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Improving food safety with optical screening, public PhD defense by Lien Smeesters

Published on 21 December 2016

Improving food safety with optical screening, public PhD defense by Lien Smeesters

Today a major concern of the agriculture industry is the screening of two specific types of food contaminants imposing a key threat to health, being acrylamide formed during high-temperature processing and mycotoxins produced by toxic fungi. Lien Smeesters' doctoral thesis investigates the use of spectroscopic sensing techniques to non-destructively detect these harmful products, avoiding their presence in the food chain.

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Food safety by light exhibited at Agrifoodtech in Den Bosch (NL)

Published on 14 December 2016

Food safety by light exhibited at Agrifoodtech in Den Bosch (NL)

Don't we all want our food to be 100% nutritious and healthy? Food processors and farmers face many challenges to meet the highest standards as set by the food quality control agencies. Fulfilling these stringent requirements calls for accurate analytical measurements. Photonics technologies can answer the new needs in food safety and can help companies in their process to filter out tiny pieces of glass, stone or plastic, or insects, from mechanically harvested crops.

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Sharing reflexions about the future of light technology on Radio 1

Published on 03 December 2016

Sharing reflexions about the future of light technology on Radio 1

Within the recent news from Sylvania closing its production unit, Hugo Thienpont was invited to give more insights on the challenges and opportunities for the lighting industry and industry 4.0 in Europe. Radio 1 journalist for 'De Wereld Vandaag' asked about the crucial role light technologies will play in the re-industralisation of Europe.

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Hamamatsu Belgium supports Photonics Explorer as Silver Sponsor

Published on 03 December 2016

15 teachers received their Photonics Explorer during Teacher Training

15 secondary school teachers in Belgium have received their own Photonics Explorer kit during the teacher training recently, with the support of Hamamatsu Belgium. Photonics Explorer is a lab-in-a-box designed to stimulate students of the 2nd and 3rd grade to experiment in class with lasers, LEDs, lenses, optical fibers, and other high-tech components.

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B-PHOT cooperates with EYESTvzw for STEM-projects in Photonics
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