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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'

Covid-19; a message to our readers and commercial partners

17 March 2020

At a time where the need for effective communications is more important than ever, our publications will continue as normal

STEM equity is on the cards

27 February 2020

Daneet Steffens, public relations manager at SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, details newly-launched initiatives aimed at advancing diversity

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