Bellingham, WA and Pittsfield, MA (PRWEB) November 27, 2013
New products that solve problems in healthcare, food and drug safety, manufacturing, and other important areas are among finalists in nine categories for the 2014 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation. The awards are sponsored by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Photonics Media.
Winners will be announced by industry leaders on 6 February during SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco at a gala banquet that has become one of the largest gatherings of CEOs and other VIPs in the photonics industry. Past presenters include industry leaders such as Bikash Koley, Principal Architect and Manager, Network Architecture, Google; Waguih Ishak , Vice President and Director, West Coast Research, Corning; Michael Mertin, President and CEO, JENOPTIK, and President, Photonics21; and Allison Lami Sawyer, CEO of Rebellion Photonics, winner of this year’s Wall Street Journal Startup of the Year competition.
Entries are judged by an independent panel of experts including industry executives, leading academic researchers, venture capitalists and past Prism Award winners.
“With such impressive products and such varied applications, selecting finalists was indeed challenging for the judges,” said SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs. “Competitors include larger, well-established companies as well as newer and smaller firms from throughout the world working in a wide variety of sectors. These new products can improve our ability to diagnose cancer without invading the
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