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Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

House R&D Caucus hears about light-based innovation in SPIE-sponsored briefing

7 December 2009

Left to right, presenters at the House R&D Caucus: Eugene Arthurs, CEO of SPIE (moderator); Naomi Halas, Director, Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice University and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy; David Benaron, CEO of Spectros, physician, and serial entrepreneur; Dennis Matthews, Director of the NSF Center for Biophotonics Science & Technology and Professor at the Univ of California/Davis.

Healthcare breakthroughs are happening where light-based scientific disciplines intersect, experts told the House R&D Caucus on 1 December.

Policy-makers in Washington, D.C., were advised how government can help accelerate healthcare innovation by R&D leaders from biophotonics, nanomedicine, and bioimaging at a luncheon briefing sponsored by SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics.

Full report and audio/slide presentations from the House R&D Caucus.