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
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