Lumencor Defends Lighting Innovation

Lumencor Defends Lighting Innovation

For Immediate Release:

Beaverton, Oregon, (January 25, 2018) – Lumencor, Inc. today announced that its counsel is commencing legal action against Excelitas Technologies Corp. and their Canadian subsidiary Lumen Dynamics Group, Inc. Lumencor has investigated the design of the newest lighting products made by Lumen Dynamics Group, Inc. and determined that the products use Lumencor’s proprietary light-pipe-based, high-intensity lighting technology. Lumencor’s patented technology is protected by U.S. Patents 9,574,722, 8,493,564 and 9,395,055, among others.

“Over the past decade, Lumencor has invested significant human and financial resources developing novel lighting innovations for the life sciences,” said Claudia B. Jaffe, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Business Development. “We were the first to develop a light-pipe-based, high-intensity lighting solution for microscopy and related biotech equipment. Our technology and intellectual property favorably differentiate our light engines from the competition. We take great pride in, and place significant value on, our patents and the distinctions they bring to our product performance. We will protect our right to safeguard the innovation that makes our light engines unique.”

About Lumencor, Inc.

Lumencor is leading the life sciences with light engines for bioanalysis. The company has developed innovative, powerful, pure, stable, durable and cost-effective lighting solutions designed for an array of instruments including fluorescence microscopes. Discrete outputs are available through the UV-Vis-NIR spectrum from a proprietary mix of independently controllable sources. Lumencor’s products provide more power than an arc lamp with the durability, stability, speed and flexibility of a solid-state solution. Lumencor products are available in OEM and off-the-shelf configurations.

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Light BYTES: January 2018

Built to Last

AURA light engine®, Serial Number 1106, has the distinction of being the first production model 4-color light engine manufactured by Lumencor. In February 2009, it was shipped to the laboratory of Michael W. Davidson at Florida State University, where it provided eight years of maintenance-free service. Michael Davidson, renowned for his Molecular Expressions website and his contributions to the development of fluorescent protein labeling and super-resolution microscopy among other things, passed away in 2015.

With the generous collaboration of Eric Clark (Florida State University), AURA 1106 is now back where it began, at our Beaverton factory. We took the opportunity to measure the power output of AURA 1106 for comparison with the original benchmarks measured in 2009. The results show that nearly nine years after it was manufactured, the performance of AURA 1106 is essentially as good as new.


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