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FlowCam Cyano unveiled at NALMS (North American Lake Management Symposium) - Banff, Canada

The infamous algae bloom that devastated the Florida coast may soon become old, forgotten news. The FlowCam® Cyano automatically detects, images and identifies thousands of individual algal cells in water samples.  Within minutes it can differentiate toxic cyanobacteria from harmless algal cells. Proven effective for early detection of blue-green algae in lakes, reservoirs, rivers and coastal regions, the patent-pending FlowCam Cyano allows research scientists, municipal water engineers and other water quality professionals to quickly determine whether blue-green algae is present and begin treatment before it becomes a widespread, potentially dangerous algae bloom.

Algae, cyanobacteria imaged on FlowCam - microcystis, aphanizomenon, anabaena

Members of the Fluid Imaging team will be at the North American Lake Management (NALMS) International Symposium from Nov. 1st  - 4th in Banff, Canada.  Stop by their booth to see demonstrations of how the FlowCam Cyano characterizes each high-resolution, full-color, algal cell image based on size, shape, color, phycocyanin fluorescence and nearly 40 other measurement parameters. Featuring automated, built-in bio-volume and cell density calculations, the high-speed FlowCam Cyano eliminates the time, labor and data estimates required of microscopy while yielding highly accurate, actionable data that would otherwise not be practicable. The FlowCam is currently in use in more than 50 municipalities throughout the United States to monitor source water for cyanobacteria and prevent taste and odor complaints.

Topics: Harmful Algal Blooms, FlowCam Technology, Aquatic Research