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Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022  | San Francisco

After the pandemic break in 2021, Ionovation is strongly looking forward to beeing part of the Biophysical Meeting again.

Just like every year since 2008 Ionovation will be presenting instruments and tools for biomembrane research and optical tweezers at the Biophysical Meeting.

If you find your way to one of the most exciting cities in the world visit our booth 309 for a chat with our experts.

26 April 2021

Adaptive optics, known from atronomical telescopes, is also very useful in light microscopy. Sharing the same task - realtime correction of a constantly changing refractive index - adaptive optics increase the resolution of biological images.In this project, a technique to use the adaptive optics in fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) will be developed. This will lead to more accurate binding studies inside biological cells.        

This project is funded by the European Fund for Regional Development


13 February 2018

Best of two worlds: combining optical tweezers with time-resolved confocal microscopy

PicoQuant and Ionovation now offer an integrated platform that combines microscopy and force spectroscopy

Berlin (Germany) – As a joint development, PicoQuant and Ionovation combined time-resolved microscopy and optical tweezers in a single system. Both instruments retain their individual functionalities but can also be used together , thus enabling customers to carry out time-resolved fluorescence microscopy (e.g., fluorescence lifetime imaging) on trapped objects such as cells.

PicoQuant and Ionovation will showcase the features of this combined system at the 62nd Biophysical Society Meeting in San Francisco (February 17- 21, 2018).

PicoQuant‘s MicroTime 200 platform is the most flexible and extensible high-end research tool for time-resolved fluorescence microscopy requiring single molecule sensitivity. The system is an excellent choice for many methods, including
Pulsed Interleaved Excitation (PIE), Förster Resonance Transfer (FRET), Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) super-resolution microscopy, Fluorescence (Lifetime) Correlation Spectroscopy (F(L)CS), and anisotropy measurements.

PicoTweezers system is a compact, robust trapping and force measurement device based on the  “optical tweezers” concept which is equipped with real-time video detection. In contrast to common optical tweezers systems, PicoTweezers has no spatial restrictions and is compatible to all sample carriers. The system is well suited for molecular interaction studies, force spectroscopy, cell trapping, rheology and many other applications.

About PicoQuant

PicoQuant is a leading research and development company specializing in optoelectronics, which was founded in 1996. The company, based in the science and technology park of Berlin-Adlershof, Germany, is a worldwide leader in the field of single photon counting applications. The product portfolio encompasses picosecond pulsed diode lasers and LEDs, photon counting instrumentation, fluorescence lifetime spectrometers, FLIM and FCS upgrade kits for laser scanning microscopes as well as time-resolved confocal and super-resolution microscopes. Since April 2008 Sales and Support in North America is handled by PicoQuant Photonics North America Inc. The PicoQuant group employs currently around 80 people.


Marta Kolonko
Tel.: +49-30-1208820-0
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About Ionovation

Founded in 2004, Ionovation represents a wealth of experience in the development, integration and automation of complementary technical and scientific systems in the fields of life-sciences. Ionovation's unique combination of modern analytical methods with a broad range of microscopy techniques translates into a product line ranging from automated lipid bilayer (BLM) workstations to robust and easy to use optical tweezers for unprecedented force spectroscopy applications as well as industry compliant 3D-cell culture and Organ-on-Chip supply systems.


Dr. Karsten Gall
Ionovation GmbH
Gewerbepark 9-11
49143 Bissendorf

Tel.: +49 5402 968 979 30
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By the end of 2017 Ionovation has moved to a more spacious and fancy new location. Find us in the "Innovationsforum Bissendorf" near Osnabrück.

Our new address is:

Ionovation GmbH
Gewerbepark 9 - 11
49143 Bissendorf

+49 5402 968 979 30

+49 5402 968 979 39