Ion Laser Technology of Salt Lake City will enter into a joint venture with the Shanghai Institute of Technology in Shanghai, China, to develop a laser production facility.

A delegation of people representing the institute and the Shanghai Municipal Government has been in Salt Lake City for the first round of discussions over the joint venture.Ion manufactures argon and krypton lasers for use in research, laser microscopes, food processing, fingerprint detection and entertainment. The company has built a worldwide sales network with sales representatives in 11 foreign countries.