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GOOGLE HANGOUT - Archived August 12th Video

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Lee Dubay, Associate Editor of BioOptics World, led a brief discussion about current issues in photonics-based medical device development.

Lee was joined by Strategies in Biophotonics co-chair Barbara Goode and speaker/advisor Robert Alfano, Distinguished Professor at the City College of the City University of New York. This LIVE chat invited audience questions and discussed topics that will be addressed at Strategies in Biophotonics (Sept. 9-11, Boston), the first dedicated to development and commercialization of optics-based biomedicine.


  • The biophotonics innovation ecosystem
  • Technology developments impacting photonics-based biomedical innovation
  • Current business trends in such areas as intellectual property
  • Speakers, topics, networking opportunities at Strategies in Biophotonics
  • Who will attend and why

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This includes information regarding the conference sessions and individual speakers, keynote speakers, exhibit hall and networking opportunties.


GOOGLE HANGOUT - Archived May 20th Video

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We brought together a panel of PennWell professionals for a LIVE chat to discuss this new event. They address questions from exhibitors and attendees as well the overall description of the event.




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

Keynote Speakers Include:

  • Robert S. Langer, ScD, MIT Institute Professor, whose patents have been licensed by over 250 pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, and medical device companies: Creating and implementing breakthrough technologies.
  • David Walt, PhD, Tufts and HHMI Professor, and co-founder of Illumina, the first DNA sequencing company to achieve the $1000 genome: Lessons learned from taking discoveries from the academic lab through commercialization.
  • Ellen Strahlman, MD, MHSc, Senior Vice President of R&D and Chief Medical Officer at BD Biosciences: Meeting market needs with innovation.
  • Gregory Altshuler, PhD, DSc, Senior Vice President of R&D at Palomar Medical: Creating new products for the life sciences markets.

Conference Speakers Include:

  • Robert Alfano, PhD, Director of the Institute of Ultrafast Spectroscopy & Lasers, City College of the City of New York, speaking on light advances in biomediphotonics
  • Anita Goel, MD, PhD, CEO of Nanobiosym and winner of the Nokia XChallenge, speaking on personalized medicine and global health
  • Robert Nordstrom, PhD, Program Director of the Cancer Imaging Program at NIH, speaking on translating biophotonics ideas into commercial utility
  • Joseph Schmitt, PhD, Vice President of Advanced Development at St. Jude Medical, speaking on commercializing diagnostics
  • Amy Kerdok, PhD, Manager of Clinical Development Engineering at Intuitive Surgical, speaking on lessons learned integrating optics into surgical robots
  • Myron Greenspan, attorney at Lackenbach Siegel LLP, on what innovators should know about IP and patent law
  • And Many More!

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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