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Press Releases

Press releases featuring the latest activity about SPIE events, pro bono, policy and partnership activities are listed chronologically and archived by year.

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18 January 2018
2018 SPIE Startup Challenge semi-finalists chosen to pitch innovations in healthcare, imaging, and sensing

Twenty-four companies selected to compete at SPIE Startup Challenge, held during Photonics West, to share in $85,000 in prizes and business support.  Innovations include drug discovery, imaging diagnostics, food safety, and virtual reality.

17 January 2018
Inaugural $75,000 SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded to Dr. Haley Marks

SPIE Member Dr. Haley Marks, a postdoctoral researcher at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (USA), is the recipient of the inaugural SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Postdoctoral Fellowship in Problem-Driven Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics.

13 January 2018
SPIE 2018 awards honor laser development, photonics achievements and dedication to education

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced the winners of the 2018 SPIE awards, for achievements in attosecond science, imaging hardware and software, holography, and other areas. The awards also honor individuals’ dedication to sharing knowledge through formal and informal education in areas throughout the world.

11 January 2018
SPIE announces 73 new Fellows of 2018

SPIE has promoted 73 new Fellows of the Society this year, recognizing the significant scientific and technical contributions of each in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. The new Fellows will be recognized at SPIE events of their choosing throughout the year.

10 January 2018
Once revolutionary, now dominant: OCT still shows rich potential for new applications

Special section in SPIE Journal of Biomedical Optics commemorates 25 years of OCT and takes a look into the future of the noninvasive imaging modality.

05 January 2018
Molecular imaging technique successfully identifies lung nodules for resection in patient with osteosarcoma

Utility of near-infrared molecular imaging in a patient undergoing pulmonary metastasectomy for osteosarcoma has been reported by researchers from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Purdue University.