Member of SCNAT

SSOM promotes the technical sciences in Switzerland, notably in the fields of optics, microscopy and nanotechnology. It represents its members to the outside world, exchanges experience, fosters national and international cooperation and provides specialist knowledge.

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Biomedical Photonics Network (BMPN)

Optical trapping of dielectric spheres

The field of Biomedical Photonics is booming and many new applications are envisioned. To foster this development an interdisciplinary group of researchers, who are active in this field, has decided to found the Biomedical Photonics Network (BMPN) as an interdisciplinary workgroup of the SSOM.
Biomedical Photonics involves experimental, diagnostic and therapeutic optical methods for medicine and biology. It uses light or imaging systems to determine the normal and/or pathologic properties of cells, tissues, organs and organisms in medicine and biology.

Further information can be found on the BMPN website.