Biophotonics: See beneath the skin
In the future, special light sources will make medical diagnoses more precise and therapies more reliable. Biophotonics is the name of the technology that literally lets us see beneath the skin. It is one of many methods in which light is used to support medical engineering in an innovative manner.
Biophotonics and medical engineering
In medical engineering, light continues to increase in importance as an analysis technology and therapy method. The name of this innovative technology is biophotonics, and it is used in both diagnosis and therapy. In the future, photonics techniques will make it possible to characterize and analyze groups of cells. It is already possible to examine a living organism and determine whether tissue is healthy or diseased without doing a biopsy. Diagnoses are faster and more exact, therapies are more efficient—and patient acceptance is increasing.
Even now, we are already able to mark tumors with substances and make them fluoresce in special light. As a result, we can better localize where it makes sense to do a biopsy. In the future, actually taking samples will be replaced by the "optical biopsy". Optical coherence tomography now allows us to view deep into human tissue from the surface. This technique, which is common in ophthalmology, makes it possible to determine if tumor cells have already penetrated into deeper layers of tissue and could form matasteses. There is no doubt that biophotonics will become an important future technology in medicine.
LASER World of PHOTONICS: The trade fair for biophotonics and medical engineering
Biophotonics is an essential innovative sector in medical engineering. That is why medical-engineering components, systems and optical techniques have always been special topics at LASER World of PHOTONICS. And why this important topic is also the focus on the fair's congress. This makes is possible for researchers, biotechnologists and physicians to have an interdisciplinary exchange with manufactures and, in doing so, promotes the market development of new technologies in the biotechnology sector.
Thus our question: Do you still palpate, or can you already see beneath the skin?
If you want to gather information about important changes in medical engineering and in biophotonics in particular, LASER World of PHOTONICS is exactly the right place. The world's leading trade fair for the laser and photonics industries is the perfect place to gather information about new equipment, new applications and possible future developments and to make key contacts.
The exhibition sector Biophotonics and medical engineering is located in hall B2
at LASER World of PHOTONICS. Fairgrounds map
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