Next-generation thin-film optical filters for life sciences

Next-generation thin-film optical filters enhance excitation and emission in fluorescence imaging and detection systems. Fluorescence based systems have revolutionized the way organisms, cells, and biomolecules are visualized and detected. However, challenges that are common in these instruments, such as bleedthrough, background autofluorescence, and poor signal-to-noise ratios (S/N), can reduce performance and lead to frustration. Fortunately, performance and signal quality can be greatly improved by integrating next-generation thin-film optical filters into fluorescence based instruments. Because proper optical filtering boosts throughput and

Integrated Biometrics: A conversation with CEO Steve Thies

Integrated Biometrics is a biometric sensor provider, which boasts super-thin sensors and high resolution images. The company’s sensors use a patented technology, which relies on a thin film to capture images and is flexible in terms of integrations, as the sensors themselves have such a small physical footprint. BiometricUpdate.com had a chance to chat with CEO Steve Thies about the technology, the company and the future. “[Our sensors capture fingerprints] from a real image of the finger,” Thies said. “Once