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How Delta Optical Thin Film is Meeting the Miniaturisation and Manufacturing Requirements of Today’s Optical Filters for Next-Generation Point of Care Devices

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The Point of Care (PoC) device market is growing rapidly and not just because of the effects of the recent pandemic. These instruments have various uses in medical diagnostics, including the detection of infectious diseases, testing haemoglobin levels and monitoring blood glucose levels. They are a popular choice for these types of tests as they only require a single drop of blood, saliva, or urine and can be performed by a GP within minutes.

Covid-19 impacts doctors' trust in point-of-care tests

With huge opportunities for light-based diagnostics and therapeutics to combat disease, successful clinical translation depends on funding robust trials – and greater trust between developers and end-users, finds Jessica Rowbury 

Modeling biological tissues in lighttools

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This paper presents the most up to date compilation of research and data available in the literature regarding the optical properties of human tissue. The relevant optical, biological, and measurement details are presented to illustrate the necessary considerations that should be observed when modeling human tissue in LightTools. It also describes how this information has been incorporated into a new Human Tissue Utility. This utility aims to take some of the guesswork out of creating User Materials that model biological tissues. 

Designing miniaturised custom optical filters without compromising on optical output for fluorescence-based POC devices

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Optical filters are a key component of any optical system. As the market for advanced imaging and diagnostic technologies continues to increase, there is a growing requirement for high-quality optical filters that are designed and manufactured to adhere to specific customer requirements. Delta Optical Thin Film is developing optical filters 
for next-generation Point-of-Care (PoC) devices.

Left to right: Dr Weber, Dr Neugebauer, Dr Popp

Coronavirus shines a light on potential of optical techniques

Dr Karina Weber, Dr Ute Neugebauer, and Dr Juergen Popp, of Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz-IPHT) Jena, spoke to Electro Optics about the advantages of optical methods in tackling global health challenges, and what we can learn from the Covid-19 crisis to advance clinical translation

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