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Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Microwave Tissue Soldering for Immediate Wound Closure

A novel approach for the immediate sealing of traumatic wounds is under development. A portable microwave generator and handheld antenna are used to seal wounds, binding the edges of the wound together using a biodegradable protein sealant or “solder.” This method could be used for...

News : Medical
New System Improves Cataract Surgery

A new system for femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery developed at Stanford University School of Medicine uses a new approach to make the procedure less dependent on surgical skill and allow for greater consistency.

Features : Photonics/Optics
Lasers Deliver a Bright Future for Diagnostics

Biophotonics, the interaction between light and biological material, serves as the basis for various medical applications. The following research efforts and technologies highlight some ways in which medical lasers and biophotonics continue to contribute to the refinement of diagnostics and...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Optical Prisms

Bern Optics (Westfield, MA) offers submillimeter optical prisms with dimensions to 0.20 mm for use in laparoscopic and endoscopic medical devices. They can be custom-engineered, ground, and polished in a variety of difficult configurations, including optical wedges of any given angle, beam splitter cubes, parallel plates, and...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Bright Lens

Universe Kogaku America (Oyster Bay, NY) offers the EL 1025B, a 25-mm CCTV lens with an F/0.95 aperture in a one-inch format. It features adjustable focus and iris for low-light applications. The 16-mm (1 in.) lens format offers high image quality. It fea- tures an aperture range of .95 to 16.

Medical
Improved Brain Imaging Using a Novel Brush Optrode

One of the main techniques for measuring and monitoring mental activity, called functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), can often be impaired because a person's hair gets in the way. A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington have...

Photonics/Optics
Nanoblasts

Using chemical "nanoblasts" that punch tiny holes in the protective membranes of cells, Georgia Tech researchers have demonstrated a new technique for getting therapeutic small molecules, proteins, and DNA directly into living cells. The work is believed to be the first to use activation of reactive carbon nanoparticles by lasers for...

Features : Photonics/Optics
Space Telescope Optics Aids Design of Eye-Saving Light Bulb

Throughout its existence, NASA has made many amazing discoveries in the field of optics that have led to improved eye care and eyewear applications on Earth. Innovations such as laser eye-tracking for LASIK vision-correction procedures, eye trackers that enable people with severe...

Briefs : Medical
Enhancing Tumor Drug Delivery by Laser-Activated Vascular Barrier Disruption

An obstacle to successful cancer drug therapy is the existence of drug delivery barriers, which result in insufficient and heterogeneous drug delivery to the tumor tissue. This drug delivery problem not only limits the clinical application of existing chemotherapeutics,...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Surgical Light

The Ortho-Light™ from Lumitex MD® (Strongsville, OH) is designed to help orthopedic surgeons improve visualization in small-incision hip, shoulder, or knee surgeries. The light attaches to any retractor using a biocompatible, two-sided adhesive and inserts directly into the surgical cavity. This disposable, single-use device is...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Miniature Fiber Optics Spectrometers

Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL) offers the XR-Series of miniature fiber optics spectrometers that provide an optical resolution of 2.0 nm and cover wavelengths from ~200 to 1050 nm. This XR option is available for USB2000+, JAZ-EL200, and USB4000 spectrometers and custom systems. It features 500 lines/mm groove...

Products : Medical
Measurement System

Optical Gaging Products (Rochester, NY) offers the SmartScope® Specialist 300 multisensor dimensional measurement system and the Focus™ Specialist 16” horizontal contour projector. These systems are designed to verify dimensions of orthopedic implants. The Specialist 300 is an optical-based benchtop metrology system...

Briefs : Medical
Photochemical Tissue Bonding for Military Medical Applications

Joining severed vessels is a recurring problem in trauma and surgery. The basic technology of joining vessels using sutures has been available for centuries, but remains a slow and tedious process. A complete system for micro-anastomosis of vessels was developed that involves a laser...

News : Photonics/Optics
"Nanobubbles" Locate and Kill Cancer Cells

Using lasers and nanoparticles, Rice University scientists have discovered a new technique for singling out individual diseased cells and destroying them with tiny explosions. The scientists used lasers to make "nanobubbles" by zapping gold nanoparticles inside cells. "Single- cell targeting is one of...

News : Photonics/Optics
On The Cutting Edge

Ophthalmic surgeons at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas are the first in the Defense Department to employ a state-of-the-art laser that will shorten recovery times for corneal transplantation. They are using a femtosecond laser to dissect human cornea tissue for cornea transplants or refractive surgery.

Features : Photonics/Optics
Cold Laser and LED Therapy Provide Non-Invasive Treatment Options

The use of low-level lasers for the therapeutic treatment of disease is growing. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) covers a number of techniques, including biostimulation, cold laser therapy, and photodynamic therapy. LLLT uses lowlevel lasers (less than 500 mW) or lightemitting...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Multi-Beam Laser Systems

Potomac Photonics (Lanham, MD) has released the BioFAB 1000MB multibeam and 500 MB laser systems. The 1000 MB can house up to six lasers or a combination of lasers and mechanical devices; the 500 MB holds three lasers or mechanical devices. The systems can machine materials such as polymers, metals, ceramics, glass, and...

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Computer-Assisted Laser Treatment Using Real-Time Retinal Tracking

Diabetic retinopathy resulting from long-term diabetes mellitus is one of the common diseases that leads to choroidal neovascularization (CNV), a leading cause of blindness. Among the currently available treatment methods, a laser can be used to photocoagulate the diseased areas....

Products : Medical
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Product Focus: MD&M Midwest Exhibitor Preview

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Features : Photonics/Optics
LED Device Illuminates New Path to Healing

Among NASA’s research goals is increased understanding of factors affecting plant growth, including the effects of microgravity. Impeding such studies, traditional light sources used to grow plants on Earth are difficult to adapt to spaceflight, as they require considerable amounts of power and...

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