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Photometrics, QImaging to unveil new camera for biomedical applications

Photometrics, along with QImaging, is set to unveil new QI400BSI scientific CMOS camera at the SPIE Photonics West event in the US.

The event will take place in San Francisco in January 2017.

Developed for biomedical instrumentation manufacturers, the new camera features the first scientific-grade backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor that offers the highest quantum efficiency (QE).

For biomedical applications, BSI technology’s extreme QE will enable the new camera to deliver new depths of sensitivity to any imaging or detection application.

With a combination of extreme sensitivity, low noise and high frame rates, the new camera is an ideal solution for low-light imaging.

The camera’s near-perfect QE enables to collect all available light, maximizing the measurable signal from the experiment or assay while minimizing cellular photo damage.

It can capture 41 frames per second with 16-bit images and 82fps with 12-bit images.

QImaging product manager Steve Smith said: "Scientific CMOS cameras are rapidly gaining popularity due to the substantially improved performance and image quality they provide.

"Sensitivity is always extremely important to our customers and the QI400BSI delivers unprecedented EMCCD-like performance in a CMOS camera."

Photometrics designs and produces CMOS, EMCCD and CCD cameras for life sciences, while QImaging is an OEM camera supplier for biomedical instrumentation.

QImaging partnered with multiple third-party software, sensor companies and system integrators to develop application-specific imaging solutions and software that can be used for a range of bioscience and industrial applications.