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10 June 2014

Daylight wins CLEO 2014 Innovation Award Grand Prize

Daylight Solutions Inc of San Diego, CA, USA, which makes molecular detection and imaging systems based on mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) for scientific research, life science, industrial process control and defense applications, has received the CLEO/Laser Focus World 2014 Innovation Award Grand Prize for Spero, the first laser-based infrared microscopy platform.

CLEO (the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics) in San Jose, CA (8-13 June) brings together researchers and industrial experts worldwide. The annual Innovation Awards recognize companies “that have made major contributions to advancing the field of optics and photonics through recently launched products and services”.

Combining the latest high-power, broadband QCL sources and a new family of high-NA, wide-field objectives, it is claimed that Spero significantly outperforms existing infrared microscopes, such as Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), in traditional metrics, including spatial resolution, speed, signal-to-noise ratio, and field-of-view, while also enabling new functionality such as live video absorbance contrast imaging and rapid sparse wavelength data collection.

The award follows two other awards for Spero at the Pittcon 2014 conference, where the microscope was named ‘Top Pittcon Product’ by Strategic Directions International Inc and was also nominated for the Pittcon Editors Awards.

Daylight’s president & chief operating officer Paul Larson is accepting the award at the CLEO Plenary Session on 10 June in the San Jose Civic Auditorium. A live demo of the Spero microscope is on display in Daylight’s booth (#2125) on the CLEO exhibit floor (10-12 June).

See related items:

Daylight delivers first laser-based infrared microscopy platform

Daylight launches first laser-based IR microscopy platform for rapid, high-res spectral imaging

Tags: Daylight Solutions

Visit: www.daylightsolutions.com/spero

Visit: www.cleoconference.org

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