Dez 23

Happy holidays!

Before the year comes to an end, we want to express our sincere gratitude for your trust and partnership. We wish you joyful holidays, a lot of time to rest, time for fun and time for your loved ones.

It has been a very exciting year 2023 for Refined Laser Systems. First and foremost, we have expanded our team to 12 team members, allowing us to significantly accelerate our development and achieve great results. Alongside this, in 2023 we exhibited at global events, collaborated with exceptional project partners, delivered several laser systems, and most importantly had a lot of fun on the way.

We look forward to 2024. Stay tuned, there is much more to come!

P.S.: The beautiful cells making up the Christmas tree were captured with our new Noctua imaging system. Label-free SRS imaging allows to image and highlight cell nuclei, cell bodies, and much more, all without the need for fluorescent labels.


Nov 23

EPIC Meeting on Photonics assisted Cancer Pathology and Surgery

I am delighted to represent Refined Laser Systems GmbH at the EPIC Meeting on Photonics assisted Cancer Pathology and Surgery at University Hospital Antwerp to be held on 29-30 November in Antwerp, Belgium. I will present our clinical compatible mobile prototype for label-free histopathology directly in the operating theatre. 


Jun 23

Laser World of Photonics trade fair

Live from the trade fair floor! We’re thrilled to announce our presence at the Laser trade fair, World of Photonics in Munich, which kicks off today! Drop by Booth B2.122 to join us as we delve into the exciting world of Refined Lasers and groundbreaking imaging technique.


Jun 23

Workshop on Chemical Imaging

We are in Boston this week for the 2023 Workshop on Chemical Imaging, where renowned Prof. Cheng is demonstrating how our stimulated Raman imaging system enables highly specific imaging of living cells without fluorescent labels. By stimulating intrinsic molecular bonds in the sample, we can provide new insights into cellular processes such as lipid metabolism or pharmacokinetics.


Mai 23

HTGF Family Day 2023

We had an amazing time at the HTGF Family Day this year! As a HTGF portfolio company, we were thrilled to participate in this annual event and connect with our investors, potential new investors, and other startups.

The HTGF Family Day was a great opportunity for us to showcase our products, network with other entrepreneurs, and gain valuable insights from industry experts. We particularly enjoyed the workshop on bringing a product to the medical market.

We’re grateful to be a part of such an innovative and supportive community, and we’re excited to continue building our company with the help of HTGF and others.


Apr 23

Focus on Microscopy

We are at the FOCUS ON MICROSCOPY conference in Porto this week! Our team is thrilled to present our novel NOCTUA stimulated Raman imaging system, which allows for highly specific imaging of living cells without the need for fluorescent labels. By exciting intrinsic molecular bonds in the specimen, we can provide novel insights into cellular processes like lipid metabolism and pharmacokinetics. Come meet Niklas Lüpken and Max Brinkmann to see how we can upgrade your microscope and take your research to the next level!


Feb 23

PW Exhibition 2023

Photonics West exhibition is in full swing and a big success for us. Stop by our booth 3342 to learn about
High purity single photon generation with our Picus Q, tunable picosecond laser.
Label-free, chemically specific cell and tissue imaging with our stimulated Raman imaging solution.


Jan 23

Refined Laser Systems raised 2.7 Mio. € to diagnose cancer in minutes

Very exciting news from Refined Laser Systems! We’ve developed an innovative microscopy procedure that can support pathology in diagnosing cancer within minutes and avoid revision surgeries. With funding led by High-Tech Gründerfonds and APEX Ventures, alongside Onsight VenturesNRW.BANK, Papst Venture Capital, we’re able to develop an intraoperative microscope that identifies tumor margins directly in the surgery room. With a diagnosis within minutes by a remote pathologist and AI assistance, we’re changing the game for cancer diagnosis. We are very grateful for the support and guidance of our investors and business angels, including Thomas Merk, former EVP of leading laser manufacturer Coherent, Hans-Michael Hauser, former partner at BCG, and biophotonics expert Dr. Werner Falkenstein. A huge thank you to our team, mentors, friends, and supporters for helping us reach this great milestone!

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Jan 23

Photonics West 2023

Exciting news! At this year’s Photonics West, Refined Laser Systems will be sponsoring the Advanced Chemical Microscopy conference. We’re looking forward to many exciting talks about stimulated Raman imaging and its fascinating applications.

We’re particularly excited to showcase the newest improvements of our Stimulated Raman Imaging technology in our talk 12392-56 and at our booth 3342. Don’t miss the opportunity to see us in action and learn more about our innovative solutions. See you at Photonics West!


Nov 22

Interview at Medica Trade Fair

Our CEO Max Brinkmann explained in an interview how duration and cost of cancer treatment can be reduced by label-free, intraoperative diagnostics with stimulated Raman imaging.

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