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January 30, 2020

Combining FLIM-FRET and STED microscopy in vivo using a newly developed FRET pair

A recently published article in Nature Scientific Reports

Congratulations to Erika Günther (former Postdoctoral Researcher at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany) and her colleagues on their exciting work combining FLIM-FRET and STED microscopy in vivo using a newly developed FRET pair! This combination enables the study of protein interactions in sub-diffraction structures. The group uses FLIM-FRET to monitor the connection of the bacterial filament MamK to the magnetosome membrane via the linker MamJ, and STED to check the filament for fragmentation. Also impressive, they use PicoQuant's 6th MicroTime 200 microscope, built in 2004, for performing this cutting-edge research. This system features a custom-built STED add-on using one of the first P-FA-765 lasers from PicoQuant for depletion. If you want to build on their research, good news: by now, an alignment-free, multicolor easySTED add-on is available for our MicroTime 200 confocals to perform STED-FLIM-FRET and STED-F(LC)CS experiments.

Article at nature.com

PicoQuant's MicroTime 200 STED

Combining FLIM-FRET and STED microscopy in vivo using a newly developed FRET pair

December 18, 2019

Season’s Greetings

Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year 2020

What a pile of gifts! Our Christmas elves have been very busy packing and wrapping PicoQuant’s traditional gifts for the children of all employees. Another end of year tradition for both staff and company is to raise funds in support of a charity. This year, our financial support goes to the Sonnenhof-Hospiz für Kinder, Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene in Berlin.

We wish allof our customers and business partners Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year 2019!

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December 11, 2019

PicoQuant announces 3rd International Symposium on “Single Photon based Quantum Technologies”

Scientists from all over the world will gather in Berlin to present and discuss recent developments

PicoQuant is proud to host the third edition of the three day symposium on “Single Photon based Quantum Technologies” from May 22 to 24, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The event provides an interdisciplinary platform for exchanging experiences and information about latest developments in the field of single photon based quantum technologies.

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PicoQuant announces 3rd International Symposium on “Single Photon based Quantum Technologies”

November 21, 2019

PicoQuant presents the updated Taiko laser driver with more power and more diodes at Photonics West 2020

Further highlights are the MultiHarp 150 event timer now with programmable deadtime and the high-powered VisUV lasers

During the Photonics West 2020 exhibition, running from February 1-6, 2020 in San Francisco (CA, USA), PicoQuant will showcase the latest models and upgrades for its high-end Taiko PDL M1 picosecond pulsed laser driver, for the high-throughput MultiHarp 150 event timer and TCSPC unit as well as for the VisUV laser platform.

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PicoQuant presents the updated Taiko laser driver with more power and more diodes at Photonics West 2020

November 12, 2019

Measure outside of the box with PicoQuant‘s new FluoMic add-on for the FluoTime 300

The recently launched sample mounting unit for the high-end time-resolved fluorescence spectrometer enables remote measurements

From November 4 to 7, 2019, the lecturers and participants of the international course on “Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy” got a first look at PicoQuant’s FluoMic in action. This new add-on brings the accessibility and versatility of the time-resolved fluorescence spectrometer FluoTime 300 to remote samples without requiring any lengthy alignment or coupling procedures.

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Measure outside of the box with PicoQuant‘s new FluoMic add-on for the FluoTime 300

Important Dates

Next Quantum Symposium: May 27-29, 2020

Registration is now open. Abstracts can be submitted until February 17.


SymPhoTime Training Day

The next training will be on February 21, 2020.


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