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December 6, 2010

Course gave researchers from 18 countries an introduction to time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy

Through lectures and trainings the participants gained insight into principles of fluorescence spectroscopy and its applications

The 8th European short course on "Principles and Applications of Time-Resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy" organised by PicoQuant GmbH took place from November 1 to 4, 2010, in Berlin. The course brought together individuals from 18 different countries and gave an in-depth introduction to the principles of (time-resolved) fluorescence spectroscopy and its applications to the Life Sciences. As in previous years the short course was organised in close collaboration with the Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy (CFS) & Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore, USA.

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Course gave researchers from 18 countries an introduction to time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy

November 30, 2010

High bit rate Quantum Random Number Generator service started

The generator developed by PicoQuant GmbH and the the Nano-Optics groups of HU delivers random numbers over the internet

PicoQuant GmbH and the Nano-Optics groups at the Department of Physics of Humboldt University, Berlin have started a Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) that is based on the quantum randomness of photon arrival times. It provides a bit rate with up to 150 Mbits/s over USB. Interested persons are invited to test and use the generated randomness on the website of the Humboldt University at http://qrng.physik.hu-berlin.de. The service is free of charge but requires registration.

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High bit rate Quantum Random Number Generator service started

November 29, 2010

PicoQuant to present new fully automated spectrometer at Photonics West in San Francisco

The fluorescence lifetime spectrometer with steady-state option makes picosecond timing easy

PicoQuant GmbH, specialist in the field of Single Photon Counting Applications, will introduce three new products at SPIE Photonics West from January 22 to 27, 2011 in San Francisco, California: the new fully automated fluorescence lifetime and steady-state spectrometer FluoTime 300, a new yellow picosecond pulsed laser with variable repetition rate and the τ-SPAD, a new single photon counting module for timing applications.

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PicoQuant to present new fully automated spectrometer at Photonics West in San Francisco

October 6, 2010

PicoQuant’s Workshop on Single Molecule Spectroscopy brougth together top researchers

More than 150 participants came to Berlin to discuss latest results, projects and ideas

The sixteenth International Workshop on Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Ultra Sensitive Analysis in the Life Sciences from September 15 to 17, 2010, organised by PicoQuant GmbH, brought together international top researchers in the field of ultrasensitive optical detection and single molecule spectroscopy and microscopy. More than 150 participants enjoyed 45 highly up-to-date talks, including lectures given by renowned scientists like Steven A. Soper, Paul R. Selvin and Gerhard J. Schütz. During the poster session with more than 50 scientific posters participants discussed latest results. Informal gatherings during the reception and a dinner lead to fruitful discussions about new ideas, projects and new networks.

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PicoQuant’s Workshop on Single Molecule Spectroscopy brougth together top researchers

October 14, 2009

TCSPC System “HydraHarp 400” now with up to 8 channels

Each channel is based on a novel time digitizer with 1 ps resolution, a processing rate of 12.5 million counts per second

PicoQuant announces an extended version of the multichannel Picosecond Event Timer and Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting system “HydraHarp 400” that can now accommodate up to eight independent input channels.

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TCSPC System “HydraHarp 400” now with up to 8 channels