Effective Dec. 20, 2016, IPG Photonics Corporation has completed the acquisition of operating
assets and intellectual property of Biophotonic Solutions Inc. (BSI), located in East Lansing,
IPG will take over the existing customer relations, supplier interfaces, warranty
obligations and certain other aspects of BSI’s business.
IPG is also hiring the existing employees of BSI and eventually will transfer them, as well
as the BSI operation, to an IPG location in Massachusetts.
IPG Photonics Corporation is the world leader in high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers.
Founded in 1990, IPG pioneered the development and commercialization of optical fiber-based
lasers for use in diverse applications, primarily materials processing.
For more information, please visit www.ipgphotonics.com.
BSI Founder to Teach a Short Course at CLEO 2016
Biophotonic Solutions Inc. (BSI) announces that company founder Dr. Marcos Dantus
will teach a short course, entitled SC352 "Introduction to Ultrafast Pulse Shaping –
Principles and Applications", on June 7, 2016.
Biophotonic Solutions Inc. to Introduce a New Pulse Shaper
"Biophotonic Solutions Inc. (BSI), the world leader in automated laser pulse
compression, announces a new pulse shaping system, femtoJockD, to be added to the
company's line of optical pulse shapers for ultrafast lasers. The femtoJock-D bridges
the performance gap between the entry-level femtoJock line, which has relied on linear
128-pixel spatial light modulators (SLMs), and the popular MIIPS-HD system that uses
792×600 LCOS SLMs from Hamamatsu..."
BSI Founder to Present at Spectroscopic Imaging Workshop
"Biophotonic Solutions Inc. (BSI) announces that company founder Dr. Marcos Dantus will
give an invited lecture at the upcoming 5th Summer Workshop on Spectroscopic Imaging.
Scheduled for July 9, 2015, at Purdue University, Dr. Dantus' lecture will cover how to use
broadband femtosecond laser pulses for improving biomedical imaging..."
BSI Founder Quoted in BioPhotonics Magazine Article
BSI Founder to Present at 5th Summer Workshop on Spectroscopic Imaging
Prof. Marcos Dantus will give an invited talk, entitled "Adaptive Pulse-Shaping
of Broadband Laser Pulses to Enhance Nonlinear Microscopies", at the 5th Summer
Workshop on Spectroscopic Imaging. The workshop will take place at Purdue
University (West Lafayette, IN) on July 9-10, 2015. The first day is dedicated
to a symposium with presentations given by leaders and experts in the
spectroscopic imaging field. The second day is scheduled for lab demonstrations and training.
BSI Laser Pulse Shaping Technology Key in Spectroscopy Experiments at MSU
"MIIPS automated pulse compression and shaping technology is playing a key role
in scientific experiments at Michigan State University (MSU), where researchers
in the Dantus Research Group are using novel ultrafast laser-based spectroscopy
techniques to investigate molecular dynamics. The researchers are probing solvent
effects on the femtosecond dynamics of molecules, observations central to
understanding light-initiated chemical reactions and biophysical processes..."
BSI Founder Dr. Marcos Dantus Named a Fellow of American Physical Society
"MSU chemistry professor Marcos Dantus has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Dantus was one of 18 members of the society's Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics honored.
Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers.
Dantus was recognized for his contributions to..."
BSI Founder Dr. Marcos Dantus Named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow
"A Michigan State University scientist focusing on laser research has earned a national honor for being a
leader of innovation and invention. Marcos Dantus, MSU chemistry professor and founder of BioPhotonic Solutions,
was named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow. He earned the award for his contributions to patents and licensing,
innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and..."
BSI Featured in BioPhotonics Magazine
BSI is proud to have authored the cover feature article of BioPhotonics magazine's September 2014 issue.
Take a look.
BSI Founder Dr. Marcos Dantus to Present at OSA Frontiers in Optics
The company founder Dr. Marcos Dantus will give an invited presentation at The
Optical Society's (OSA) upcoming Frontiers in Optics (FiO) conference. Scheduled
for October 22, 2014, in Tucson, Arizona, Dr. Dantus talk will cover the Dantus
Research Group's work on laser-based standoff detection of explosives.
BSI Technology Used at ICFO in Barcelona to Study Photosynthesis
BSI technology was used in an advanced laser microscopy setup created by researchers at
ICFO – the Institute of Photonic Sciences – in Barcelona, Spain, to study photosynthesis
at the level of single molecules. The researchers observed energy transfer in single
light-harvesting complexes, laying groundwork for understanding the role of quantum
physics in nature's highly efficient and robust photosynthetic processes.
BSI Founder's Laser Could 'Bomb-Proof' Airports
"Airport security is an essential, if unglamorous, part of air travel. We expect to arrive at our destination without incident,
yet we resent it when we get mired in a long security line for the X-ray machine. That may all change soon, thanks to Marcos Dantus,
a professor of chemistry, and his research team at Michigan State University. Deep within the bowels of the MSU's chemistry department,
Dantus toils on a laser that could both streamline and embolden airport security..."
