We are very glad and pleased that QubeDot was selected as one of the top 40 hightech start-ups to showcase our unique technology.
Our CEO, Dr. Heiko Brüning, will be pitching next week about our µLED Arrays & Systems on stage in front of hundreds of potential investors, corporates, start-ups and participants at the HIGHTECH VENTURE DAYS in Dresden.
This is going to be impressive!
We are excited about the activities leading up to this great event.
SMILE®-platform used for optogenetics
In close collaboration with the Institute of Quantum Optics (IQO) in Hannover, we were able to demonstrate for the first time that biological cells could be excited using our SMILE®-platform.
In the lab of Prof. Alexander Heisterkamp at NIFE (Niedersächsisches Zentrum für Biomedizintechnik, Implantatforschung und Entwicklung), Dr. Maria Leilani Torres and their team employ fluorescence imaging to visualize calcium fluctuations in living cells.
The cardiomyocytes express a light-sensitive protein called ChR2. The cells were stained with calcium-sensitive dye and are activated when illuminated by SMILE®-platform. The spontaneous electrical activity can be overridden by the illumination pattern.
Using our SMILE®-platform, cell cultures can be stimulated by different illumination patterns.
We are very proud that our microLED platform simplifies research by providing a compact and easy-to-use light source for targeted stimulation of cells with minimal adjustment required compared to other optical systems.
The video shows cardiomyocytes illuminated with vertical light stripe patterns using the SMILE®-platform.
Source: Dr. Maria Leilani Torres, Leibniz University Hannover.
Funds for the QVLS-HTI in quantum technology
As a proud founding member of the QVLS e.V. (Quantum Valley Lower Saxony e.V.), we are very pleased about the funding from the state of Lower Saxony.
The so-called High-Tech Incubator (HTI) is intended to provide substantial support for the establishment of start-ups that rely on quantum technologies.
The possibilities of using quantum processes for pioneering technological innovations, e.g. in the field of computing, cryptography or sensor technology, are full of opportunities.
The complete article can be found on the QVLS website:
The next generation of µLED technologies
As part of the EU project SMILE in which we are proud to be a project partner, a new generation of µLED technology is being developed.
Professor J. Daniel Prades from the Universitat de Barcelona visited the Quantum Valley Lower Saxony (QVLS) at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and gave this exciting interview:
QubeDot at the CS International Conference in Brussels
Our team from QubeDot is very pleased to have been part of the CS International Conference in Brussels.
Jan, our CTO and Co-Founder of QubeDot, has given a talk about µLEDs for structured illumination and the versatility of our SMILE® Technology to address multiple markets.
µLEDs with dimensions of 1 to 50 µm are becoming increasingly interesting driven by the µLED revolution in display technology.
Our µLEDs are in addition also used – among other applications – in biology, optogenetics, microscopy and process metrology.
Do you want to know more about our customized µLEDs?
Here is the link to our solutions:
microLED-lines are very interesting
A glance at the portfolio of well-known suppliers of large, very powerful LEDs that emit on the order of several watts is enough to see that these LEDs are mostly round or square-shaped. But does that actually have to be the case? Doesn’t it make sense that LEDs could also be line-shaped for specific applications?
Some of our customers had also asked us this question. Of course, we don’t hesitate for long when it comes to such exciting questions. Our access to the clean room supports us in finding the appropriate answer within the shortest possible time. The answer to the question is „YES“ – twice.
Yes, it can sometimes make sense to use linear microLEDs as well.
Yes, we can produce microLED lines.
The picture shows a microLED line with a width of 10µm and a length of 1000µm. Of course, processed on GaN wafers – because that is our expertise!
Announcement: Mikroskopietrends 2021
On Dec. 9, 2021, the event „Forum MikroskopieTrends `21“ will take place again in Göttingen.
Top-class and renowned speakers from industry and research will present the latest findings.
We from QubeDot are part of the event and will present the advantage of our microLED technology for microscopy. Especially the high intensity and fast switchability offer unique possibilities in structured illumination.
If you want to see a SMILE platform in action – come and join the event!