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Kshitija Shevgaonkar Moving On

We are sad to announce that Kshitija Shevgaonkar, our Lead Biomedical Scientist, is moving on to a new endeavor.

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Kinetic River Completes Fluidics Module for UC Davis

Kinetic River recently developed a custom Shasta fluidics module as part of an NSF-funded project.

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Kinetic River Launches Panama Software

Kinetic River recently launched our new Panama software for instrument control and data acquisition.

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New Potomac Cytometer Installed in Italy

A Potomac cytometer was installed in the lab of Romeo Bernini at the National Research Council in Naples, Italy.

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Welcome Courtney Harris

Kinetic River is pleased to announce that Courtney Harris will now be leading the sales and marketing efforts for the North American market.

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Passing of Robert Leif and Frank Traganos

Kinetic River mourns the passing of two giants in the field of flow cytometry.

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The Potomac Arrives in Italy

Kinetic River delivered a fully customized Potomac flow cytometer for a customer in Italy.

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Kinetic River Welcomes New Team Member

Kinetic River is pleased to announce a new addition to our team!

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Kinetic River Discusses Latest Innovations in Webinar

Kinetic River founder and President Giacomo Vacca presented a webinar entitled "Latest Innovations in Flow Cytometry from Kinetic River".

Watch the presentation here.

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Kinetic River Ships Redesigned Potomac

Kinetic River is excited to have shipped one of our brand new, redesigned Potomac modular flow cytometers today.

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Kinetic River Receives Tenth Patent

We are very excited to share Kinetic River was recently issued U.S. Patent No. 10,656,072, “Flow cytometry apparatus and methods”.

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Photonics Media Hosts Kinetic River Webinar

Kinetic River founder and President Giacomo Vacca presented a webinar, hosted by Photonics Media.

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Kinetic River Presents Technology to National Cancer Institute

Kinetic River founder Giacomo Vacca presented a webinar on “Advances in Time-Resolved Flow Cytometry” to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH.

Watch the presentation here.

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Giacomo Vacca Gives Webinar to National Eye Institute

Kinetic River founder Giacomo Vacca presented a webinar on “Advances in Time-Resolved Flow Cytometry” to the National Eye Institute (NEI) at NIH.

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Potomac Receives CE Mark

Kinetic River’s fully customizable, modular flow cytometer, the Potomac, recently received CE marking.

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Kinetic River Is Expanding

We are thrilled to announce that we are expanding into new lab space this week!

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Kinetic River Corp. Celebrates 10 Years

Kinetic River Celebrates 10 Years

Kinetic River recently celebrated our 10th anniversary. It has been an incredible ten years—the company has grown significantly in that time and has much to be proud of. As we look back, we are humbled by the growth we have achieved and our impact in the field.

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Kshitija Shevgaonkar Promoted

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Kshitija Shevgaonkar, who goes by KP. We have promoted her to Lead Biomedical Scientist. She was our second employee (after Founder and President Giacomo Vacca).
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Particle analysis and sorting apparatus and methods

Another Patent for Kinetic River

Kinetic River was recently issued U.S. Patent No. 10,564,088, Particle analysis and sorting apparatus and methods.

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Jinman Huang, Elijah Kashi, and Alan Chin

Latest Team Members

Kinetic River has been growing our team lately, with the addition of Jinman Huang, Ph.D, Elijah Kashi, M.S., Alan Chin, Ph.D., and Timothy Gray, M.S.

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Methods and apparatuses for label-free particle analysis

New Patent for Kinetic River

Kinetic River was recently issued U.S. Patent No. 10,488,343, Methods and apparatuses for label-free particle analysis.

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Kinetic River installed the Shasta, a custom fluidics module, on the Potomac instrument in Bill Telford´s lab at the National Cancer Institute

Shasta Custom Fluidics Module Installed

Kinetic River recently installed the Shasta, a custom designed fluidics module, in William Telford´s lab at the National Cancer Institute.

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E.M.C2 is Kinetic River's European distribution and service partner.

Kinetic River Expands Reach

Kinetic River has joined forces with E.M.C2, a leading FlowCytometry service company based in Milan and Rome, Italy. E.M.C2 will distribute and support Kinetic River's products and services in Italy and across Europe.

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The Kinetic River team outside their newly expanded Silicon Valley lab space.

Kinetic River Expands Lab Space

Kinetic River recently expanded our footprint – doubling the size of our Silicon Valley office. The increased laboratory and office space will accommodate our growing team and the increased scope of our development efforts.

Projects in development now include...

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Rosemary Coates, Alastair Hood, and Richard McKay join Kinetic River's advisory board

New Advisory Board Members

Kinetic River is pleased to announce the addition of Rosemary Coates, Alastair Hood, and Richard McKay to our Advisory Board.

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Kinetic River was invited to speak at the NIH Flow Cytometry Interest Group Winter 2019 Meeting

Dr. Vacca Speaks at NIH

Dr. Giacomo Vacca, Kinetic River’s founder and President, spoke recently at the NIH Flow Cytometry User Group Winter 2019 Meeting. In a talk entitled “Innovative Time-Resolved Approaches to Flow Cytometry”...

     >>> Download a PDF of the full talk here.

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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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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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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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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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