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15.
July
Smart Skin Technologies opens new Office in downtown Fredericton to support growing team
Today, we are sharing news from our partner Smart Skin Technologies, of which we are a lead investor. More
01.
July
Reflective waveguides for Augmented Reality: Lumus and SCHOTT enter into Strategic Partnership
Lumus, the pioneering innovator of reflective waveguide displays for Augmented Reality (AR) devices, has joined forces with SCHOTT, the leading supplier to the growing AR industry. Based on a strategic partnership agreement between the companies, SCHOTT has built a manufacturing setup to supply Lumus’ core technology, the Lightguide Optical Element (LOE), which is based on reflective waveguide technology. More
26.
June
SCHOTT delivers pharma vials to package 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines
SCHOTT supports the world’s fight against COVID-19 with vials capable of holding up to 2 billion vaccination doses. The glassmaker and pharma packaging specialist has reached agreements with leading pharmaceutical companies, including partners of ‘Operation Warp Speed’ – the US government initiative to serve local vaccine production needs. The agreements become effective immediately and first vials are being delivered to companies in North America, Europe and Asia. SCHOTT is ideally positioned to meet the challenging demand situation, as it has been maintaining a global and already validated production network for decades. Even before the expansion, the company already produced more than 11 billion pharma containers for life-saving drugs per annum. More
25.
June
SCHOTT launches new VisiLED UV Ring Light for stereo microscopy
Switch between white light and UV illumination at the touch of a button

The new SCHOTT® VisiLED UV Ring Light for stereo microscopes combines classic bright-field illumination with UV illumination. It is the only segment ring light on the market in which white-light and UV-LEDs are alternately installed in eight segments. This LED arrangement allows objects to be examined from the same illumination angle, which significantly improves the ability to compare and reproduce resulting images. While the homogenous white light displays samples in natural color, UV excitation reveals previously invisible parts of the sample through fluorescence. The SCHOTT MC 1100 Controller (available for separate purchase) makes it easy to switch between the two illumination modes.
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17.
June
Better Together: Partnership of Two Industry Leaders Provides Fast and Easy Access to Optical Filters
Two top brands, Edmund Optics® and SCHOTT, have expanded their collaboration to better serve customer needs. More
16.
June
Leading pharma packaging companies commit to supply for Covid-19 fight
Stevanato Group, SCHOTT, and Gerresheimer confirm the readiness to support future Covid-19 Vaccine with pharmaceutical containers More
10.
June
Glass-ceramics optimize exhaust gas sensors
Heatan™ reduces manufacturing steps, components and space required for sensors

An innovative technology for glass-ceramic insulators can fundamentally change the production of exhaust gas sensors. Heatan are components manufactured entirely by SCHOTT. They combine a material developed specifically for this purpose with a matching production method. The result is a significant reduction in the number of parts in a typical sensor as well as the space required. What’s more, only two production steps are needed instead of 20.
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18.
May
Reduced Contamination Risk and Higher Process Yield in Bioreactors
Innovative SCHOTT ViewPort™ PAT components enable in-situ bioprocess monitoring without compromising the sterile boundary

Biopharmaceutical processes require reliable analytical methods to ensure product safety, quality and productivity. However, conventional methods depend on opening the bioreactor when extracting a sample or compromising the sterile boundary when inserting a probe, which increases the risk of contamination. With SCHOTT ViewPort™ process analytical technology (PAT) components, continuous in-situ measurement is possible without penetrating the bioreactor barrier. The metal conduit, which acts as a receptacle and optical interface for sensors or spectrometers, features a tightly sealed optical window consisting of sapphire, which enables real-time process monitoring. The components are developed and manufactured by the optical glass and glass-to-metal sealing expert SCHOTT in Germany, and are available as standard variants for multi-use bioreactors (MUB) as well as customized versions for single-use bioreactors (SUB).
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08.
May
The most flexible ultra-thin glass for foldable displays and flip phones: SCHOTT introduces Xensation® Flex – the foldable glass revolution
New Xensation® Flex is ultra-thin glass (UTG) that is flexible enough to bend around one’s finger after processing and available in mass production.

SCHOTT – a leading global UTG powerhouse since the 1990s – offers the industry’s most flexible glass, with a bending radius lower than 2 mm and thicknesses less than a human hair after processing.

Besides its outstanding flexibility, Xensation® Flex can be chemically toughened. This makes it a suitable material for flip phones, which require both flexible and strong displays. The high-transparency of Xensation® Flex makes it a premium option to create high-end user experience.

