2021 was a year that brought many changes to all of us. Among the most significant for the FlowCam team was the return to traveling for demonstrations, installations, training & services, and in-person conferences. Given the success of our remote training options, we continue to offer online training via FlowCam University and individual virtual demonstrations and training.
Pictured above: Applications Scientist Stephen Barton trains a team of new FlowCam users.
2021 was also a year of innovation. We added a new member to our FlowCam Family of instruments; FlowCam LO is the first instrument to combine light obscuration with flow imaging microscopy. In FlowCam LO, a single sample passes continuously through two flow cells in a single instrument. The first uses FlowCam technology to capture digital images and the second uses the light obscuration method to collect data for USP regulations.
Pictured at right: FlowCam LO launch at Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies.
We continue to innovate and improve upon VisualSpreadsheet with a new release of version 5.7. We incorporated your feedback in our updates which cover several categories including improvements to context file functions, enhancements to classification templates, and modifications to the user interface and calibration process.
In November we sponsored a webinar with Dr. Danny Chou, who discussed the Role of Orthogonal Techniques in the Detection of Protein Aggregation during Biopharmaceutical Development. The webinar is available to watch on-demand.
Among the content we produced, there is a new white paper - Measuring Subvisible Particles and Aggregates using FlowCam LO. We also created a new eBook, the Ultimate Guide to Flow Imaging Microscopy for Aquatic Life Sciences, and produced two new technical notes about using preservatives for phytoplankton samples. Visit our Resources page to learn more.
We welcomed new team members, including a new CEO and senior leadership. We were honored to be included in the Best Places to Work in ME for the 4th year, a program to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Maine.
We are excited to be expanding our operations in Maine and are looking to grow our FlowCam team. Come work with us, we are hiring!
As we look ahead to 2022, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve our community with new, innovative solutions and a continued passion for science.
Wishing you a joyful holiday season and a Happy New Year!