FlowCam for Microalgae Research and Industrial Cultivation

Microalgae cultivation - Rotifers Brachionus rubens imaged by FlowCamPrevent culture crash with high throughput monitoring of algae in real-time. FlowCam automates the analysis of large volumes of data for microalgae research and industrial cultivation, providing 40+ morphological parameters including biovolume, size distribution, shape and fluorescence to aid in population health analysis and harvest scheduling. Contamination identification and enumeration is streamlined through the creation of libraries that classify invasive species and foreign particles. 

  • Analyze a 1 mL sample in 6 minutes
  • Analysis with FlowCam is repeatable and scalable
  • FlowCam can be integrated with the Automated Liquid Handler for high throughput analysis of ninety-six 1 mL samples
  • VisualSpreadsheet software performs image analysis by measuring 40+ morphological parameters, including biovolume, coloration, shape, and size
    Measure cell size distribution and concentration to monitor culture health and yield
    Automate cell biovolume calculation
    Characterize astaxanthin  concentration with color metrics
    Analyze lipids using Nile Red of Bodipy stain and fluorescence excitation
    Track contamination of rotifers and biological invaders with image recognition
    Perform live/dead population analysis

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Customer Quote:

“Data, especially on algal cell shape and size, and on culture quality, that were too labor-intensive to collect are now routinely acquired and shared. We have found that the data obtained by a single person using FlowCam would have
previously required 3 people."

—Charley O'Kelly, Director of Applied Research, Cyanotech Corporation


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