How Flow Imaging Microscopy & Particle Analysis Works


A flow imaging particle analyzer performs three functions all in one instrument:

  1. Examines a fluid under a microscope;
  2. Takes images of the magnified particles within that fluid; and
  3. Characterizes the particles using a variety of measurements.

The fluidics system uses an ultra-high-precision computer controlled syringe pump to pull the fluid sample through a flow cell perpendicular to the optical path.

The optical system is similar to a microscope, and is used to capture real-time images of the particles in the fluid as they pass through the flow cell. Additional optional electronics can also capture two channels of fluorescence information per particle. 

FlowCam® in Action

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Aquatic Research

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