Photometrics® and QImaging® Launch 95%QE Scientific CMOS Camera for BioMedical Instrumentation at SPIE Photonics West

November 9, 2016

New QI400BSI™ Camera Leverages Backside Illuminated Sensor Technology Providing the Highest Sensitivity Available for Life Science Imaging

Tucson, Ariz.Photometrics and QImaging, leading designers of scientific imaging solutions announce the QI400BSI Scientific CMOS camera for biomedical instrumentation manufacturers. Featuring the first scientific-grade backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor, the QI400BSI offers the highest quantum efficiency (QE) available on the market today. For biomedical applications the extreme QE attained from BSI technology will deliver new depths of sensitivity to any imaging or detection application. The companies will unveil the camera in booth 2340 at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco in January.

"Scientific CMOS cameras are rapidly gaining popularity due to the substantially improved performance and image quality they provide," said Steve Smith, product manager at QImaging. "Sensitivity is always extremely important to our customers and the QI400BSI delivers unprecedented EMCCD-like performance in a CMOS camera."

The QI400BSI Scientific CMOS camera offers a combination of extreme sensitivity, low noise and high frame rates, making it an ideal solution for low-light imaging. Its near-perfect QE allows the ability to collect nearly all available light, maximizing the measurable signal from the experiment or assay while minimizing cellular photo damage. The camera acquires 41 frames per second with 16-bit images and 82fps with 12-bit images.

In 2015, Photometrics and QImaging jointly launched an online OEM product development website at www.oemimaging.com for customers engaged in biomedical instrumentation design. This portal combines the best imaging products and services from QImaging, known for cost effective design, and Photometrics, known for high performance imaging.

Customers are invited to visit booth 2340 to learn more at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, January 28 – February 2, 2017. Additional information is available at www.oemimaging.com.

About Photometrics

Photometrics designs and manufactures high-performance CMOS, EMCCD and CCD cameras for life sciences. The original architect of the world's first scientific-grade microscopy EMCCD camera, Photometrics continues to lead the industry with state-of-the-art imaging instrumentation for the scientific community. The company offers comprehensive OEM support, including fully characterized, cost-efficient imaging systems and components. Photometrics is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona and additional information is available at www.photometrics.com.

About QImaging

QImaging has supported OEM customers since 1999 with its ability to design compact, versatile and cost-efficient scientific cameras and is an OEM camera supplier for biomedical instrumentation. The company has established alliances with numerous third-party software, sensor companies and system integrators to consistently deliver application –specific imaging solutions and software that support a broad range of bioscience and industrial applications. QImaging is headquartered in Surrey, British Columbia and is a registered ISO 9001:2008 company. Additional information is available at www.qimaging.com.


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