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News Article | February 17, 2017

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Cell Analysis Global Market - Forecast to 2023" report to their offering. The cell analysis market is expected to grow at high single digit CAGR to reach $47,088 million by 2023. The major factor influencing the growth is enhanced precision of cell imaging and analysis systems which in turn reduce time and cost of drug discovery process. In addition, the factors like increasing incidence of cancer, increasing government investments, funds, and grants, availability of reagents and cell analysis instruments are driving the growth of the market. However, the major market restraints include high capital investments and a shortage of skilled labor for the high content screening procedure. The biggest opportunities for this market is the emerging APAC market, high content screening services provided by contract research organizations, automation in cancer research for its early diagnosis and reduction of cost in the cancer treatment. The cell analysis global market is a competitive and all the active players in this market are involved in innovating new and advanced products to maintain their market shares. The key players in the cell analysis global market include Agilent Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Becton Dickinson and Company (U.S.), Bio-Rad Laboratories (U.S.), Danaher Corporation (U.S.), GE Healthcare (U.K.), Merck KGAA (Germany), Olympus Corporation (Japan), PerkinElmer, Inc. (U.S.), Promega Corporation (U.S.), Qiagen N.V. (Netherlands) and ThermoFisher Scientific, Inc. (U.S.). In order to offer the products with better software, most of the players in the cell analysis market are collaborating with companies and educational institutions. - 4titude (U.K.) - AB Sciex (U.S.) - Abbott Laboratories, Inc. (U.S.) - Abcam PLC (U.S.) - Abdos (India) - Abnova Corporation (Taiwan) - ACEA Bioscience, Inc (U.S.) - Active Motif (U.S.) - Adnagen (U.S.) - Advanced Cell Diagnostics (U.S.) - Agilent Technologies, Inc. (U.S.) - Alere (U.S.) - Analytik Jena AG (Germany) - Apocell (U.S.) - Applied Microarrays (U.S.) - Ausragen (U.S.) - Auxilab S.L (Spain) - Avantes BV (Netherlands) - Aven Inc (U.S.) - Aviva Bioscience (U.S.) - Becton Dickinson and Company (U.S.) - BGI (China) - Bibby Scientific Limited (U.K.) - Bio Care Medical LLC (U.S.) - BioDot Inc. (U.S.) - Biofluidica (U.S.) - Biologics (China) - BioMerieux SA (Germany) - Bio-Rad Laboratories (U.S.) - Bioron (France) - Biosearch Technologies (U.S.) - BioView (Israel) - BMS microscopes (Netherlands) - Bruker (U.S.) - Canopus Bioscience (U.S.) - Capp ApS (Denmark) - Carl Zeiss AG (Germany) - Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. (U.S.) - Cell-Vu (U.S.) - Cherry Biotech (France) - Cisbio Bioassays (France) - Clearbridge BioMedics (Singapore) - Corning Inc (U.S.) - Creatv Microtech inc (U.S.) - Cyflogic (Finland) - Cynvenio Biosystems (U.S.) - Cytognos S.L. (Spain) - DaAn Gene (China) - Danaher Corporation (U.S.) - Danish Micro Engineering (Denmark) - Diagenode (Netherlands) - DiscoveRx (U.S.) - Domel (Slovenia) - Dragon Laboratory Instruments Ltd (China) - eBioscience, Inc., (U.S.) - Eppendorf (Germany) - Etaluma, Inc (U.S.) - Eurofins Scientific (Luxembourg) - EXIQON (Denmark) - FEI Company (U.S.) - Fluidgm Corporation (U.S.) - Fluxion Biosciences (U.S.) - GE Healthcare (U.K.) - Genedata AG (Switzerland) - Genemed Biotechnologies Inc (U.S.) - General Biologicals (Taiwan) - Gyros AB (Sweden) - Handyem (Canada) - Hausser Scientific (U.S.) - Herolab GmbH (Germany) - Hettich lab technology (Germany) - Hoffmann-La Roche (Switzerland) - HORIBA, Ltd. (Japan) - Illumina (U.S.) - Immunodiagnostics systems (France) - Jasco (U.S.) - Jena Biosciences (Germany) - JEOL, Ltd. (Japan) - Jasco Analytical Instruments (U.S.) - Kapa Biosystems (U.S.) - Keyence Corporation (U.S.) - Kyratec (Australia) - Labcon (U.S.) - Labnet International, Inc (U.S.) - Lubio Science (Switzerland) - Luminex Corporation (U.S.) - LW Scientific (U.S.) - Macrogen Inc (South Korea) - Medical Econet (Austria) - Meijo techno (U.K.) - Merck KGaA (Germany) - Mettler-Toledo, Inc. (U.S.) - Micro-shot Technology Ltd (China) - Miltenyil Biotec (Germany) - Nanostring Technologies (U.S.) - New England Biolabs (U.S.) - Nikon Corporation (Japan) - Olympus Corporation (Japan) - Optika SRL., (Italy) - Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (U.S.) - Ortoalresa (Spain) - Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Ltd. (U.K.) - Pacific Biosciences (U.S.) - Panagene (South Korea) - Park Systems (Korea) - PerkinElmer Inc (U.S.) - Pheonix (U.S.) - PicoQuant GmbH (Germany) - Promega Corporation (U.S.) - Qiagen N.V. (Netherlands) - Quest Diagnostics (U.S.) - R&D Systems (U.S.) - Rain Dance Technologies (U.S.) - Rheonix (U.S.) - Rigaku Corporation (Japan) - RR Mechatronics (Netherlands) - Sacace Biotechnologies (Italy) - Sanyo (Japan) - Scienion (Germany) - Scientific Specialities Inc (U.S.) - Seegene (South Korea) - Seimens Healthcare (Germany) - Separation Technology, Inc (U.S.) - Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (Japan) - Sigma Laborzentrifugen GmbH (Germany) - Sohn GmbH (Germany) - Sony Biotechnology (U.S.) - Sprenson Bioscience (U.S.) - Stemcell Technologies (Canada) - Sysmex (Japan) - Tecan (Switzerland) - The Western Electric & Scientific Works (India) - ThermoFisher Scientific Inc (U.S.) - Thorlabs (U.S.) - Toyo Gosei Co., Ltd (Japan) - TrimGen Genetic Diagnostics (U.S.) - Vision Scientific Co Ltd (Korea) - Visitron Systems Gmbh (Germany) - Waters Corporation (U.S.) - Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Japan) - Zymo Research (U.S.) For more information about this report visit About Research and Markets Research and Markets is the world's leading source for international market research reports and market data. 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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.3.5 | Award Amount: 3.63M | Year: 2011

