6/6/2012

New Particle Analysis Software Features Advanced Shape Characterization

Straight & curved Melosira

FlowCAM® with New VisualSpreadsheet© V3.2 to be Unveiled at ACE12 Booth 2214


Yarmouth, ME: Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Yarmouth, Maine (www.fluidimaging.com) has introduced VisualSpreadsheet© V3.2 particle analysis software. A companion to the company‚Äôs FlowCAM® particle imaging and analysis system that automatically detects, images and identifies thousands of particles and microorganisms in seconds, VisualSpreadsheet V3.2 features a suite of advanced shape characterization properties that rapidly yields accurate, statistically significant measurement data of elongated and curved particles and microorganisms. These new measurement properties provide expanded pattern recognition capabilities for higher levels of discrimination among elongated cells and particles such as diatoms and fibers.

To be unveiled at ACE12 booth #2214 on June 10 in Dallas, TX, the VisualSpreadsheet V3.2-enabled FlowCAM replaces cumbersome, manual microscopy and volumetric-based systems such as laser diffraction that assume all particles to be spherical with a modern, high-speed approach that bases measurements on actual, individual images, which permits the amount of curl or straightness to be reliably calculated. The new VisualSpreadsheet V3.2 is an intuitively easy to use spreadsheet-based interface for viewing the images and measurement data and analyzing the data in a variety of custom graphs and overlays while also filtering and sorting in real-time without re-running the sample. The particle analyzer software comes installed with the FlowCAM instrumentation and is backwards compatible for retrofit on FlowCAM models in the field.

For more information, contact Lew Brown, Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc.; 65 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, ME 04096; 207.846.6100.; Fax 207.846.6110; www.fluidimaging.com; lew@fluidimaging.com.