Press Releases & News

February 6, 2017Photometrics® Announces its Prime 95B™ Backside Illuminated (BSI) Scientific CMOS Camera Further Maximizes Signal to Noise Ratio with Award-Winning Computational Imaging Intelligence
December 6, 2016The Scientist Top 10 Innovations in 2016 Includes Photometrics® Prime™ Scientific CMOS Camera
November 11, 2016Photometrics® Prime™ Scientific CMOS Camera Takes Winning Position for the 2016 R&D 100 Award
November 9, 2016Photometrics® and QImaging® Launch 95%QE Scientific CMOS Camera for BioMedical Instrumentation at SPIE Photonics West
October 26, 2016Photometrics® Hosting 30-Minute Educational Imaging Sessions at Neuroscience 2016, Featuring Prime™ Scientific CMOS Camera Technology
October 4, 2016Photometrics® Prime™ Scientific CMOS Camera is Named a Finalist for the 2016 R&D 100 Awards
June 8, 2016Photometrics Launches Next Generation Scientific CMOS Camera with 95 Percent Quantum Efficiency
June 1, 2016Photometrics® Webinar Spotlights New Generation of Image Sensors and Signal Processing
May 3, 2016Photometrics Honored with Vision Systems Design 2016 Innovators Award for its Prime sCMOS Camera
October 6, 2015Photometrics® Launches Intelligent Scientific CMOS Camera with Signal Restoration Super Powers
July 16, 2015QImaging® Introduces New OEM Camera Platform and Web Portal forBiomedical Instrumentation Builders
November 14, 2014Photometrics® Partners with Leading Imaging Companies To Found European BioImaging Board
November 10, 2014Photometrics® Launches New LightSpeed™ Mode for the Evolve™ 512 Delta EMCCD Camera
July 1, 2013Photometrics® Evolve™ 512 Delta EMCCD Scientific Camera Wins 2013 Laboratory Equipment Readers’ Choice Award
July 17, 2012Photometrics® Launches Next Generation Scientific CCD Cameras That Enable Scientists to Discern Finer Details of Dimmer Samples Under Lower Light Levels
June 6, 2012Photometrics® Launches Industry’s Fastest, Most Sensitive 512x512 EMCCD Camera for Super-Resolution Imaging
February 17, 2012First Single Camera, Multi-Parametric Cardiac Imaging System Uses Photometrics® Evolve™ EMCCD Camera
August 11, 2011Photometrics® Announces its New PVCAM® 2.8.0 Software Driver
November 1, 2010Photometrics® Announces Exclusive eXcelon™ Technology Integration for Evolve™ 512 and 128 EMCCD Cameras
November 1, 2010Photometrics® Announces its New Evolve™ 128 High-Performance EMCCD Camera
March 8, 2010Photometrics Introduces 64-Bit PVCam Driver
February 19, 2010Photometrics® to Offer Presentations on EMCCD Bio-imaging Advances at 2010 Biophysical Annual Meeting
January 26, 2010Breakthrough Back-Illuminated CCD & EMCCD Detector Technology Sets New Standard for Sensitivity
January 18, 2010Photometrics at SPIE BiOS, Booth 8873
January 13, 2010Laurin Publishing & SPIE BiOS Name Photometrics Evolve Prism Award Finalist
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FEBRUARY 2017
Backside Illuminated Camera with Computational Imaging
Photometrics announces its Prime 95B is now available with award-winning imaging intelligence
 
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JANUARY 2017
95% QE Scientific CMOS for BioMedical Instrumentation
The new QI400BSI OEM camera features the first scientific-grade backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor providing the highest quantum efficiency (QE) available.
 
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JANUARY 2017
95% QE Scientific CMOS for BioMedical Instrumentation
The new QI400BSI OEM camera features the first scientific-grade backside illuminated CMOS sensor for the highest quantum efficiency available.
 
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JANUARY 2017
Best of Show: SPIE Photonics West
The new QI400BSI OEM camera is the first scientific-grade BSI CMOS sensor providing the highest QE available for biomedical instrumentation.
 
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JANUARY 2017
95% QE Camera for Life Science Research
The most sensitive Scientific CMOS camera available, the Prime 95B from Photometrics is designed with a Backside Illuminated CMOS sensor delivering 95% Quantum Efficiency and three times more sensitivity than other sCMOS cameras.
 
