- R&D 100 Awards
The Prime 95B Scientific CMOS Camera is an extremely sensitive camera for life science research and imaging with the ability to convert nearly every available photon into useful signal. The camera maximizes the ability to detect weak signals, enables short exposure times for high frame rates and minimizes cell phototoxicity across a wide range of wavelengths. Prime 95B leverages the first scientific-grade CMOS sensor and backside illumination technology, providing an unprecedented 95 percent quantum efficiency. The camera also captures the full 1200x1200 pixel field-of-view images at 82 frames per second, enabling tracking of moving objects across the full microscope field of view at better than video rates. Prime 95B is optimized for low-light microscopy. It is ideal for spinning disk confocal and TIRF microscopy at 100 times magnification. Its sensitivity makes it suitable for fluorescence microscopy and bio-imaging. It is also an ideal replacement for EMCCD in single molecule fluorescence, light sheet microscopy and super-resolution microscopy (STORM, PALM). With a true 16-bit dynamic range, Prime 95B can detect weak and bright signals within the same image with photon-noise limited performance.