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November 2, 2017

BE-OPTICAL and PicoQuant – pushing the envelope in medical imaging

Project focuses on achieving the next major advance in medical imaging, enabling advanced analysis of cells or tissues

PicoQuant and the Humboldt University Berlin are co-hosting an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) within the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions of the Innovative Training Networks H2020 BE-OPTICAL. The ESR is working on a PhD thesis during his stay at PicoQuant that is entitled "Advanced Nanoscale Microscopy: Time-Resolved Super-Resolution Fluorescence Studies of Biological Structures". The aim of the project lies in exploring novel strategies based on pulsed excitation coupled with nanosecond time-resolved detection to carry out multiplexed studies of complex dynamics in biological structures under optical super-resolution conditions.

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BE-OPTICAL and PicoQuant – pushing the envelope in medical imaging

October 23, 2017

10. European Short Course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy”

The course offers an in-depth introduction into time-resolved microscopy techniques through lectures and practical sessions

The 10. annual short course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy”, organized by PicoQuant GmbH, provides an in-depth introduction to the principles of fluorescence microscopy and its applications to Life Science. It will be held from March 6-8, 2018 in Berlin, the capital city of Germany.

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10. European Short Course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy”

October 9, 2017

23. International Workshop on Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy in the Life Sciences

Researchers from all over the world met in Berlin from September 13 – 15, 2017

Over 90 researchers from various scientific fields such as Life Sciences, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry met at this three day event to report on and share the latest developments in ultrasensitive optical detection. A special highlight of this year excellent line-up of invited speakers was the presentation given by Nobel laureate W. E. Moerner (Standford University, USA) on “the promise and challenges of 3D super-resolution microscopy and single-molecule tracking in cells and in solution”.

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23. International Workshop on Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy in the Life Sciences

September 29, 2017

QuCoa - new software for the analysis of quantum correlations

Simplify data acquisition and analysis for quantum correlation and coincidence counting applications

PicoQuant has released the QuCoa software package, an integrated solution for data acquisition and analysis using the unique T2 time-tagging mode of PicoQuant's TCSPC electronics. QuCoa is aimed at research areas relying on coincidence detection such as Hanbury-Brown-Twiss setups to study single photon sources (g(2) / antibunching), quantum key distributions (QKD), general quantum optics or the study of entanglement using Hong-Ou Mandel setups (HOM). The software offers special analysis routines for coincidence correlations as well as for coincidence counting applications.

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QuCoa - new software for the analysis of quantum correlations

August 17, 2017

SymPhoTime 64 – new software version released

Novel reconvolution fitting models for rapidFLIM measurements involving multi exponential lifetime decays

PicoQuant is releasing a new version of the SymPhoTime 64 fluorescence imaging and correlation software package for the time-resolved MicroTime 200 microscopy platform. Beyond regular fixes and improvements, this update includes a special highlight for rapidFLIM users. Novel reconvolution fitting models (patent pending) are now included for correcting detector pulse pile up occurring in fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) experiments performed at high count rates. These new models extend accurate fitting and analysis of rapidFLIM data to cases where multi exponential lifetime decays are involved.

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SymPhoTime 64 – new software version released