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DECEMBER 2016
Back-illuminated scientific CMOS camera
Camera features 95% quantum efficiency for low-light imaging techniques such as super-resolution microscopy
 
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DECEMBER 2016
News Flash: The upstart sCMOS technology is now dominating the market
Once considered a speed king, sCMOS is showing its versatility
 
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DECEMBER 2016
An overview of noteworthy new products from Photonics Online Readers' Choice features a 4.2 Megapixe Scientific CMOS camera.
 
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DECEMBER 2016
Top 10 Innovations 2016
This year's list of winners from The Scientist celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology. Prime sCMOS camera for its unprecedented imaging capabilities.
 
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NOVEMBER 2016
Scientific CMOS Camera with 95 Percent Quantum Efficiency
Prime 95B Leverages Backside Illuminated Sensor Technology Providing Three Times More Sensitivity than Previous Scientific CMOS Cameras
 
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NOVEMBER 2016
WEBCAST: Imaging applications in the life sciences
This webcast explores the broad and significant impact imaging solutions have had within the field of life sciences. Presenting an overview of scientific CMOS cameras, as well as further sensor technology and interfaces, it offers insight into and advice on a vitally important sector within machine vision.
 
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NOVEMBER 2016
First sCMOS Camera To Incorporate An FPGA-Based Embedded Signal Processing Engine
See how the Photometrics Prime is the first intelligent scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera to incorporate an FPGA-based embedded signal processing engine that enables a number of real-time processing features.
 
Photonics and Imaging Technology

NOVEMBER 2016
CMOS Scientific Camera
Read the print issue to see more about the new 95% Scientific CMOS camera, the Prime 95B from Photometrics.
 
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SEPTEMBER 2016
More sensitive sCMOS camera from Photometrics
The Prime 95B camera is optimized for low-light microscopy including single-molecule fluorescence, confocal imaging and super-resolution microscopy. The camera is three times more sensitive than the current generation of sCMOS sensors with a greater signal-to-noise ratio than EMCCD cameras.
 
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SEPTEMBER 2016
Next-Generation Scientific CMOS Camera with 95% Quantum Efficiency
The Prime 95B combines backside illumination (BSI) technology with large pixels and low-noise characteristics to maximize light collection.
 
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AUGUST 2016
Photometrics Prime 95B 95% QE back-illuminated scientific CMOS camera
Back Illuminated Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera by Photometrics features 95% quantum efficiency, making it a suitable choice for low-light imaging techniques.
 
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AUGUST 2016
When the Camera Is a Computer: Computational Life Sciences Imaging
Scientific cameras have steadily progressed toward the physical limits of detection, under constant pressure to improve their ability to quantify and extract more information. Now, high-speed, high-resolution cameras are proving exceptionally versatile, offering near-perfect sensitivity.
 
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JULY 2016
OEM Cameras for Biomedical Instrumentation
The QI Series CCD cameras from Photometrics and QImaging is a new OEM imaging platform biomedical instrumentation builders
 
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JULY 2016
Testing the Prime 95B - a back-illuminated sCMOS camera with 95% QE
Kurt Thorn, director of the NIC@UCSF/QB3 shares his thoughts on the new Scientific CMOS camera from Photometrics. Thorn concludes, "…worth checking out. It lives up to the hype!"
 
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JULY 2016
Camera Boasts 95% Quantum Efficiency
Built with the first scientific-grade CMOS sensor, Prime 95B from Photometrics is featured in the Lab News Daily newsletter with its 95% quantum efficiency.
 
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JULY 2016
Prime 95B sCMOS camera with 95% QE is featured as a Star Product in optics.org newsletter
The most sensitive Scientific CMOS camera available, the Prime 95B from Photometrics is designed with a Backside Illuminated CMOS sensor delivering 95% QEfficiency and three times more sensitivity than other sCMOS cameras.
 
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JULY 2016
Prime 95B Scientific CMOS added as new product and featured in Photonic Solution Center newsletter.
Prime 95B is the most sensitive sCMOS camera available for scientific imaging with its 95% quantum efficiency and ability to measure nearly all available light.
 
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JUNE 2016
Photometrics introduced the Prime 95B Scientific CMOS camera
Prime 95B is optimised for low-light microscopy with its 95 percent QE and 11µm x 11µm pixel area.
 
