Biophotonics and Ophalmic Optics

Optical technologies are an indispensable component of today’s Biomedicine and exploit more and more new areas of application. Thereby, the focus of photonic research lies on basic optical operating principles and innovative optical methods for prevention, diagnostics, therapy and analytics. Fields, in which biomedical optics are proved to be useful are for example laser-induced thermotherapy for tumor treatment, optical sensors for the application on biological tissue (e.g. hemoglobin and water content on skin) , minimally invasive surgery via laser, developing fluorescence cameras for the visualization of metastases in lymphatic pathways, molecular imaging and developing micro cameras for endoscopy. Moreover, research and development of telemedical methods – such as telemonitoring aiming to prevent acute cardiovascular disease – is part of biophotonics and represents the next step of a future “personalized” medicine.

Linked to this is a young, growing market, in which Berlin-Brandenburg is very well positioned, thanks to a close cooperation between located companies and institutes, regarding both developing new methods as well as products and providing high-quality materials and components.


Research Institutions


Advanced Material Competition 2019 - Call for Start-ups is open!

Advanced Material Competition 23 September - 8 October 2019 Call for start-ups is now open! AdMaCom addresses scientific driven startups with outstanding technologies and business models in the area of Advanced Materials. This year, AdMaCom will...


New RGB LED light source for ophthalmology

Press release Innovative LED light source provides the highest degree of light injection with the smallest light guides The Berliner Glas Group has very recently developed a new RGB LED light source module. With its innovative optical design, this...


BitMap and PicoQuant – progress in medical tissue imaging

Press Release Research project hosted at PicoQuant focuses on developing multichannel photon detection methods for biomedical applications Berlin (Germany), 29 January 2018 – PicoQuant and the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin are co-supervising...


PicoQuant releases 560 nm laser for applications in Life Science

Press Release The new picosecond pulsed laser emits light in the yellow-green spectral range ideal for the excitation of many molecular probes Berlin (Germany), 16 February 2017 – PicoQuant has released a laser head that emits laser pulses at 560...


SMI Sets New Standard With Eye Tracking Glasses at 120 Hz

SMI’s Eye Tracking Glasses now operate binocular at a native 120 Hz sampling rate across the entire trackable field of view. This allows for low latency synchronization with motion capture, virtual reality and other data streams.   In this video,...