SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has named Lumedica and its debut product, the OQ LabScope, a finalist for the prestigious 2018 Prism Award in the highly competitive “Medical Diagnostics & Therapeutics” category.

According to SPIE CEO, Eugene Arthurs, “Prism recognizes particularly outstanding examples of the imaginative range and innovation reach of photonics R&D. We are grateful to help move the development of laser, illumination, scanning, and other technologies into the applications used in everything from your phone to automobile.”

This is the second year in a row that Lumedica has been recognized by SPIE — last year Lumedica won third place in the 2017 Startup Challenge out of 33 competing organizations.