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Sydor Instruments President To Share Technology Business Insights At Cleo/Phast Conference In May


Annual Luncheon Event Features Real-World Strategies for Starting a Global Photonics Business

Michael Pavia, President of Sydor Instruments, LLC will speak with 11 other distinguished leaders in the optics industry at the CLEO/PhAST (Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics {CLEO} Photonic Applications, Systems and Technologies {PhAST}) Power Lunch and Panel Discussion on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 in Baltimore, MD.

Pavia will share his unique insights and expertise on technology transfer, raising capital, and building a strong technical team for increasing the odds of success.

“This is an informative platform for licensing professionals, entrepreneurs, and scientists with novel ideas in the optics and photonics industry looking to get their ideas off the ground, said Pavia. “If you have an idea that you would like to turn into a product these two executive sessions are the perfect opportunity to gain key knowledge and avoid critical pitfalls.”

Pavia is currently President of Sydor Instruments in Rochester, NY, which concentrates on the commercialization of advanced measurement technology. Sydor Instruments was formed in 2004 from a patented imaging technology developed at the University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Sydor Instruments had a very successful launch and the company is on a strong growth path; selling multiple products worldwide.

Prior to starting Sydor Instruments, Pavia built a successful track record in advanced product commercialization for Eastman Kodak Company, launching products on a global basis as the worldwide marketing manager of a $1.5B strategic product group. His earlier work includes optics and imaging systems for semiconductor manufacture, aerospace, and advanced imaging research.

The CLEO/PhAST Power Lunch and Panel Discussion is part of the largest optics and photonics conference on the U.S. East Coast. The Power Lunch is scheduled from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and is followed immediately by the Panel Discussion, which will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $25. Advance registration is required.