Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) November 02, 2011
Genia Photonics Inc., a high technology company specializing in fiber-laser based systems, announced today a strategic partnership and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the not-for-profit, strategic investment firm that delivers innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
“Our partnership with Genia Photonics will build on the company’s success in the commercial market,” said Simon Davidson, Partner on IQT’s Investments team. “Genia Photonics’ fiber-based technology will lead to unique possibilities for our customers in the U.S. Intelligence Community.” The technology is being developed for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), an IQT customer agency.
This strategic partnership between Genia Photonics and IQT will promote Genia’s fiber-based laser technology development to a higher level and provide new opportunities for Genia’s product applications. “Genia Photonics’ mission is to provide solutions that benefit society and improve quality of life,” said Dr. François Gonthier, CEO of Genia Photonics. “Our partnership with IQT will create new opportunities for leveraging Genia’s versatile and multifunctional fiber-based technologies into related applications.”
In addition to the value for the defense and security communities, Genia Photonics’ Synchronized Programmable Laser platform has applications such as non-linear spectroscopy for the biomedical and industrial communities. An important benefit of Genia Photonics’ implementation as compared to existing solutions is that the entire synchronized laser system is comprised in a single, robust and alignment-free unit that may be easily transported for use in many environments.
“Our synchronized programmable laser is the best solution for applications in the biomedical, industrial and defense and security communities due to its versatility and its multifunctionality,” said Dr. Alain Villeneuve, CTO of Genia Photonics. “This compact and robust laser has the ability to rapidy sweep wavelengths in any pattern and sequence.”
About Genia Photonics
Genia Photonics Inc. is an innovative technology company specializing in multi-functional measurement systems based on its patented fiber-based lasers. Genia’s easy-to-use, portable and computer controlled systems will change the methodology of various applications in the medical, industrial and defense and security communities. For more information, visit http://www.geniaphotonics.com.
In-Q-Tel is the not-for-profit, strategic investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Launched in 1999 as a private, independent organization, IQT’s mission is to identify and partner with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States. For more information, visit http://www.iqt.org.