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Sydor Instruments Launched To Commercialize Next-Generation Measurement Instrumentation


James Sydor of Sydor Optics and Michael Pavia, previously of Eastman Kodak Company, today announced they have launched a new company, Sydor Instruments, LLC.

Sydor and Pavia formed Sydor Instruments to commercialize novel measurement technology that enables researchers to make dramatic advances in high-energy research, molecular imaging, optical communications, and microlithography.

The company will develop instruments that provide faster, more precise data than what is available with today’s current instrumentation.

Sydor Instruments will also explore opportunities to partner with leading research institutions to capture licensing revenue by commercializing their advanced technology for developing diagnostic instrumentation.

James Sydor has more than 30 years of experience manufacturing precision optical components for advanced light applications for the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, and NASA. He the current president and owner of Sydor Optics and sits on the board of directors of the American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association and the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster.

Michael Pavia has 20 years of experience in the design, fabrication, assembly, and testing of precision optical systems and lasers. Pavia’s earlier work includes laser fusion and systems for semiconductor manufacture, space exploration, and advanced imaging experimentation.

Prior to joining Sydor Instruments, Pavia worked in advanced product commercialization for Eastman Kodak Company. He also worked at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory or Laser Energetics.