Lumencor Looks to Light up Biotech

Claudia B. Jaffe

Lumencor’s beginnings were simple but its aspirations never were. The company began as a husband-and-wife team whose vision was to become the lighting manufacturer of choice for the biotech industry.

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The idea for Lumencor was born in 2006. I was working for Quantum Vision, my husband Steven’s startup company. As we worked to optimize the phosphor chemistry for an interesting lighting product for high-definition displays, I envisioned a single lighting solution for the myriad biotech instruments I’ve worked with for high-throughput analysis in genomics, proteomics and enzymology. Steven proposed a “light-pipe” that had been implemented in other areas of optics but not, to our knowledge, within the biosciences.

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Publish Date: 01 May 2009

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