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Photonics West Preview: BiOS sessions

Day one focuses on the latest breakthroughs and opportunities in biophotonics, biomedical optics, and photonics technologies enabling healthcare technology. Hear from the researchers who invented Optical Coherence Tomography and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the development. Plus, hear about how this ubiquitous technology has gone beyond its ground-breaking impact on healthcare and become an imaging modality used in many diverse applications.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of OCT

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Jennifer Barton
 
 
Welcome and opening
Monday 25 January 2021
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST (US & CANADA)
 
Jennifer Barton
Univ. of Arizona
 
 

Day one focuses on the latest breakthroughs and opportunities photonics enables in healthcare technology. Hear from the researchers who invented Optical Coherence Tomography and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the development of this ubiquitous technology that has gone beyond its ground-breaking impact on healthcare and has become an imaging modality used in many diverse applications.

8:15 am - Opening by Wolfgang Drexler, Medical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)

Speakers

Brian Pogue James G. Fujimoto Christoph Hitzenberger
Brian Pogue
Dartmouth Univ. and Editor of Journal of Biomedical Optics
James G. Fujimoto
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Founder of OCT
Christoph Hitzenberger
Medizinische Wien

Sponsored by

Lumedica

Challenges Associated with Photonic Instrumentation needed for COVID-19 Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Jamie Butler
 
 
Opening from industry
Monday 25 January 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PST (US & CANADA)
 
James (Jamie) Butler
Business Development Manager at Hamamatsu Photonics
 
 
 

The many ways in which we enlist light to solve modern day challenges have grown dramatically in the years since the term photonics started to become commonly used in the 1980s. The current global pandemic is no exception as a wide range of photonic solutions are employed in the effort to detect, monitor, treat and ultimately defeat the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19.

In this panel discussion, we bring together a broad sampling of experts in fields that employ optics and photonic instrumentation with the purpose of generating thought-provoking discourse on challenges and efforts to fight the disease. Many of these efforts relate to specific applications of photonics that are making a difference including real-time PCR and spectrometer based molecular detection, antibody and antigen testing, X-ray and CT imaging, digital pathology and broader research applications like flow cytometry, genotyping and next generation sequencing for vaccine development and population studies.

Speakers

Stephen M. Hewitt, M.D., Ph.D. Laura Fabris, Rutgers University Austin Wu, BD Biosciences
Stephen M. Hewitt
Head, Experimental Pathology Laboratory at NIH
Laura Fabris
Associate Professor at Rutgers University
Austin Wu
Senior Project Engineer at BD Biosciences

Sponsored by

Hamamatsu

Product launches Monday 25 January

Lumedica
 
 
OQ LabScope - Fun with OCT at Home
Monday 25 January 2021
3 PM - 3:15 PM PST
 
Lumedica
LabScope 2.0
 
 
 

While some of us are using this “shelter at home” time to catch up on a favorite Netflix series, Dr. Adam Wax decided to use the time to demonstrate Lumedica’s OQ LabScope 2.0 on some everyday items found in his kitchen. Hopefully, this sparks some interest and innovation among our amazing bio-engineering and scientific communities.

Sponsors

Hamamatsu Lumedica Konica Minolta Sensing America TRUMPF

Particpating organizations

Aerospace Corp AEye BD Biosciences Coherent
Dartmouth Duke FLIR Hamamatsu Photonics
ISASI/CNR Laser Zentrum Hannover Lumedica MIT
Medizinische Wien Mega1 Microsoft Mojo Vision
Muquans Precision Quantum NewSight Reality NIH NIST
Openwater OSRAM OS Princeton Univ. Quanta Computer
Rutgers University STMicroelectronics The Univ. of Arizona Toptica
TRUMPF Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Vogue Paris