Fluid Imaging Technologies, the manufacturer of FlowCam, was founded in 1999 in Edgecomb, Maine. FlowCam was originally developed at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences for studying plankton in ocean water. A novel technology, FlowCam was designed to combine the benefits of digital imaging, flow cytometry, and microscopy into a single instrument.
In April of 2020, Fluid Imaging Technologies was acquired by Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a leading provider of Industrial Automation and Test and Measurement solutions. The addition of FlowCam to the Life Innovation Business unit of Yokogawa supports the strategic expansion into the growing life sciences market.
FlowCam instruments have been deployed in over 50 countries, supporting research, development, and environmental monitoring in the life sciences, materials research, and industrial applications.