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Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award

The Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award is presented annually for extraordinary achievements in biophotonics technology development that show strong promise or potential impact in Biology, Medicine, and Biomedical Optics. The award targets achievements that span disciplines and may include elements of basic research, technology development, and clinical translation.  Honorarium of $2,000 presented annually.

NOTE:  The submission date for nomination packets has been changed to July 1st effective this year, 2015.  Nominations submitted after that date will not be considered until the following year.




Previous Recipients of the Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award

2014 - Naomi J. Halas
2013 - Aydogan Ozcan


2014 - Naomi J. Halas

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of her invention of biocompatible nanoparticles and their innovative applications in imaging, diagnostics, and photothermal cancer therapy.py.

SPIE Professional April 2014

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2013 - Aydogan Ozcan

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his seminal contributions to computational imaging, sensing, and biophotonics technologies impacting telemedicine and global health challenges.

SPIE Professional July 2013

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