FlowCam® Cyano

Automatically Differentiate Cyanobacteria from Other Algae

FlowCam Cyano CollageBased on proven FlowCam® technology, the FlowCam Cyano automatically identifies cyanobacteria from other algae and particles in aquatic samples. Using a patent-pending combination of excitation wavelength, phycocyanin fluorescence measurement, and image recognition software, the system automates what was previously done using manual microscopy. After differentiating the cyanobacteria from the other algae in the sample, VisualSpreadsheet® software can be used to further characterize specific types of algae found in the sample using 40+ physical parameters. 

How does the FlowCam Cyano work?

Typical FlowCam Cyano Applications:

Icon RGB Detection & verification of cyanobacteria presence
Icon RGB Biovolume calculation
Icon RGB Cell density calculation (including for colonial and filamentous cyanobacteria)
Icon RGB Proactive treatment operations


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FlowCam Cyano Offers:

  • High-sensitivity fluorescence detection (2 channels, phycocyanin and chlorophyll)
  • Ratiometric fluorescence to discriminate cyanobacteria from other algae
  • Classification using 40+ physical parameters measured from each cell
  • Integral biovolume calculations
  • Our intelligent image recognition and analysis software VisualSpreadsheet® 
  • Faster & easier analysis than manual microscopy


FlowCam Cyano Explainer Video 2019


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