SPIE has announced the establishment of a new award for biomedical optics. The Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award will be presented annually for extraordinary achievements in biophotonics technology development that show strong promise or potential impact in biology, medicine, and biomedical optics. The award targets achievements that span disciplines and may include elements of basic research, technology development, and clinical translation.
Last year the Society took another step in helping strengthen the biomedical community by creating the Britton Chance Biomedical Optics (BCBO) Award. As a result of the overwhelming response to the BCBO award, SPIE has now created a second honor: the Biophotonics Technology Innovator (BTI) Award. The BTI recognizes deserving members of the biophotonics community who have made outstanding technical contributions and may be at a relatively early career stage.
The first Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award will be presented in 2013.
Nominations may be made through 1 October of any given year and are considered active for three years from the submission date. Visit SPIE.org/x1164.xml for instructions and nomination forms.
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