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7 Years and Counting

Kinetic River Celebrates 7 Years in Business—with 80% Annual Revenue Growth Kinetic River Corp. was founded in February 2010, and started commercial operations in July 2011. The company was built with a focus on flow cytometry—custom instrumentation, technology development, and technical, strategic, and expert witness consulting. We have developed and…

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Fall 2017 Newsletter

Kinetic River Corp. Receives Phase I SBIR Grant From the National Institutes of Health Kinetic River Corp. has been granted a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The 6-month Phase I grant was issued to Kinetic River by the National Institute of General…

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Flow Cytometers: Empowering New Discoveries

Flow Cytometers: Empowering New Discoveries In June 2017, Laser Focus World published this article by Dr. Vacca; the following is a short summary. Flow cytometers have been at work in labs for years, contributing to our understanding of biology and medicine. With more scientists gaining access to these high-performing instruments, new insights…

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March 2017 Newsletter

Kinetic River delivers Potomac analyzer to National Cancer Institute The flexibility of Kinetic River’s flagship Potomac modular flow cytometer made it the perfect choice to test novel laser sources, detectors, electronics and other technologies at a National Cancer Institute laboratory. Kinetic River delivered the Potomac to the lab of William Telford, who…

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December 2016 Newsletter

National Cancer Institute Orders Potomac Modular Flow Cytometer The National Cancer Institute (NCI) gave Kinetic River a vote of confidence earlier this year when it ordered a Potomac Modular Flow Cytometer customized to use novel light sources. The Potomac system is the perfect choice for this project; using off-the-shelf parts, it is easily customized and reconfigured. In the NCI…

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CYTO 2016 Newsletter

CYTO 2016 is starting in just a few days in beautiful Seattle, Washington. We'll be there, and we hope to see you as well. Kinetic River is exhibiting in booth #112 and participating in the technical program (poster #B291). Come by to see our Potomac Modular Flow Cytometer, and find…

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December 2015 Newsletter

Kinetic River Launches New Potomac Modular Flow Cytometer Kinetic River continues to share design solutions with a growing number of biomedical researchers and OEM developers. As part of this expansion, we introduced our new Potomac modular flow cytometer, a system that can be custom-configured and delivered in less than 2 months. New…

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Modular Flow Cytometer World Tour

Nothing beats the excitement of live demos. Through a successful collaboration with Excelitas Technologies, we designed a live demo of a modular flow cytometer in less than 2 months and showed it at three conferences in three countries this year. The ability to integrate hundreds of off-the-shelf components for this…

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KRC Acquires Enlumen

Larger footprint and increased capabilities enable Kinetic River to offer greater range of services Mountain View, Calif., USA, June 23, 2015 – Kinetic River Corp., a leader in flow cytometry instrumentation design and product development, completed its acquisition of the assets of Enlumen Technology Inc., a Silicon-Valley optics and photonics engineering firm…

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CYTO 2015 Newsletter

It's Been a "Hot" Winter and Spring Season Here in California, the continuing historic drought has everyone ripping up lawns and covering up pools. What we're referring to, however, is the very intense activity we've seen at Kinetic River in the last 6 months. Below are just the highlights; we're…

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2015 New Year’s Newsletter

The Year in Review, and a Look Ahead It's always good to look back, if briefly, over the year gone by and take stock, since so often the "busyiness" of business can get in the way of a long-term perspective. We have mentioned some of these milestones in earlier newsletters,…

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USPTO in Silicon Valley

On Tuesday, 14 October 2014, I attended a panel discussion and reception / networking event for Intellectual Property (IP) professionals at Santa Clara University. The panel featured the following speakers: John Cabeca, United States Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO); Dan Ovanezian, Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Laura Norris, Santa Clara University (SCU);…

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Hyland Optical October Lunch and Learn

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 event. Hyland Optical, in Scotts Valley, CA, is the new owner of the Ealing brand of catalog components (see Laser Focus World announcement). This event will…

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End-of-Summer 2014 Newsletter

Kinetic River Expands Operations and Advisory Board Kinetic River has carried the momentum forward following our New Instruments Session and reception that has grown by 200% over the previous year at CYTO 2014. We are building on the progress we shared with you at the Bio2Device Group. Our ongoing business expansion and technological developments…

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Optical Design Review Checklist: Components

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…

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CYTO 2014 Notes: New Instruments Session

This is the second blog in a series covering CYTO 2014, 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,…

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CYTO 2014 Notes: Fluorescence Lifetime Workshop

This is the first blog in a series covering CYTO 2014, 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,…

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CYTO 2014 Preview

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…

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Power to the Designers!

This past March 20th I was invited to give a seminar at the Northern California Section of the Optical Society of America, held at PARC. 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…

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Introducing the Danube II

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…

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2013 Year-End Newsletter

  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 at New Mexico State University, to our expanded relationship with great…

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Busy Fall Speaking Schedule for Kinetic River

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…

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Cytometry Innovations Continue to Surprise Insiders

CYTO 2013 (XXVIII Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry), the annual “watering-hole” gathering for cytometrists of all shapes and sizes, took place in San Diego this year, and it was exciting as ever. The scientific program turned up a number of interesting new research results, and the trade…

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Market Discontinuities—Ice in Hot Water

Recently I've had the chance to hear a thought-provoking lecture by Paul Yock, Professor of Medicine and Director of Biodesign at Stanford University, at the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Bio2Device Group. Dr. Yock spoke about the global evolution of medical device innovation, focusing in particular on the example…

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If You Can Make Your Car Tires Screech, You Can Build a Laser

While this is not exactly the typical required experience you find in high-tech job descriptions, the point is that to learn how to make tires screech, you’ve already had to master a delicate balance between energy storage and energy dissipation. And that’s the key principle on which a special kind*…

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Kinetic River Corp. Launches Danube Fluorescence Lifetime Flow Cytometer

Time-resolved flow cytometry enables cell biologists to study proteins and cellular microenvironment San Francisco, Calif., USA, February 3, 2013 – Kinetic River Corp., a leader in flow cytometry instrumentation design and product development, officially launched the Danube today at Photonics West’s BiOS Expo in San Francisco, Calif. Under development since early 2012, the Danube goes…

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Time to Get on the Personalized Medicine Bandwagon—Or Is It?

Personalized medicine seems all the buzz these days. People talk about things like whole-genome analysis to determine individual propensity towards specific disease states, or the development of drugs tailored to be maximally effective, and minimally side-effective, for certain narrowly defined patient sub-populations. Major scientific advances along these and other lines…

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