PIX4life is a European photonics pilot line, which offers easy access to SiN photonics for life sciences applications. The PIX4life consortium consists out of 14 partners, providing both a technology platform and supporting services such as consultancy, design support and services, chip manufacturing (Multi Project Wafer approach), chip testing, characterization and assembly. Innovative life sciences companies can build SiN photonics integrated circuits using PIX4life's library of photonics building blocks and interfaces
Romano Hoofman received the M.Sc. degree in molecular sciences from Wageningen University in the Netherlands in 1995 and Ph.D. degree in radiation chemistry from the Technological University of Delft, The Netherlands in 2000. He started his career in industry where he worked as a Principal Scientist at Philips Research and later on NXP Semiconductors. He covered many different R&D topics, ranging from CMOS integration, photovoltaic technology, thin film batteries and (bio)sensors. In May 2016, he took on the position as Strategic Development Director at imec Innovation Services and Solutions, where is responsible for the program management of EUROPRACTICE and related innovation services.