Benno Oderkerk, president of EPIC (right) welcomes Basil Garabet to the EPIC board of directors

Basil Garabet of NKT Photonics joins EPIC board of directors

22 April 2020

Basil holds an MSc in Lasers and Their Applications and has extensive 37 year international management experience from leading positions in the photonics industry

‘You can never predict success or failure, but if you don’t grab opportunities, you may have regrets’

14 April 2020

EPIC director general Carlos Lee talks with Dominique Bérard, executive VP of Laser Systems and Solutions of Europe (Lasse)

EU-funded nanophotonic ‘saliva test’ to detect coronavirus within minutes

07 April 2020

European scientists are developing a laser sensor that detects coronavirus at the earliest point of infection from a saliva or nasal swab within minutes

Laser/imaging tech shows how Covid-19 is spread by talking

06 April 2020

Microdoplets released in conversation can drift through the air and contribute to spreading coronavirus, according to researchers from Toho University in Japan

H2020 project to develop supply chain for Alexandrite laser crystals

03 April 2020

A new EU project aims to increase the technology readiness level of European Alexandrite laser crystals for high-performance applications in space

Ansys buys photonics simulation firm Lumerical

02 April 2020

Lumerical, a photonics simulation company, has been acquired by global software giant Ansys

HP and partners mobilise 3D printing against Covid-19

26 March 2020

HP and its partners are using their 3D printing teams, technology and experience to help deliver critical medical parts in the ongoing effort against Covid-19.

II-VI increases capacity to meet molecular diagnostic testing requirements

24 March 2020

Specifically, the firm is doing so for those that underpin the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing platforms of its customers

Photonics re-identified as key enabling technology by European Commission

24 March 2020

As a key enabling technology, photonics is recognised as being strategically important for Europe's industrial future

RNA fluorescence tech developed into coronavirus testing kits

23 March 2020

Researchers from Simon Fraser University in Canada will use its innovative imaging technology to develop coronavirus testing kits

UV light solutions deployed in fight against Covid-19

20 March 2020

The robots guide themselves around hospital rooms irradiating surfaces with UV light, which disinfects and kills viruses and bacteria.

The lidar scanner works with the cameras, motion sensors, and frameworks in iPadOS to scan the scene.

Apple's new iPad features built-in lidar scanner

20 March 2020

Apple has said the scanner will provide 'cutting-edge depth-sensing capabilities' that have 'never before possible on any mobile device'