SCHOTT, the inventor of specialty glass, is pushing the boundaries of human imagination with its flexible glass line-up. The international technology group now introduces Xensation® Flex, the most flexible ultra-thin glass that is available in mass production. The new flexible cover glass product line-up offers breathtaking bending radii below 2 mm after processing and is an addition to the company’s Xensation® high-performance glass portfolio.
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28.
April
Enabling Vision Restoration with Glass Encapsulation
NanoRetina announces successful preliminary results for its NR600 Artificial Retina Device using SCHOTT Primoceler’s glass laser bonding technology

NanoRetina has taken a monumental step forward in establishing its retinal implant that could represent an answer to degenerative vision loss. SCHOTT Primoceler’s hermetic glass wafer micro bonding was used for the ultra-miniature, all-glass encapsulation of the device.
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02.
April
SCHOTT Smart Containers: Entering a new era in digitized pharma manufacturing
In light of the growing need for pharmaceutical packaging innovations and digitalization, international technology group SCHOTT is introducing Smart Containers. The concept enables industry 4.0 for pharma manufacturers to unlock the power of machine vision and big data analytics on pharmaceutical filling lines. Each SCHOTT Smart Container is laser-marked with a unique identifier to create unprecedented traceability throughout the manufacturing process. The technology can be used to improve reject management and line clearance. Other applications include reducing the risk of mix-up, optimizing lyophilization processes, and supporting container-based targeted recalls. More
06.
February
Sights set on the sun – DKIST delivers fascinating first images
The largest solar telescope in the world uses a mirror substrate made of the glass-ceramic ZERODUR® from SCHOTT

The first images from the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) were published at the end of January. They show unprecedented details of the sun’s surface and offer a preview of the outstanding results that are expected from this 4-meter solar telescope. This imaging quality is made possible by a monolithic 4.26-meter mirror made of the glass-ceramic ZERODUR®. The huge mirror diameter and the extraordinary material properties make it possible to observe structures on the sun that are 25 kilometers in size, although the sun is almost 150 million kilometers away. This equates to observing a pea from a distance of 30 kilometers. The resolving power is thus 2.6 times higher than that of the largest solar telescope to date, the Big Bear Solar Observatory near Los Angeles, which also uses a primary mirror made of ZERODUR®.
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05.
February
SCHOTT extends syriQ BioPure® syringe format to enable optimized administration
The new 2.25mL long syringe was developed for highly viscous biologics, which are administered by use of an autoinjector.

syriQ BioPure® syringes are specifically designed to keep sensitive biologic drugs stable over their shelf life while easing the administration process for patients. The portfolio now includes a new 2.25mL syringe format, which supports both the drug’s and patient’s needs when it comes to administering highly viscous biologics by autoinjector. The new container format will be introduced at Pharmapack trade show in Paris, February 5-6, where SCHOTT is presenting its full range of pharmaceutical containers at booth D60.
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03.
February
Implantable Technology Breakthrough
SCHOTT Primoceler’s bonding process used in a collaboration with Geissler Companies and IRD Glass - Development of safer, non-magnetic implant Implantable devices can be safely encapsulated in miniature all-glass packages using SCHOTT Primoceler’s room-temperature bonding process that allows the use of heat-sensitive materials. This opens the possibility for non-magnetic materials to be used in implantable electronics, which have previously relied on heat-resistant ferrous metals as part of their construction. More
03.
February
SCHOTT and WaveOptics Enter Into Strategic Supply Partnership
WaveOptics, the leading designer and manufacturer of diffractive waveguides for Augmented Reality (AR) devices, has launched its new technology platform at the AR VR MR Expo at Photonics West 2020. The new WaveOptics technology platform features waveguides that are ultra-lightweight and offer a wide range of fields of view. This next generation WaveOptics platform will exclusively utilise SCHOTT’s RealView™ wafers, the industry’s most advanced high-index glass wafers proven in mass production enabling unsurpassed image quality for the 1.8RI substrate. This partnership marks the latest milestone in the development of a scalable ecosystem for the manufacturing of wearable AR devices. SCHOTT (booth 841) and WaveOptics (booth 8 in Demo Hall) will discuss their roadmap to consumer-AR at this years’ SPIE AR VR MR Expo and during SPIE Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco, Feb. 1-6. More
30.
January
SCHOTT Executives Visit White House for Signing of USMCA
Executives from SCHOTT North America’s advanced optics facility in Duryea, Pa, were among manufacturing leaders that visited The White House to witness the signing of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement on trade (USMCA) on  January 29, 2020. More
30.
January
SCHOTT Advances Single-Use Endoscopes with Cost-Effective High-Performance Illumination
With its SCHOTT® SingleEZ product family, the fiber optic lighting specialist introduces a smart and cost-effective solution for manufacturers of single-use endoscopes. It unites the advantages of glass fiber optic illumination with a modular plug-and-play concept, making the solution accessible to medical device makers without fiber handling know-how. The product family consists of a light guide, a light guide/camera combination and a full package including the light source. SCHOTT will launch the SingleEZ product family at Photonics West in San Francisco, February 4-6 (Booth #841), underpinning its recent entrance into the single-use endoscope market. More
30.
January
SCHOTT launches static ceramic converters for superior luminance in the U.S.
New ceramic material is a strong enabler for compact laser light applications

