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July 8, 2015

PicoQuant’s LSM upgrade kit now supports the Zeiss LSM 880

The new upgrade kit expands the capabilities of the laser scanning microscope Zeiss LSM 880 with time-resolved analysis methods

PicoQuant GmbH has expanded the compatibility list of its FLIM and FCS upgrade kit to include the Zeiss LSM 880 confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM). The upgrade kit is an external addition to the CLSM enhancing its capabilities by the addition of time-resolved techniques such as fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM), Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS), or advanced time-resolved Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) analysis.

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PicoQuant’s LSM upgrade kit now supports the Zeiss LSM 880

June 24, 2015

PicoQuant introduces two new high-powered laser modules with variable repetition rates

The VisIR-765 “STED” and VisUV offer pulse-widths optimized for STED and fluorescence lifetime applications

PicoQuant has introduced the picosecond pulsed laser platforms VisIR-765 and VisUV at the Laser World of PHOTONICS 2015 in Munich (June 22-25, 2015). The VisIR-765 “STED” delivers an optical output power of up to 1.5 W at 766 nm with a laser pulse width of 500 ps. Short pulse width below 70 ps can be offered optionally. The VisUV laser can generate light at 266 nm, 355 nm, and 532 nm. Any wavelength can be chosen individually or in combination with one or two other lines. Average output powers between 2 mW and 500 mW can be offered, depending on the wavelength and on the amount of beam outputs chosen. Pulse widths of less than 70 ps are achieved.

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PicoQuant introduces two new high-powered laser modules with variable repetition rates

February 26, 2015

New operating software for the PDL 828 “Sepia II”

Version 1.1 features a new GUI and more detailed settings

PicoQuant has released version 1.1 of the "universal laser control software", which now also allows to control the PDL 828 "Sepia II" in addition to the Solea supercontinuum laser. The software features a very clean and easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) that adapts to the actual configuration of the connected PDL 828. Different settings can now be stored inside the laser driver allowing a quick change of configurations. The new software version also increases the range of possible internal repetition rates of the oscillator module, which can now be set to nearly 200.000 distinct values between 80 MHz and 760 Hz. Another very useful new feature has been added to the control of the pulse energy of the connected lasers that can now be varied in steps of 0.1 % leading to a much finer control of excitation power.

New operating software for the PDL 828 “Sepia II”

January 21, 2015

PicoQuant releases version 2.0 of the SymPhoTime 64 software package for FLIM and FCS

Version 2.0 provides new and outstanding features for time-resolved data acquisition and analysis as well as super-resolution.

PicoQuant has released version 2.0 of its SymPhoTime 64 FLIM and FCS software package. New features include global analysis of FCS and TCSPC curve fitting, which especially improves cell measurements, as well as STED data acquisition and analysis procedures, e.g., gatedSTED, resolution estimation*. An extended TCSPC binning functionality permits faster analysis and binary export of FLIM images. In addition, a newly developed Fast Pattern Matching approach was implemented, which allows to separate two species by lifetime as well as absorption and emission spectra, thereby strongly refining FLIM image analysis.

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PicoQuant releases version 2.0 of the SymPhoTime 64 software package for FLIM and FCS

December 17, 2014

gated STED increases the resolution of PicoQuant’s MicroTime 200

The gated STED technique improves the resolution of images even more than standard STED without compromising usability

PicoQuant GmbH, specialist in single photon counting applications and fluorescence instrumentation has signed an agreement with the Max Planck Society and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) to use the gated STED technology (gSTED) in the new time-resolved confocal microscope MicroTime 200 STED.

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gated STED increases the resolution of PicoQuant’s MicroTime 200

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