Vertilon develops sensor interface for fluorescence detection
Vertilon Corporation has begun production of the SIB232 sensor interface board for fluorescence detection applications including flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and bioaerosol detection.

The SIB232 utilizes the Hamamatsu H7260 32-channel multianode photomultiplier tube (PMT) and when used in combination with a Vertilon PhotoniQ data acquisition system, is capable of simultaneously capturing 32 channels of high speed, low-level fluorescence events detected by the PMT, according to Vertilon.

The Westford, Mass.-based company added that the SIB232 achieves single photon resolution--with an event pair resolution of 2.5 microseconds and trigger rates approaching 400 KHz--when connected to a Vertilon PhotoniQ IQSP580 data acquisition system.