Luna at Work to Purify Water Using Solar Energy

The availability of fresh water is recognized as a global issue of strategic relevance, with demand increasing due to factors like population growth and agricultural and industrial demands. Many conventional technologies such as reverse osmosis (RO) work well in established communities with infrastructure and wealth to fund their operation but are not cost-effective for poor or remote communities or when traditional infrastructure is down, as…Read More

bioCXN™ – An Ultraflexible Material to Enable Direct Communication Between Nerves and Prosthetics

Recent Advances Have Revolutionized Prosthetics Significant advances in materials, sensors, and electronics, coupled with improved understanding of the nervous system, have resulted in prosthetics that are able to mimic the natural movement and function of the lost limb of an amputee. New research has demonstrated the ability for these devices to communicate directly with the brain and provide the sensation of touch via the insertion…Read More

A Better, Cheaper Treatment for Poisonous Snake Bites

Brad Brooks and Zhiguo Zhou, Luna Labs Venomous snakes are found all over the world.  In the tropical world, where they are most abundant and there is limited access to emergent medical care, they are a significant threat to public health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated “snakebites” as a Neglected Tropical Disease, seriously injuring 2.7 million men, women and children, and claiming some…Read More

Luna’s Corrosion and Coating Evaluation System is an Air Force SBIR Success Story

Reducing the Costs of Aircraft Corrosion Corrosion prevention and control represents a significant driver of costs for the United States Armed Forces.  For the Air Force alone, multi-billion dollar annual expenditures are needed to combat corrosion of aircraft.  The most effective means of corrosion control is through protective coatings.  In partnership with the Air Force though the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program Luna has…Read More

Luna’s Sprayable Adhesion Barrier Hydrogel to be presented at the Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting

Lauren Costella, Research SpecialistChristopher Tison, PhD, Team LeaderBiomedical Technologies Group Postoperative Adhesions Prevention Remains a Critical Problem Adhesions typically form following surgery when normal wound healing is interrupted by contact between injured and neighboring tissues. This results in the formation of fibrous connections that permanently attach neighboring tissues and typically causes pain, bowel obstruction, infertility, and increased difficulty in subsequent surgical procedures. With 44% of…Read More

Come see Luna at OFC this year!

We’re exhibiting at OFC again this year and we hope to see you there! Visit us at booth #2511 We will be demonstrating our optical technologies, including our Component Analyzers and Reflectometers. Why you should stop by… Our solutions offer substantial cost and time savings in development, production and maintenance; providing the most comprehensive, sensitive, and accurate testing available. We’ll be demonstrating the following revolutionary…Read More

Join Luna for a FREE WEBINAR on improving optical component and system design, performance and quality

High-resolution optical backscatter reflectometry (OBR) has become a valuable tool in the design, test and diagnostics of fiber components, photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and short fiber networks. In much the same way standard OTDR is used for system-level test, high-resolution OBR can locate and identify issues (bends, breaks, bad splices, defects, interfaces, etc.) in components and short networks with sub-millimeter resolution long before they become…Read More

Luna’s Dissolvable Swabs can Revolutionize Crime Scene Investigations

Forensic Swabs Do Not Perform as Needed in Criminal Investigations Forensic swabs are routinely used by crime scene investigators and forensic scientists for the collection of a wide range of evidence types for analysis (Figure 1). Collecting biological samples for subsequent DNA analysis is one of the primary uses for forensic swabs. These swabs are used to adsorb blood, saliva, sexual assault evidence, and what…Read More