Nathaniel Group, Inc.

Nathaniel Group, Inc. Ships Multiple Novel Light Sources

Hyperion 300™ Light Reaches Where Others Cannot
Vergennes, VT, October, 2012 - Nathaniel Group, Inc. (NGI), a leading specialty optical equipment designer and manufacturer, celebrates a product milestone for the Hyperion 300™ optical fiber illuminator with multiple product shipments. The product has achieved notoriety for its ability to enable use of much smaller endoscopes, more powerful imaging systems and significantly faster fluorescence integration times.
"We are pleased to see customers qualifying their leading edge products using our Hyperion technology." stated Joel Melnick, Nathaniel Group's chief executive officer. "We are regularly publishing new data on our website blog. It is truly exciting to see how far we can push the technology and the interesting ways our novel light source can be used. In addition, at the request of our customers, we have added capacity to manufacture special fiber optic assemblies that connect our light source to the end target. These types of fiber assemblies were not readily available before and that was a barrier to the success of some of our customers. The added capacity allows the Hyperion platform to help our customers reach new milestones at a faster rate.”
The Hyperion 300™ Optical Fiber Illuminator represents an important milestone for medical and industrial illumination by enabling applications that until now were only imagined. The Hyperion 300 platform is optimized to deliver up to twenty times the light levels of ordinary sources through fibers as small as 170 microns in diameter. The Hyperion 300 represents the latest addition to Nathaniel Group’s portfolio of products created to optimize light delivered for medical, scientific and industrial applications.
According to market research firm Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (San Jose, California), the global medical fiber optics market will reach US$887 Million by 2015. A key factor driving market growth is the rapidly increasing demand for improved medical fiber optic systems used for illumination, imaging, and delivery of laser light. The need for small and efficient optical fibers is fast gaining importance with the growing need for minimally invasive surgery and diagnostics. Innovative and new areas of medicine, in which fiber optics can be used, are also creating abundant opportunities for medical fiber optics.
The Hyperion 300 platform can be integrated into most medical and industrial equipment. For more information and a free technical paper, please visit http://www.nathaniel.com/optical.php.
About Nathaniel Group
Nathaniel Group, Inc. (NGI) is a world class original equipment designer and manufacturer. Through close collaboration with its global customers, the company implements its flexible design model to develop reliable, high-quality, low-cost-of-ownership solutions that are easily integrated into new or existing systems. The company excels at design for manufacturability exercising full use of its lean manufacturing operations to customer advantage. Key markets include medical devices, scientific and medical imaging, and specialized electronics.
Founded in 1984, Nathaniel Group is headquartered in Vergennes, Vermont, and operates via a global customer support network. The company’s unique onshore sourcing business approach (engineered – assembled - delivered) is supported by technology integration, allowing NGI to respond quickly to new developments, apply the technology to manufacturing challenges and expedite device manufacturing in high volume. A member of the Vermont Biosciences Alliance and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Nathaniel Group has been a recipient of the VBSR Small Business Leader Terry Ehrich award for excellence in socially responsible business practices as well as Vermont Business Magazine’s 5x5x5 awards in multiple categories. Nathaniel was also honored by the State of Vermont for its practices in employing people with disabilities. More information is available at www.nathaniel.com .


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Nathaniel Group Contact:
James Hermanowski
VP Sales and Marketing
Nathaniel Group, Inc.
Tel: +1 802-877-2182 x106
E-mail: sales@nathaniel.com