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Genia Photonics Enters into Strategic Partnership with IQT

Nov. 01, 2011

Genia Photonics Inc., a high technology company specializing in fiber-laser-based systems, announced a strategic partnership and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the non-profit, strategic investment firm that delivers innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

“Our partnership with Genia Photonics will build on the company’s success in the commercial market,” says Simon Davidson, partner on IQT’s Investments team. “Genia Photonics’ fiber-based technology will lead to unique possibilities for our customers in the U.S. Intelligence Community.” The technology is being developed for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), an IQT customer agency.

This strategic partnership between Genia Photonics and IQT will promote Genia’s fiber-based laser technology development to a higher level and provide new opportunities for Genia’s product applications. “Genia Photonics’ mission is to provide solutions that benefit society and improve quality of life,” says François Gonthier, CEO of Genia Photonics. “Our partnership with IQT will create new opportunities for leveraging Genia’s versatile and multifunctional fiber-based technologies into related applications.”

In addition to the value for the defense and security communities, Genia Photonics’ Synchronized Programmable Laser platform has applications such as non-linear spectroscopy for the biomedical and industrial communities. An important benefit of Genia Photonics’ implementation as compared to existing solutions is that the entire synchronized laser system is comprised in a single, robust, and alignment-free unit that may be easily transported for use in many environments.

About Genia Photonics

Genia Photonics Inc. is an innovative technology company specializing in multi-functional measurement systems based on its patented fiber-based lasers. Genia’s easy-to-use, portable and computer controlled systems will change the methodology of various applications in the medical, industrial and defense and security communities. For more information, visit