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JUNE 2016
Photometrics Launches Next Generation Scientific CMOS Camera With 95 Percent Quantum Efficiency
 
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JUNE 2016
Photometrics Webinar Spotlights New Generation of Image Sensors and Signal Processing
Features how to apply new imaging innovations to bioimaging applications and the trade-offs with each detection technology
 
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JUNE 2016
OEM Cameras for Biomedical Instrumentation
The QI Series CCD cameras from Photometrics and QImaging is a new OEM imaging platform biomedical instrumentation builders
 
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JUNE 2016
Prime 95B sCMOS is announced to AZO Optics subscribers with information about the LabRoots informational webinar on how this new technology is pushing the boundaries of live cell fluorescence microscopy.
 
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JUNE 2016
SelectScience adds Prime 95B to its news and related product pages for easy access to this new scientific imaging solution for life sciences.
 
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JUNE 2016
Scientific Cameras & Imaging Newsletter
Photometrics webinar features a new generation imaging sensor and signal processing with an introduction to the Prime 95B sCMOS camera, the next generation sCMOS with 95% QE.
 
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JUNE 2016
Prime 95B is posted on the home page of Microscopy-News giving readers first glance at the first 95% quantum efficiency Scientific CMOS camera for life science research.
 
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JUNE 2016
2016 Innovators Awards honoree ceremony
The slideshow of the awards reception at The Vision Show in May in Boston, MA is posted online.
 
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JUNE 2016
Biocompare adds Prime 95B Scientific CMOS to its microscope camera product offerings.
 
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JUNE 2016
The 95% Quantum Efficiency sCMOS camera from Photometrics is available on the Imaging & Spectroscopy pages on FindLight.
 
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JUNE 2016
BioOptics World features the next generation Scientific CMOS camera with 95 percent quantum efficiency
 
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JUNE 2016
Prime 95B sCMOS camera is featured in the Opli newsletter.
 
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JUNE 2016
Online Catalog for Lasers, Optics and Photonics Equipment
FindLight, the world's most organized catalog for photonics products features Photometrics Prime 95B Scientific CMOS (sMOS) camera.
 
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JUNE 2016
Vision Systems Design Product Showcase Newsletter
The Prime 95B camera is features as the 95% QE camera for life science research from Photometrics as the most sensitive Scientific CMOS camera available.
 
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MAY 2016
Now Available: Prime 4.2 megapixel sCMOS camera from Photometrics
Home page feature provides readers the opportunity to learn about the only sCMOS camera with onboard computational intelligence and image restoration capability.
 
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MAY 2016
Super-resolution Microscopy 2016 Update
In this article, Biocompare reviews some of the latest innovations in the super-resolution microscopy marketplace. Read to find out how imaging products like the Evolve 512 Delta EMCCD and Prime sCMOS cameras support super-resolution imaging requirements.
 
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MAY 2016
Photometrics Honored with Vision Systems Design 2016 Innovators Award for its Prime sCMOS Camera
Photometrics was recognized with Silver for Prime, the first 4.2 Megapixel scientific CMOS camera that actively defeats the negative impact of Poisson noise in low-light images. See photos of the VSD awards ceremony in Boston
 
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APRIL 2016
Vision Systems Design Introduces OEM Imaging
OEM Imaging is the online product development portal for biomedical instrumentation builders from Photometrics and QImaging.
 
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APRIL 2016
Vision Systems Design Product Showcase Newsletter
Photometrics and QImaging make a camera grant available from OEM Imaging at The Vision Show in Boston, includes the new QI Series CCDs.
 
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APRIL 2016
Scientific imaging cameras from Photometrics to be showcased at The Vision Show 2016
Photometrics is featuring the QI Series CCD cameras for biomedical instrumentation and the Prime sCMOS camera in booth #911.
 
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MARCH 2016
Photometrics Prime goes beyond imaging by quantitatively restoring images hidden in photon shot noise
 
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FEBRUARY 2016
Prime sCMOS Camera from Photometrics – A 4.2 Megapixel Camera
The first intelligent scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera to include a robust FPGA-based Embedded Signal Processing engine (ESP) resulting in real-time processing features.
 
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JANUARY 2016
ASCB: A CELLebration of Cell Biology - new sCMOS camera provides advanced real-time processing features that increase SNR 3 to 5 times, improving image clarity and quality in super resolution applications
 
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OCTOBER 2015
Prime sCMOS Camera from Photometrics
The Prime camera is added to the Biocompare network of bioimaging and microscopy solutions for life scientists.
 
