Applications for 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. 

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FlowCam technology was the first to combine the benefits of digital imaging, flow cytometry, and microscopy into a single instrument to help researchers quickly and easily measure the size and shape of microscopic particles in a fluid medium. Originally developed at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, and now sold globally, FlowCam applications include oceanographic research, municipal water quality monitoring, biopharmaceutical formulation development, food and beverage analysis, and many other markets.