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December 19, 2017

Season’s greetings from PicoQuant

We wish you and your relatives a joyous and peaceful holiday season and happy new year

Since the satisfaction of our customers is the foundation of our success, it is with great pleasure that we can say “thank you” during this holiday season for your pleasant and trustful cooperation throughout this year. We wish you and your relatives a merry holiday time and the best of health, happiness, and success for 2018.

Commitment and social responsibility are two core values of PicoQuant, which lead us to financially support several foundations and charities throughout the year, including Unicef, the Jose Carreras and the Rainforest Foundations.

Our ongoing success as a premiere developer and manufacturer of high-end time-resolved systems, TCSPC electronics, and laser components would not have been possible without our team of outstanding co-workers. We’d like to take the time to thank them for the excellent work, dedication, and inspired ideas.

Following tradition, our Christmas Elves have been hard at work ordering, packing and wrapping gifts for the youngest members of the PicoQuant family. The resulting colorful pile of presents will fulfill many a child’s wish during this holiday season.

Season’s greetings from PicoQuant

December 1, 2017

The FluoTime 300 spectrometer now available with double monochromators in excitation and emission

The new option strongly improves sensitivity and temporal resolution

PicoQuant proudly announces that the FluoTime 300 fluorescence lifetime spectrometer is now available with double monochromators in excitation and emission. Due to the very high stray light rejection of these monochromators, the signal to noise ratio of the spectrometer is increased to more than 29.000:1 (RMS) using the standard water Raman test. Even samples with a very high scattering contribution can now be studied with extreme sensitivity and ultimate temporal resolution.

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The FluoTime 300 spectrometer now available with double monochromators in excitation and emission

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 17, 2017

Photon counting camera LINCam now available from PicoQuant

The LINCam from Photonscore is now a part of PicoQuant’s detector line-up with single photon sensitivity

PicoQuant proudly announces the inclusion of the LINCam, a photon counting camera manufactured by Photonscore, to its line up of single photon sensitive detectors. The LINCam is a single photon counting device working in the time domain that provides position data via patented procedures. Pairing the LINCam with pulsed light sources allows turning any conventional fluorescence microscope into a powerful, scanning-free, time-resolved imaging instrument. Using it in conjunction with off-the-shelf optics makes it suitable even for larger scale applications such as Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR).

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Photon counting camera LINCam now available from PicoQuant

Important Dates

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

Registration is already open. Deadline for early bird: November 13, 2018.


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