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OCTOBER 2015
sCMOS camera for super-resolution microscopy
Associate editor, Lee Dubay introduces the Prime sCMOS camera to BioOptics World readers as the imaging solution that significantly increases low-light image clarity.
 
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JULY 2015
science.duel.life Expands Imaging Options for Scientists
Scientific cameras and imaging technologies from Photometrics are now included with science.duel.life product offerings, where a team of volunteers, designers and scientists search for answers to determine the best instrument for a specific application and how these tools will evolve in the future. See Photometrics on science.duel.life.
 
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JULY 2015
Photometrics joins FindLight.net
Photometrics products are now available in this online database and product catalog where users can search for lasers, optics and photonics equipment. Find us on FindLight
 
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APRIL 2015
Application Note: Imaging at LightSpeed
Read how to increase EMCCD camera acquisition rates for imaging highly dynamic cellular events.
 
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MARCH 2015
Increase Acquisition Rates in Imaging Dynamic Cellular Events
Learn how Photometrics LightSpeed technology significantly enables higher EMCCD camera frame rates, and the impact this capability can have on applications like neuronal activity, calcium flux, and voltage sensitive dye imaging applications.
 
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MARCH 2015
Microscopy: Live and in Color (or More Likely, Monochrome)
If you want to do live-cell imaging, you'll need more than just a microscope. Additional enabling equipment typically is needed to keep the cells happy and ensure you capture the images you want. Here, editor Josh Roberts takes a look at some of your options.
 
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MARCH 2015
How to Choose a Microscopy Camera
In principle, microscopy digital cameras are like cell-phone cameras, though much more high-end. A lens focuses an image onto an array of sensors, which records the image. But those sensor arrays are not all alike, and microscope cameras have features that can make them more or less compatible with particular applications. Read more as editor Jeffrey Perkel gives you the opportunity to review your options.
 
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MARCH 2015
Imaging Systems for Biology: Responding to Multidisciplinary Needs
Editor Angelo DePalma explores the advances in computer hardware and software, data storage and processing, optics, systems and instrumentation, labeling agents, and reagents have all contributed to the current surge in imaging in the life sciences.
 
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JANUARY 2015
EMCCD camera from Photometrics to be featured at Photonics West
Senior Web Editor, James Carroll, showcases products to see at Photonics West in San Francisco in March.
 
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DECEMBER 2014
Imaging at LightSpeed
The Evolve 512 Delta camera just keeps getting faster. Read how this novel EMCCD camera mode brings speed and flexibility to super-resolution imaging.
 
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DECEMBER 2014
Global-Shutter vs. Rolling Shutter Readouts
New sCMOS cameras overcome rolling-shutter artifacts by combining the best of both global and rolling shutters to achieve the simultaneous exposure with all rows, all while maintaining the frame rate and low noise benefits of rolling-shutter readouts.
 
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NOVEMBER 2014
Industry Roundtable: Imaging Technology
Photonics Tech Briefs recently spoke with executives from four well-known imaging companies to get their perspectives on where imaging technology is today, and where it is going in the future.
 
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NOVEMBER 2014
Imaging At The Speed Of Life
On the road to ultrafast imaging, bottlenecks include both hardware and software - but researchers are working to overcome these challenges.
 
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OCTOBER 2014
Imaging at the Edge: Improve Multiphoton TIRF Imaging Sensitivity with Titanium:Sapphire Laser Pulse Shaping
Dr. Steven Magennis' group at the University of Glasgow specializes in single molecule techniques - probing the chemical or physical properties of individual molecules. Read how they are pushing the limits of imaging technology and using TIRF microscopy to enhance their ability to see molecular dynamics.
 
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MAY 2014
Seeing More with New Microscopy Tools
New microscopy tools are revealing biological details at higher resolutions and in more dimensions. Read this article to learn how imaging tools and techniques played an important role.
 
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MAY 2014
The Bright Side of Fluorescence
Read how the research team at Osaka University set out to create a protein that combines the best of both chemiluminescence and fluorescence.
 
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MAY 2014
Life Science Technologies: Souping Up Your 'Scope
Editor Mike May discusses the diversity of options for today's microscopes - objectives and cameras, advanced stages of software, sources of illumination and more. Gain insight into some of the newest components in the fast-changing field of microscopy.
 
