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June 22, 2017

Automating time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy

PicoQuant's FluoTime 300 spectrometer can now be connected to external accessories

One of the most valuable tools for a spectroscopist is time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, as it allows investigating excited state dynamics in molecules, complexes, or semiconductors. A recent software upgrade adding a remote interface to PicoQuant’s modular FluoTime 300 spectrometer makes it possible to interface it with external accessories, such as the liquid handling automation workstation Biomek NXP from Beckman-Coulter.

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Automating time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy

June 20, 2017

Call for Papers: BiOS 2018

Within the framework of the Biomedical Optics Symposium BiOS, PicoQuant is co-organizing the special conference "Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Superresolution Imaging XI" (BO503). The call for papers is now open and abstracts are due July 17, 2017. If you would like to submit a paper, please visit the SPIE's abstract submission page. As a special motivation for young researchers, PicoQuant is presenting the "Young Investigator Award" as part of this session. Young scientists (age 32 or below and not yet full faculty members) are encouraged to participate in this best paper competition which offers a cash award worth 1000 USD.

Call for Papers: BiOS 2018

June 2, 2017

A new brochure for the FLIM and FCS Upgrade Kit

Get a detailed overview of PicoQuant’s compact and turn-key FLIM and FCS upgrade kits for laser scanning microscopes

PicoQuant has released a new brochure detailing its line-up of upgrade kits that allow expanding the capabilities of Laser Scanning Microscopes (LSMs) towards time-resolved applications such as FLIM, PLIM, FRET, FCS, and anisotropy, opening up a whole new dimension of information. Each kit encompasses all of the innovative hardware and software required to grant access to a wide range of exciting applications such as quantification of FRET experiments, studying environmental parameters via FLIM, and measuring concentrations or molecular mobility for various kinds of samples using FCS.

The brochure includes an informative introduction into time-resolved microscopy methods, detailed description of each kit component, as well as application examples highlighting the experimental opportunities that such an upgraded microscope can provide. It is time to bring your LSM into a new dimension!

View brochure (pdf-file).

PicoQuant's LSM Upgrade Kits

A new brochure for the FLIM and FCS Upgrade Kit

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

Important Dates

Call for Papers: BiOS 2018

PicoQuant co-organizes the special conference "Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Superresolution Imaging XI" (BO503). Abstracts can be submitted until July 17, 2017.


Next SymPhoTime Training Day: September 12, 2017

Register now for the next SymPhoTime Training Day on September 12, 2017.


Next Fluorescene Course: Nov. 6-9, 2017

Registration opens in June 2017.


Registration for Single Molecule Workshop until August 15, 2017

Workshop on “Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy in the Life Sciences”, Sept. 13-15, 2017, in Berlin


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