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Fastest Growing BiOS Symposium Attracts 2000 Conference Attendees as Kick-off for Photonics West

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BiOS 2006 Symposium Photonics West SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 19, 2006--The BiOS 2006 Symposium organized by SPIE -- The International Society for Optical Engineering -- starts Saturday at the San Jose Convention Center with the free exhibition showcasing the use of light, lasers and imaging for biomedical applications starting at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21.

San Jose companies including JDS Uniphase (Nasdaq:JDSU), Foreal Spectrum, Photonic Inc., and Fibersense & Signals are joined by industry leaders from around the world including Coherent (Nasdaq:COHR), Newport (Nasdaq:NEWP), Nikon and Varian (Nasdaq:VARI). A total of 135 companies are included in the BiOS exhibition, making it a great opportunity to see the latest products for photonic (light-based) therapeutics and diagnostics, clinical technologies using optics, and devices for biomedical research.

The BiOS 2006 symposium is the largest biomedical optics event in the world, attracting over 2,000 people. The use of light and lasers in medicine and biology is growing extremely fast, reflected in the 50% jump in exhibitors in 2006 versus 2005. Researchers, scientists and engineers from around the world will present 1,200 technical papers, which represent latest research and innovations in biomedical optics and photonics. Applications range from cancer detection and treatment to photon-triggered drug delivery to laser surgery to artificial eyes to use of nanostructured fiberoptic sensors that detect disease signals in breath.

The exhibition is free and open to the public, located at the San Jose Convention Center, in San Jose, California. Exhibition hours are Saturday, January 21 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

More information about registering for BiOS, part of Photonics West is available at http://spie.org/events/pw.

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