What is Biophotonics?

Biophotonics is an ambitious, multidisciplinary research area that utilizes light-based technologies in medicine and the life sciences. The term derives from two words of Greek origin: ‘bios’ means life and ‘phos’ light. Biophotonics refers to the interplay between light and biological matter.

Improving diagnosis, therapy and follow-up care, Biophotonics sets the trend towards a personalized medicine. It plays a crucial role for better and improved health care, in reducing health-care costs, and it helps to approach the challenges of an ageing society in more suitable ways. The enormous annual growth of industries in this field reflects the economic and socio-political importance of Biophotonics.

Latest News

Presentations of P4L workshop online

30 April 2014

On April 15, 2014, Photonics4Life organized an interdisciplinary workshop of Biophotnics at this years’ Photonics Europe.

The presentations held during this workshop are now online:

http://www.photonics4life.eu/P4L/Training/Tutorial-Materials/Talks [more]

Biophotonics Wiki

Visit our wiki to consult our latest technologies and techniques. [more]


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