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31 March 2024
Discover our new product: Transmission Fiber Optic Probe

In the dynamic field of Lab & Industrial Spectroscopic Applications, precision and reliability are foundational. art photonics GmbH is excited to announce the launch of our Transmission Probe, the next step in the technology of remote spectroscopic measurements in liquids. This isn't just progress—it's a crucial step forward in ensuring accuracy and reliability in your […]

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27 March 2024
Raman Probe - Updated Optical Design!

art photonics is excited to announce the latest update to our FlexiSpec product line: the upgraded Raman Fiber Optic Probe with an advanced optical design. Designed for unmatched versatility and precision, the updated Raman probe marks a significant advancement in spectral analysis capabilities. Available in both multi-wavelength (630-785 nm) or single-wavelength (532 and 785 nm) […]

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Latest Events
14 March 2024
APACT 2024 | 23-25 April 2024, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

We are excited to share that our CEO, Viacheslav Artyushenko, will be attending and presenting at APACT 2024, a key event for leaders in process monitoring, data analysis, process modeling, and control. As proud sponsors of this conference, art photonics is at the forefront of advancing Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and fostering significant progress across […]

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13 March 2024
Analytica 2024 | 09–12 April, 2024, Munich, Germany

Join art photonics at Analytica 2024! We are happy to announce our participation in Analytica 2024, taking place from April 09 to 12, 2024, in Munich, Germany! We are more than eager to present our pioneering fiber optic solutions that define precision in remote spectroscopic measurements and are at the forefront of combining analytical methods, […]

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About Our Company
art photonics GmbH, founded in Berlin in September 1998, is one of the worldwide leaders in development and production of specialty fiber products for a broad spectrum from 300 nm to 16 µm. Unique technologies of Polycrystalline Mid InfraRed (PIR-) fibers and Metal coated Silica fibers are used for assembly of various spectroscopy probes for medical diagnostics and industrial process control, in volume production of fiber for medical and industrial lasers, for different fiber bundles, etc. Since January 2024 art photonics GmbH is a member of NYNOMIC GROUP.

MIRACLE

MIRACLE: Mid-infrared arthroscopy innovative imaging system for real-time clinical in depth examination and diagnosis of degenerative joint diseases

MIRACLE will push towards commercialisation the first mid-infrared (MIR) arthroscopy probe for in-depth evaluation of articular cartilage enabling early diagnosis of degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis (OA). The proposed device is intended for use during arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgery. Currently, the surgeon’s decision-making is based on visual inspection and manual probing of the cartilage tissue which is highly subjective and of poor repeatability. MIRACLE concept is to assess changes to the biochemical composition of articular cartilage, which precede OA. This will be achieved combining three novel photonics components: (i) a quantum cascade laser array tailored to biodiagnostics, (ii) an on-chip beam combiner for efficient radiation coupling, and (iii) a MIR sensing probe for imaging. These components will be integrated in a medical device to be placed in the arthroscopy market. In addition, to add value to the European medical equipment industry, MIRACLE strives towards cost reduction of OA patients contributing to more affordable public healthcare and promoting well-being in the European ageing population.

art photonics‘ role in joint work will be to develop and provide flexible IR-fibers for quantum cascade lasers (QCL) coupling with the distal end of arthroscopic probe.

The unique polycrystalline fiber technology for 4-16µm range and unique design of ATR-diamond tip will enable efficient and flexible coupling of QCL with detector. This worldwide first prototype of IR-fiber spectral sensor will open the first opportunity to see molecular changes in cartilage composition in-vivo, to link them with its specific decease and find the best way of the related treatment for a fast cartilage recovery.

This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 780598. The project is an initiative of the Photonics Public Private Partnership.
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