Horiba launch FLIMera
Horiba Scientific was supported by QuantIC, The UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Imaging, to incorporate the QuantiCAM SPAD sensor, developed by Professor Robert Henderson from the University of Edinburgh, into their existing fluorescence imaging system.
The collaboration resulted in the development and launch of FLIMera, a new wide-field fluorescence lifetime imaging camera which will open up new imaging applications for the life sciences sector.
A world changing technology, the FILMera camera exploits QuantICAM single photon detection and its capability resolve timing of photon arrival at the pixel level to deliver large amount of data throughput. That combined with advanced data analysis software, developed by Horiba, delivers the only camera on the market capable of video rate fluorescence imaging of molecular processes for medical research, disease diagnostics, screening, optically guided surgery, and tissue monitoring.
Parallel fluorescence data acquisition makes the camera exceptionally faster than conventional scanning microscopes. The result enables real-time video rate FLIM for the study of mobile samples, such as live cells and fluid biopsy for cancer screening.
Horiba Scientific were awarded the Institute of Physics Business Innovation Award in 2019 for the collaborative work with QuantIC in developing the novel lifetime fluorescence microscopy technology.
First published: 30 November 2020