The combination of optics and photonics technologies and biology (biophotonics) has proven to be of great value to the life sciences industry. Biophotonics enables the development of customized readers and analyzers for real-time and portable monitoring/assessment of cellular and molecular biomarkers, pharmaceutical research, food and agricultural quality control, and sterilization inspection.
INO develops innovative solutions for the life sciences industry in areas such as microarray-based microorganism detection, cytometry, and analytical microscopy. INO technologies also include FLIM, FRET, hyperspectral instruments for high-content screening, biopharmaceutical research instruments in drug development, and biocontamination inspection systems.
Backed by a team of 200 photonics and biophotonics experts, INO has the advanced integration capabilities needed to provide life sciences clients with low-cost, state-of-the-art customized assay instruments that can accommodate a wide variety of ex vivo biological samples and matrices, from blood to food analytes, in keeping with client needs.
INO technology platforms can be transferred to industry for various life sciences applications. Platforms include portable microorganism cell readers for examining food pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella outside the quality control lab and a handheld contamination inspection device for use at food or agricultural processing plants.
Through our R&D work, we adapt platforms so that clients can take full advantage of the commercial opportunities and technological benefits they provide.