Arryx and Boulder Nonlinear Systems Announce Availability of HOTkit(TM) Holographic Optical Trapping Solution

Aug 16, 2006, 01:00 ET from Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. from ,Arryx, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Arryx, Inc., a Haemonetics(R)
 Company, and Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. (BNS) today announced the
 HOTkit(TM) product line. The new HOTkit products provide researchers the
 core high-performance building blocks for creating their own Holographic
 Optical Trapping (HOT) configurations.
     Previous HOT products, exclusively available from Arryx, delivered
 stand-alone, turnkey solutions for manipulating, measuring and assembling
 microscopic and nanoscopic organisms and particles studied in biology,
 chemistry, physics, engineering and nanotechnology. The HOTkit product line
 enables researchers to integrate HOT into their existing laboratory
 instrumentation. Each HOTkit product includes a BNS spatial light modulator
 (SLM) for creating dynamic holograms and Arryx software that implements
 high-speed calculations for controlling the SLM and other instrumentation.
     "We're excited to deliver this flexible and cost-effective solution to
 the research community," said Dan Mueth, Chief Technical Officer of Arryx.
 "The HOTkit products deliver the highest available HOT performance in a
 format that will quickly enable novel research."
     "BNS has deep expertise in the hardware systems for projecting laser
 light. Providing this hardware through the HOTkit product line will
 significantly ease integration of SLMs into research programs thereby
 accelerating the pace of micro- and nanotech investigations," states Steve
 Serati, CEO of Boulder Nonlinear Systems.
     About Arryx
     Arryx, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Haemonetics Corporation,
 implements its proprietary holographic optical trapping (HOT) technology
 for optically controlled measurement, manipulation and manufacturing of
 materials in health, agriculture, materials science and other fields.
 Further information is available at or by calling
     About Boulder Nonlinear Systems
     Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc. makes liquid crystal devices for
 optical computing, telecommunications, medical imaging, and research
 applications. Boulder Nonlinear Systems' research and manufacturing
 facility includes a fully equipped optics lab and a Class 10 clean room.
 BNS sells off-the-shelf products and custom devices to meet the most
 demanding requirements. Boulder Nonlinear Systems is a privately held
 company founded in 1988. For more information, visit or
 call 303-604-0077.
 HOTkit is a trademark of Arryx, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of
                            their respective owners.

SOURCE Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.; Arryx, Inc.