Published Date : Feb 11, 2016
Biophotonics refers to the amalgamation of principles of the two fields: biology and photonics. Photonics is the science of manipulation, detection, and generation of photons. On a whole, biophotonics refers to the application and development of optical techniques, majorly aimed at imaging and examination of cells, tissues, and a variety of biological molecules.
Over the past few years, the global market for biophotonics has seen an exponential growth in the past few years owing to the rising applications of biophotonics principles in the fields of agriculture, medicine, environmental science, and research. Additionally, the rising demand for quality healthcare practices and services on a global front is also emerging as a key growth factor for the global biophotonics market.
Some of the major application areas of biophotonics in the field of research and medicine are:
Thus the use of biophotonics in the fields of biotechnology, therapeutic applications, and diagnosis will rise at an exponential rate in the coming years, and the market for biophotonics will see significant growth