Navigation Links
The Scientist Names Photometrics' Evolve EMCCD Camera One of the “Top 10 Innovations” of 2009
Date:12/2/2009

The Scientist, a leading scientific magazine covering the life sciences, ranked Photometrics’ Evolve “Intelligent” EMCCD camera fourth among the publication’s “Top 10 Innovations of 2009.

(PRWEB) December 2, 2009 -- The Evolve™ EMCCD camera from Photometrics®, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance CCD and EMCCD cameras for the life sciences, was ranked fourth among The Scientist’s “Top 10 Innovations of 2009.”

The Evolve camera could impact imaging experiments in such a way so as to “force all cameras to follow” suit, according to H. Steven Wiley, one of The Scientist’s judges and lead biologist at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

The Evolve camera makes imaging data quantifiable and reproducible by using the photoelectron to scientifically quantify pixels in an image.

“Just think of the scientific advances we could make if studies were more quantitative and verifiable. And consider the new insights we could derive from being able to integrate data from different experiments,” wrote Dr. Jean Y.J. Wang, one of The Scientist’s judges and Chair of the Biomedical Science Graduate Program at the University of California, San Diego.

Before the Evolve, scientific-grade CCD and EMCCD cameras provided data in arbitrary imaging units, which derive from gain settings that vary between cameras and over time. Standardizing those arbitrary units between experiments requires a complicated process that few biologists have the time or know-how to do.

According to Deepak Sharma, Ph.D., Senior Product Manager at Photometrics, “Scientific research is often hindered by conflicting data and inconsistent data measurement, which can cause delays, loss of funding and disputable study outcomes.”

"The Evolve camera finally gets rid of arbitrary gray levels in favor of photoelectron counts, a meaningful standard that scientists can use for comparing their imaging systems and their image-based data," said Sidney L. Shaw, an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics of Indiana University.

“Our goal is for scientists to realize the value of the photoelectron and start using it as a unit of measure,” said Sharma. Sharma adds, “This level of quantitation for applications such as spinning disk confocal microscopy, Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy, cell trafficking studies, live-cell fluorescent protein imaging, and Single Molecule Fluorescence (SMF) will be invaluable.”

The Evolve’s reproducibility and quantitation capabilities will also benefit all applications that use imaging systems, from gene sequencing systems to whole animal imaging to super-resolution techniques such as Photo-Activated Localization Microscopy (PALM) and Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM), for which certainty of measurement is essential.

The Scientist's Top 10 Innovations of 2009 can be read at http://bit.ly/2009innovations. Videos, podcasts, and detailed information about Photometrics’ Evolve EMCCD Camera are available at http://bit.ly/evolve_emccd and http://bit.ly/photomet.

About The Scientist’s “Top 10 Innovations” List

The Scientist, a leading scientific magazine covering the life sciences, appointed an expert panel of judges whom, in pushing technical boundaries, published collectively over 600 academic papers. This is the second annual ranking of life science innovations.

About Photometrics

Founded in 1978, Photometrics is the world’s premier designer and manufacturer of high-performance CCD and EMCCD cameras for the life sciences. The original architect of the world’s 1st scientific grade microscopy EMCCD camera, tens of thousands of researchers across the globe rely on Photometrics’ state-of-the-art imaging instrumentation, including its popular CoolSNAP™, Cascade®, QuantEM® and Evolve™ cameras to meet their most demanding application requirements. Photometrics also offers comprehensive OEM support, including fully characterized, cost-efficient imaging systems and components that offer the best solutions for customers’ unique requirements. Photometrics is a registered ISO 9001:2000 company.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/12/prweb3286874.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related biology technology :

1. GeneNews Chief Scientist Dr. C.C. Liew co-editor of new genomics reference book
2. Argonne scientist to give the plenary talk at Royal Society of Chemistry meeting on nanoalloys
3. Gladstone scientists uncover potential mechanism of memory loss in Alzheimers disease
4. Three Studies by Independent Scientists Highlighting Pressure Cycling Technology (PCT) to be Presented this Week at the British Mass Spectrometry Societys 29th Annual Meeting
5. Social Network for Scientists Marks Ten Years Online
6. Scientists synthesize memory in yeast cells
7. Scientists synthesize memory in yeast cells
8. University of Leicester scientists discover technique to help friendly bacteria
9. Scientists discover how cancer may take hold
10. Basic Scientist Mark Roth Wins MacArthur Fellowship
11. Ikaria Founding Scientist Named 2007 MacArthur Fellow
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
The Scientist Names Photometrics' Evolve EMCCD Camera One of the “Top 10 Innovations” of 2009
(Date:2/9/2016)... BOSTON , Feb. 9, 2016 ... a data-driven, biological research approach, has announced the ... Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Haddock brings ... corporate finance, including 12 years in senior financial ... global experience in business organizational management. ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... LOS ANGELES , Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... research and development company specializing in oncology, today ... loan and security agreement with Hercules Technology Growth ... up to $40 million in financing. ... received the first $25 million of financing under ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... FREDERICK, Md. , Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... advanced consumer medical devices, announced today that it ... for administrative proceedings from the Securities and Exchange ... Richard Staelin , Chairman of the Board ... Donnell Professor of Business Administration at The Fuqua ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Inc. (NYSE MKT: NNVC) (the "Company"), a nanomedicine company developing anti-viral ... will present information about the company,s programs at the BIOCEO conference ... York City . --> --> ... EST. Registered attendees can request a one on one meeting through ... --> New York City . ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:2/9/2016)... LIVERMORE, Calif. , Feb. 9, 2016 Vigilant ... mobile license plate reader (LPR) to develop a lead in ... and commercially available LPR data to locate the suspect vehicle. ... details of the case have been omitted at the agency,s ... spokesperson for the agency explains, "Our victim was found deceased ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016 The field ... one of the most popular hubs of the ... and other huge studies of human microbiota, have ... few years, the microbiome space has literally exploded ... research. This report focuses on biomedical aspects ...
(Date:2/3/2016)... LIVERMORE, Calif. , Feb. 3, 2016 ... Police Department in Missouri ... of license plate reader (LPR) data from Vigilant Solutions. ... a hit-and-run case in which the victim was walking out ... a parking space next to his vehicle, striking his ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):