SCARBOROUGH, Maine, March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc. has received the Pittcon Today Excellence Silver Award for the recently launched FlowCam® Nano and its Nano-Flow Imaging™ capability. Using patented oil-immersion flow microscopy, FlowCam Nano delivers high-resolution images of nanoparticles in liquid samples.
Presented to new products ready to go to market after January 2017, the Pittcon Today Excellence Awards recognize innovation in laboratory science. Winners were selected by a panel of judges based on ingenuity, creativity, implementation, and outcomes, as well as the product's projected impact on the industry and wider public.
"We are thrilled to have been selected as a Pittcon Excellence Award winner at this year's conference," says Kent Peterson, CEO of Fluid Imaging Technologies. "The patented FlowCam Nano was born out of a vision years ago for a disruptive improvement in the limited resolving power of a standard air objective flow imaging microscope. Through the unique combination of oil immersion microscopy, a blue LED, along with a higher power objective, we have been able to detect and image particles in the nanoparticle range, something not previously possible."
FlowCam Nano's key advantage is the ability to image and identify, in real time, particulate content in a fluid where the morphology of the particles is critical to their characterization. The technology for the detection and imaging of nanoparticles has evolved significantly in recent years due to the developed applications for, and newfound implications of nanoparticles in many fluid-based products and water analysis. FlowCam Nano represents a significant step forward with its unique ability to image and characterize nanoparticles in real time.
Fluid Imaging Technologies was included with and competed against Horiba Scientific, Xylem, OI Analytical and Shimadzu Scientific; companies with revenues in excess of $100 million. Other winners include B&W Tek, Metrohm and CEM Corp.