Drug Discovery and Development

APRIL 2014
Faking Fluorescence
How the world's brightest luminescent protein is lighting up the future of in vivo imaging without the use of external light
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JANUARY 2014
Beauty in the Molecules
Choose the best scientific camera for your imaging application and budget. Review of how CCD cameras, EMCCD cameras and Scientific CMOS technology support various types of research and how to choose which is best for your lab.
 
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JANUARY 2014
Imaging The World's Brightest Luminescent Protein
Dr. Takeharu Nagai and his colleagues engineered the world's brightest luminescent protein known as Nano-lantern with temporal and spatial resolution equivalent to those of fluorescence. To visualize Nano-lantern signals, Dr. Nagai used the Evolve 512 EMCCD camera.
 
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DECEMBER 2013
Seeing is Believing - New Advances in Microscopy and Imaging
Companies continue to push the limits of microscopy and imaging with new tools and techniques that allow researchers to see and understand more than was ever possible. Here's a look at some of the latest advancements, including the Evolve™ 512 Delta EMCCD which possesses the industry's fastest frame rates and highest sensitivity for a camera of its class.
 
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NOVEMBER 2013
Q&A: Adaptive Optics 'On the Rise'
Laura Marshall, managing editor, interviews three imaging companies to discuss the factors driving the market for adaptive optics for biological applications, and offers a look at where the field is going.
 
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OCTOBER 2013
Imaging The World's Brightest Luminescent Protein With Photometrics Evolve
Optogenetics was named as 'Method of the Year' by Nature Methods in 2010. This technique utilizes both optics and genetics to control and examine the activity of individual neurons in living tissue. Read how Takeharu Nagai, PhD, at Osaka University used the Evolve 512 EMCCD camera to engineer the world's brightest luminescent protein for his research in this field.
 
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AUGUST 2013
Cells under the spotlight
Experts at Osaka University have documented a luminescent protein which allowed real-time imaging of intracellular structures in living cells. They use the Evolve EMCCD camera.
 
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AUGUST 2013
Molecular Imaging Driving Development
Read how imaging is enabling faster, safer drug discovery based on talks at the World Pharma Congress' "Molecular Imaging Conference in Drug Discovery and Development". Dr. Nagai from Osaka university contributes with his work using the Evolve 512 EMCCD camera.
 
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JULY 2013
Imaging the World's Brightest Luminescent Protein
Photometrics' customer Dr. Nagai and his team from Osaka University have engineered the world's brightest luminescent protein, known as Nano-lantern. Read this article to learn how these Nano-lanterns have temporal and spatial resolution which is equivalent to those of fluorescence, and how the Evolve 128 was used to visualize their signals.
 
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JULY 2013
Bearing Witness to the Phenomenon of Symmetric Cell Division
Scientists use the CoolSNAP HQ2 for their research and report on two mechanisms of ensuring equal-sized cell division. One is based on dynein dragging the mitotic spindle to cell center and the other is based on cell membrane elongation.
Microscopy and Analysis

JULY 2013
Light meets force: Real-time cellular adaptation to mechanical stresses revealed by integrated microscopy
Dr. Andreea Trache, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center, discusses how she used Photometrics' QuantEM EMMCD camera to mechanically stimulate live cells, enabling visualization and quantification of cytoskeletal structure dynamics in real time. Turn to page 7 to read the full story.
Microscopy and Analysis

JUNE 2013
Single-Camera Multiparametric Imaging in Cardiac Electrophysiology
The field of cardiac electrophysiological imaging has advanced tremendously in the past three decades. In this article, Photometrics customer Peter Lee, doctoral student at Oxford University presents his scalable multiparametric imaging system and its application to low-light 2D tissue preparations.
 
2013 Laboratory Equipment Readers' Choice Winner

JUNE 2013
2013 Reader's Choice Awards Winners
The Evolve 512 Delta EMCCD scientific camera is selected as one of Laboratory Equipment's 2013 Readers' Choice Award Winners.
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JUNE 2013
Multi-Parametric Electrophysiological Imaging of the Mammalian Heart in vivo
Read this article to learn how the Photometrics Evolve 128 EMCCD camera is making it possible to develop sophisticated in vivo optical mapping tools of the heart.
 
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JUNE 2013
EMCCD Cameras Designed for Super-resolution Image Capture
The Evolve 512 Delta possesses fast frame rates and high sensitivity, enabling researchers to double the rate of data acquisition, reducing time demands for obtaining high quality super-resolution images.
 
