Overview and technology
FlowCam systems characterize microparticles in the wide range of 2-2000um. The system uses optical magnification and a high-resolution camera to image particles as they stream through the flow cell. As the particle flow, each particle is imaged separately enabling the acquisition of hundreds to thousands of particles per second. Each particle image is then automatically analyzed to 50 different shape/color/fluorescence parameters that are used to classify and quantify the particle populations.
FlowCam is used often to characterize aquatic biomes giving a fast and high-quality analysis of the different species of algae and other small life forms to track biological and systemic processes.
In recent years many pharmaceutical companies use the FlowCam to analyze the particle populations within their therapeutic product to report particle concentration and elimination of air bubbles that are produced in the manufacturing process.
FlowCam simplifies, automize, and provides accurate robust results for many processes that are often manual and time-consuming that have a large margin of error.