MSU Professor of Chemistry Marco Dantus moved to Michigan
from Mexico 14 years ago, and now he’s heading up the development of laser
technology that’s being used all over the world.
Dantus started his laser development company, Biophotonic Solutions, Inc., in 2003. Through Biophotonic, located in Okemos, he developed a method to
allow very expensive lasers to be optimized by a computer. The lasers are used
in biotechnology imaging, microscopy, analytical chemistry and photodynamic
“We’re creating the market, we are creating the needs and
we are seeing that market grow,” Dantus says about developing the new
Dantus says he’s created a market for the technology by
developing the lasers. The technology is now being used in homeland security
efforts, specifically to detect chemical and biological explosives.
As interest in the technology continues grows, so will
Biophotonic Solutions, he says.
Source: Marco Dantus, Biophotonic Solutions
Ivy Hughes, development news editor, can be reached here.