Prime BSI Scientific CMOS Camera

Organization: Photometrics
Year: 2018

The Prime BSI Scientific CMOS Camera provides an ideal balance between high resolution imaging and light collection by leveraging an optimized pixel size for commonly used 60x magnification, backside illumination technology and the ultra-low noise characteristics of the Prime CMOS camera platform. Scientific camera sensitivity is determined by three main factors; quantum efficiency (QE), pixel size and noise characteristics. QE is the measure of the effectiveness of the camera to produce electronic charge (electrons) from incident photons, where a higher QE results in the conversion of more photons to electrons of signal. By increasing QE to 95 percent through the process of back-illumination, sensitivity is also greatly increased. The 95 percent QE of the Prime BSI camera allows it to excel at live cell microscopy, collecting nearly all available light, maximizing the signal-to-noise ratio of experiments, preserving cellular features, and improving image resolution. High QE cameras like the Prime BSI allow cells to remain viable for longer times in sensitive live-cell imaging assays.

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