Home health monitor, 3D and 4D scanning products among Prism Awards finalists

BELLINGHAM, WA and PITTSFIELD, MA--(Marketwired - November 22, 2016) - Next-generation smart lighting, accuracy-enhancing industrial laser systems, and in-home continuous health monitoring are among new products named today as finalists for the prestigious 2017 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation.

The competition is organized by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and sponsored by Photonics Media to honor groundbreaking technology and product inventions based on optics and photonics. Industry leaders will present awards at a gala banquet on 1 February during SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, California.

"This year's finalists offer particularly outstanding examples of the range and capability of photonics R&D," said SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs. "We are pleased to recognize these innovative companies through the Prism Awards."

"This carefully considered list hints at challenges met and a glimpse at the future," said Tom Laurin, President/CEO of Laurin Publishing Co. "As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Photonics Spectra magazine, we extend our enthusiastic congratulations to the finalists."

Finalists are:

Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printing

Biomedical Instrumentation

Detectors and Sensors

Imaging and Cameras

Industrial Lasers

Materials and Coatings


Optics and Optical Components

Scientific Lasers

More information about finalist companies and products is on the Prism Awards website: www.photonicsprismaward.com.

About SPIE
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering and technology. The Society serves nearly 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2015, SPIE provided more than $5.2 million in support of education and outreach programs. www.spie.org

About Photonics Media
Photonics Media, a brand of Pittsfield, Mass.-based Laurin Publishing Co. Inc., publishes Photonics Spectra, BioPhotonics, EuroPhotonics, Photonics Buyers' Guide and Photonics.com. With a collective subscriber base of more than 150,000 worldwide and more than 4 million unique website visits per year, Laurin Publishing's Photonics Media products and publications lead the photonics industry with editorial excellence and integrity -- fostering a tradition of innovation and progress by sharing knowledge, insights and visions for the future. More information at www.photonics.com

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