Seminex Aims to Revolutionize Home Skincare with Lasers


SemiNex Corporation is pleased to announce its collaboration with Dermal Photonics Corporation, maker of NIRA Skin, to bring professional dermatology laser technology to the home market at an affordable price. The NIRA Skincare Laser is the first of its kind, delivering dramatic and lasting improvements by stimulating natural collagen production to renew skin without causing pain or redness. The NIRA Skincare Laser holds 12 patents and is FDA-cleared with proven safety and efficacy based on clinical studies that were reviewed and cleared by the US government.

SemiNex is a major supplier for laser diodes for professional dermatology systems with over 15 years of experience supply to laser components for non-ablative fractional and non-fractional laser system.  To enable these types of non-ablative laser treatments for in-home use, SemiNex developed a patented low-cost packaging named the Laser Engine. The high-volume, low-cost Laser Engine enables Dermal Photonics to use the same laser diodes as a professional system in a cost-effective solution for the home market. SemiNex developed production capability to build over 100,000 units annually with plans to grow further as needed.  

SemiNex is proud to partner with Dermal Photonics who designed, assembles and manufactures their products in the USA. The skin-care market makes up about $100 billion with $40 billion focused on anti-aging skincare.

SemiNex is delivering an eye-safe 1450nm laser engine to Dermal Photonics for their NIRA Skincare Laser. The light being emitted from the SemiNex laser within the NIRA Skincare Laser is absorbed deep in the dermal cells and releases proteins which signal the body to rejuvenate and renew the skin. SemiNex provides Dermal Photonics best-in-class laser technology that provides real and dramatic results while avoiding all the traditional issues with lasers such as high cost, pain, redness (erythema), and difficulty of use.

Laser Engine

Customers from all over the world are noticing a difference. “My face has not looked this young or this good in more than a decade. This product was painless and delivered amazing results,” said one NIRA Skin customer in their product review.

In December 2019, NIRA was featured on Ideal World, a UK home shopping network, for the first time and it was a major success. They sold out of their allotment of NIRA Skincare Lasers within the first show and had to rush 3 additional shipments overseas to the Ideal World England warehouse to keep up with demand. The product was so successful that Ideal World has brought back NIRA for two additional weeks and is scheduled to hold a “Pick of the Day” special promotion soon. 

“With the present COVID-19 situation, we are finding people who would normally go to their professional dermatologist or medical spas for treatments, can now treat themselves in the comfort of their own home using the NIRA Skincare Laser,” commented David Bean, Founder/Inventor of Dermal Photonics.

David Bean

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About NIRA Skin:

NIRA Skin is committed to providing the newest generation skincare solutions to help improve the health and beauty of your skin. We believe everyone should have access to professional-level skincare at home and at an affordable price. NIRA Skin brings you the same technology used by professionals into the home, with an easy-to-use program that is enjoyable to use and guarantees results.

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For additional information please contact NIRA Skin at

COVID-19 – How we are managing in these uncertain times

First and foremost, we hope you and your family are well. During this period of uncertainty, we feel a major responsibility in helping slow the spread of COVID-19 in the US. Our office is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our clients, colleagues, and staff while remaining fully functional during this worldwide crisis.

Our sales teams and most office staff are fully equipped to work remotely and meet the needs of our customers. Meanwhile, our operation team is ensuring business continuity by working in small shifts and strict procedures to keep safe and effective operations.

We are focusing our attention on meeting our delivery commitments to all our customers and most importantly we support medical projects like the Veralase laser vaccine adjuvant development that will increase the efficacy of vaccinations up to 10X when a COVID-19 vaccine is discovered. As a key supplier of critical components into defense and medical industries, SemiNex is designated as an “essential” business and we continue to work through this crisis and to support important medical development and other critical industries.

Specifically, at SemiNex we are applying the follow procedures to ensure safety:

  • -No in-person visitors; we encourage phone and web-conferences
  • -General hygiene and safety precautions
  • -Important actions for safety at the workplace
  • -Sanitizing the workplace and maintaining hygiene
  • -Safety of shared surfaces (meeting rooms, work desks, bathrooms etc.)
  • -Screening of visitors
  • -Travel on hold
  • -Reducing large gatherings and meetings
  • -Elbow bump instead of handshakes

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation through this extraordinary period of time. We will keep you informed of any significant changes.

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LMU MUNICH and MPQ Reveal Direct Diode-Pumped KLM Cr:ZnSe Oscillator

Research by a joint team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich has led to the first directly diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Cr2+-doped II-VI oscillator capable of providing average output powers over 500 mW using a SemiNex diode as the diode source. This development will reduce the cost dramatically by more than 5X over the existing common fiber laser technologies available on the market today.

“With this new class of cost-effective and table-top driver for mid-infrared generation, we have taken a crucial step in providing a more accessible alternative to synchrotron-like infrared radiation,” emphasized Nathalie Nagl, Ph.D. student at the LMU Munich.

Cost-efficient MIR sources are requisite to meeting the growing demand in a spectroscopy market estimated to be worth $1.27 Billion by 2022¹. Known as the molecular “fingerprint region,” the mid-infrared can be used to accurately identify samples for pharmaceutical, defense, food safety and manufacturing processes.

The performance of the team’s solution rivals larger, more costly fiber-pumped oscillators by yielding 2.5-times the peak power compared to previous Cr:ZnSe oscillators at 45 fs pulse durations and delivers outstanding low-noise performance.

Other efforts to directly pump Cr:ZnS/ZnSe crystals using diodes in the 1.5-1.6 um regime have been hampered by heat-related issues. SemiNex InP diodes are designed to provide the best thermal performance and highest brightness at these wavelengths in the market today.

“SemiNex is constantly looking to participate with companies and universities to develop innovative technologies that will open new markets for us to participate in. This new approach will impact the availability of lower cost/higher performance portable spectroscopic devices in the mid-IR range,” commented Ed McIntyre, head of Business Development at SemiNex Corporation.

The results of the project were presented at the CLEO conference during this year’s Laser World of Photonics in Munich, and have recently been published in the journal Optics Express². For inquiries about the research team, please contact Nathalie Nagl at

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Hanyu Yang Named New Application Engineer

Hanyu Yang

SemiNex Corporation is pleased to announce the hire of Hanyu Yang for the role of Application Engineer. Ms. Yang will be responsible for providing sales and technical support to customers and recommending new products for development to the engineering team based on market demand.

Before coming to SemiNex, Ms. Yang assisted in preparing design validation tests and preclinical reports for Becton Dickinson Medical. She was also instrumental in scripting and creating product training videos for their line of insulin pumps.

“I was attracted to SemiNex by the company’s mission to produce high-power diodes in the eye-safe wavelength range especially in the LiDAR market,” Ms. Yang said. “I believe that enabling our customers to consider human factors in their projects is the best multiplier to truly create change.”

A graduate of Northeastern University with a Masters in Engineering Management, Ms. Yang brings to bear her experience writing technical materials in both English and her native Mandarin Chinese.

“We’ve been seeing an uptick of inquiries for infrared applications coming out of the technology sector in China,” said Ed McIntyre, VP of Business Development. “Hanyu’s insight into these markets allows us to more fully communicate with these prospects. She’s already been invaluable in planning our booth for CIOE in Shenzhen this September.”

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