Fluid Imaging Technologies Wins Innovator of the Year Award from Manufacturers Association of Maine
Published: Jun 08, 2018
Scarborough, ME – Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc., based in Scarborough, ME, was recognized and honored with the Innovator of the Year award at the Manufacturers Association of Maine (MAMe) annual summit, which took place on Friday, June 1.
The Innovator of the Year award recognizes an innovative Maine manufacturer who is creating game-changing ideas, processes, products, services and business models. Companies who were nominated have created new and fresh products in the past year, have had a positive effect on their business, industry or community through their innovation, and have embraced impressive technology to achieve their innovation.
Fluid Imaging Technologies was awarded the Innovator of the Year award for their new FlowCam® Nano imaging instrument. The FlowCam Nano was born years ago out of a vision for a disruptive improvement in the limited resolving power of a standard air objective flow imaging microscope. Through the unique combination of oil immersion microscopy, a blue LED, along with a higher power objective (40x), the FlowCam Nano can detect and image particles in the nanoparticle range, something not previously possible.
Kent Peterson was on hand to accept the award at the summit. “We are thrilled to have been selected as the winner of the Innovator of the Year,” he said. “We’re grateful to be based in Maine and to have access to a world class workforce that can provide the R&D, manufacturing, sales and customer support for an instrument of this caliber. We’ve already sold it to customers in the U.S. and E.U. and look forward to continued growth.”
MAMe is a membership organization including over 300 Maine manufacturing companies and related support service providers. MAMe represents approximately 28,000 highly skilled employees and builds collaborative efforts with other Maine associations.
Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc. manufactures industry-leading microparticle analysis instrumentation. Our flagship product, the FlowCam®, is the first automated particle analysis instrument to use digital imaging flow microscopy and flow cytometry to measure the size and shape of microparticles suspended in a fluid medium. The FlowCam is used for aquatic research, biopharmaceutical formulation quality assurance, biofuel and algae technology research, municipal water quality assurance and many other markets in over 52 countries and on all 7 continents.