Hyland Optical October Lunch and Learn

Monday, October 06, 2014
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This Friday (10/10/2014) I will be delivering a seminar on new optomechanical design tools as part of Hyland Optical Technologies' October Lunch & Learn (http://hylandlunchnlearn141010.eventbrite.com) event. Hyland Optical, in Scotts Valley, CA, is the new owner of the Ealing (http://www.ealingcatalog.com/) brand of catalog components (see Laser Focus World announcement (http://www.laserfocusworld.com/articles/2013/11/hyland-optical-technologies-acquires-assets-of-ealing-catalog.html)). This event will also include a tour of their facility and some cool giveaways. ** Blog U ..

End-of-Summer 2014 Newsletter

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Kinetic River Expands Operations and Advisory Board Kinetic River has carried the momentum forward following our New Instruments Session (http://www.kineticriver.com/_blog/Kinetic_River/post/cyto-2014-notes-new-instruments-session/) and reception that has grown by 200% over the previous year at CYTO 2014 (http://cytoconference.org/2014/Home.aspx). We are building on the progress we shared with you at the Bio2Device Group (http://bio2devicegroup.org/content/new-tools-cancer-research-probing-cellular-processes-high-throughput-giacomo-vacca-phd-09242). Our ongoing business ..

Optical Design Review Checklist: Components

Tuesday, July 08, 2014
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In our technical analytical work with clients at Kinetic River, there are many questions that come up again and again--for example, in design reviews. We have developed a series of checklists that we use to evaluate the nature and quality of technology and intellectual property. This example illustrates our design review process for the case of optical components: the general approach is to get the broad picture first, then drill down to the specific technical attributes. By the end, we have enough information to put the component in context, and dive deeper into relevant technical details ..

CYTO 2014 Notes: New Instruments Session

Sunday, June 01, 2014
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This is the second blog in a series covering CYTO 2014 (http://cytoconference.org/2014/Home.aspx), held this May 17-22 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Mainly in the form of raw notes, the intent of this series is to highlight talks, events, and trends from the annual cytometry congress and trade show that I found noteworthy. Clarifications, corrections, comments, and other suggestions welcome. The New Instruments (http://cytoconference.org/2014/Program/Parallel-Sessions.aspx) parallel session took place Tuesday, May 20. Co-chaired by Dr. Giacomo Vacca (Kinetic River, Cupertino, CA) an ..

CYTO 2014 Notes: Fluorescence Lifetime Workshop

Monday, May 26, 2014
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This is the first blog in a series covering CYTO 2014 (http://cytoconference.org/2014/Home.aspx), held this May 17-22 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Mainly in the form of raw notes, the intent of this series is to highlight talks, events, and trends from the annual cytometry congress and trade show that I found noteworthy. Clarifications, corrections, comments, and other suggestions welcome. The Fluorescence Lifetime Workshop (http://cytoconference.org/2014/Program/Workshops.aspx) took place Monday, May 19. Co-chaired by Profs. Jessica Houston (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces ..

CYTO 2014 Preview

Thursday, May 01, 2014
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Hard to believe it’s already May. The activity at Kinetic River has been intense this winter and spring, with new product launches, articles in technical journals and trade magazines, and a variety of speaking engagements—not to mention expansion into new office and laboratory quarters. We’ll brief you on all this in more detail in a few weeks. For now the focus is CYTO 2014 (http://cytoconference.org/2014/Home.aspx) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where we are exhibiting (http://s15.a2zinc.net/clients/faseb/cyto2014/Public/EventMap.aspx) and participating in the technical  ..

Power to the Designers!

Monday, March 31, 2014
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This past March 20th I was invited to give a seminar at the Northern California Section of the Optical Society of America (NCal OSA (https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=3607400)), held at PARC (http://www.PARC.com). Titled Advances in Optical Design, the talk focused on the emerging paradigm of parametric design. Fig. 1. Parametric design in architecture. Parametric design has been popularized by eye-popping architectural feats such as Frank Gehry's Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago's Millennium Park, and Herzog & de Meuron's "Bird's Nest" National St ..

Introducing the Danube II

Monday, January 13, 2014
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Fluorescence Lifetime Flow Cytometer In cell biology and cancer research, there is often the need to measure cellular processes, protein function, protein-protein interactions, or molecular transport with subcellular resolution. Fluorescence lifetime is a powerful tool that can provide this information. Traditionally, fluorescence lifetime techniques (such as FRET-FLIM) have been carried out on imaging platforms; however, the low throughput of microscopy severely limits the resulting efficiency of analysis. Our newest product, the Danube II combines many of the ..

2013 Year-End Newsletter

Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Dear Clients and Partners, As the year draws to a close, we’d like to take the opportunity to focus on some key recent developments. 2013 has been a year of partnerships: From our very productive continuing collaboration with Prof. Jessica Houston (http://chemeng.nmsu.edu/JPH/index.html) at New Mexico State University, to our expanded relationship with great engineering firms like DarklingX (http://www.darklingx.com/), to the forming of a brand-new three-way partnership (http://www.beamwise.net/) in developing design automation tools, Kinetic River’s partner n ..

Busy Fall Speaking Schedule for Kinetic River

Saturday, September 21, 2013
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It's been a busy summer. In several instances over the last couple of months I have been honored with invitations to participate and contribute to events relevant to the life sciences / biophotonics / medical device communities. Here are the upcoming opportunities to hear first-hand what Kinetic River is up to. First things first. I was invited to give a seminar in Sunnyvale, CA this coming Tuesday morning, September 24, 2013, at the Bio2Device Group (B2DG) on our latest product development efforts at Kinetic River. The talk is titled “New Tools for Cancer Research: Probing Cell ..

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