Biophotonics, Internet Plenary Lecture


Karsten König, JenLab GmbH, Jena, Department of Biophotonics and Laser Technology, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

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Multiphoton tomography of human skin using near infrared picojoule 80 MHz near infrared femtosecond titanium:sapphire lasers. The certified product MPTflex (CE-marked medical product) provides optical biopsies with 300 nm lateral and 1-2 µm axial resolution. The device is based on signals from two-photon autofluorescence, second harmonic generation, and CARS. Optical sections can be generated within 1-10 s (512x512 pixels). Thousands of patients have been investigated with this novel tomograph at the Charite, the Hammersmith Hospital in London, the Beckman Laser Institute and Clinic at UCI and many others hospitals in Europe, Japan, Australia. The MPTflex homograph in Nizhny Novgorod is applied for small animal in vivo studies using fluorescent proteins. Customers include the European Space Agency, L'Oreal, P&G, Shizeido, Kao, Beiersdorf, J&J, Braun, Chanel etc. The company JenLab got awarded with the SPIE prism award for the best photonics product in life sciences (San Francisco) and TheNewEconomy Award (London, June 2014) as Best Medical Diagnostics Systems Company.

Representing author


Prof. Karsten Koenig

JenLab GmbH, CEO

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