Photonics for non- and minimally-invasive diagnosis and therapy deals with the application of photonic techniques to support subjective examinations by objective criteria, e.g. by supporting visual anamnesis of tissue by objective imaging metrology techniques and analytical spectroscopic methods. In the optimal case the diagnostic step can be combined with a subsequent and also minimal-invasive treatment of the diagnosed condition. Based on knowledge gained in the network and complemented by nonphotonic techniques, P4L aims to identify possibilities for new photonic non- or minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic approaches and their practical realization. Photonics for point-of-care diagnostics is concerned with the promotion of the development of point-of-care diagnosis based on explorations and findings of fundamental research towards easy-to-use and cost efficient systems, which allow, in the optimal case, a parallel testing e.g. for many diseases and molecular signatures. To enable cost efficient and fast point-of-care testing new detection schemes have to be developed and evaluated. The testing schemes will exploit the existing knowledge on photonic technologies and apply them on specific applications in medical testing.
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XXIV. International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy
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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