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May 30, 2017

BabyLux, the light that brightens the lives of premature babies

First results of the European project BabyLux obtained in Milan and Copenhagen are encouraging

For the first time, two advanced biophotonic technologies –  near-infrared time-resolved spectroscopy (TRS) and diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) – have been combined and the already tested prototypes were extended to the level of demonstrators. Two devices were installed and used by doctors for six months in the neonatology units at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark and at the Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda - Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milan, Italy. The project goal is to reduce the risk of brain lesions in extremely preterm babies. The core opto-electronic components necessary for this novel instrument are provided by the German company PicoQuant, a leading provider of instrumentation for single photon counting applications.

Project website: http://www.babylux-project.eu/

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BabyLux, the light that brightens the lives of premature babies

May 10, 2017

PicoQuant to hold 23rd International Single Molecule Workshop

Researchers from all over the world meet in Berlin to discuss and present recent developments

PicoQuant will host the 23rd International Workshop on “Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy in the Life Sciences” from September 13 to 15, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. This yearly organized event brings together users and developers from diverse fields such as Physics, Chemistry, as well as Biology. The workshop provides an interdisciplinary platform for experienced and young scientists to share their research and developments in ultrasensitive optical detection down to the single molecule level and beyond the classical diffraction limit.

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PicoQuant to hold 23rd International Single Molecule Workshop

May 4, 2017

Innovations by PicoQuant at LASER World of PHOTONICS

Highlights: a new green pulsed laser head, new modules for the VisIR/VisUV laser platform, and the FLIMbee galvo scanner

PicoQuant will showcase its latest laser innovations at the LASER World of PHOTONICS Munich, Germany, from June 26-29, 2017. The highlights at this year’s exhibition include the green emitting fiber amplified laser head LDH-P-FA-560, several new modules from the VisIR/VisUV platform series, and the FLIMbee galvo scanner add-on for the MicroTime 200.

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Innovations by PicoQuant at LASER World of PHOTONICS

May 2, 2017

Girls’ Day 2017 at PicoQuant

Fluorescence microscopy workshop for young students

For this year's Girls' Day, PicoQuant organized a workshop under the motto "make the invisible visible" for young females from age 10 and upwards. The attendees had the opportunity to meet female role models in leadership positions in research and business as well as experience the world of technology, crafts, engineering, and science.

During the workshop, the girls learned about light and fluorescence by investigating the luminescence of naturally occurring fluorophores like chlorophyll or aesculin from horse chestnuts under UV illumination. Furthermore, single cell structures, that are far too small to be seen by naked eye, were made visible by light microscopy.

As an annual event organized at research institutes and technical enterprises in Germany, the Girls' Day enables young females to gain insights into professions where women are still underrepresented.

Girls’ Day 2017 at PicoQuant

April 28, 2017

The FLIMbee: fast scanning add-on for PicoQuant’s MicroTime 200 platform

The new galvo scanner add-on FLIMbee provides outstanding flexibility in scanning speed

The FLIMbee galvo scanner add-on has been released for the MicroTime 200 time-resolved microscopy platform by PicoQuant. This new scanner provides an outstanding flexibility in scanning speed, ranging from very slow to fast, while maintaining the excellent spatial precision of the MicroTime 200. The FLIMbee is designed to minimize vignetting of the image field and to ensure a constant focal volume over a wide scan range.

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The FLIMbee: fast scanning add-on for PicoQuant’s MicroTime 200 platform

Important Dates

Abstract Submission for Single Molecule Workshop 2018

Deadline for submission of abstracts, early bird registration and fee waiver application: May 31, 2018.
 


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