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May 2, 2017

Girls’ Day 2017 at PicoQuant

Fluorescence microscopy workshop for young students

For this year's Girls' Day, PicoQuant organized a workshop under the motto "make the invisible visible" for young females from age 10 and upwards. The attendees had the opportunity to meet female role models in leadership positions in research and business as well as experience the world of technology, crafts, engineering, and science.

During the workshop, the girls learned about light and fluorescence by investigating the luminescence of naturally occurring fluorophores like chlorophyll or aesculin from horse chestnuts under UV illumination. Furthermore, single cell structures, that are far too small to be seen by naked eye, were made visible by light microscopy.

As an annual event organized at research institutes and technical enterprises in Germany, the Girls' Day enables young females to gain insights into professions where women are still underrepresented.

Girls’ Day 2017 at PicoQuant

April 28, 2017

The FLIMbee: fast scanning add-on for PicoQuant’s MicroTime 200 platform

The new galvo scanner add-on FLIMbee provides outstanding flexibility in scanning speed

The FLIMbee galvo scanner add-on has been released for the MicroTime 200 time-resolved microscopy platform by PicoQuant. This new scanner provides an outstanding flexibility in scanning speed, ranging from very slow to fast, while maintaining the excellent spatial precision of the MicroTime 200. The FLIMbee is designed to minimize vignetting of the image field and to ensure a constant focal volume over a wide scan range.

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The FLIMbee: fast scanning add-on for PicoQuant’s MicroTime 200 platform

April 12, 2017

PicoQuant expands its hybrid photomultiplier detector line-up

Two new models from the PMA Hybrid Series are now available, covering broad spectral ranges with excellent detection efficiency

PicoQuant has released two new single photon sensitive hybrid photo detector models with excellent temporal resolution for its PMA Hybrid Series: The PMA Hybrid 42 covers the entire visible range from 300 nm to 850 nm with a detection efficiency of up to 20 %. The PMA Hybrid 07 is sensitive in the UV down to 220 nm with a maximum detection efficiency of up to 25 % and covers the whole visible spectrum.

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PicoQuant expands its hybrid photomultiplier detector line-up

March 14, 2017

PicoQuant presents laser innovations at CLEO 2017

Highlights include yellow emitting pulsed laser and an expanded line-up for the VisIR/VisUV pulsed laser platform

PicoQuant will showcase its latest laser innovations at CLEO 2017 in San Jose, CA, USA from May 14-19, 2017. The highlights at this years exhibition include the fiber amplified laser head LDH-P-FA-560 and several new modules from the VisIR/VisUV platform series.

Meet us at our booth #2023.

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PicoQuant presents laser innovations at CLEO 2017

February 21, 2017

PicoQuant releases 560 nm laser for applications in Life Science

The new picosecond pulsed laser emits light in the yellow-green spectral range ideal for the excitation of many molecular probes

PicoQuant has released a laser head that emits laser pulses at 560 nm. The fiber amplified laser head LDH-P-FA-560 delivers average optical powers of more than 3 mW at a repetition rate of 40 MHhz with pulse widths down to 40 ps. The new laser nicely rounds out PicoQuant’s range of picosecond pulsed laser sources in the yellow-green spectral range. The LDH-P-FA-560 is fully compatible with all laser drivers from PicoQuant’s PDL Series. The collimated free beam output can optionally be coupled into an optical fiber.

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PicoQuant releases 560 nm laser for applications in Life Science

Important Dates

Registration for Fluorescence Course until September 25, 2017

15th European Short Course on “Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy”, November 6-9, 2017 in Berlin


Register now for the next Microscopy Course in March 2018

Deadline for early bird registration: November 13, 2017


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