Applications of the FlowCam®



Improve quality and stability of protein formulations. See protein aggregates and differentiate between other extrinsic particles. Orthogonal approach for USP compliance. 

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Water Quality Monitoring

Differentiate cyanobacteria from other algae to quickly verify the presence and quantity of cyanobacteria. Reduce labor hours, detect nuisance algae, and predict harmful algae blooms or taste & odor events. 

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Marine & Freshwater Research

A fast, accurate, and easy-to-use alternative to manual microscopy for monitoring phytoplankton & zooplankton community composition, HAB monitoring, aquaculture, and microalgae cultivation.

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Perform particle analysis and materials characterization for printer toner, additive manufacturing, food & beverage, oil & gas and microalgae cultivation. 

The FlowCam is an imaging flow cytometer that was developed at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in 1997 by Dr. Chris Sieracki, the current Chairman and primary founder of Fluid Imaging Technologies (now Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies), as a faster, more informative method of phytoplankton enumeration and analysis than the existing technologies at the time. Since its development, the FlowCam has found numerous applications in aquatic research and industry.