The FlowCam 8000 series from Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies integrates the advantages of flow cytometry, digital imaging and microscopy in the same instrument. Users can count and analyze several thousand particles within a minute and observe their subvisible particles with excellent image quality.

Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies makes best in class particle analysis instrumentation based on digital imaging technology. The FlowCam the flagship product from the company and the first-ever automated particle analysis instrument to employ digital imaging to measure the shape and size (including 40+ morphological characteristics) of microscopic particles in a fluid medium.

The FlowCam finds applications in municipal water, oceanographic research, chemicals, biopharmaceutical formulations, biofuels, oil and gas and various other markets, continuing to be at the forefront of imaging particle analysis.

The FlowCam 8000 series is the next generation FlowCam platform after the launch of the VS.

Listed below are the system improvements available:

  • Automated self-cleaning and self-rinsing cycles to minimize cross-contamination and improve flow cell longevity
  • Faster camera and wider field of view offer improved data throughput
  • Built-in auto-focus mechanism to simplify focusing and offer consistent, high-resolution images
  • Interchangeable quick-connect flow cell holder to simplify the operation
  • High-powered laser, redesigned optical path, and highly sensitive PMTs improve fluorescence signal analysis

Specifications

  • Camera resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, available in color and monochrome
  • Magnification: 2X, 4X, 10X, 20X
  • Compatible with the Automated Liquid Handler (ALH)
  • Minimum sample volume of 100 µL
  • Powered by Yokogawa’s VisualSpreadsheet® image analysis software
  • Autofocus capability
  • Fluorescence emission and detection: available excitation options of 488 nm, 532 nm, and 633 nm, with two-channel fluorescence detection

Applications

  • General industry
  • Zooplankton and phytoplankton analysis
  • Microalgae cultivation and industrial research
  • Biopharmaceutical analysis
  • HAB monitoring