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Fluid Imaging Welcomes Savannah and Gina!

Please welcome aboard two new team members at Fluid Imaging Technologies: Savannah Judge and Gina Angelo.

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Topics: News and Events

FlowCam Nano paired with Artificial Intelligence Software

Fluid Imaging Technologies and the University of Colorado have entered into an exclusive patent licensing agreement aiming for the automated detection and identification of waterborne and bloodborne bacteria.

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Topics: News and Events, FlowCam Technology

Happy Halloween from Fluid Imaging Technologies!

At Fluid Imaging Technologies, we work hard...and we play hard! This year's Halloween celebration included much FlowCam-themed silliness, a potluck lunch, and a costume contest! 

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FlowCam on the Road: Where to See Us This Fall (Aquatics Edition)

Our Aquatics Team is on the road! Here's where you can find us in the month of November:

November 3-7: AWWA Water Quality and Technology Conference

November 3-8: 10th US Symposium on Harmful Algae

November 11-14: 39th International Symposium of the
North American Lake Management Society

Harry, Frances, and our new Sales Coordinator, Savannah, are psyched to see you. And don't forget to bring a water sample to be analyzed in our booth!

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Using the FlowCam to Study Harmful Algae Blooms Around Sanibel Island, Florida

It's hard to imagine a more picturesque location from which to perform one's research than Sanibel Island, Florida. However, as can be seen in the picture at the right, our most beautiful places are not exempt from the effects of climate change. Pictured here is what is commonly known as "red tide", but to Dr. Eric Milbrandt and the researchers at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is known to be an algal bloom caused by the phytoplankton Karenina brevis.

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Topics: Marine Research, Harmful Algal Blooms, User Spotlight, Aquatic Research

FlowCam on the Road: Where to See Us This Fall

Check out some of our upcoming trade show and conference appearances - we hope we'll see you there! (Stay tuned for a separate list of Aquatic Research and Drinking Water appearances):

October 15-16: National Association of Printer Ink Manufacturers' NPIRI Fall Technical Conference

October 22-24: Chem Show

November 3-6: AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists) 2019 PharmSci 360

December 17-18: SCC (Society of Cosmetic Chemists) 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase

Read on to learn more!

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FlowCam Identifies Transparent Particles Shedding from Medical Devices

Cardiovascular implants, such as drug coated balloons or drug eluting stents used to treat coronary artery disease are subject to rigorous testing for safety. The assessment of particles released from such devices is essential in the approval of these types of coated medical devices because particles released into the blood stream can increase the risk of emboli. In this study the FlowCam was used to count and analyze particles collected during simulated tests, and these results were compared to light obscuration particle counting.
Pictured at right, FlowCam images with different threshold values.

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Topics: News and Events, FlowCam Technology, Biopharmaceutical Research

On Board with the BLOOM Educators Program

For six days every spring, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences hosts 16 high school students (one from each Maine county) in East Boothbay, Maine, as part of the Keller BLOOM educational program. Students get a chance to work alongside research scientists studying marine life in the field and in the laboratory.

In recent years, Bigelow has expanded the BLOOM program to include a second session in August - this time for Middle and High School educators.

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Topics: Marine Research, News and Events, Aquatic Research

Celebrating 20 Years in Business: Special Delivery of New FlowCams to Bigelow Labs

As part of our 20th anniversary celebration, all 30 Fluid Imaging employees traveled together to hand-deliver two new FlowCam instruments to the lab where the FlowCam was invented, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (BLOS) in East Boothbay, Maine.

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Topics: News and Events, Harmful Algal Blooms, FlowCam Technology

Detecting Contaminates in Stormwater Runoff with Hydro International

Contaminates in stormwater runoff that feed into our waterways are a leading cause of environmental pollution. Hydro International (a UK company with a local facility just down the road from Fluid Imaging in Portland, Maine) analyzes the content of stormwater and wastewater in order to provide solutions that
prevent contamination utilizing machinery, cleansers, and filters.

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Topics: Industrial Applications, Municipal Water (Drinking/Wastewater), User Spotlight