Photometrics® Prime™ Scientific CMOS Camera Takes Winning Position for the 2016 R&D 100 Award

November 11, 2016

Neuroscience 2016 conference attendees are invited to see Prime in booth 2712

Tucson, Ariz.Photometrics, a manufacturer of high-performance scientific cameras for life sciences, announces that its Prime Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) Camera was named a winner of the 2016 R&D 100 Awards. As one of the 100 most technologically significant new products in Analytical/Test: Imaging Systems/Devices category, Prime is a 4.2 Megapixel sCMOS camera and the first in the industry to actively reduce the negative impact of Poisson noise in low-light images. The awards honor the 100 most innovative technologies and services which were recognized at the 54th Annual R&D 100 Awards on November 3, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The award-winning camera will be shown at the upcoming Neuroscience conference on November 12-16 at the San Diego Convention Center in booth 2712.

"The touchstone of our 30-year corporate history has been preserving excellent photometric performance, while pioneering the next generation of scientific imaging innovation," said Rachit Mohindra, Photometrics product manager. "We're honored to receive an award that recognizes some of the most influential products of the past century and we look forward to continuing to provide our customers with products that advance research."

Prime is the first sCMOS camera to go beyond imaging with its sophisticated built-in mathematical intelligence to quantitatively restore signals that are buried in photon noise. Its FPGA-based Embedded Signal Processing engine enables powerful signal restoration, significantly increasing low-light image clarity. The engine also includes feature detection for localization-based super-resolution microscopy to address data glut, a common problem when imaging at high frame rates.

The R&D 100 Awards Winners were selected by an independent panel of more than 50 judges and represent industry's leading R&D companies and national laboratories. Often referred to as the "Oscars of Invention," the R&D 100 Award recipients were recognized for exemplary accomplishments from across multiple categories.

Additional information is available on the Photometrics website:

About Photometrics

Founded in 1978, 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. Photometrics also offers comprehensive OEM support, including fully characterized, cost-efficient imaging systems and components. Photometrics is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.

About the R&D 100 Awards

Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards program has identified revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market. Widely recognized as the "Oscars of Invention," the R&D 100 Awards identify and celebrate the top technology products of the year. Past winners have included sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items, and high-energy physics spanning industry, academia, and government-sponsored research.

For more information, please contact:

Product Management Contact:
Rachit Mohindra
Product Manager
+1.520.547.2576 office
+1.520.889.9933 main

Press Contact:
Dr. Dan Croucher
Applications and Marketing Communications Team Manager
+44.7887.456543 office
+1.520.889.9933 main