Photon etc. is the WMIC 2019 commercial innovation of the year award for its IR VIVO preclinical imaging system which allows preclinical researchers to perform in vivo optical imaging in the NIR-II second biological window. Photon etc. is an established leader of infrared and hyperspectral optical imaging instrumentation. Its solutions are based on tunable laser filters, science grade infrared cameras and fast global hyperspectral imaging systems (preclinical, wide-field, microscopy and Raman). They enable complex material analysis, in vitro and in vivo biological tissue imaging, industrial sorting and many more cutting-edge applications. Taking advantage of increased penetration and contrast when imaging tissues in the second window of infrared (NIR-II), Photon etc.’s technology surpasses current optical imaging limitations and opens new possibilities for life science research.