On May 1st 2018, NSERC awarded the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering to Drs Yves De Koninck, Daniel C. Côté, Benoit Gosselin, Younès Messaddeq, Michel Pichéand Réal Vallée from Université Laval (Québec, Canada).
This prize highlights the collaborative efforts and expertise from the teams at the CERVO Research Centre and the Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers (COPL). Their endeavour led to the creations of innovative technologies that improve the quality of the research in neuroscience and other fields of biology.
The novelty and uniqueness of these technologies rapidly caught attention, and Bliq Photonics is proud to be licencing two of these astonishing inventions: Axicon and SLAM. Axicon technology allows volumetric imaging by extending the depth of field of laser scanning microscopes commonly used in research laboratories. The SLAM method (Switching Laser Mode) can increase the resolution of a microscopy system beyond its normal diffraction limit, allowing most laser scanning microscopes to perform what is called “super-resolution microscopy”.
Congratulations to Drs Yves De Koninck, Daniel C. Côté, Benoit Gosselin, Younès Messaddeq, Michel Piché and Réal Vallée and their teams for their amazing contribution to the advancement of microscopy! To learn more about the Brockhouse Canada Prize, click here.
Disclosure: Dr Daniel C. Côté is a founding member of Bliq Photonics.