The project CHARMING aims at developing compact and fully fibred visible lasers for fluorescencespectroscopy, high resolution confocal microscopy and tryptophan imaging. These applications requirepulsed operation (about 100 ps at repetition rates from 1 to 80 MHz), various wavelengths in the visible(from 515 to 630 nm typically) and in the UV (for tryptophan imaging), high average power (up to 500 mW for high resolution) with a polarisation maintaining fibre delivery when possible.These wavelengths cannot, in most of the cases, be addressed directly. Therefore, in order to respond tothese applications with fibre based solutions different technological building blocks have to be developed.The project CHARMING will focus on the development of semiconductor laser sources in the 1.1 m to1.2 m band, Bismuth and Raman amplifiers, pulse gating and wavelength conversion fibre basedsolutions. This last function is certainly the more challenging in the project.Periodically Poled Singlemode Fibres (PPSF) for Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) have beenproven at laboratory scale but breakthrough approaches are required for this technology to be integrated in future systems. Various innovative approaches, in particular the use of Micro-structured Optical Fibres (MOF), will be investigated to convert this promising technology into potential products.SHG and other functions developed in CHARMING will be integrated in gain-switched and modelockedlasers at different wavelengths in the visible. The compatibility of these sources with the requirements of the imaging applications targeted in the project will be demonstrated.Finally, the performances of the devices will be pushed beyond these specifications (in the Watt level)for targeting a broader potential impact (like for instance, applications in micromachining).

