15 June 2017

Lasers in Biotechnology (LiB '17)

  • Sector: Surface Engineering
  • Location: Bibliotheque Marie-Curie, INSA, Lyon, France
  • Attendees: All welcome


                     Lasers in Biotechnology (LiB '17)


               Image courtesy FEMTO-ST



Please contact the AILU office for further details       +44 (0)1235 539595




It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in Lasers in Biotechnology (LiB ’17), the first AILU workshop on this high-impact topic and the very first AILU event to be held outside of the UK.

The medical sector was one of the first to seize the benefits offered by lasers. In 1961, only a year after the laser was invented, ruby lasers were used by Leon Goldman for the removal of port wine stains and by Charles J. Campbell to treat detached retinas. As conservative as medicine is, the laser has and is continuing to gain acceptance in many medical disciplines by replacing traditional tools and offering up new ones. Such is the take up of lasers that dermatology and ophthalmology cannot be practised fully without them. In consequence, the laser biotechnology market is huge, with the laser-based aesthetic devices market alone worth $1.2 billion today.

Industrial lasers for laser manufacturing and surface engineering are now established processes for the manufacture of medical devices such as coronary stents, blood filters, bone implants and other orthopaedic artefacts, with laser surface engineering paving the way for new and improved biotechnology device performance and radical new methods for cell manipulation. For the first time, we have gathered together manufacturers, end users, and academic and industrial researchers in the biotechnology field. This will create a forum so that you will hear and see how the latest developments in laser technology and academic and industrial research are having immediate and growing impact on our quality of life, as well as opening up and growing new markets. 

Jonathan Lawrence
Workshop Chair

Professor of Laser Engineering, Coventry University
Editor-in-Chief of Lasers in Engineering





08.45 - 09.30    Arrival and Registration        

09.30 - 09.40    Welcome
Jonathan Lawrence (Coventry University) 
Dave MacLellen (AILU)
Michel Magnin (INSA, France)
09.50 - 11.30   Session 1 
New laser technology for tattoo removal and laser in dermatology       
Romain Royon (IRISIOME, France)

Laser manufacturing of stents
Lin Li    University of Manchester, UK

Ultrafast laser inscription of photonic microoptic components for endoscopic applications 
Robert Thomson (Heriot Watt University, UK)
Laser micromachining for next-generation diagnostics and therapeutics       
Chris Randon (Optek Systems, UK)

11.10 - 11.30    Refreshment Break        
11.30 - 13:10    Session 2

Towards high throughput laser texturing of antibacterial surfaces on stainless steel  
Luca Romoli    University of Parma, Italy
Using lasers to control biological and microbiological cell growth: Applications in healthcare and the food industry

David Waugh (Coventry University, UK)
Further presentations to be confirmed.     
13.10 - 14.10    Lunch         
14.10 - 15:30    Session 3 

Comparative in vitro study of HO:YAG and TM fibre laser lithotripters in dusting mode of operation 
Gregory Altshuler (IPG Photonics)    

Beam shaping for transparent materials machining and cutting
Jassem Safioui (FemtoEngineering, France)
Further presentation to be confirmed       

15.30 - 15.50    Refreshment Break        
15.50 - 16.30    Tour of Facilities     



  AILU Member Non- AILU Member Student
Delegate only £195 £225 £55
Exhibitor only £185 £215 -
Delegate & Exhibitor* £300 £360 -

 * Includes £80 discount for combined delegate + exhibitor ticket



Bibliotheque Marie-Curie 
31 Avenue Jean Capelle
69100 Villeurbanne



Local hotel with special workshop rate
There is a special rate of EUR 99.10 per night (including breakfast and tax)
for guests who specify "Special rate for the INSA 15 June 2017 Conference" ((Tarif accorde pour Colloque INSA15 Juin 2017)

45 Boulevard Marius Vivier-Merle
69003 LYON 



There is an express tram from the airport to Lyon Part-Dieu

Information on buses, rail, metro can be found here


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