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Presentation of 2017 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award
Presented by SPIE President to Christopher H. Contag
The Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of biomedical optics through the development of innovative, high impact technologies. The award particularly honors pioneering contributions to optical methods and devices that have facilitated advancements in biology or medicine. The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the invention of in vivo optical imaging using bioluminescent reporters, a significant advance that has been widely adopted throughout the world to advance our understanding of biology, accelerate drug discovery and development, and create new tools to improve human health.