Top Biophotonics Stories of 2015
Biophotonics Magazine reports the top photonics stories of 2015 including the follow-
ing healthcare sensor related:
1 Smartphone Device Analyzes Blood
(posted Jan. 6, 2015).
Berkeley engineers developed an automated method for detecting and quanti-
fying the presence of infections caused by parasitic worms through the use of
a mobile phone microscope.
2 Graphene Confines Light for Nanomolecular Sensing (posted July
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland and the
Institute of Photonic Sciences in Spain developed a graphene plasmonic sensor
that analyzes nanoparticles that are too small for mid-infrared wavelengths.
3 Optical Glucose Sensor on the Road to Commercialization (posted
July 17, 2015)
Glucosense Diagnostics, a University of Leeds spinoff company, developed
— and put in clinical trials — an optical glucose sensor that can determine
glucose levels in blood within 30 seconds without having to draw the blood of
someone with diabetes through a finger-prick test.
4 Raman Imager Speeds Cancer Detection (posted April 24, 2015)
Purdue University’s Jonathan Amy Facility for Chemical Instrumentation devel-
oped vibrational spectroscopic imaging technology that is 1,000 times faster
than a state-of-the-art commercial Raman microscope.The electronic device,
a 32-channel tuned amplifier array, or TAMP array, could have advanced early
cancer detection capabilities in that it provides for the observation of changing
metabolic processes inside cells, imaging of large areas of tissue and the scan-
ning of entire organs
5 Broadband Laser Aimed at Cancer Detection (posted Sept. 25, 2015)
Researchers from Germany and Spain developed a laser system with a broad
and powerful phase-coherent emission that can detect subtle signs of develop-
ing cancers, namely the molecules from cancer cells that end up in air expelled
from the lungs
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