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MAY 2013
FRET Microscopy Brings Us into a World of Molecular Interactions
Read this article by Marie Freebody to learn why förster resonance energy transfer microscopy is not bound by the same restrictions as conventional light microscopy – it goes beyond the diffraction limit, allowing molecular interactions to be visualized with greater resolution than ever.
 
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FEBRUARY 2013
A Scalable, Affordable Solution
New Imaging Systems Help Scientists Jump Hurdles in Biomedical Research
 
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JANUARY 2013
Probing the issues
In this Viewpoint article, James Joubert, Applications Scientist, navigates through the plethora of imaging technologies and options to help scientists determine the best solution for their research application.
 

Founded in 1978, Photometrics has a rich history of industry first achievements. The company architected the world’s first scientific grade microscopy EMMCCD camera and today, maintains a strong commitment to delivering cutting-edge imaging solutions that support life sciences.

Photometrics strives to continuously set the precedent for how scientific cameras are designed to not only support but to also contribute to advancing research. This is evidenced by the awards and recognition the company and its products have achieved.

Researchers around the globe rely on the scientific cameras and other imaging solutions from Photometrics to meet their most demanding research requirements.

Photometrics Company Achievements Timeline

2016 The Prime 95B™ sCMOS camera is released, designed with backside illumination, this camera's 95% QE provides near perfect detection.
2016 Prime sCMOS camera is awarded multiple industry awards: The Scientist Top 10 Innovations, Vision Systems Design 2016 Innovators Award and R&D 100 Award
2015 Photometrics and QImaging release a new OEM camera platform with the launch of OEMImaging.com, a dedicated online product development portal for biomedical instrumentation builders.
2015 Photometrics releases Prime™ sCMOS camera which uses an embedded signal processing engine to quantitatively restore images that are hidden in photon shot noise.
2015 Photometrics completes LightSpeed™ mode for the Evolve™ 512 Delta EMCCD, to significantly increase image capture, up to 3,000 frames per second.
2013 The Evolve 512 Delta EMCCD scientific camera is selected as a 2013 Laboratory Equipment Readers' Choice Award Winner.
2012 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.
2010 Photometrics releases Evolve™ 128, delivering the industry's highest frame rates and sensitivity for low-light research applications. The release included availability of exclusive eXcelon, a breakthrough back-illuminated CCD and EMCCD detector technology.
2009 Photometrics releases Evolve™ 512, creating a paradigm shift in life science research. Researchers gain ability to measure and quantify data in electrons, and create reproducible data in multiple scenarios.
2006 Photometrics ships the QuantEM, the only 16-bit scientific EMCCD camera with bias stability and linearized gain.
2005 Photometrics acquires Optical Insights, LLC & integrates multispectral imaging devices (Dual-View, Dual-Cam & Quad-View) into product line.
2004 Photometrics develops special camera used by NASA for thermal imaging of space shuttle.
2002 Photometrics receives Circle of Excellence Award for Cascade, the world's first EMCCD camera.
2001 Photometrics introduces the Cascade, the world's first scientific-grade microscopy EMCCD camera and receives the Circle of Excellence Award.
1999 Photometrics introduces its first CoolSNAP camera.
1997 Photometrics attains ISO 9001 certification, folding the engineering design process into the quality system.
1996 Photometrics ships first Quantix camera. It borrows camera head technology from Series 200, but adds 12-bit digitization up to 5 MHz.
1995 Photometrics ships the first SenSys camera, an inexpensive, self-contained CCD camera using Primary Point Digitization (PPD).
1993 Photometrics ships the first "zero footprint" CCD camera with Primary Point Digitization (PPD).
1989 Photometrics ships the Star 1 camera system targeted to the astronomy market. Star 1 borrows technology from Series 200, but is simplified to support a single CCD type.
1987 Photometrics develops a CCD to fiber-optic bonding process and ships the first fiber-bonded CCD camera.
1986 Photometrics develops a CCD back-thinning process with CCD manufacturers.
1985 Dr. Robert Ballard uses a Photometrics camera to discover the RMS Titanic.
1980 Photometrics ships a commercially-available scientific camera, the Model 80A TEC-cooled CCD.
1979 Photometrics ships first “special” cameras: one-offs typical of high-tech start-ups. Cameras were targeted to the astronomy community.
1978 The dawn of high-performance CCD imaging occurs with the establishment of Photometrics in Tucson, Arizona, by Dr. Richard Aikens.
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