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April 18, 2019

Meet PicoQuant at CLEO 2019

Discover our latest developments in picosecond pulsed lasers and photon counting electronics

From May 5 to 10, 2019, PicoQuant will present some of its latest products at CLEO in San Jose (CA, USA). This year’s highlights include the new smart picosecond laser driver Taiko and the high-throughput multichannel time tagging unit MultiHarp 150.

The Taiko laser driver lets the user take full control over picosecond pulsed laser heads. It allows reading out and adjusting many parameters on the fly either through a local one button interface or remotely via a PC, including repetition rate, operation temperature or even fully calibrated and linearized optical output power for more precise power setting with higher output levels than ever.

The MultiHarp 150, a Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting unit, features four or eight identical detection channels with 80 ps resolution, that are synchronized but independent. It’s smartly designed timing electronics allow for high sustained data throughput with ultra short dead times of 650 ps, making it ideal for many applications in quantum optics.

Drop by for a nice chat with the company’s experts at booth #1917!

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Meet PicoQuant at CLEO 2019

April 4, 2019

Call for Papers: 25th anniversary of the Single Molecule Workshop

PicoQuant has invited an impressive line-up of renowned speakers to celebrate this momentous occasion.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of PicoQuant’s annual workshop on “Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy in the Life Sciences”. The celebratory event will take place in Berlin from September 3 to 6, 2019. Some of the most renowned and inspiring people from the field of single molecule research will be giving keynote lectures, including two Nobel Prize laureates. Abstracts can be submitted until May 15, 2019, registration is open until July 31, 2019.

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Call for Papers: 25th anniversary of the Single Molecule Workshop

March 29, 2019

PicoQuant‘s Support Team keeps on growing

We are very happy to welcome our two new co-workers Samaneh Rezvani and Thomas Ruckelshausen to the PicoQuant Support Team! The team is now even more international and fluent in Greek, Russian, Persian, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and German. This cultural diversity helps us at PicoQuant to better understand and interact with scientific communities around the world to provide the best technical and scientific support. 

Find out more about our workshops and courses: www.picoquant.com/events/workshops-and-courses
 

PicoQuant‘s Support Team keeps on growing

March 28, 2019

Axel Hagen from PicoQuant has developed a LabVIEW program for Fluorescence Lifetime-Activated Droplet Sorting (FLADS)

The program is part of the novel approach for FLADS by the research group of Prof. Detlev Belder

In a recent publication in Lab on a Chip, the research group of Prof. Detlev Belder from the University of Leipzig (Germany) describes a novel, highly efficient approach for sorting droplets in a microfluidic device. The Fluorescence Lifetime-Activated Droplet Sorting (FLADS) method was demonstrated in proof-of-concept study where droplets containing two different fluorescent compounds were separated based on their fluorescence lifetimes. The technical implementation involves a microfluidic device (see schematic) that allows on-the-fly fluorescence lifetime determination of the passing droplets at a first point. A LabVIEW program developed by Axel Hagen (from PicoQuant GmbH, Germany) made the sorting possible by fast triggering of a dielectrophoretic force sorting functionality downstream of the detection spot. Thus droplets containing different luminescent species can be reliably separated based on their fluorescence lifetimes. It is even possible to differentiate between droplets containing various mixtures of the fluorophores.

The article is available at the journal website: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2018/lc/c8lc01278d

Axel Hagen from PicoQuant has developed a LabVIEW program for Fluorescence Lifetime-Activated Droplet Sorting (FLADS)

March 20, 2019

New Chief Technology Officer strengthens PicoQuant’s R&D Department

Jürgen Breitlow now coordinates the work in all development areas

Due to its steady growth, PicoQuant has broadened its management structures. In August 2018, Jürgen Breitlow (50) took over from Rainer Erdmann, Managing Director of PicoQuant, the holistic management of the company's three development areas. This new position strengthens PicoQuant's efforts to continually provide customers with innovative optoelectonic products of the highest quality. “We are very glad that we were able to hire such an experienced manager for this position”, says Rainer Erdmann. “Jürgen Breitlow has a proven track record in various industries and his holistic approach will enable us to provide customers with the best and most innovative products even faster.”

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New Chief Technology Officer strengthens PicoQuant’s R&D Department

Important Dates

Call for Papers: 25th Single Molecule Workshop

The anniversary workshop will take place Sept. 3-6, 2019. Abstracts can be submitted until May 15, 2019.


Next Fluorescenece Course: 4-7 Nov. 2019

Save the date. Registration for our 17th European Short Course on “Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy” in Berlin opens in June.


Call for Papers: BiOS 2020

PicoQuant co-organizes the special conference "Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Superresolution Imaging XIII" (BO503). Abstracts can be submitted until July 24, 2019.


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