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Breakthrough photonics

Science Park company and Catalyst programme graduate Optomel has announced a joint business development and technology partnership with San Francisco based Artemis Optical.

Optomel has developed a breakthrough technology which gives customers precise, customisable optical filters at a price and scale which empowers new applications and markets in photonics. Not only does the technology offer interesting pricing opportunities it also offers new solutions to existing challenges in the LED, augmented reality and head-up display markets, particularly to medical, automotive and aerospace businesses.

Founder Dr Damian Gardiner commented that he was thrilled and optimistic about the opportunities that the partnership offered, commenting: “It is clear to me that with this technology breakthrough and with Artemis Optical’s experience, we will be able to offer a truly game changing solution to the market.”

Artemis Optical has an established reputation in providing LED display solutions such as the innovative BAE Systems LiteHUD. It is also a world leader in the design and manufacture of other precision optical coatings, including laser protection, in the aerospace, defence, medical and industrial markets.

Its CEO Nick Hurst said: “We are delighted to have teamed up with Optomel who have come up with an innovative solution to a problem that has been challenging the market for optical filters and displays for some time now.”

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