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Business Areas

According to the foundation's objective in the early years the activities were concentrated on medical applications of lasers, supplemented by (laser) optical diagnostic techniques. Later on laser metrology and dental technology were added. Meanwhile, ILM has developed into an Institute of applied photonics and optics The core business is still medicine and dentistry, but this is flanked by the areas of "Surface Metrology and Technology" and "Optical Process Control" These areas are chosen so that existing skills can be used widely diverse. If additional know-how is required, this will be involved through the cooperation with partners.