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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

November 12, 2019

Joseph S. Broz from the Quantum Economic Development Consortium visits PicoQuant

On Thursday, November 7, Joseph S. Broz (in the middle of the picture), Executive Director and Governing Board Chairman of the United States Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QEDC) visited PicoQuant and the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik (FBH). Broz explained the purpose and roadmap of the QEDC which is to foster a robust supply chain and infrastructure for the developing quantum industry in the USA. PicoQuant and the FBH presented their capabilities to provide enabling technologies and R&D ressources for optical quantum technology, which could be beneficial for the consortium members in the near future. "At PicoQuant, we build time-tagging devices that are perfectly suited for many applications in optical quantum technologies," says Rainer Erdmann, Managing Director of PicoQuant.

Joseph S. Broz from the Quantum Economic Development Consortium visits PicoQuant

November 11, 2019

PicoQuant donates to atmosfair’s energy efficiency project in Rwanda

For PicoQuant, green is more than just the company color: Environmental and social responsibility are part of the company’s core philosophy. “We decided to compensate our CO2 emission produced by our air travel by donating to the climate protection organization atmosfair," says Rainer Erdmann, Managing Director of PicoQuant. For the air travel miles accrued in 2019, PicoQuant donates 6000 EUR to an energy efficiency project in Rwanda, which focuses on providing highly efficient cook stoves. These stoves are assembled in Rwanda with parts sourced locally.

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PicoQuant donates to atmosfair’s energy efficiency project in Rwanda

November 11, 2019

38 researchers from all over the world at PicoQuant’s fluorescence course

The course gives an in-depth introduction into principles and applications of time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy

From November 4-7, 2019, PicoQuant held the 17th edition of its yearly course on the “Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence” in Berlin. The 38 participants from all over the world greatly appreciated the inspiring lectures by Prof. Joseph R. Lakowicz from the Center of Fluorescence Spectroscopy (CFS, Baltimore, USA), Prof. Zygmunt “Karol” Gryczynski from the Texas Christian University (Texas, USA), and Prof. Nikolai Tkachenko from the Tampere University (Finland).

The attendees and lecturers also got a first look at PicoQuant’s new FluoMic add-on for the FluoTime 300 fluorescence spectrometer. This add-on enables measuring steady-state and time-resolved spectra from a small point of interest (down to 2 µm) on a remote sample located, for example, in a microscope.

Both the lectures and complementary practical sessions using instruments from Agilent Technologies and PicoQuant helped participants in gaining an in-depth understanding of fluorescence spectroscopy and its application in Materials and Life Sciences. The course program was rounded out by a welcoming reception as well as a dinner, which gave attendees ample opportunities for discussing and networking in an informal atmosphere.

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38 researchers from all over the world at PicoQuant’s fluorescence course

October 17, 2019

Registration is now open for our next Time-resolved Microscopy Course

The course organized by PicoQuant offers an in-depth introduction into time-resolved microscopy techniques through lectures and

PicoQuant will hold the 12th international course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy” from February 18 to 20, 2020, in Berlin. The course provides an in-depth introduction to the principles of fluorescence microscopy and its applications to Life Science. Registration deadline is January 17, 2020.

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Registration is now open for our next Time-resolved Microscopy Course

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Next Microscopy Course: Feb 18-20, 2020

Registration is now open. Early bird fees until November 22, 2019.


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