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Middle School Students Excited by FlowCam on ME Bioscience Day

BioME’s 7th annual ME Bioscience Day was celebrated in Maine middle school classrooms over the week of November 14th, 2022. Aimed to get 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students excited about life science, the BioScience Association of Maine (BioME) extended invitations to science professionals from across the state to show students how the life sciences are being studied and applied right here in Maine. The day was able to return to a live format this year after occurring virtually in 2020 and 2021.

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Topics: News and Events, Aquatic Research

VisualSpreadsheet 6.0.2 Improves Data Processing Speeds

VisualSpreadsheet® is FlowCam's powerful, customizable software program featuring interactive particle image and data analysis. We recently released VisualSpreadsheet Version 6.0.2, which is now available for all FlowCam instruments currently running VisualSpreadsheet 6. Please get in touch with us about upgrades if your FlowCam is currently running VisualSpreadsheet 4 or 5.

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Topics: News and Events, FlowCam Technology, VisualSpreadsheet

FlowCam Analysis of Particle Concentrations to Monitor Water Quality in Pre and Post-Treated Drinking Water

We'll be attending the annual Water Quality Technology Conference in Cincinnati, OH, next month. On Wednesday, November 16th, at 10:30 am, Polly Barrowman will be presenting a case study with Hunter Adams, (the Water Quality Supervisor at the City of Wichita Falls Cypress Environmental Laboratory) about their implementation of flow imaging microscopy. Polly and Hunter demonstrate how monitoring particle concentrations and morphology using FlowCam at various points in the treatment system enabled Hunter's team to address elevated particle counts.

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Topics: News and Events, Municipal Water (Drinking/Wastewater), User Spotlight

Supporting our International FlowCam Partners

Last week we hosted our representatives from Yokogawa's international offices for a week-long FlowCam Training Summit. Yokogawa teams and our other FlowCam sales partners traveled to our headquarters in Maine from countries including Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Ireland, Brazil, Singapore, Bahrain, and Taiwan. 

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FlowCam Part of GlobalHAB Symposium Intercomparison Study

GlobalHAB is an international scientific program on harmful algal blooms (HABs) that fosters collaborative research efforts aimed at understanding and predicting HAB events in aquatic ecosystems while also providing scientific data to help manage and mitigate their impacts. As part of their efforts to provide a structure for planning and coordinating international activities related to HAB research, the program recently facilitated the GlobalHAB Symposium on Automated Observations of Plankton. FlowCam team members, Savannah Judge and Nicole Gill, traveled to the Kristineberg Marine Research Station in Fiskebäckskil, Sweden to participate. The center’s boat basin is pictured below.

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Topics: Marine Research, News and Events, Harmful Algal Blooms, FlowCam Technology, Aquatic Research

FlowCam Service Plans - Which Plan is Right for You?

Did you know that we have all-inclusive service plans available to ensure that your FlowCam is operating at its best?

 

Our service plans include an extended warranty, and with the Gold Plan, we perform annual preventative maintenance and services directly in your lab. The Silver Service Plan includes the annual maintenance and services in our factory. Additionally, our service plans offer software upgrade benefits, access to FlowCam University, and discounts on on-site training and consulting.

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Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies Named One of Maine's Best Places to Work

Each year, companies in Maine vie to be listed among the "Best Places to Work". Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies has been honored to receive this designation five times in the past six years.

Employees voluntarily complete a survey providing thorough and honest feedback to company management and to the Best Places to Work organization about their experience, including workplace culture, benefits, compensation, and mission. "It is wonderful to be recognized. We greatly value the feedback from our employees and the opportunity to make positive changes to continually improve our business," says Ross Bryant, President, and CEO.

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Topics: News and Events

FlowCam Goes West: A Visit to Breckenridge, Colorado

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado hosts the annual Colorado Protein Stability Conference, providing a unique opportunity for scientists working on protein stability to convene and share their research. This year marked the return of the conference for the first time since 2019.

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Topics: Protein Therapeutics, News and Events, FlowCam Technology

FlowCam at IFPAC 2022: Presenting Technological Innovations in Flow Imaging Microscopy

IFPAC, the International Forum for Process Analytical Chemistry, holds an annual conference that brings together scientists working in Process Analytical Technologies, QbD, Process Understanding & Control, and Real-Time Analytics. Professionals in these fields meet in person to discuss the latest trends and get ideas for the future of the industry. Research is presented in applications ranging from biopharmaceuticals to chemicals to food and beverage.

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Topics: Materials Applications, Protein Therapeutics, News and Events, FlowCam Technology, Food & Beverage, Biopharmaceutical Research, Nanoparticles

Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting Brings FlowCam Users Together to Share Research

In May 2022 our FlowCam Aquatic Team attended the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This historic meeting brought together scientists from nine different societies to form the largest gathering of its kind in history. It was a welcome change after two years of virtual meetings and limited in-person collaboration. 

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Topics: Marine Research, Freshwater Research, News and Events, Harmful Algal Blooms, Municipal Water (Drinking/Wastewater), User Spotlight, Aquaculture, Aquatic Research