Kopin Expands Medical Offerings to Include Spatial Light Modulator That Enable Super-Resolution Microscopes


Ferroelectric LCOS modulators advance open-source research at top Medical, Biomedical and Research Institutions

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leader in cutting-edge high-performance application-specific optical solutions and high-performance micro-displays, today announced an expansion of its medical technology portfolio with the introduction of its proprietary high-resolution, fast Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs) into fluorescence super-resolution microscope systems for biomedical research. We believe these advanced SLMs are invaluable components in fluorescence super-resolution microscope systems due to their ability to provide much higher resolution images, often down to the molecular level, enhancing research capabilities at top-tier biomedical institutions worldwide.

In a recent article by Nature Communications (1), EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, renowned for its technological innovation, has developed an open-source add-on known as openSIM. This add-on integrates Kopin’s SLMs into existing microscopes, transforming them into Structured Illumination super-resolution Microscopes (SIM). This breakthrough enables researchers globally to upgrade their equipment without the expense of purchasing entirely new systems, democratizing access to advanced microscopy techniques for innovative life sciences research.

Additionally, it was recently reported in Nature (2) that researchers at the European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have leveraged Kopin’s fast-switching binary Ferroelectric LCOS (FLCOS) technology in the development of a state-of-the-art 3D MINFLUX optical system. MINFLUX offers unprecedented resolution down to nanometer scales, revolutionizing super-resolution imaging and single fluorophore tracking. This open-source approach promises cost-effective solutions for high-performance microscopy, further advancing biomedical research capabilities.

Bill Maffucci, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Kopin, emphasized, “Kopin’s SLMs are crucial enablers for manufacturers, developers and researchers aiming to enhance biological understanding and improve efficiency in life sciences. Our commitment to expanding the Medical and Biomedical markets underscores our dedication to supporting open-source projects and empowering our customers to create cutting-edge solutions that drive research advancements and, ultimately, improve outcomes in healthcare.”

For more information on Kopin’s innovative SLM technologies and their applications in medical and biomedical research, please visit www.kopin.com.

  1. Hannebelle, M.T.M., Raeth, E., Leitao, S.M. et al. Open-source microscope add-on for structured illumination microscopy. Nat Commun 15, 1550 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-024-45567-7

  2. Deguchi, T., Ries, J. Simple and robust 3D MINFLUX excitation with a variable phase plate. Light Sci Appl 13, 134 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41377-024-01487-1

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative display and optical technologies sold as critical components and subassemblies for defense, industrial and consumer products. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small Active-Matrix Liquid Crystal displays (AMLCD), Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) displays and Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays, a variety of optics, and low-power ASICs. For more information, please visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Bill Maffucci, 508-870-5959

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