How Flow Imaging Microscopy & Particle Analysis Works

Flow Imaging Infographic - updated

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
  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.

What is Flow Imaging Microscopy?

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