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Voyant Photonics, a US-based miniaturised lidar sensor developer exploiting Columbia University research, has obtained $4.3m in a round backed by the US Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency, Contour Venture Partners and LDV Capital. Spun out of Columbia University’s Lipson Nanophotonics Group, Voyant Photonics aims to commercialise a chip-based lidar sensor – a laser-powered…

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