FlowCam® - Flow Imaging Microscopy Blog

The FlowCam Cyano for automated analysis of algae and cyanobacteria

FlowCam Cyano benchtop w. collageBased on proven FlowCam® technology, the FlowCam Cyano automatically identifies cyanobacteria from other algae and particles in aquatic samples. Using a patent-pending combination of excitation wavelength, phycocyanin fluorescence measurement, and image recognition software, the system automates what was previously done using manual microscopy. After differentiating the cyanobacteria from the other algae in the sample, VisualSpreadsheet and Advanced Classifier software can be used to further characterize specific types of algae found in the sample using 40+ physical parameters. 

Keep reading to view our new video and see the inner workings of the FlowCam Cyano, as well as a detailed demonstration of VisualSpreadsheet's automated classification process.

Play the video below for a guided tour of the FlowCam Cyano by Fluid Imaging Technology's Frances Buerkens.

FlowCam Cyano Explainer Video 2019


Download FlowCam Cyano Brochure


Topics: Harmful Algal Blooms, FlowCam Technology, Municipal Water (Drinking/Wastewater), Aquatic Research