SPIE BiOS 2019 Preview

SPIE BiOS 2019 Preview
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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

2- 7 February 2019, Booth 8447 

The SPIE BiOs conference, held in conjunction with Photonics West, focuses on biomedical optics, diagnostics, biophotonics, and new imaging modalities in the biomedical field.  With more than 5,500 technical attendees from more than 50 countries, it is the largest biomedical optics event North America. During BiOS, leaders and educators in biomedical fields will present 2,500 papers and presentations on topics including biomedical spectroscopy, tissue optics, and neurophotonics.

Medical and biomedical researchers often rely on spectroscopy techniques for clinical and research processes such as blood analysis (co-oximetry), endoscopy, and tissue fluorescence. Our spectrometers measure in the Ultra-violet, visible and near infrared wavelength ranges, in these various biomedical applications. Because our spectrometers are fiber-optic based, they are perfectly suitable to facilitate in situ (in vivo) measurements within clinical settings.

Visit our booth to learn more about Avantes’ capabilities in:


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Autofluorescence Spectroscopy in Tumor Detection:

Human skin contains various types of native fluorophores and absorbers with unique absorption and emission to detect differences in spectra for normal and cancerous tissues in real time.

High Performance Spectroscopy for Endoscopy:

During an endoscopy procedure, a specialized fiberoptic probe can be inserted via the endoscope to analyze a cyst or mass for diagnostic purposes. Discover how The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center uses diffuse reflection spectroscopy to detect early signs of esophageal cancer.

Co-Oximetry using low stray-light spectrometers:

Our AvaSpec-Mini2048CL is perfectly suited for Co-oximetry as it utilizes absorbance spectroscopy in the UV and visible range to measure blood parameters such as total hemoglobin, Oxyhemoglobin, Deoxyhemoglobin, Methemoglobin, Carboxyhemoglobin and bilirubin.

 Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy:

Learn how the Beckman Laser Institute is using Avantes high-sensitivity AvaSpec-HS2048XL spectrometer to aid in the detection of breast cancer tumors. Additionally, we can apply our spectroscopy measurement capabilities to dried blood spot-based hematocrit prediction using noncontact diffuse reflectance.


BiOS, a SPIE Event

SPIE started as an International Society for Optical Engineering and research revolving around the study of light. In 1997, the SPIE event known as Photonics West was brought to life with the goal of bringing together educators, industry leaders and researchers in a week-long event that includes Bios, considered the world’s largest biomedical optics and biophotonics exhibition. 

 Bios is the biomedical optics event of Photonics West and is much more than a conference. Courses are offered in such topics as neurophotonics, biomedical imaging, tissue optics and more. Additionally, there are tech events, student events, and forums that focus on the latest research and new launches in the biomedical industry. We have proudly attended this event for the past 16 years and look forward to showcasing our spectrometers’ capabilities in many biophotonics applications as well as learn from our peers.