Developed at the Bigelow Laboratory for Oceanographic Sciences in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, the FlowCam® technology was one of the first to combine the capabilities of a flow cytometer with a digital imaging microscope to make plankton identification quicker and easier. Today, the FlowCam is an accepted aquatics research tool in the laboratory and students from coast to coast are learning how it can help them in their studies.
It’s no surprise that there are many technologies available to analyze subvisible particles. Particle sizing and characterization are critical components of many processes across a wide range of applications. For example:
The list could go on and on...
We're excited to be launching two new products at Pittcon 2015 this week, FlowCam® Biologics and FlowCam® Macro.
Using the proven industry-leading image quality found in the FlowCam VS-Series, FlowCam Biologics is a dynamic imaging particle analysis (DIPA) system completely optimized for the analysis of sub-visible particulates in protein therapeutics.Read More
In the pharmaceutical industry, there are many regulations and standards that are imposed on products and processes. Among these are U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention 788 Standard (Particulate Matter in Injections) and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration CFR Title 21 Part 211 (Current Good Manufacturing Practice for Finished Pharmaceuticals). The former standard can play a key role in biochemistry, assay, and formulations departments in both minor and major pharmaceutical companies.Read More
We've awarded our 2014 Algae Technology Research Grant to Coral J. Fung Shek, M.S.E. Candidate, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. Her proposal, Design and Establishment of Artificial Lichens for Biofuels, was selected after a series of in-depth reviews by a panel of independent industry experts in the Algae Technology field. Congratulations, Coral!
Judging criteria included scientific merit, appropriate use of the FlowCam® and the ability to obtain measurable results during a research period of four months.Read More
Topics: Algae Technology
Joaquim Goes is a Research Professor at Columbia University in the Department of Marine Biology and Paleo Environment at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. He’s a biological oceanographer with interests spanning from phytoplankton cellular biochemistry to large-scale oceanographic processes. A recent example of his work is from the Arabian Sea, where he began observing massive outbreaks of algal blooms during the winter monsoon. Goes and his colleagues, in collaboration with a team of scientists in India, were able to report that these blooms were taxonomically unlike any bloom species reported before and that their appearance every year was causing a loss of phytoplankton diversity. With the help of shipboard and laboratory experiments, they were able to find out that the spread of low oxygen into the upper sun lit layers of the Arabian Sea was causing these blooms.Read More
Topics: Aquatic Research
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are low density, flexible, electrically conductive materials, with individual tubes having relatively high tensile strength. Nanocomp Technologies, Inc. produces carbon nanotubes in the form of sheets, tapes, powders, dispersions, and yarns. Their products are used for aerospace, aviation, armor, and flame-resistant applications.
Nanocomp’s CNTs have tremendous aspect ratios; thousands of times greater than other commercially available carbon nanotubes.
Topics: Industrial Applications
Hans H. Jakobsen, Ph.D is a senior researcher in the Department of Bioscience, Marine Diversity and Experimental Ecology at Aarhus University in Denmark. His list of published papers and articles is extensive and impressive.
Much of Dr. Jakobsen’s work involves the study of grazer interaction among plankton organisms. He’s about to start a small project with his colleagues at neighboring Roskilde University where they will follow the dynamics in copepod rearing tanks.Read More