencing to its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform.
Briefs: Imaging
New optics-on-a-chip device paves way to capturing fast chemical, material, and biological processes.
Briefs: Imaging
On-premises data centers give way to virtual solutions.

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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