Fluid Imaging Technologies News and Events

FlowCam Cyano attracts some media attention: identifies Mycrocystis bloom from St. Lucie River Florida.

Fluid Imaging Technologies has grabbed some media attention this week. Our lab manager, Ben Spaulding, analyzed a sample from the St. Lucie River on the FlowCam Cyano and helped identify the type of algae bloom off Florida’s coast that has caused alarm for some communities. Here are some of the headlines:

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Topics: Cyanobacteria, Sampling

Algae Analysis Instrumentation Images Florida Toxic Algal Cells

Media Contact: Paul Entin at 1.908.479.4231; paul@eprmarketing.com

FlowCam® Cyano Algae Analysis System Identifies Culprit in State of Emergency

The water sample taken from the St. Lucie River near the coastline of Ft. Pierce, Florida was loaded with blue-green algae when it arrived in Ben Spaulding's lab in Scarborough, Maine. As laboratory manager for Fluid Imaging Technologies, Spaulding ran the thick, green sample through the company's FlowCam Cyano to determine the types of algae that have devastated the Florida coastline and triggered a state of emergency. The FlowCam Cyano automatically detects, images and identifies thousands of individual algal cells in a sample in minutes and differentiates the toxic cyanobacteria from the harmless algal cells. Proprietary software allows further characterization using 30 different parameters involving size, shape and color.

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Topics: News and Events, Cyanobacteria, Harmful Algal Blooms, Sampling

Automated Liquid Handling Speeds Sample Processing

Media Contact: Paul Entin at 1.908.479.4231; paul@eprmarketing.com

Fluid Imaging Technologies has unveiled the FlowCam ALH automated liquid handling system. A companion for the company's FlowCam 8000 Series particle imaging and analysis system that automatically detects, images and characterizes thousands of individual particles and microorganisms in seconds in real time, the automated liquid handling system automatically processes up to 96 samples per run without requiring human involvement or supervision for consistent, uninterrupted operation. Once pre-analysis sample preparation methods are programmed and saved using an intuitively easy interface, the unit runs entirely unattended to reduce labor, eliminate the potential for human error in sample handling and pipetting and assure the resulting data is highly accurate and actionable.

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Topics: Particle Analyzer, Dynamic Imaging Particle Analysis, Protein Therapeutics, News and Events, Sampling, Particle Shape, Imaging

Fluid Imaging Technologies Announces 2016 Aquatic Research Student Equipment and Travel Grant Recipient

SCARBOROUGH, Maine - June 7, 2016 - Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Scarborough, Maine has awarded its 2016 Aquatic Research Student Equipment and Travel Grant to Nicholas Ray, Ph.D. student, Boston University, Department of Biology, Boston, Massachusetts under the supervision of Dr. Robinson Fulweiler. His proposal, Bivalve Control of Coastal Phytoplankton Communities, was selected after a series of in-depth reviews by a panel of independent aquatic scientists. Judging criteria included scientific merit, appropriate use of the FlowCam® and the ability to obtain measurable results during a research period of four months. 

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Topics: Aquatic Research, Marine Research, Freshwater Research, News and Events

Fluid Imaging Technologies Hires Four New Talents

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – May 19, 2016 – Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Scarborough, Maine has recently hired four new talents.

  • Frances Buerkens as Sales Manager – Aquatic Markets. In this role, Buerkens will be responsible for promoting and selling the FlowCam in algae technology markets. She will also work closely with the VP of Aquatic Markets to develop strategies for all market segments.
  • Kay Johnson as Technical Customer Support Associate. In this role, Johnson will be responsible for direct customer support related to the operation of the FlowCam imaging particle analysis instrument and its VisualSpreadSheet software across all markets and applications.
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FlowCam® Macro for Zooplankton to be used to advance research capabilities at Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS)

May 12, 2016 --- Marine science technology supplier, Planet Ocean, UK and Ireland agent for US based laboratory instrumentation manufacturer, Fluid Imaging Technologies, are pleased to announce a new instrument, FlowCam® Macro, will be used for zooplankton analysis and research at Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS) in Plymouth, UK. The FlowCam Macro will enable advancements in the study of zooplankton and other large particles up to 5mm in size using imaging analysis technology.

“At Fluid Imaging Technologies, we’re dedicated to constant product improvement to meet the needs of our customers,” said Harry Nelson, Vice President of Aquatic Markets. “The new instrument was developed specifically to address the growing need for the semi-automated analysis of zooplankton and other larger-sized particles.” Terry Sloane, Managing Director of Planet Ocean adds, “We have been in discussion with scientists at SAHFOS for several years about the potential to introduce the exciting opportunities that FlowCam systems offer, providing enormous scope to extend capability, increasing both efficiency and science output.”

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Topics: Oceanographic Research, Aquatic Research, News and Events, Imaging

Fluid Imaging Technologies Celebrates FlowCams in 50 Countries

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Paul Entin
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paul@eprmarketing.com

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – March 18, 2016 Global laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Scarborough, Maine has documented that its FlowCam® particle imaging and analysis system is now in operation in 50 countries, on seven continents and on a fleet of ocean vessels worldwide. Featuring patented technology combining high speed digital imaging, flow cytometry and microscopy in one unit, the FlowCam automatically detects, images and characterizes thousands of individual particles and microorganisms in seconds in real time, replacing manual sampling and complementing microscopy with a modern approach that yields highly accurate, statistically significant data. Approaching 1,000 units in the field, the FlowCam is in use by Nestle, Switzerland; GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom; the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Chongqing Institute of Environmental Science, Chongqing, China, the lead environmental agency managing the Three Gorges Dam, among hundreds of other organizations that read as a who's who of global science and industry. 

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Fluid Imaging Technologies Appoints Ali Naqui, Ph.D. as Chief Operating Officer

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – January 19, 2016   Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Scarborough, Maine has appointed Ali Naqui, Ph.D. as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Dr. Naqui will oversee the Company’s ongoing business operations. Dr. Naqui most recently served as Corporate Vice President and Corporate Officer responsible for Asia Pacific Operations and the Global Water Business for IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX).

“We’re very pleased that Ali has joined the Fluid Imaging team,” said Kent Peterson, President and CEO of Fluid Imaging Technologies. “Ali has a distinguished track record of building strong organizations and innovative, successful growth strategies, and we welcome his leadership.”

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Fluid Imaging Technologies Named a Winner in the Laboratory Equipment Category in Algae Industry Magazine's 2015 International Reader's Poll

SCARBOROUGH, Maine - January 14, 2016 - Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Scarborough, Maine was named a winner in the Laboratory Equipment Category in Algae Industry Magazine's 2015 International Reader's Poll.

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Topics: Aquatic Research, News and Events, Technology

Fluid Imaging Technologies Announces FlowCam® Cyano for Early Detection and Monitoring of Cyanobacteria

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – November 12, 2015 – Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Scarborough, Maine is pleased to introduce FlowCam® Cyano for the early detection of harmful cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in fresh bodies of water. Cyanobacteria can produce toxins which can be harmful, even fatal, to humans and animals when large blooms occur. Based on proven dynamic imaging particle analysis (DIPA) technology, the new patent-pending FlowCam Cyano represents the next-generation FlowCam platform. 

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Topics: Algae Research, Process Water, Technology