Sunday, January 22, 2012

BiOS 2012: Nothing uncertain about business in biophotonics

The Biomedical Optics Symposium (BiOS) of Photonics West 2012 opened yesterday. The number of papers has held steady from last year at about 1800--which James Fujimoto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Rox Anderson (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard School of Medicine) consider great in this "uncertain economy," they said while introducing last night's Hot Topics session. Vendors in the exhibit hall reported nothing uncertain about their life sciences business, though, and event organizers note that the exhibits grew 15% over last year's event.