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: BSG-SME | Phase: SME-1 | Award Amount: 1.46M | Year: 2009

Analytical methods based on fluorescence measurements are widely employed for investigating biological process at cellular level. A modern technique is fluorescence-lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), where a map is obtained of the fluorescent emission lifetime versus position in a cell. The objective of project PARAFLUO is an innovative instrumentation system that will enhance and extend the usefulness of FLIM, making possible to obtain simultaneously FLIM data separately for the various spectral components of the emission. There is wide consensus among experimenters that this spectrally resolved technique (called sFLIM) will support a better understanding of the biological processes involved. Such understanding is paramount for the (patho)physiology of tissues and organisms and gives a base for gaining a better insight in key medical issues, such as the origin and growth mechanisms of tumors. The optoelectronic instrumentation developed will be useful also for other market objectives, such as simultaneous multi-spectral profiling of objects by laser detection and ranging (LADAR) techniques. The developments envisaged are essentially: (a) a photon-counting array detector based on the silicon single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) technology; (b) a new micro-lens system for focusing light onto the detector and (c) an ASIC based multichannel time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) system, integrated with an optoelectronic setup in a confocal microscope. The base of the PARAFLUO consortium is given by three SMEs; each one having a consolidated technical know-how and an active presence in the market over one of the quoted scientific-technical (S/T) areas. Five RTD performers have been selected primarily because of their high international standard in these areas; furthermore, each of them has experience of active collaboration with the SME directly concerned by the specific S/T work. A professional partner supports the coordinator and ensures timely and efficient exchange of materials and information in the project.

Brenlla A.,University of Santiago de Compostela | Brenlla A.,Wayne State University | Veiga M.,University of Santiago de Compostela | Veiga M.,PicoQuant GmbH | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B | Year: 2013

This paper deals with the interplay between solvent properties and isomerism of 2-(2′-hydroxyphenyl)imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (1), and the proton and charge-transfer processes that the different isomers undergo in the first-excited singlet state. We demonstrate the strong influence of these processes on the fluorescence properties of 1. We studied the behavior of 1 in several neutral and acidified solvents, by UV-vis absorption spectroscopy and by steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. The fluorescence of 1 showed a strong sensitivity to the environment. This behavior is the result of conformational and isomeric equilibria and the completely different excited-state behavior of the isomers. For both neutral and cationic 1, isomers with intramolecular hydrogen bond between the hydroxyl group and the benzimidazole N undergo an ultrafast excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT), yielding tautomeric species with very large Stokes shift. For both neutral and cationic 1, isomers with the OH group hydrogen-bonded to the solvent behave as strong photoacids, dissociating in the excited state in solvents with basic character. The pyridine nitrogen exhibits photobase character, protonating in the excited state even in some neutral solvents. An efficient radiationless deactivation channel of several species was detected, which we attributed to a twisted intramolecular charge-transfer (TICT) process, facilitated by deprotonation of the hydroxyl group and protonation of the pyridine nitrogen. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

Ta H.,University of Heidelberg | Kiel A.,University of Heidelberg | Wahl M.,PicoQuant GmbH | Herten D.-P.,University of Heidelberg
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics | Year: 2010

In single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy photon-antibunching is frequently used to prove the occurrence of single fluorophores. Furthermore, the relative frequency of coincident photon pairs was also used to determine the number of fluorophores in the diffraction limited observation volume of a confocal microscope. However, the ability to count fluorophores is so far limited to ∼3 molecules due to saturation of the calibration curve with increasing number of fluorophores. Recently, we introduced a novel theoretical framework for counting the number of emitting molecules by analyzing photon-distributions acquired with a confocal microscope using four single-photon detectors. Here, we present the experimental realization of the proposed scheme in a confocal setup using novel multi-channel photon-counting electronics and DNA constructs that were labelled with five fluorophores. Our experimental results give a clear correlation between the number of estimated fluorophores and the number of bleaching steps for DNA probes conjugated with five ATTO647N labels with an error of ∼20%. Moreover, we could acquire experimental data for up to 15 fluorophores indicating the simultaneous occurrence of three DNA probes. Our experiments put into perspective that the analysis of photon-distributions acquired with four detection channels is suited to count the number of fluorescently labelled molecules in larger aggregates or clusters with potential for applications in molecular and cell biology and for time-resolved analysis of multi-chromophoric compounds in material sciences. © 2010 the Owner Societies.

