Chinas Photonics Market Continues to Grow

April 2, 2009

From March 17-19, LASER World of PHOTONICS China 2009 took place at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. The exposition maintained its positive growth trend this year. It occupied a total exhibition area of 9,000 m². In addition, 220 exhibitors from 14 countries participated, which represents an improvement of 6.8% over 2008. Attendee participation outpaced the expectations of both the organizers and exhibitors alike. A number of over 22,000 visitors from 32 nations and districts participated, which represents an increase of 20% over last year. The next event will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Center from March 16-18, 2010.
www.world-of-photonics.net

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Small World Photomicrography Competition

Februar 19, 2009

For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world’s best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science. The competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography. Participants may submit their images in traditional 35mm format, or upload digital images directly. The first and second of 20 prize winners will receive a selection of Nikon products and equipment worth $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.

The deadline for entries is April 30, 2009.
www.nikonsmallworld.com

Pleurosigma. Taken by Michael Stringer, award winner of 2008.Pleurosigma. Taken by Michael Stringer, UK, award winner of 2008.