A question that is asked from time to time around here is, “What is your relationship with Boston University? “ People want to know: Are you a spin-off from their incubation program? Do you receive financial support from BU? Do they own your technology? Well, the short answer is yes and no. Here’s a summary:
We are an independent company which receives no financial support from BU and has a close relationship with the University for a few reasons:
1) We license some of BU’s MEMS technology manufacturing process from the University so that we may profit from it and contribute back to the University
2) Our founders are a BU professor (Tom Bifano, Director of the Photonics Center) and a BU grad (Paul Bierden, CEO, BSME ’92, MSME ’94).
3) We collaborate on focused development which includes both fundamental research and advanced development
We are connected due to our mutual interest in photonics technology and expertise in the field. It has been a beneficial relationship to both parties and we hope to continue the relationship as we move forward with new projects and new technological improvements.
Defense TechConnect Conference and Expo: Fun in the Sun with the MRR
Last week I was fortunate enough to be able to parade BMC’s Modulating RetroReflector (MRR) in front of multiple audiences affiliated with the Defense community at the Defense TechConnect (DTC) Conference and Expo in Tampa, Florida.
# Applied Adaptive Optics 11.01.2018Read more
MiFoBio 2018: AO Microscopy in Action
Recently, Boston Micromachines sponsored MiFoBio (Functional Microscopy in Biology), an event that brought together the microscopy community, academics and professionals alike, to attend courses and workshops that explored the understanding and current trends of biological imaging.
# Applied Adaptive Optics 10.16.2018Read more