Heinrich S.,Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society | Geissen E.-M.,University of Stuttgart | Kamenz J.,Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society | Trautmann S.,EMBL | And 11 more authors.
Nature Cell Biology | Year: 2013

The spindle assembly checkpoint is a conserved signalling pathway that protects genome integrity. Given its central importance, this checkpoint should withstand stochastic fluctuations and environmental perturbations, but the extent of and mechanisms underlying its robustness remain unknown. We probed spindle assembly checkpoint signalling by modulating checkpoint protein abundance and nutrient conditions in fission yeast. For core checkpoint proteins, a mere 20% reduction can suffice to impair signalling, revealing a surprising fragility. Quantification of protein abundance in single cells showed little variability (noise) of critical proteins, explaining why the checkpoint normally functions reliably. Checkpoint-mediated stoichiometric inhibition of the anaphase activator Cdc20 (Slp1 in Schizosaccharomyces pombe) can account for the tolerance towards small fluctuations in protein abundance and explains our observation that some perturbations lead to non-genetic variation in the checkpoint response. Our work highlights low gene expression noise as an important determinant of reliable checkpoint signalling. © 2013 Macmillan Publishers Limited.

Schwarzer R.,Humboldt University of Berlin | Levental I.,University of Houston | Gramatica A.,Humboldt University of Berlin | Scolari S.,Humboldt University of Berlin | And 3 more authors.
Cellular Microbiology | Year: 2014

Enveloped viruses often use membrane lipid rafts to assemble and bud, augment infection and spread efficiently. However, the molecular bases and functional consequences of the partitioning of viral glycoproteins into microdomains remain intriguing questions in virus biology. Here, we measured Foerster resonance energy transfer by fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIMFRET) to study the role of distinct membrane proximal regions of the human immunodeficiency virus glycoprotein gp41 for lipid raft partitioning in living Chinese hamster ovary cells (CHO-K1). Gp41 was labelled with a fluorescent protein at the exoplasmic face of the membrane, preventing any interference of the fluorophore with the proposed role of the transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains in lateral organization of gp41. Raft localization was deduced from interaction with an established raft marker, a fluorescently tagged glycophosphatidylinositol anchor and the cholesterol recognition amino acid consensus (CRAC) was identified as the crucial lateral sorting determinant in CHO-K1 cells. Interestingly, the raft association of gp41 indicates a substantial cellto-cell heterogeneity of the plasma membrane microdomains. In complementary fluorescence polarization microscopy, a distinct CRAC requirement was found for the oligomerization of the gp41 variants. Our data provide further insight into the molecular basis and biological implications of the cholesterol dependent lateral sorting of viral glycoproteins for virus assembly at cellular membranes. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Wahl M.,PicoQuant GmbH | Leifgen M.,Humboldt University of Berlin | Berlin M.,Humboldt University of Berlin | Rohlicke T.,PicoQuant GmbH | And 2 more authors.
Applied Physics Letters | Year: 2011

We report the implementation of a quantum random number generator based on photon arrival times. Due to fast and high resolution timing we are able to generate the highest bitrate of any current generator based on photon arrival times. Bias in the raw data due to the exponential distribution of the arrival times is removed by postprocessing which is directly integrated in the field programmable logic of the timing electronics. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.

Linck L.,BAM Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing | Linck L.,Free University of Berlin | Kapusta P.,PicoQuant GmbH | Resch-Genger U.,BAM Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing
Photochemistry and Photobiology | Year: 2012

Efficient signal generation in DNA-based assays requires understanding of the influence of fluorophore's interactions on the spectroscopic properties. The resulting changes in fluorescence intensity, quantum yield, emission anisotropy, and fluorescence lifetime provide straightforward tools for the study of molecular dynamics and interaction between labels and nucleic acids. Searching for bright fluorescent reporters for rolling circle amplification (RCA) as efficient signal enhancement strategy for biological formats, we investigated the spectroscopic properties of seven dyes: cyanines, rhodamines, and BODIPYs. They spectrally resemble Cy3, the most frequently used fluorophore in biodetection formats, and are measured in six samples (free dye, dye-dUTP, internally labeled ssDNA and dsDNA-single- and triple-labeled) using steady-state and time-resolved fluorometry. Special emphasis was dedicated to characterizing the nature of the interaction of these fluorophores differing in dye class, charge, and rigidity. Our results suggest dye charge and structure as main factors governing the dye's interactions, with DY-555 and Cy3B presenting the best candidates for our envisaged signal amplification strategy. This label comparison underlines the importance of a proper understanding of structure-property relations and dye-biomolecule interactions for reporter choice and presents a road map towards the design and interpretation of experiments using these labels on DNA of known sequence. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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