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Daylight Solutions Announces Delivery of the First Spero Microscope, the World’s First Laser-Based Infrared Microscopy Platform

Daylight Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of molecular detection and imaging solutions in the mid-infrared, today announced delivery of the world’s first commercially available laser-based infrared microscopy platform. The company’s advanced microscope was delivered to Dr. Rebekah Drezek’s Optical Molecular Imaging and Nanobiotechnology Laboratory at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The system will initially be used to conduct cutting-edge research into laser-based infrared microscopy for the optical diagnosis of breast cancer.

“We are delighted to have received the Spero IR microscopy system,” stated Dr. Drezek. “The combination of spectral tunability and rapid imaging in these wavelength ranges is unprecedented and we are very excited to begin using the system to develop enhanced optical cancer diagnostics.”

The award-winning microscope, marketed under the brand name SperoTM, opens up a new world of research possibilities with breakthrough chemical imaging and analysis on a real-time basis. Powered by Daylight’s broadly tunable Quantum Cascade Laser technology, Spero offers a unique combination of unparalleled visibility, instantaneous results in “live mode,” and a small resource footprint to easily fit into any lab or clinical setting. The system's advanced capabilities are further augmented by automated computational algorithms that enable identification and segmentation of complex chemical signatures. Applications for Spero range from label-free tissue and cell diagnostics in Life Sciences to materials analysis in industrial markets.

Dr. Drezek’s initial phase of research, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Engineering Research Center Collaborative Opportunity (SECO) program, will seek to demonstrate the unique advantages of a tunable, mid-infrared laser-based system over that of a conventional Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) microscope. The program will also include an evaluation of the Spero’s full and sparse data collection modes. In full data collection mode, a complete spectral scan can be collected in five minutes. This will be compared to the sparse data collection mode, in which only a small subset of key wavelengths are rapidly collected in seconds. During the second phase of the research, the MCF10A and SKBR3 breast cell lines will be analyzed with the system to assess the predictive value of the infrared spectral data for normal, cancer, and cancer sub-types.

“We have always appreciated our close collaboration with Dr. Drezek and Rice University and are proud to deliver our Spero microscope to her lab,” says Daylight Solutions President, Paul Larson. “We know that her talented team will leverage the advanced capabilities of the instrument to make a very significant impact on the continuing fight against breast cancer.”

For more information on the Spero microscope, please visit: http://www.daylightsolutions.com/spero.

About Daylight Solutions

Daylight Solutions develops molecular detection and imaging systems for use in scientific research, life sciences, industrial process control, and Defense applications. The company is the world leader in mid-infrared laser based solutions, with a line of broadly tunable and fixed wavelength laser sources, sensors, and microscopes that utilize mid-infrared spectroscopy and imaging. Daylight Solutions is ISO 9001:2008 certified. www.daylightsolutions.com

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