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Optics/​Photonics

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Injection Molding Principles

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 know,...

The patch can be folded around surgical tools.
The surface waves provide a thermal transport solution.
EPFL researchers have developed a new type of retinal implant for people who have become blind due to the loss of photoreceptor cells in their retinas.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Product Focus: Laser Machining/Marking 2021
Laser systems, engraving machines, flux-core wires, and more.

A new camera module with quadruple the resolution of its predecessor, at 400 × 400, or 160 Kpixels, provides clear images inside the body’s farthest...

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and the University of Western Australia have developed a new imaging method to see where antibiotics have reached bacteria within tissues. The...

New research by the University of Kent has found that optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging technology can be used to distinguish between legitimate and counterfeit travel...

As LEDs replace traditional lighting systems, they bring more smart capabilities to everyday lighting. While you might use your smartphone to dim LED lighting at home,...

A new advanced computing technique using routine medical scans to enable doctors to take fewer, more accurate tumor biopsies, has been developed by cancer researchers at the...

A research team has developed a portable device that produces high-resolution 3D images of human skin within 10 minutes. The team says the portable skin mapping (imaging) device could be used to assess...

This year, our two winners both represent new imaging capabilities for medical devices.
Curable adhesives, thermoelectric coolers, DC power supplies, and more.
NIST researchers are in the early stages of a massive undertaking to design and build a fleet of tiny ultra-sensitive thermometers.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
Spiderwebs Inspire 3D Photodectors
Researchers used some architectural features from spiderwebs to develop 3D photodetectors for biomedical imaging.
CAD software, edge connectors, optical adhesives, and more.
Single-phase filters, assembly services, sleep=tracking sensors, and more.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Large-Area Flexible Organic Photodiodes
The technologies may enable wearable health monitors to produce improved physiological information and continuous monitoring without frequent battery changes.
New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.
Changing the shape of the blade will expand the possibilities of using the laser in medicine.

A new artificial intelligence platform detects COVID-19 by analyzing x-ray images of the lungs. Called DeepCOVID-XR, the machine-learning algorithm outperformed a team of...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Product Focus: Test & Measurement 2020
Auto-injectors, transmitters, laser scanners, and more.

Pulmonology is a field of medicine that deals with respiratory tract diseases, and the medical imaging used by pulmonologists is predominantly chest imaging: CXR,...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Laser Imaging Shows Bird Beak Evolution

The crow-like Confuciusornis, which lived about 120 million years ago, was one of the first birds to evolve a beak. Unfortunately, early beak evolution lacks sufficient study. Using an imaging...

Just as your skeleton helps your body move, fine skeleton-like filaments within your cells help cellular structures move. Researchers have developed an imaging method that lets them monitor a...

Optical imaging helps surgeons map out tumors.
This form of radiation does not damage living tissues.
Corrosion-resistant marking, robot cells, medical freezers, and more.

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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