The trend of the worldwide lighting solutions market is more and more focusing on laser light. These technologies promise manufacturers applications with superior performance in a smaller package, but also – thanks to innovative materials - to optimize performance and reliability of the light sources. Especially for laser-pumped phosphor light sources, experts from the international technology group SCHOTT have developed unique phosphor ceramic converter assemblies, which offer high irradiance and superior luminance. After its successful launch at the CIOE in China last year, SCHOTT will present an advanced static ceramic converters product line at the SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, California, Feb. 4- 6, 2020. (South Hall, Booth #841) . Integrated on a heat spreader, they enable innovative, compact light sources without moving parts. During the SPIE Photonics West conference program, Dr. Volker Hagemann, Senior Application Manager Ceramic Converters at SCHOTT, will talk about the product and its impact on laser pumped phosphor light sources used in digital projection and specialty lighting.
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29.
January
Enhanced reliability and performance for UV LEDs
LEDs on the UV-B and UV-C spectrum are finding new applications in the medical and industrial sectors. In these demanding areas, efficiency, longevity, and optimal costs per Watt are key factors for their increased adoption. SCHOTT, the international technology group, offers a suite of materials, components and complete LED modules that enable exceptional reliability and performance in uses ranging from IR to UV-B/C applications. New technology, including improved thermal properties and RayVolution®, a highly UV-transmissive borosilicate glass for deep UV applications, will be highlighted at LED Japan, taking place in Tokyo from January 29 - 31. More
29.
January
SCHOTT, Inkron, EVG, and WaveOptics: Global AR leaders team up to enable next-gen waveguides at Photonics West
Prominent Augmented Reality (AR) companies join forces to accelerate the journey to consumer-grade AR wearable devices. SCHOTT, Inkron, EV Group (EVG), and WaveOptics present the world's first waveguides made on glass substrate with a refractive index of 1.9 and a matching nanostructured polymer – produced on a 300 mm wafer platform ready for mass production.

SCHOTT, a leading international technology group and the inventor of optical glass, now unveils SCHOTT RealView™ high-index glass wafers with a refractive index of 1.9 and a diameter of 300 mm. These wafers are the basis for high-volume next-generation AR waveguide manufacturing at lower cost per unit, while also maintaining the extremely high precision standards that AR demands. The nanotech company Inkron manufactures the resin that matches the refractive index of 1.9. The resin was used to imprint as many as 24 waveguides on a single 300 mm SCHOTT RealView™ 1.9 wafer using the fully integrated and volume-proven EVG HERCULES® NIL nanoimprint platform. This product combines the glass expertise of SCHOTT and the formulation and resin innovation of Inkron with the standard-setting nanoimprint lithography (NIL) capabilities of EVG by using a renowned waveguide architecture of WaveOptics, the leading optical design house for high-performance waveguides. All companies are united by their aspiration to shape the future of AR. SCHOTT (booth 841), Inkron (booth 5279) and WaveOptics (booth #8 in Demo Hall) will display their parts of the story at the upcoming Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco, Feb. 1-6.
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Exhibitions & Events
09.
September
Exhibition CIOE - China International Optoelectronic Exposition, Shenzhen, China, 09-09 to 09-11-2020
09.
September
Exhibition CIOE - China International Optoelectronic Exposition, Shenzhen, China, 09-09 to 09-11-2020
05.
October
Exhibition PDA Prefilled Syringes, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 10-05 to 10-06-2020
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