Clinical and diagnostic applications of Lumencor’s solid state illumination products include not only microscopy techniques such as fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and histopathology, but also treatment in the form of macroscopic imaging techniques used for endoscopy and surgical guidance.
Gene expression analysis, at both the mRNA and protein level, is increasingly evolving from a research technique to a platform technology. Everything from diagnostic testing and drug screening, to treatment such as photodynamic therapy and minimally invasive, robotic surgery, are included. As in other application areas, producing optimized illumination for fluorescence detection demands detailed attention to the spatial, spectral and temporal characteristics of light. In diagnostic testing and treatment, regulatory requirements introduce an additional layer of complexity. Lumencor is well equipped, in terms of experience and engineering capabilities, to meet these lighting challenges.