FlowCam® 8000 by Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc

Manufacturer Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc  |   Model: FlowCam 8000  |  Available Worldwide
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The FlowCam® 8000 imaging particle analyzer combines the benefits of digital imaging, flow cytometry, and microscopy into a single instrument. Count and analyze tens of thousands of particles per minute and see your subvisible particles with superior image quality. For particles 1µm to 1mm.


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Average Rating: 4.7
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  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Iowa State University



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Valuable tool for in-flow observation of ephemeral particulate or microbial phenomena.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Evaluation of cell-particle interactions

"We used the FlowCam 8000 in recently published work on evaluating the bacterial capture capacity of a novel class of hydrophobic dispersive solvent, magnetic ionic liquids (MILs). The FlowCam 8000 was very useful in providing insights that were not available using traditional microbiological or microscopic techniques. Specifically, we were able to observe the impact of the ionic strength of the medium in which the MILs were dispersed. Parameters examined included droplet size and distribution as a function of ionic content. Of special note, the FlowCam 8000 also enabled us to observe extensive aggregation of MIL droplets in the presence of the bacterium Serratia marcescens, providing insights into the mechanism of action behind MIL-based capture and concentration of bacteria. The details of our study (Hice, S.A., Varona, M., Brost, A., Dai, F., Anderson, J.L. and B.F. Brehm-Stecher. 2020. Magnetic ionic liquids: interactions with bacterial cells, behavior in aqueous suspension and broader applications. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 412(8): 1741-1755) can be found here: https://rdcu.be/b1u82"

Review date: 07 May 2020 | FlowCam® 8000
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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: DKSH Japan



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A great instrument for biopharmaceutical development.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Analyzing protein aggregates in biologcs

"FlowCam is very easy to use. One reason is because focusing is automatically done, soI don't need to focus each experiment. All I need to do to get data is just load sample using a 1ml micropipette and then click the start auto image button. Cleaning is also done automatically after a measurement. Their customer care team always gives me a prompt response. FlowCam is now an established instrumenta for detecting protein aggregates in biopharmaceuticals. I think it is good value for your money."

Review date: 05 May 2020 | FlowCam® 8000
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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Quality and Conformity Council - Central Testing Lab - Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices



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Great results, superb accuracy and characterization!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Pharmaceutical QC & QA, new drug development, medical devices, food, feed and beverages...

"Highly efficient and effective instrument in my lab. I am a manager for pharmaceutical and food testing labs for Central Testing Lab facility, Quality & Conformity Council of Abu Dhabi, UAE. We are government entity and enabler for regulators including Department of Health, Ministry of Water, Abu Dhabi Food and Safety Authority, AD Municipality & Environment Agency. We bought our first FlowCam 8000 two year back (2018). We found this machine highly efficient in many areas. Regulators removed dozens of substandard injectable products from the market because of FowCam 8000. Previously, It was impossible to pick defected units by following traditional pharmaceutical monographs for particulate matter. The beauty of FowCam is the evidence of live pictures of particles, which help us in characterizing and understanding the source of contamination. We can recognize, particles up to 1 micron easily which helps regulators to make decisions. Through FlowCam, we are able to guide manufacturers about sources of contamination. We can easily distinguish between fibers, polymers, silicone, dust particles, glass or even microbes. This instrument gave us confidence talking about this because of the real particle pictures we were able to generate. We are able to guide manufacturers about formulation issues. Especially regarding problems with particles due to API aggregates. Live assessment of particles and characterization help us with product stability too. Live, unexpected findings of microbial contamination in food and feed opens a new area of R&D. With the help of FlowCam we are making decisions with confidence. We can carry out particulate analysis in medical devices that was never possible before. Instrument operation is very straight forward. This instrument, does not need much services. Need little care regarding sample cleanliness. Users with little experience can manage the system by themselves. Here in the UAE, we are very lucky that local agent for FlowCam is very professional. Availability of NIST equivalent quality control solution with known particle size and numbers, give high confidence to reporting results to regulators and other clients. We normally start system injecting with blanks, to confirm no particulate contamination from the environment and then quality control (NIST) to confirm count and measure accuracy. Because of this instrument and generated data, we received high prestige and appreciation from higher government entities. Lots of success. More than 20 different parameters about each detected particle can be measured. As per our experience we recorded up to 200000 particles per ml. This shows the system is so fast and smart in capturing the data of each particle accurately. Findings of unexpected particles in food and feed samples, were reported to regulators because of FlowCam. Highly reproducible results for quality control. Very simple operation, need only a few hours to understand and train others. The beauty of system is that no one can manipulate/change the data. It's incompliance with GLP. Raw data is always available in its original form. No comparison with microscopic pharmacopoeia method. This instrument can be applied for pharmaceutical samples especially injections, very useful during formulation and stability testing. Very helpful in medical devices particulate assessment. Useful in marine water testing. Choice of different lenses and objects, based on particle size. Live microbiological identification is also possible through FlowCam. It is worth having a FlowCam 8000 in the lab. It’s a lifesaving instrument."

Review date: 05 May 2020 | FlowCam® 8000
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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: University of Notre Dame



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    5 out of 5
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Intuitive and easy to learn how to use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Flow altology and imaging

"The Flowcam is an intuitive and easy to learn flow based particle sizer and counter. The software lets us sort out the particles we are not interested in and it saves images and statistical information. We train end users on the operation of the device and it is something that graduates, undergrads and students have picked up with great ease."

Review date: 12 Mar 2020 | FlowCam® 8000
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  • Organization: University of Notre Dame



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Powerful, useful instrument for a wide range of users.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Particle counting

"Versatile for sizing a wide range of particles, including micro-animals like zoopankton, phytoplankton and unicellular organisms. Complement of microscopy lenses allow for counting different ranges of particles."

Review date: 12 Mar 2020 | FlowCam® 8000

Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc. manufactures industry-leading particle analysis instrumentation based on digital imaging technology. Our flagship product, the FlowCam®, is the first automated particle analysis instrument to use digital imaging for measuring size and shape (including 40+ morphological characteristics) of microscopic particles in a fluid medium. With applications in oceanographic research, municipal water, biopharmaceutical formulations, chemicals, oil and gas, biofuels and many other markets, Fluid Imaging Technologies continues to lead the way in imaging particle analysis.

FlowCam 8000 Specifications:

  • Magnification: 20X, 10X, 4X, 2X (all in one instrument)
  • Camera resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels, available in color and monochrome
  • Minimum sample volume of 100µl
  • Autofocus capability
  • Compatible with the ALH (Automated Liquid Handler)

Fluorescence emission and detection:

  • Excitation options (488nm, 532nm, 633nm) with 2-channel fluorescence detection
  • Equipped with our image analysis software VisualSpreadsheet®