Announcing: 4th Biennial Symposium: Optical Micro-spectroscopy & Molecular Imaging August 31 & September 1, 2017.

This biennial symposium provides an opportunity for researchers and representatives of small businesses to interact, present results, share ideas, and discuss future research directions in the area of two-photon micro-spectroscopy. The symposium will focus on solutions to the three major barriers blocking wide adoption of fluorescence micro-spectroscopy in academic and industrial research laboratories. First, studies using laser-scanning micro-spectroscopic systems would benefit tremendously from faster data acquisition speed. Second, the cost of such systems must decrease dramatically for this technology to be widely accepted. Third, tagging techniques must be refined such that each type of molecular imaging application has established specific standards.