The Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics

The Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics
Type Disciplines
Private University Chemistry Engineering Physics Nanomedicine
Address Postal Code
428 Natural Science Complex
University at Buffalo
City State / Province
Buffalo New York
E-mail Country
Web Phone
link (716) 645-6800
(716) 645-6945

In 1999, the Deans of the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Engineering met to establish The Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics (ILPB) . The Institute incorporates the very successful and internationally recognized program at the Photonics Research Laboratory and was extended to bring together active multidisciplinary faculty from Medicine, Dental Biology, Engineering, Physics and Chemistry.

The Institute's objectives are to:

* Conduct basic research into optical processes
* Develop new materials and technologies
* Provide education and industrial training
* Offer a world-class facility for consulting and testing

The Institute focuses on identifying and developing frontier research projects; it is also strongly pursuing transition of its advances into the growing industries of lasers, optics and biotechnologies. The interdisciplinary nature of the Institute’s faculty – which includes physicists, chemists, biologists, physiologists, microbiologists, engineers, physicians and dentists – fosters unparalleled collaboration and allows cutting-edge technology to be applied to a broad range of specialties.

The Institute’s outreach to the community is expanding rapidly, with special emphasis on technology transfer to the private sector by promoting the development of high-tech spin-off companies in order to maximize its contribution to the economic growth of New York State. Product development and technology transfer strategies also include marketing studies, scale-ups and cost optimization. The Institute has a portfolio of technologies that are ripe for commercialization. Already, two spin-off companies – Laser Photonics Technology, and Hybrid Technologies (both located in Amherst, New York) – have been formed.

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