Photonics4Life gathers the human resources, the infrastructure, the capabilities, the expertise and knowledge of more than 50 top-research institutes in the field of Biophotonics. With its partners it spans across the value chain from photonic components to applications and from fundamental to applied research. P4L maps, structures and integrates the research and developments across the subdisciplines of photonics for
The network bridges the gap between basic research in physics and chemistry, evaluation of methods by biologists, application oriented development of biophotonic components and systems by engineers and medical or biological research and applications by medical doctors.
Although P4L is driven by academic institutes it has a close link to industry through its industrial user club (IUC). The IUC is the link between P4L and industry to exchange R&D results, to jointly start additional activities or novel projects and to create innovations, enhancing the competitiveness of Europe‘s biophotonics related industry. Through the IUC awareness is created of the added value which new developments in biphotonics offer in biomedical and health sciences. In collaboration with industry P4L strongly contributes to solve the biggest global problem of exploiding health care costs by providing means of a non-invasive, affordable and optimized health care.
Companies which become a member of P4L’s industrial user club will get access to all the information on biophotonics and on the expertise and collabortion opportunities in P4L as well as on related methodologies and technologies, continuously gathered by the network and provided through its knowledge management centre. Two membership possibilities offer flexible integration into Europe's biggest Biophotonics Network.
Here you can download the Flyer for the P4L Industrial User Club.
Over the last years optical technologies have become a vital tool for innovating clinical diagnostics and are thus opening markets for photonics. Technologies like second harmonic generation or two-photon microscopy give new insights into abnormal changes in human morphology and can thereby often identify diseases better than techniques that don’t employ light. [more]
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Leaders and experts will introduce various modalities of nonlinear optical microscopy and their integration on a single platform. Cutting-edge developments and applications will be shown by lectures on May 23 at Purdue University. Hands-on training will be provided on May 24 to assist the trainees in building or using different modalities of nonlinear optical microscopy. As an optional opportunity, the trainees can test their own samples on the morning of May 25. A poster session will be arranged for participants to exchange their own research. [more]
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