Photometrics Company Background

Photometrics Tucson Headquarters

Photometrics designs and manufactures high performance Scientific CMOS, CCD and EMCCD cameras that support demanding, quantitative bio-research. The original architect of the first scientific-grade EMCCD, Photometrics maintains its leadership role with the release of it’s award winning Prime, the sCMOS camera with built-in computational intelligence for image restoration, and Prime 95B, the industry’s first Scientific CMOS camera with 95% Quantum Efficiency for the highest sensitivity available. More recently, the company expanded it’s CMOS camera offerings to include the Prime BSI Scientific CMOS and the Iris 15 Scientific CMOS cameras.

Photometrics also offers a comprehensive OEM support through it’s OEM Imaging division, enabling customers to integrate cameras into a wide variety of configurations, from complete, ready-to-run camera systems to component level, single-board cameras. Delivering quality products for nearly three decades, this division provides a focused approach from project initiation, through the development process and during manufacturing and aftermarket service and support. A dedicated team ensures rapid integration with software, optical, electrical and mechanical elements. Additional information about OEM products and services is available at

To maintain high customer confidence, Photometrics instituted and maintains a Product Quality Policy and provides a Protection Guarantee on every camera sold. Photometrics’ Retired Demonstration Cameras are also available for purchase and are backed by these same guarantees and standards.

In addition, the company maintains a broad portfolio of intellectual property and is the owner of numerous US and international patents and trademarks.

Photometrics was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona in the USA. Photometrics is a registered ISO 9001:2015 company and proactively supports environmentally responsible practices with its WEEE policy.

The Company Achievements Timeline demonstrates a history of firsts. Most notable innovations from Photometrics include:

Photometrics achieves Laser Focus World Innovators Award for Prime BSI and Iris 15 Scientific CMOS cameras
Photometrics honored by Vision Systems Design 2018 Innovators Awards Program for its Prime BSI™ and Iris 15™ Scientific CMOS cameras
Photometrics is presented with the prestigious R&D 100 Award for the development of its Prime 95B Scientific CMOS camera.
The Prime 95B™ Scientific CMOS camera is awarded the Vision Systems Design 2017 Innovators Award.
The Prime 95B™ Scientific CMOS camera is released, designed with backside illumination, this camera's 95% QE provides near perfect detection.
Prime sCMOS camera is awarded multiple industry awards: The Scientist Top 10 Innovations, Vision Systems Design 2016 Innovators Award and R&D 100 Award.
Photometrics releases Prime™ Scientific CMOS camera which uses an embedded signal processing engine to quantitatively restore images that are hidden in photon shot noise.
Photometrics completes LightSpeed™ mode for the Evolve™ 512 Delta EMCCD, to significantly increase image capture, up to 3,000 frames per second.
The Evolve 512 Delta EMCCD scientific camera is selected as a 2013 Laboratory Equipment Readers' Choice Award Winner.
Photometrics announces Evolve™ 512 Delta, delivering another first in EMCCD technology, the Evolve 512 Delta is the fastest and most productive camera available in the world, with superior quantitative and detection performance.
Photometrics releases Evolve™ 128, delivering the industry’s highest frame rates and sensitivity for low-light research applications.
Photometrics introduces the Cascade™, the world's first scientific-grade microscopy EMCCD camera and receives the Circle of Excellence Award.
Photometrics ships the first "zero footprint" CCD camera with Primary Point Digitization (PPD).
Photometrics develops a CCD back-thinning process with CCD manufacturers.
Dr. Robert Ballard uses a Photometrics camera to discover the RMS Titanic.
Photometrics ships its first special cameras: one-offs typical of high-tech start-ups.

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