Vertilon develops sensor interface for fluorescence detection

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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.