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Join us in welcoming some of the top names in the industry to Strategies in Biophotonics!

This new conference with exhibition brings together an outstanding group of speakers who have been deeply involved in the development and commercialization of biomedical technologies and products based on optics and photonics. Read more about the keynote and conference speakers in the most recent press release.

Event Info

This two-day conference and exhibition will address critical but often-overlooked issues that technology innovators must address in order to succeed in efforts to commercialize biophotonics-based systems. The program will highlight key examples to present clinical and scientific needs, demonstrate how biomedical optics and photonics can address them, and discuss what needs to happen for the technologies to reach that goal.

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what makes us unique?

  • The ONLY event dedicated to enabling product development and market success.
  • Essential outlet for showcasing the development and commercialization of optics and photonics technologies.
  • Powered by an outstanding advisory board and program committee led by Barbara Goode, Editor-in-Chief of BioOptics World, and Conard Holton, Editor-in-Chief of Laser Focus World

Who should exhibit?

  • Optical Component Vendors
  • Subsystem Suppliers
  • Bio-optical System Vendors
  • Optical Design Software Vendors

Who will you reach?

  • Biomedical Researchers
  • Bio-optical Engineers
  • OEMs
  • Investors
  • Government Agency Personnel
  • Clinicians
  • Regulators

Why Choose Strategies in Biophotonics?

Strategies in Biophotonics will draw on the rich, global audience of BioOptics World magazine to attract attendees from all over the world. Below is a sample of the audience demographics from BioOptics World magazine — exhibitors and sponsors will reach a highly qualified, targeted audience of researchers, entrepreneurs, system builders, clinicians, and others interested in biophotonics and technology enabled life sciences innovations.

Strategies in Biophotonics is powered by the industry experts at BioOptics World and its parent company, PennWell Corporation. For more than five years, BioOptics World has delivered timely news and expert, in-depth technical and applications information on optics and photonics technologies applied to biomedicine and other life sciences.

Advisory Board

Barbara Goode, Editor-in-Chief of BioOptics World, and Conard Holton, Editor-in-Chief of Laser Focus World, will serve as Conference Chairs, working with a group of influential thought leaders to shape conference content.

To date, the list of advisors and program committee members includes:

  • Robert R. Alfano, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering and Director of Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers, City College of the City University of New York
  • Thomas M. Baer, PhD, Executive Director, Stanford Photonics Research Center; Co-Founder, Arcturus Bioscience, Inc.
  • Brett Bouma PhD, Professor of Dermatology and Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard Medical School (Cambridge, MA); and Physicist, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Robert Chimenti, Sr. Strategic Applications Engineer, Innovative Photonic Solutions
  • John Dexheimer, President, LightWave Advisors, Inc.
  • Thomas J. Dudley, Assistant Director, Photonics Center, Boston University
  • Jason Eichenholz, PhD, CEO, Open Photonics
  • Ken Kaufmann, PhD, VP of Marketing, Hamamatsu Corp.
  • Dennis L Matthews, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Dept of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine; Director, NSF Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology
  • Robert J. Nordstrom, PhD, Program Director, Cancer Imaging Program, National Institutes of Health National Cancer Initiative.
  • Aydogan Ozcan, PhD, Associate Professor, head of Bio- and Nano-Photonics Laboratory, UCLA; Founder, Holomic LLC
  • T. Joshua Pfefer Ph.D. leads the Laboratory of Optical Diagnostics in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Office of Medical Products and Tobacco.
  • Rick Plympton, CEO, Optimax Systems Inc.
  • Jürgen Popp, PhD, Scientific Director of the Institute of Photonic Technology and chair for Physical Chemistry at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
  • Dale Wahlstrom, President and CEO of LifeScience Alley (LSA) and BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota.
  • Stewart Wilson, VP, Semiconductor Technology, Palomar Medical Technologies Inc., Palomar Medical Inc.


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