Announcement: Forum MikroskopieTrends ’23

­čôó Save the date – March 23, 2023!

We are very excited to announce that we are co-hosting the PhotonicNet „Forum MikroskopieTrends ’23“ in cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence QuantumFrontiers.

The event will take place on March 23, 2023 at the Laboratory for Emerging Nanometrology LENA in Braunschweig.

Since 2001, the „Forum MikroskopieTrends“ has been an established contact and discussion platform of the German microscopy scene with recognized high quality.

In addition to numerous professional presentations, our CEO Dr.-Ing. Heiko Br├╝ning will talk about our customized microLEDs as an enabler for structured illumination and displays.

All details about the event and registration can be found here:

https://photonicnet.de/fileadmin/files/photonicnet/2023/Veranstaltungen/03/Forum_MikroskopieTrends_2023.pdf

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 (Nieders├Ąchsisches Zentrum f├╝r 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.

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 ┬ÁLEDs for structured illumination and the versatility of our SMILE┬« Technology to address multiple markets.

┬ÁLEDs with dimensions of 1 to 50 ┬Ám are becoming increasingly interesting driven by the ┬ÁLED revolution in display technology.

Our ┬ÁLEDs are in addition also used ÔÇô among other applications – in biology, optogenetics, microscopy and process metrology.

Do you want to know more about our customized ┬ÁLEDs?

Here is the link to our solutions: