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Fall 2021 Newsletter

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Join Dr. Vacca for a Special Presentation

As autumn arrives, a lot of things are getting into full swing. In addition to new happenings at Kinetic River (more on this below), industry events are coming up.

I am happy to announce that I will speak at the BioPhotonics Conference this October, hosted by Photonics Media.

Please join me at 2 pm EDT on October 28th. The conference is held online, and it is free to sign up. Be sure to register here beforehand.

As an invited speaker at this conference, I will present “Flow Cytometry: Come a Long Way, Much Left to Do.” To learn more about what my presentation will cover, read the synopsis further down this newsletter.

Hope to see you there.

All the best,

Kinetic River News

Kinetic River Ships Custom Instrument for Flame Diagnostics

Kinetic River has just completed a major custom product development project in collaboration with Dan Dobkin, principal of Enigmatics. We shipped the instrument to our customer in a Scandinavian country, who will use it to perform high-speed flame diagnostics (the exact application is confidential).

Like flow cytometry, flame diagnostics requires expertise in optics, mechanical design, and custom instrument development, the combination that made Kinetic River the best choice for the customer.

This is our second major custom instrument delivery to Europe, after our Potomac cytometer for cell biology research and water quality testing for the National Research Council in Naples, Italy.

Interested in a custom instrument for your cutting-edge experiments?

Reach out to the Kinetic River team →

Screenshot of the top of U.S. Patent 11,060,975.

Screenshot of text at top of Patent 11035778.

Kinetic River is Issued its 12th & 13th Patents

Kinetic River was just issued its first patent in Japan!
More details in our next newsletter.

We have been issued two more patents recently, making three for the year!

We are proud of our team’s progress in 2021, and we look forward to what we will accomplish before the year’s end.

Kinetic River was recently issued U.S. Patent No. 11,060,975, “Methods and Apparatuses for Label-Free Particle Analysis.” This is our company’s thirteenth patent overall (twelve in the U.S. and one in China), and it further broadens our patent portfolio in the field of label-free analysis of particles and fluids.

As this year’s Q2 came to a close, our company was issued U.S. Patent No. 11,035,778, “Flow Cytometry Apparatus and Methods.” As Kinetic River’s twelfth issued patent, it continues to grow our patent portfolio in high-throughput flow cytometry.

Many thanks to Ashley Sloat and Alisa McCarthy of Aurora Consulting LLC for their outstanding work on developing and expanding our patent portfolio.

For reference, our patents fit into the following families of intellectual property:

  • Technologies using fluorescence lifetime, including the Arno (compensation-free flow cytometry), Danube (direct fluorescence lifetime measurements) instruments, Colorado (automated autofluorescence removal), and Tiber (label-free cancer cell detection).
  • Extremely high-throughput flow cytometry (Loire).
  • Label-free flow cytometry (Yangtze).
  • Modular, customizable systems (Potomac).

Congratulations to our President and Founder, Dr. Giacomo Vacca, who now holds 62 patents.

To view his full list of patents, visit his bio.

Industry Events

Kinetic River Invited to Speak

Join Dr. Giacomo Vacca for this special presentation at Photonics Media’s BioPhotonics Conference. As an invited speaker, he will chronicle recent advances in flow cytometry.

With the expansion of applications for the technology, the field has flourished. However, there are still basic bottlenecks to overcome. Dr. Vacca discusses an enabling technology Kinetic River is developing, which can overcome some of these challenges.

Here is an excerpt from the description of “Flow Cytometry: Come a Long Way, Much Left to Do”:

Flow cytometry is a ubiquitous technique used for diverse applications like basic research in cell biology, immunology, and oncology; as a diagnostic/prognostic tool for hematology and organ transplantation; to monitor water quality in reservoirs, to verify the safety of milk supplies; and to perform bull sperm sex selection. Applications drive technology development, with requirements for “faster, better, cheaper” pushing the envelope of what can be done. For example, over the last 10 years various advances, including the fine slicing of the visible spectrum, have helped to increase the practical number of simultaneously measurable cell parameters from about 15 to more than 30.

Mark your calendars for October 28, 2021, for Dr. Vacca’s presentation at 2 pm EDT and be sure to register.

Sign up today for the free talk →

Kinetic River Selected to Attend The MedTech Conference

We are pleased to announce that, through the NIH Company Showcase Matching Program, Kinetic River was selected to attend The MedTech Conference.

Thanks to NIH, who sponsored our attendance at this premier event for the MedTech sector, we will have an additional exciting opportunity: Participating in the MedTech Innovator Partnering Forum on October 20, where we will showcase our technologies to over 3,000 of the world’s top MedTech executives.

The conference was a good opportunity to make new connections and share our offerings. We are grateful to the NIH for their continued support of our company’s efforts to commercialize innovative flow cytometry technologies.

Employee Spotlight

Rich Hanson, R&D Technician at Kinetic River

Today, we would like to introduce you to R&D Technician Rich Hanson. Rich has brought to Kinetic River his experience in the design, test, and repair of flow cytometers throughout North America and Europe. In his short time here, he has already made enormous contributions to our various instrument development programs!

Throughout his career, Rich has participated in a range of interesting and innovative projects, including:

  • Design and testing of Wi-Fi and communication products for a major telecommunications company
  • Bringing enhanced game consoles to market
  • 4K monitor systems for use in medical operating rooms
  • Implementing real-time in-game player performance tracking for the NFL

We are pleased to have Rich applying his skills to our R&D efforts.


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