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March 2019


Greetings there, 

Happy spring to those of you in the Northern Hemisphere. We have several great updates to share, pertaining to new FlowCam research publications, reorganization of our website, employee travels and training in Asia and our upcoming event schedule.


All the best,

Cybele Brooks
Marketing Manager

Fluid Imaging Technologies

Collage of the Quarter


pyrodinium bahamense flowcam


This sample was collected by an ASLO 2019 attendee and brought to our booth for analysis at the show. The sample came from Bioluminescent Bay in Puerto Rico.  The gray spiky critters are Pyrodinium bahamense, which produce a great deal of bioluminescence.  The other dominate critter in the collage is Cochlodinium spp.  Note that both dinoflagellates are toxin producers. 


Top FlowCam Cyanobacteria Papers 


coverHAB season is fast approaching. The FlowCam has proven useful in HAB trending and bloom prediction.  

Our ability to predict and prevent harmful algal blooms is directly related to our ability to study and understand cyanobacteria.  Numerous studies have used the FlowCam to rapidly enumerate, image, and aid in the identification of harmful algae present in water samples to better track, trend and predict blooms. We've collected our favorite studies on cyanobacteria into one document .

Download our Top FlowCam for Cyanobacteria studies which features synopses of our favorite recently published papers.  

A Small Price to Pay to Prevent a Fish Kill

Grieg Seafood HeroSalmon farms are at risk of major fish kills when harmful algae are present, sometimes costing the farm $800 million in damages. Grieg Seafood, one of the world's largest salmon aquaculture companies, has found the FlowCam to be a useful tool in monitoring harmful algae and keeping their fish stock healthy.  (Photo credit: Grieg Seafood)

 "An Integrated Approach" Gains More Traction


Texas h2o AWWA cover


Previously featured in AWWA's OpFlow December issue, the "integrated approach" developed by the City of Wichita Falls for drinking water management has now also been featured in AWWA Texas H2O March issue.

This article contains images of Anabaena captured by the FlowCam during the algae bloom of June 2016, along with graphs showing corresponding elevated levels of geosmin during the same period.



Stefanie Hebert Fluid Imaging Technologies

FIT Welcomes 

New Accounting Assistant 

Stefanie Hebert has joined Fluid Imaging Technologies as the new Accounting Assistant.  She has 8 years of prior experience in the finance department of a non-profit. There she mastered contract and budget development for the company's many departments. 

Welcome, Stef! 

Where in the the World is FIT?


Kay JohnsonTwo members of our Technical Customer Support team recently traveled to Asia in support of our customers and distributors. Kay Johnson, Technical Customer Support Manager, visited and trained a biopharmaceutical customer in Seoul, South Korea with our local representative Sam Bo Scientific. She then went to Osaka, Japan with Am Lab, Inc., our partners in Japan, to lead a 2-day FlowCam Training at Kanso Co. LTD, a regional engineering company. They plan to use the FlowCam to analyze meiobenthic organisms. The recently published paper by Kitashi et al. (2018) prompted this Japanese group to purchase a FlowCam with a color camera.  Read more from Kay's travel log.


Stephen Barton cropped- headshotStephen Barton, Technical Customer Support Associate, traveled to Singapore; Tamil Nadu, India; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In India, Stephen accompanied our local partner Spitzen Analytica to the aquatic sciences department of Annamalai University. In Abu Dhabi he worked with our partner Nahla Medical Supplies in training students and researchers at the NYU Abu Dhabi University. Read more from Stephen's travel log.




cover pgTop Marine Papers


We've selected our favorite, recently published marine research papers that use the FlowCam and compiled them into a single document for easy reference. 


 Workshop at the ICTC 2019 Kraków, Poland!

We are hosting a FlowCam workshop at the 11th International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria to be held in Kraków, Poland. The workshop will be held on Sunday, May 5th from 15:00-18:00, just before the opening ceremony. For more information or to reserve your space, email Frances at

An Easier Way to Order Consumables Online

We've updated our consumables pages to be more user friendly. Consumables are now grouped by instrument, making it easy to order replacement tubing, flow cells, and other parts and supplies for your FlowCam. Need to place an order? 


Upcoming 2019 Conferences and Appearances


Will you be attending one of the following conferences? Bring a sample to our booth in the exposition area for a hands-on, live demonstration of the FlowCam and VisualSpreadsheet. Or, simply visit us to say "hi" and ask us any questions. We'll be happy to see you!  
  • National Monitoring Conference, March 25-29th, Denver, Colorado
  • Maine Water, March 28th, Augusta, Maine
  • IFHAB, April 24-26th, Toronto, Canada
  • International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria, May 5-10, Krakow, Poland
  • AWWA ACE, June 10-12, Denver, Colorado
  • IAGLR, June 10 - 14th, Brockport, New York
  • Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences, June 30-July 5th, Zagreb, Croatia
  • National Marine Educators, July 22-25, Durham, New Hampshire
  • European Marine Biology, August 25-29, Dublin, Ireland