At a ceremony in San Francisco on January 26, PlenOptika was named the Prism Award winner in the Biomedical Devices category. The awards, presented by the SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, honor the best new optics and photonics products on the market ranging from scientific instruments to virtual reality and autonomous driving.
“It’s a great honor to be recognized by the esteemed panel of judges,” said PlenOptika CEO and cofounder Shivang Dave, PhD, “we’re proud to be counted among so many other excellent companies by technical and industry leaders.”
The Prism awards annually recognize organizations developing the most exciting photonics and photonics-enabled technologies and demonstrating strong potential for widespread impact. The judging panel included MKS Instruments’ Marc D. Himel, the FDA’s Zane Arp, Femto Blanc’s Uri Abrams, iFocus’ Adi Diner, Berkeley Catalyst Fund’s Laura Smoliar, Engender Technologies’ Cather Simpson, Luminate Accelerator’s Sujatha Ramanujan, Notal Vision’s Nishant Mohan, Teledyne Princeton Instruments’ Jason McClure, and Chromacity’s Shahida Imani.
In a statement from SPIE, CEO Kent Rochford said, “These companies with their scientists and engineers — and I am including the award finalists as well — are ensuring that key technologies and products are reaching, energizing, and continually growing the photonics market. Their critical, innovative work is impacting lives across the globe.”
PlenOptika designs and produces tools to help vision professionals perform their best care anywhere. Inspired to solve the global burden of poor vision, we developed QuickSee™, the world’s most accurate handheld autorefractor. Vision professionals and NGOs have used QuickSee on over 3 million patients in more than 45 countries to transform their lives with clear vision.
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. The Society serves more than 258,000 constituents from 184 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2020, SPIE provided over $5.8 million in community support including scholarships and awards, outreach and advocacy programs, travel grants, public policy, and educational resources. www.spie.org.