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As an engineering service provider and an OEM supplier for optical systems, our company develops tailored modules for customers in life sciences, in vitro diagnostics, medical technology, image processing, and other fields.
Tailored OEM Solutions - Case Studies
Thermal Cycler Module Assembly and Maintenance
New assembly and ongoing maintenance of thermal cycler modules in a PCR device range with applications in molecular diagnostics, hematology, and research currently in use worldwide.
Automated Fluorescence Microscope Module for Genome Analysis
Industrialization and mass production of a fluorescence microscope module for applications in genome analysis in research and in vitro diagnostics. Enables automatic operation and includes LEDs, filters, optical elements, high-resolution camera, XY table, autofocus module, and electronics.
Miniature Multi-Wavelength Photometer Module for PCR-Based POC Molecular Diagnostics
Industrialization and mass production of a spectrophotometer module for PCR-based molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases at the point of care. Includes LEDs, filters, lenses, mirrors, and electronics.
Fluorescence Microscope for Genetic Barcoding
Mass production and new design of a fluorescence microscope for applications in genome analysis in research and clinical diagnostics via genetic barcoding.
Homogeneous Multi-LED light module for immunodiagnostic
Development, design of multi-LED based light engine delivering extremely homogeneous light at enlarged area of the sample in high throughput analysers for immunodiagnostic and clinical chemistry. Additionally cost, and manufacturing processes have been optimized. The modules replace halogen based illumination in new instruments and enable the retrofit of the installed instrument base. The enhanced area of homogeneous illumination enables 2-3 times higher sample throughput per day and the modules require significantly less maintenance than the halogen based illumination systems used so far.
Fiber Optic-based Excitation and Readout Module for Cell Metabolism Measurement
Development and mass production of a fiber optic excitation and readout module for fluorescence measurement of the metabolic and respiratory status of cells in microplates for Seahorse Bioscience (Agilent).
Optoelectronic Measuring Module for Spectroscopic Measurement of Markers in Capillary Electrophoresis
Development of a spectrometer module for detection of multiple markers in a 50-micron capillary tube with a detection limit of 10-11 molar. Includes light source, spectrometer, fiber optics, sensors, and electronics.
Fiber Optic Assembly for Sample Illumination and Detection in PCR
Development and mass production of a light guide assembly with Peltier element and sample holder for PCR. Contains fiber optic bundles for separate optical excitation and readout of 24 samples. For use in molecular diagnostics, hematology, and research.
LED Solution for Endovenous Laser Treatment
Endovenous laser treatment is a widespread method for therapy of varicose veins. The LED technology developed by Volpi considerably lowers the thermal load during the Intervention and precisely directs it at the vein wall to be treated.
Ductoscope for Breast Cancer Diagnosis
FDA-approved diagnostic test System consisting of an optical needle probe with a Diameter of 0.5 mm, a recessed camera head, and a light source incl. control and software analysis.
LED-based Light Systems for Ophthalmologic Surgery
Development and mass production of a range of LED light systems for ophthalmologic surgery. Includes LEDs, Peltier cooling module with controller, electronics for control of light intensity and color, light guide couplers, and light guides (consumables).
LED Light Sources for Industrial Applications
Development and mass production of a range of LED light systems for industrial applications. Includes LEDs, Peltier cooling module with controller, electronics for control of light intensity and color, light guide couplers, and light guides.
Homogeneous Line Illumination for Automated Inspection in Production Processes
Development and mass production of LED and fiber optic line light systems for use in industrial glas and semiconducter inspection.
Homogeneous light over the entire illuminated area and a high degree of color fidelity of the light cube are essential for color measurement in adjustment of RGB color balance in smartphone production, production of high-grade textile fibers, and automotive painting.
Curing of Paints
Environmentally harmful mercury vapor lamps are still widely used for curing paints. LED UV lamps from Volpi cure paints reliably at a much lower energy consumption while avoiding the damaging effects of thermal radiation into the paint.
Light Modules and Light Sources
Selecting the right light source for the given application is crucial. We have been developing and producing light modules and light sources with different illuminators such as halogen, xenon and LED light sources for over 15 years now, and most recently laser light sources. Besides supplying top light quality and intensity, our products are extremely reliable and maintenance-friendly. Developed and manufactured to ISO 13485, they are used in endoscopy, ophthalmology, phototherapy, microscopy, and image processing. Examples of typical characteristics are given below.
- Illuminance > 100,000 lux
- Fiber coupling for diameters from 100 microns to 30 mm
- Light variation < 1%
- Color rendering index (CRI) > 90
- Long-term stability > 50,000 operating hours
- Variable color setting
Light Transmission with Fiber Optics
Fiber opticsOptical fibers have been used for decades for reliable and flexible transmission of light. Their diversity, flexibility, cost-effectiveness for small batch sizes, and durability are only a few of their advantages. We have the right fiber optic solution for every demanding application:
- Fiber optic cables
- Fiber optic bundles
- Fiber optic ring lights and light lines
- Fiber optic measuring heads and sensors
- Imaging fiber optic bundles
We are pioneers in imaging processing and can make sure your test object is perfectly illuminated. Applications that have been realized with our light modules and light sources include the following:
- Inspection of glass defects of sizes less than 3 microns
- UV illumination for microscopes and gel imagers
- RGB illumination for gel imagers
- UV curing
- IR defect detection in wafers
- Paper currency inspection
- Photodynamic therapy
- Mail sorting
- Quality inspection of syringes