What is Biophotonics?

Biophotonics is an ambitious, multidisciplinary research area that utilizes light-based technologies in medicine and the life sciences. The term derives from two words of Greek origin: ‘bios’ means life and ‘phos’ light. Biophotonics refers to the interplay between light and biological matter.

Improving diagnosis, therapy and follow-up care, Biophotonics sets the trend towards a personalized medicine. It plays a crucial role for better and improved health care, in reducing health-care costs, and it helps to approach the challenges of an ageing society in more suitable ways. The enormous annual growth of industries in this field reflects the economic and socio-political importance of Biophotonics.