PICs for Advanced Medical Applications

Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) are impacting the biomedical field by providing fast, reliable and cost-effective diagnostic devices. These new tools allow for non-invasive detection by providing exciting and new functionalities, such as compact imaging devices that can be used to obtain chemical and morphological information at the same time. Another interesting application is the development of point-of-care instruments based on PICs that can continuously monitor our health, allowing clinical diagnoses to be carried out at any place and at any time.