BioOptics World magazine for November 2011 edition has been released. You can read latest news on design, development, and utilization of optical technologies in this issue. Here are feature articles for this month.
MICROSCOPY/FLUORESCENCE IMAGING/RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY: The hybrid-systems approach to high-power, low-cost microscopy
A new wave of multimodal imaging techniques enables powerful bio-imaging at less cost than single-modality approaches, and can deliver more quantitative information.
METAMATERIALS/MICROSCOPY/CARDIOLOGY: Magnifying biology with metamaterials
Unnaturally powerful, nanotechnology-enhanced light-manipulating devices promise sharper images—and simulation software can facilitate their development.
OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY/BIOIMAGING: One decade and $500M: The impact of federal funding on OCT—Part 2
Over the past decade, governments around the world have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in research and development involving optical coherence tomography (OCT). Part Two of this two-part article explores the return on that investment in terms of product and economic growth in the for-profit sector.
DNA SEQUENCING/BIOINSTRUMENTATION/GENOMICS: A high-performance, low-cost approach to next-generation sequencing
A combination of chemistry advancements to boost accuracy of primary data, powerful software to facilitate speed and control, and flexibility to support multiple imaging approaches yields a robust, low-cost approach to DNA sequencing.
About BioOptics World Magazine:
BioOptics World Magazine is intended for biomedical researchers and engineers involved in the development and fabrication of optical components and systems used in the life sciences, as well as for scientists and clinicians who utilize these technologies, including biologists, physicists, physicians, pathologists, forensic scientists, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies.