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Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

At the Nexus of Contemporary Science

Bruce Tromberg on the rise of biophotonics, merging multi-disciplinary approaches, and his new role at the NIH.


Building on some notable recent success stories, the European photonics platform is anticipating a busy 2019 for innovation.

19 March 2019
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Optical tweezers and high-power lasers that rely on advances by the 2018 laureates feature widely at the Photonics West exhibition.

18 March 2019
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From Arizona to New York, and Florida to Colorado, photonics communities continue to grow in influence across the country.

12 March 2019
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The latest developments in optics and photonics technologies.

5 March 2019

The OPTO plenary session highlighted the emerging power of deep learning in microscopy and imaging, the advent and continued promise of photonic crystals, and the need for new photonics technology to handle increasingly large-scale data networks.

27 February 2019
Algorithm from 'Netflix Challenge' speeds up bio-maging
ENS Paris-led group accelerates Raman spectroscopy, making it more practical for biomedical applications.
20 March 2019
Ra Medical’s losses mount as sales costs soar
Excimer laser maker hampered by product issues around scale-up and hiring challenges, but CEO hails “exciting opportunity”.
20 March 2019
Optogenetics helps reverse alcohol cravings and ease withdrawal
Scripps Research project uses lasers to inactivate specific neurons in rats.
19 March 2019
Finger-mounted probe reveals elasticity of tissues
University of Western Australia project could assist in cancer diagnosis and treatment.
18 March 2019
Qingming Luo: Brainsmatics-visualizing brain-wide networks