Flow Imaging Microscopy Blog

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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Topics: News and Events

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

Fluid Imaging: One of Maine's "Best Places to Work"!

In August, Fluid Imaging Technologies was named one of 29 small companies on the list of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Maine. FIT previously received this honor in 2017, and we are very excited to make the list again - this time as one of the top ten companies!
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Topics: News and Events

Saving Lives with the FlowCam - the Race to Identify Potentially Fatal Bacteria

In exciting recent news, Fluid Imaging has entered into an exclusive research agreement with the University of Colorado Boulder to begin a study into the possibilities of automated identification of certain bacterial species, headed by Dr. Theodore Randolph. This study has potentially life-saving implications if proven successful.

Pictured above: Dr. Randolph with his FlowCam at the University of Colorado

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Topics: News and Events, User Spotlight

Welcoming our Distributors from Around the World to Maine

Last week we hosted an International Industrial Sales Summit at our headquarters in Scarborough, Maine. We welcomed representatives from distributors located in China, Japan, Korea, Germany, Mexico, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

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Topics: News and Events

Meet Fluid Imaging's Sales Team!

If you've spoken to anyone at Fluid Imaging, it's probably been one of our salespeople. Our five sales reps come from diverse backgrounds with varied interests and market specialties. No matter your FlowCam application, we have someone to help you! 

Read on to get to know those voices on the phone...

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Topics: News and Events

Fluid Imaging Welcomes Friend from Down Under

Last week we welcomed our Australian Technical Services Director, Mark Williams from Kenelec Scientific, for advanced FlowCam training.

For more than 50 years, Kenelec Scientific has been one of Australia’s leading scientific and environmental technology companies. Based in Melbourne, with distributors located throughout Australia, they are recognized as innovative industry leaders in the supply of the latest generation technologies at competitive prices.

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Topics: News and Events, FlowCam Technology

Fluid Imaging Welcomes Professor Natasha Barteneva

On Friday our team welcomed a visit from Professor Natasha Barteneva from Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. Several years ago, Dr. Barteneva approached us with interest in setting up a Flow Cytometry laboratory for Nazarbayev University. With her unique position as a research scientist at Harvard University and Faculty Professor at Nazarbayev, she facilitated a grant for their university.  The rest, as we say, is FlowCam history.

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Topics: News and Events, FlowCam Technology, User Spotlight