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)










15th June 2017

Lyon, France


About this Workshop

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 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. 



Lin Li – University of Manchester, UK- Laser manufacturing of stents

David Waugh – Coventry University, UK – TBC

Jassem Safioui – FEMTO Engineering, France - TBC

Romain Royon Irisiome Solutions, France – TBC

Robert ThomsonHeriot Watt, UK - Ultrafast laser inscription of photonic micro-optic components for endoscopic applications.


Luca Romali - University of Parma, Italy - TBC



Jonathan Lawrence

Workshop Chair 

Professor of Laser Engineering, Jonathan Lawrence, is on the faculty of Engineering, Environment, and Computing at Coventry University. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Lasers in Engineering. He has been involved in laser material processing research for 20 years.



Registration to follow



  AILU Member Non- AILU Member  Consessions Students
Delegate only £195 £225 £95 £55
Exhibitor Only  £185 £215 - -
Delegate & Exhibitor £300 £360 - -

* Includes £80 discount from combined delegate + exhibitor cost

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