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Cluster Report Photonics in the Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg

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70 Cluster Report Optics and Photonics – Biophotonics and Ophthalmic Optics insufficiency. It can thus contribute to an improvement of the treatment result. The technology has already been used with thousands of patients and was awarded with the Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Prize in 2014. Adlershof-based MGB Endoskopische Geräte GmbH specialises in the development of high-quality endoscopes. From suitable light sources to cameras, the company supplies systems for many types of medical applications. www.humedics.eu www.mgb-berlin.de Another globally active group with its headquarters in Berlin is W.O.M. World Of Medicine GmbH. It offers a broad portfolio of minimally invasive medical products. In minimally invasive medical interventions, surgical teams insert cameras and special surgical instruments into the body through small incisions. For surgeons to operate on the abdomen, knee, or shoulder laparoscopically, good camera images and the right light are necessary. The optics experts at W.O.M. have therefore developed the light sources, primarily on an LED basis, for integration into the camera systems. Together, the two ensure natural colours and optimal resolution on the OR monitors. www.wom.group/en Fiagon GmbH is also developing new concepts for computer-assisted surgery, including electromagnetic navigation. This allows surgical instruments to be tracked directly at the tip. www.fiagon.de/ous/ Xion GmbH offers complete endoscopy systems for every kind of minimally invasive surgery including endoscopes, cameras, and illumination systems as well as software for analysis, processing, and archiving. Karlheinz Gutsche GmbH also produces micro-optical components for endoscopes. GETEMED Medizin- und Informationstechnik AG specialises in cardiological functional diagnostics as well as in outpatient monitoring and telemonitoring of vital signs in high-risk patients. Medipan GmbH offers radio-immunoassays for thyroid gland examinations and tests for the measurement of auto-antibodies for type-I diabetes. Immunofluorescence can also be used to detect autoimmune diseases. Fluorescence markers allow rapid measurement of DNA damage and repair processes. www.xion-medical.com/en www.gutsche-feinoptik.de/en Nano Bio Analytics specialises in optical spectrographs, process Raman systems, and microparticle sensor systems. www.nanobioanalytics.com www.getemed.net/en www.medipan.de/en Smedo GmbH develops a technology to seemless and contactless measuring of vital signs in ECG grade within a distance of up to 7 meters to the target – even in the absolute dark, through fabric and during motion. www.smedo.de

Cluster Report Optics and Photonics – Biophotonics and Ophthalmic Optics 71 The Potsdam-based start-up Colibri Photonics develops and manufactures optical sensor systems for oxygen measurement. These can create a three-dimensional image of the oxygen distribution, which can be precisely controlled during the growth process and adapted to the different needs of individual cell types with suitable control mechanisms. ASKANIA Mikroskop Technik Rathenow GmbH offers a wide range of microscopes. Its employees develop, design, and build special light microscopic solutions for measuring instruments used in quality assurance processes for industry and research. Biotechnology IGB, Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM, Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI (located in Golm), and the Fraunhofer Institute for Marine Biotechnology and Cell Technology EMB. The network works on a wide range of medical issues, including biohybrid test systems with specific sensors for optical and acoustic imaging systems. www.lifesciences.fraunhofer.de/en.html www.colibri-photonics.com www.askania.de/en/ Ingenieurbüro Dr. Türck provides services in the field of optics development and data analysis, from the initial concept phase to calculations and design to tolerance analyses and preparation for production. This also includes optical measuring methods for medicine, such as the development of a new point-of-care measuring devices for medical diagnostics. A model-based design approach reduces the susceptibility to errors and significantly increases the development speed from concept to finished product. A completely new acceleration model has been developed over the past years: at the laser wakefield acceleration, a high-intensity laser pulse is chased into a suitable plasma. The result is a small wave that moves quickly through the plasma and in which enormous electric field strengths prevail. This in turn accelerates the electrons in the plasma to high energies. This technology offers the possibility of building particle accelerators for protons or ions in much smaller spaces than were previously needed. Scientists at the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, among others, are working on devices that will enable precise tumour radiation in the future. www.mbi-berlin.de www.tuerck-ing.de/en/ NIRx Medizintechnik GmbH is a specialist for functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIR). The company’s equipment enables tomographic imaging in highly scattering media such as the brain and opens up new possibilities for neuroimaging. https://nirx.net The dental microscopes from dentaZOOM GmbH combine high magnification with excellent illumination in the smallest of spaces. www.dentazoom.com Major research institutions for the medicine of the future Seven Fraunhofer Institutes have joined forces in the Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences: the Fraunhofer Institutes for Biomedical Engineering IBMT, Interfacial Engineering and Bioanalytics The precise analysis of chemical compounds, biological macromolecules, cells, and microorganisms is an important task in many areas of science, industry, and medicine. Typical technologies are micro- and spectroscopic methods. Highperformance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with UV fluorescence detectors is particularly popular to analyse a large number of biological samples. One example is KNAUER Wissenschaftlicher Gerätebau GmbH. KNAUER’s main business is the development and production of liquid chromatography systems. The product portfolio includes UHPLC systems, biochromatography systems, and sample preparation systems. The HPLC solutions offered for sample purification range from preparative HPLC to simulated moving bed (SMB) chromatography. www.knauer.net

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