Bruker acquires Inscopix; Adaptive eyewear company Deep Optics secures its investment: week in brief: 11/11/22 | Business | November 2022

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., November 11, 2022 — Bruker Corp. acquired Inscopix Inc., a developer of miniaturized microscopes called miniscopes, for free-moving animal brain imaging. Since Inscopix was founded in 2011, its flagship miniscope systems have been deployed in more than 600 research institutes and biopharmaceutical companies worldwide. This acquisition strengthens Bruker’s position in functional brain imaging in vivo.

JUPITER, Florida — Jenoptik will expand its Jupiter, Florida plant by 7,100 square feet, supporting the expansion of the company’s cleanroom manufacturing operations. Construction of the addition – named “Perseverance” to honor the group’s work on NASA’s Mars 2020 mission – will be completed in January 2023.

ORLANDO, Florida— Light Path Technologies“The BD6 infrared glass/black diamond material has passed radiation testing and is qualified for use as a replacement for germanium in space applications, according to the company. Testing of LightPath’s BD6 under a European Space Agency (ESA) was conducted alongside efforts by the US Department of Defense, European defense agencies and others to reduce their dependence on germanium by qualifying an alternative . The tests performed simulated the radiation the material would be exposed to during ESA missions, including gamma and proton testing.

BEAVERTON, Ore.— Tektronix Inc.a test and measurement solutions provider, has formed a collaboration with BRIDGE, a not-for-profit public-private partnership specializing in advanced systems integration and IC packaging for digital, radio frequency, and photonic silicon interposition technology. The collaboration will expand advanced semiconductor package testing capabilities in the United States. Tektronix package testing services will be used to provide semiconductor testing, advanced package testing and 2.5D/3D testing to BRIDG customers.

WALTHAM, Mass. — Evidence Corp.a manufacturer of imaging systems for the life sciences, and Ultivue Inc., a developer and supplier of multiplexing tools and new image analysis solutions for tissue biomarker studies, has entered into a collaboration agreement to promote whole slide imaging using multiplexed immunofluorescence assays (mIF) to advance translational research in the Americas. According to the companies, the collaboration will focus on a combination of Ultivue’s mIF assays with Olympus research slide scanners, supplied by Evident. The collaboration is based on an existing partnership between the companies.

SHANGHAI— Mauna Kea Technologies and Tasly Pharmaceutical incorporated their joint venture in China. Tasly Mauna Kea Medical Engineering Technology Co. Ltd. will serve as an exclusive business platform to expand Cellvizio’s reach in the Chinese domestic market and launch a dedicated platform for neurosurgical applications worldwide.

SMALL ROCK, Arch. — Wholesalea provider of advanced optical solutions, announced its provision of ultra-high bandwidth, low-latency over-the-air connectivity from the United States to Europe through a strategic partnership with Foal and Aqua Comms. The connectivity, which originated in Chicago, went to London and terminated in Frankfurt, Germany, yielded sub-100ms round-trip latency with no frame loss. It used Aqua Comms’ undersea fiber optic network and connected Windstream’s US network to Colt’s European wavelength network. According to Windstream, the successful partnership expands its connectivity offerings available to global, government, large-scale, content and other large-scale customer providers outside of the company’s national North American network to more than 1,000 data centers and points of presence within Europe, through various over-the-air connectivity options ranging from 10G to 100G currently and up to 400G in the near future.

NEW YORK — Earth Observation Data Collection Society Satellogic Inc. made an investment of approximately 5% in Officina Stellare (SE), a company that designs, develops and supplies optomechanical systems and instruments for terrestrial and space applications. The investment includes an option for Satellogic to expand its stake to 12% over the next 36 months, and the appointment of Emiliano Kargieman, CEO and co-founder of Satellogic, to the OS board.


The Fielmann Group’s venture capital and investment arm, Fielmann Ventures, will acquire a 10% stake in Deep Optical. The two companies will jointly develop applications in the fields of progressive lenses and connected glasses. Courtesy of Fielmann.


Hamburg, Germany – Fieldmann GroupThe venture capital and investment arm of has reached an agreement to acquire a 10% stake in Deep optics, a deep technology company and developer in the field of electro-optics. Fielmann Ventures is leading a Series C investment in Deep Optics, allowing the adaptive eyewear company to further develop its breakthrough technology. Deep Optics uses pixelated liquid crystal lenses to adjust the focal length of the glasses to any distance. As a result, the wearer has a much wider field of vision compared to conventional progressive lens glasses.

LORTON, Va. – United States, a company providing robotic and autonomous systems, sensing systems, protection systems and next-generation autonomous vehicles, has been awarded a contract for “research, development and technical support for image processing and advanced optical technologies supporting the U.S. Army C5ISR Center, Research and Technology Integration Directorate, Image Processing Division. The task order has a cap value of over $48 million, with a runtime of 48 months, including a 24-month base and a 24-month option.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Atomica Corp., a developer of microelectrochemical systems (MEMS), has closed a $30 million Series C funding round. The funding allows Atomica to expand foundry capabilities, advance MEMS technology and support domestic production of biochips, sensors and photonic circuits.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — EnPro Industries completed the sale of GGBits surface engineering activity, Timken Co. for total proceeds of $305 million. Enpro also expects to complete the divestment of its Garlock Pipeline Technologies business later this month, by which time it will have completed the exit of its engineered materials segment. The company intends to use the estimated $290 million in after-tax proceeds from the two divestitures to reduce leverage, while continuing to invest in growth opportunities and pursue strategic acquisitions over time. .

Melbourne, Australia – RMIT University will lead a consortium of universities and industry partners in the new AUD 72 million ($47 million) ARC Center of Excellence in Optical Microcombs for Breakthrough Science (COMBS). The multidisciplinary COMBS team includes experts from eight Australian universities (RMIT, ANU, Monash, Swinburne, UTS, UniSA, Adelaide and Sydney) and 23 global partner organizations including the Garvan Institute, Advanced Navigation and the National Measurement Institute.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — NYSE staff has commenced proceedings to delist the common stock of Quanergy Systems, as well as the company’s warrants to purchase common shares. Trading in these securities was suspended after the market closed on November 8. According to NYSE rules, it made its decision to delist these securities because Quanergy fell below the NYSE’s continuous listing standard requiring listed companies to maintain an average global market capitalization over a 30-day period. consecutive scholarships of at least $15 million. The company’s common stock and warrants are now traded on the over-the-counter (OTC) market. Quanergy intends to apply for listing of the Common Shares on the OTCQB, a higher tier market operated by OTC Markets Group Inc. The Company may also apply for listing of the Warrants on the OTCQB, if eligible.

PARIS — Quantum photonics company whenela and energy company EDF signed a partnership agreement to study the contribution of photonic calculation to numerical simulations of the deformation of hydroelectric dams. Using this breakthrough could increase the accuracy of simulations and speed up calculations while reducing their power consumption. In the longer term, the ambition is to generalize simulation models to other types of industrial applications and to extend photonic calculation to machine learning used in consumption forecasting.

Sarah C. Figueiredo