10 March 2014

Photonics Europe 2014

April 15 – 16, 2014, Brussels

The exhibits at a glance:

The Bio Particle Explorer

The Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology has developed a rapid on-site monitor to accurately characterize a single bacterium within a second. The „Bio Particle Explorere“ allows for the first time a real-time monitoring of bacteria from air or liquids. It enables operators of cleanrooms to immediately and specifically respond to possible contamination and to prevent loss of production e.g. in drug manufacture. Other applications such as hygienic monitoring of food or in hospitals are currently explored.

In some situations the mere presence of a single bacterial cells is fatal, for example, in the air of operating rooms or in food processing. There it is crucial to identify them quickly and precisely to ward off impending damage immediately. The classical can not keep up: it requires a lengthy cultivation, which sometimes can last several days. Genetic testing (DNA assays) require less time, but can only search for certain previously determined bacteria.

Diffuse Optical Neuro-Monitor

The Institute for Photonic Sciences, ICFO, and the company Hemospec have developed a portable device to provide diagnostic information about the local, micro-vascular cerebral perfusion based on diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS). DCS measures the motion of the red blood cells as the primary scatterers in the tissue volume under investigation. This motion results in a decay of the intensity auto-correlation of the detected light from a coherent light source. DCS was extensively validated against a multitude of modalities in pre-clinical studies and in clinics.

Ischemic stroke is the leading cause of morbidity and long term disability worldwide. The local micro-vascular cerebral blood flow (CBF) plays a crucial role. Its disruption is either the cause of the problem, e.g. the blockage of a major artery as in ischemic stroke, or the main aim of the management, .e.g. restoration of sufficient blood flow to ischemic areas.

Photonics4Life is the European Network of Excellence for Biophotonics. 13 top-of-the-line research institutes as well as industrial partners have joined forces to tap the existing potentials and develop new opportunities of Biophotonics The Network was funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme.

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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:

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