Seeing Things: Growing Cluster of Imaging Manufacturers Is Integral to Pandemic Response
The optical systems manufacturing industry has been playing an essential role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, making custom imaging technologies for makers of point-of-care tests, for example.Several Maine companies specialize in optical imaging and engineering, including Gray Optics of Portland, which supports medical, life sciences, and industrial markets, creating the lenses that are used in surgical robotic systems and dental cameras, among other applications. Leiner Optics in Cape Elizabeth, Lighthouse Imaging, and Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies Inc. of Scarborough are other Maine visualization companies working with optical technology, designing lenses and sensors for use in marine research, municipal water management, and other wide-ranging fields. Yokogawa's FlowCam technology is being used to develop COVID-19 vaccines at Pfizer and Moderna. Industry leaders predict further growth of this niche field in Maine.
Schreiber, Laurie, "Seeing Things: Growing Cluster of Imaging Manufacturers Is Integral to Pandemic Response" (2021). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 7956.