Photometrics Sponsors Webinar Featuring New Breakthroughs in Scientific Imaging that Drive Instrument Innovation

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LabRoots to host this webinar, providing participants insight into the capabilities offered in modern, high quantum efficiency cameras equipped with computational imaging

Steve Smith, PhD OEM Marketing Manager, Photometrics

During this webinar, Photometrics will create familiarity with extremely high efficiency cameras along with computational imaging as modern tools for biomedical instrument builders. Attendees will see firsthand how Photometrics encourages partners to break the model of “cameras are only good for imaging.” LabRoots will host the webinar on February 15, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m. PST, 1:00 p.m. EST. Steve Smith, PhD and OEM marketing manager at Photometrics is the speaker for the event.

Modern biomedical instruments used in research or diagnostic applications often rely on cameras as detectors. Cameras in instruments are employed for many purposes ranging from high resolution fluorescence imaging in High Throughput / High Content Screening to quantifying protein concentrations in chemiluminescence-based western blotting.

Photometrics has a rich history of supplying and supporting instrument builders with imaging solutions. Recently released cameras have pushed the boundaries of imaging technology as well as pioneered the pragmatic application of computational imaging. “Computational imaging is the practice of harnessing processing power available in integrated FPGAs to deliver not only images, but better answers faster,” said Steve Smith.

Cameras can be thought of as the engine at the center of an instrument and as such, can do much more than just produce images. Many strategies for using computational algorithms will be discussed- from plugging in standard routines that Photometrics has developed, to efficient use of computational space to deploy custom processing. Case studies will be used to illustrate the utility of computational imaging.

Steve Smith completed a BS in Biological Sciences and PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. His career has focused on microscopy and imaging, spanning from laser scanning confocal and multiphoton techniques to camera-based systems. Dr. Smith joined Photometrics in 2014 and has been part of the company's dedicated effort to work with OEM customers on camera integration across a wide array of instruments.

Additional information about this webinar, including how to earn continuing education credits or register free of charge, is available on the LabRoots website.

About Photometrics
Founded in 1978, Photometrics designs and manufactures high-performance CMOS, EMCCD and CCD cameras for life sciences. The architect of the world’s first scientific-grade EMCCD camera, Photometrics maintains its leadership role with the release of Prime, the first sCMOS camera with built-in computational intelligence for image restoration and Prime 95B, the first Scientific CMOS camera with 95% quantum efficiency. Photometrics also offers comprehensive OEM support, including fully characterized, cost-efficient imaging systems and components. Photometrics is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. Additional information is available at

About LabRoots
LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, which provides daily scientific trending news, as well as produces educational virtual events and webinars, on the latest discoveries and advancements in science. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning, and is a primary source for current scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences, and more. LabRoots has grown into the world’s largest series of virtual events within the Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics community.

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