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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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Products: Imaging
Linear stepper stages, tubing, Bluetooth modules, and more.
Briefs: Design
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Trackers, interferometers, laser sensors, and more.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging.
R&D: Lighting
The team designed an implant with LED emitters.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A supersensitive magnetometer detects and records brain electrical activity.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Principles of Injection Molding

Optimizing custom part designs for injection molding requires a thorough understanding of the process and outcomes. In this ebook, you'll learn about common molding resins, special molding terms you should...

Products: AR/AI
Power entry modules, application processors, proximity testing services, and more.
Briefs: Imaging
The system could improve the quality of life for people with motor dysfunction or paralysis.
R&D: Imaging
The system both pinpoints the exact location of a tumor and measures its depth.
From the Editor: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new report from research firm Evaluate gives the medtech industry a fair grade for its performance in 2021.
News: Photonics/Optics

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have designed one of the most precise stopwatches – not for timing Olympic sprinters but for counting single photons, the tiny packets of...

News: AR/AI

The chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UVA Health is developing an artificial-intelligence technology for heart imaging that can potentially improve care for patients, allowing...

News: Imaging

The highest-ever resolution imaging of an infectious prion provides the first atomic-level data of how these abnormal proteins are assembled to cause fatal neurodegenerative diseases – and how...

News: Imaging

Processes and structures within the body that are normally hidden from the eye can be made visible through medical imaging. Scientists use imaging to investigate the complex functions of...

INSIDER: AR/AI

Researchers have designed a computer vision system that can automatically detect a tiny baby’s face in a hospital bed and remotely monitor its vital signs from a...

Features: Imaging
Despite the growth in MIS advancements over the last two decades, these techniques are still in their adolescence. There is much room for growth.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
Products: Energy
See what Hierarchical Surface Restructuring (HSR™) can do to an electrode.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical-grade power adapters, fume hoods, image sensors, and more.
Briefs: AR/AI
AI enables examination of hearts for scar tissue, eliminating the need for contrast injections.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Equipped with a color 3D camera, an inertial measurement sensor, and its own on-board computer, a newly improved robotic cane could offer blind and visually impaired users...

News: Medical

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that a class of interwoven composite materials called semi-interpenetrating polymer networks (sIPNs) can be produced by living cells. The...

Features: Materials
Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.
Technology Leaders: Semiconductors & ICs
Through better detection, digital mammography can significantly improve radiology outcomes.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A smart function kit, thermoelectric coolers, positioning stages, and more.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device combines near infrared light, time resolved spectroscopy, and diffuse correlation spectroscopy.

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