A new class of microspectrometer

Funded by a Phase II SBIR from NOAA, Actinix is developing a proprietary cytometric technology for analyzing the spectral properties of cells and particles. The system is designed to analyze aquatic particles, like plankton, but it is applicable to studying human cells or other physical particles. Its primary advantage is that it automatically adapts to the size, morphology and orientation of the particle and generates an optical probe that then is used to measure the spectral absorption of the particle, with high accuracy.