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May 20, 2020

Jörg Enderlein and Christian Eggeling about scanning FCS

Significance and advantages of this method

A new line scan mode in our SymPhoTime 64 software now allows acquiring scanning Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (sFCS) data with our time-resolved microscope MicroTime 200. In interviews that were given during our 25th Workshop on “Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy” in September 2019 by Jörg Enderlein from the Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany and Christian Eggeling from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany, they also talked about the significance and advantages of scanning FCS.

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Jörg Enderlein and Christian Eggeling about scanning FCS

May 19, 2020

Visit our application lab virtually and perform real measurements

Remote demos of our spectroscopy and microscopy systems and their respective software

Even as the world is slowly moving towards a “new normal”, we are not yet able to visit or welcome every customer in person. However, we want to invite you for a virtual stay in our application lab. There you can get a closer look at our spectroscopy and microscopy systems and have in-depth discussions with our application specialists from the safety and comfort of your own place. These remote demo sessions are not limited to just talking about instrument specifications or theoretical aspects. We are also more than happy to perform real measurements together with you using samples that you send us.

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Visit our application lab virtually and perform real measurements

May 7, 2020

Leveraging undesired cross-labeling effects in indirect immunofluorescence

A recent article in Scientific Reports presents a novel FLIM based approach

In an excellent work of former Marie Curie Research Fellow at PicoQuant Sumeet Rohilla and the group of Andreas Hocke from the Charité Universitätsmedizin, a novel FLIM based approach has been introduced in an article in Scientific Reports for leveraging undesired cross-labeling effects in indirect immunofluorescence (IMF). The increased specificity allowed for the seperation of various standard antibody-based labels with increased specificity using spectral FLIM and pattern matching. Consequently, no establishment of new anti-body labeling protocols is required for avoiding cross-labeling which saves cost and time while misinterpretation such as wrongly attributed spatial distribution of biomolecules is avoided.

The paper is available at nature.com: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-60877-8

Leveraging undesired cross-labeling effects in indirect immunofluorescence

April 16, 2020

New white paper on measuring steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence

Free pdf for download

Read our recent white paper where we demonstrate how the new FluoMic add-on for the FluoTime 300 time-resolved fluorescence spectrometer becomes a powerful tool for collecting spectral and temporal information using a micrometer-sized positionable observation volume. This combination is an excellent way to learn more about your samples, especially in materials science!

Title of the White Paper: Measuring steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence from a positionable, micrometer-sized observation volume with the FluoMic add-on.

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New white paper on measuring steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence

April 9, 2020

PicoQuant releases microbiologist from his work to help in the fight against COVID-19

Being a reserve officer Dr. Fabian Jolmes has been asked by the Bundeswehr for temporal support in the Bundeswehr Hospital

Dr. Fabian Jolmes, microbiologist and application specialist for confocal microscopy at PicoQuant will be on a temporal leave for several months to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Being a reserve officer of the Federal Defence Forces of Germany (Bundeswehr) he has been asked for his support in the execution and evaluation of COVID-19 tests. Supporting such an important social task is a matter of course for us at PicoQuant. Managing Director Rainer Erdmann did not hesitate a second to approve Fabians release from his regular work when the request from the Bundeswehr arrived. Fabian started his work in the department of microbiology of the Bundeswehr Hospital in Berlin this week - Stay healthy Fabian!

PicoQuant releases microbiologist from his work to help in the fight against COVID-19

Important Dates

Next Quantum Symposium: Sept. 14-16, 2020

The date has been postponed from May to September! Registration is open until August 15.


Next Single Molecule Workshop: Sept. 16-18, 2020

Registration is open until August 15.


Next Fluorescenece Course: Nov 9-12, 2020

Registration opens in June 2020.


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