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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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Features: RF & Microwave Electronics
Before you select RF components for an MRI machine, make sure you first understand the basic physics of the technology.
Products: Materials
CT software, electric robot, molding material, and more.
Products: Photonics/Optics
EMI filters, plastic optic fibers, power modules, and more.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
R&D: Materials
A novel system can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.
Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Medical connectors, servo positioners, SMT jumpers, and more.
Briefs: Medical
The tool shows promise for imaging brain activity in 3D with high speed and contrast.
R&D: Imaging
An optomechanical ultrasound sensor on a silicon photonic chip provides unprecedented sensitivity due to an innovative optomechanical waveguide.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Many new companies entering the market are planning a diagnostic roadmap of capabilities beyond their entry point of COVID-19 testing.
Briefs: Medical
The implant provides real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels.
News: Medical

Humans aren’t the only mammals that form long-term bonds with a single, special mate – some bats, wolves, beavers, foxes, and other animals do, too. But new research from Duke...

News: Imaging

NASA estimates there are millions of pieces of space junk in low Earth orbit (LEO) – mostly pieces of old spacecraft and defunct satellites. This debris can reach speeds up to 18,000...

News: Medical

Since the pandemic hit, researchers have been uncovering ways COVID-19 impacts other parts of the body, besides the lungs. Now, for the first time, a visual correlation has been found between...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Inspired by the eyes of mantis shrimp, researchers have developed a new kind of optical sensor that is small enough to fit on a smartphone but is capable of hyperspectral and polarimetric...

R&D: Nanotechnology
Tiny photonic devices could be used to monitor a person’s health.
Products: Packaging & Sterilization
Barcode readers, risk-management software, servo drives, and more.
White Papers: Photonics/Optics
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,...

Briefs: Wearables
The patch can be folded around surgical tools.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The surface waves provide a thermal transport solution.
Global Innovations: Energy
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
Laser systems, engraving machines, flux-core wires, and more.
Blog: Photonics/Optics

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...

News: Medical

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...

News: Imaging

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...

News: Medical

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,...

News: Medical

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...

R&D: Photonics/Optics

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...

From the Editor: Photonics/Optics
This year, our two winners both represent new imaging capabilities for medical devices.

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