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Printer Toner to Cosmetics: 2018 Particle Analysis Services Report

Application scientist using pipetter to put sample in FlowCamEvery year, Fluid Imaging Technologies' receives a diverse range of submissions to its Particle Analysis Service where clients submit samples to our Laboratory for analysis on the FlowCam. Within 5 business days, the VisualSpreadsheet data is delivered to the client, who is then walked through their results via webinar by our staff. They also receive their own trial version of VisualSpreadsheet to post-process freely. 

In 2018, our Particle Analysis Services have analyzed samples from printer toner, to bacteria, to cosmetic powders. Below we've listed a selection of the novel submissions received: 

  • Cancer treatment drug
  • Schizophrenia treatment drug
  • Acrylic particles
  • Air filter particulates
  • Polystyrene latex
  • Distillation bottoms
  • Haematococcus pluvialis, Thallassiosira weissflogii, and Tetraselmis spp. algae cultures
  • Oyster seed
  • Sediment samples from Florida and Poland
  • Antifoam suspensions
  • Cerium oxide (ceria) slurry
  • Poultry vaccine
  • PLGA nanoparticles
  • Activated sludge
  • Sponge spicules
  • Hematite
  • Flu vaccines
  • Red Tide (Karenia brevis)
  • Protein formulations
  • Nematodes – C. elegans
  • Fluid from laxative capsules
  • Fluorescent cellulose fibers
  • Diamond powder
  • Printer toner
  • Marine sample from Myrtle Beach
  • Zooplankton from Zanzibar
  • Activated sludge
  • Polymeric microspheres
  • Facial powder
  • Lake Erie water samples
  • Bacteria
  • Fragrance encapsulations

Our laboratory staff optimizes the FlowCam for each sample submitted. Do you wonder whether or not the FlowCam can analyze the particles in your application? Submit a sample analysis request to inquire. 

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