BSI Technology Used in Photosynthesis Experiments at the University of Chicago
"Biophotonic Solutions Inc. (BSI), the world leader in automated laser pulse compression, announces that
its "MIIPS" laser pulse characterization and compression technology was used in a two-dimensional (2D)
electronic spectroscopy setup for photosynthesis experiments by researchers at the University of Chicago (UChicago). The
UChicago team aimed to reveal the quantum mechanical effects behind photosynthesis..."
BSI Introduces First Adaptively Self-Compressed Ultrashort Pulse Laser
"Biophotonic Solutions, Inc. (BSI), the world leader in automated
pulse compression, is proud to introduce femtoAdaptiv™: the first ultrafast laser capable of adaptive
pulse self-compression. The system is aimed at the high volume market for oscillators being used for..."
BSI Celebrates Outstanding Ultrafast Research During Photonics West
"During the upcoming Photonics West Conference in San Francisco,
CA, Biophotonic Solutions, Inc. (BSI) will hold the 'Applications of Adaptive Optics in Ultrafast Research'
reception to present awards for advances in Attosecond Science, Nonlinear Microscopy, and
Micromachining using MIIPS®-optimized ultrashort pulses..."
BSI Receives 2012 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award
"The CLEO: 2012 co-sponsors (APS, IEEE Photonics Society, OSA) and Laser Focus World today announced BioPhotonic Solutions, Inc.
as the winner of this year's CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award. The award recognizes the company "for the development of femtoAdaptiv™:
the first ultrafast laser capable of..."
First Place Award in Emerging Company Category in GLEQ
"More than 200 Michigan-based entrepreneurial ventures were registered for the competition, which attracts a wide-range
of innovation-base businesses in fields such as alternative energy, information technology and software, advanced manufacturing,
homeland security, medical devices and life sciences. The competition's twice-annual, two-track program..."
BSI Among 53 Semi-Finalists of the Michigan Innovation Competition
"Semi-finalists have been selected for the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. The 53 semi-finalist companies will
deliver their business pitches to investors on November 16-17 at the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Marriott at Eagle Crest
for the chance and win cash and prizes.
The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition will award..."
Moving Towards Lasers to Detect Roadside Bombs
"The desire to detect hazardous chemicals at standoff distances has led to the research and development of
many laser based techniques with the hopes of immediate application to the areas of defense, national security and
environmental disasters. Techniques based on fluorescence and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy have shown
promise due to the reasonably strong signal generated, however, both suffer from low specificity and are
ineffective in the presence of a complex background. The unique chemical “fingerprint” provided by a Raman
spectrum gives this spectroscopy an advantage for positive chemical identification within a complex environment..."
BSI Honored as One of 2011 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch"
"BioPhotonic Solutions Inc. has been recognized as one of the 2011
"Michigan 50 Companies to Watch," an awards program sponsored by the Edward Lowe
Foundation and presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business..."
Painless Biopsies With Smart Lasers
"Using laser microscopes that deploy rapid, ultra-short pulses to identify molecules, doctors may soon have the tools to perform painless skin cancer biopsies..."
'Smart Lasers' in Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry
"Researchers at Michigan State University are working to develop laser microscopes that deliver rapid pulses to identify
specific molecules. The smart laser technology ultimately could be used for a variety of medical applications
and could lead to the development of medical devices that make biopsies noninvasive..."
Real-time Pulse Characterization and More
"The femtoFit from BioPhotonic Solutions is an ultrashort-pulse shaper that has three functions:
accurate arbitrary pulse shaping, fast phase measurement and pulse compression to within 1% of the
theoretical bandwidth limit..."
East Lansing Laser Co's New Headquarters Increases Space by 33 Percent
"BioPhotonic Solutions just opened its new headquarters in East Lansing, increasing its space from 1,200 square feet to 1,600 square feet.
The laser development company was one of the City of East Lansing's first SmartZone businesses..."
Biophotonic Solutions of Okemos Taps Hot Global Laser Market
"MSU Professor of Chemistry Marco Dantus moved to Michigan from Mexico 14 years ago, and now he's heading
up the development of laser technology that's being used all over the world. Dantus started his laser development company,
Biophotonic Solutions, Inc., in 2003. Through Biophotonic, located in Okemos, he developed a method to allow very expensive lasers to be optimized by a computer..."
Smart Lasers Promise Technology, Jobs
"Lasers capable of everything from monitoring diseases to enhancing metabolic studies of drug interactions
are the future of modern medicine and promise to draw high-tech jobs to Michigan.
Michigan State University chemistry professor Marcos Dantus and colleagues Daniel Jones and Gavin Reid have developed lasers with..."
Mid-Michigan Small Business Wins Large Homeland Security Grant
"Biophotonic Solutions Inc. has received a $750,000 grant from the Department of Defense to develop technology
born at Michigan State University to which will be used to shape laser pulse technology for the fast and accurate
detection and identification of chemicals such as explosives and nerve agents..."