We use our Flow Imaging Microscopy blog as a platform to bring you relevant news and academic research, as well as highlighting developments and new uses of FlowCam technology. This year we published 68 blog posts on a large variety of subjects. Keep reading to see the countdown to the most popular post of 2019.
10. FlowCam for Oil in Water Particle Analysis — A discussion of the FlowCam as used to perform oil in water / produced water analysis with a case study from Baker Hughes.
9. FlowCam Compares Favorably to MFI and Light Obscuration: Collaborative Study by Japanese Biopharmaceutical Consortium — Japanese study determines that Flow Imaging is a viable alternative to Light Obscuration, and the FlowCam was able to detect a larger number of particles than Protein Simple's MFI instrument.
8. Meet Fluid Imaging's Sales Team! — Connect a face to the voice on the other end of the phone, and learn more about our science-minded salespeople.
7. FlowCam Used in Study Comparing Particulates Shedding from Plastic vs. Glass Electric Water Kettles — The FlowCam was used to assess quantity of particles shed by different brands of plastic and glass electric water kettles. Read the full paper.
5. FlowCam can assess effects of mechanical stress (aggregation) on protein formulations in syringes resulting from hospital transportation systems — Dr. John Carpenter and University of Colorado PhD student, Vaida Linkuviene, presented their research on the effects of mechanical stress on protein formulations in syringes at the 2019 Colorado Protein Stability Conference.
4. Advice from the Women of Fluid Imaging Technologies on Accessing and Thriving in STEM-related Fields — The women of FIT offer insight on International Women and Girls in Science Day.
3. Effects of Microplastics on Maine Lobster: New Maine Sea Grant Awarded to Bigelow Lab — Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences was awarded a Maine Sea Grant to study the effects of microplastics on lobsters.
2. FlowCam at Bigelow Lab: Flow Imaging vs Manual Microscopy and the Study of HABs — Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences hosts a training course with NOAA NCCOS called "Monitoring and Event Response for Harmful Algal Blooms" (MERHAB). Fluid Imaging Technologies participates by instructing students in algae identification using the FlowCam.
1. Using the FlowCam to Study Harmful Algae Blooms Around Sanibel Island, Florida — The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) uses the FlowCam to study phytoplankton blooms in the Caloosahatchee River estuary and in the Gulf of Mexico around Sanibel Island.