Scientifica partnership

Chromacity has announced a product partnership with Scientifica, a leading supplier of laboratory equipment. The agreement means that Chromacity’s lasers are now offered as a light source option in Scientifica’s range of microscopy solutions. With operations in the UK and the USA, Scientifica designs, manufactures and supplies microscopes to the research community worldwide. The company now offers its customers the option to use a Chromacity laser, particularly for multiphoton microscopy – a powerful technique used to image structures deep within thick samples, making it perfect for in vitro and in vivo imaging. Christian Wilms, R&D Manager at Scientifica, said: “Life scientists using multiphoton microscopy in their research are always striving to look deeper into living tissue. The recent introduction of longer wavelength fluorescent markers has paved the way towards such deeper imaging, by allowing researchers to use longer wavelength excitation lasers which penetrate deeper into biological tissue without causing damage to those...

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Chromacity has recruited two new team members, as the ultrafast laser specialist responds to increasing operational demand and accelerated growth. We’re delighted to welcome Melissa Crahan and Michael Dalgleish to the management team. Melissa, who was appointed as the Finance & Office Manager in July, has hit the ground running and is already making a significant contribution towards our continued operational excellence as we scale-up. Michael joined Chromacity as Marketing & Communications Manager earlier this month and brings 15 years' experience within biotechnology and oil & gas. His role in nurturing our brand identity will support our plans for global business expansion. Our new recruits enjoy staying active and socialising in their spare time. They are both avid pet lovers - Melissa is the proud owner of two gorgeous cockapoo dogs, Elfie and Galinda, and Michael is currently chasing after two maine coon kittens....

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The August 2019 edition of Photonics Spectra features an article co-authored by Chromacity's Christopher Leburn and members of the Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics (UNO) and Extreme Light groups at the University of Glasgow. The article details recent collaborative work to generate visible entangled photons from one of our ultrafast laser sources. The use of entangled photons in the visible spectrum is attractive because it requires a relatively small investment for detectors. We have been exploring the development of entangled photon sources at shorter wavelengths in the visible region. To accelerate this development, we partnered with academics at the University of Glasgow, where there is a strong drive to push quantum technologies at the fundamental research level. The Photonics Spectra article highlights the results of that collaboration. Read the full article here. ...

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Company unveils new 520nm laser source and announces commercial availability of low cost near-IR OPO product Chromacity, a provider of ultrafast laser systems, today announced the introduction of the Chromacity 520, a 520nm addition to its family of air-cooled ytterbium fibre-based lasers that combine high power with ultrashort pulse durations. The company also announced the commercial availability of the Chromacity OPO, a low-cost, near-infrared optical parametric oscillator (OPO). Chromacity 520 The Chromacity 520 provides a fixed 520nm output at a power of 500mW – 1W and is essentially a frequency-doubled version of the company’s flagship 1040nm laser, the Chromacity 1040.  The Chromacity 520 also provides the option to deliver dual output at 520/1040nm from a single unit. Like the 1040 product, the Chromacity 520 is more compact, easier to use and provides better reliability than legacy laser technologies. With applications in life sciences, materials science, fundamental research and beyond, the Chromacity 520 is suitable...

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Chromacity CEO, Shahida Imani along-with Mark Goossens and Christopher Leburn will be attending SPIE Security+Defence and SPIE Remote Sensing in Berlin from the 10th – 13th September. Chromacity manufactures OPOs for chemical imaging, FTIR, quantum research, stand-off sensing and mid-IR spectro-microscopy. We will be glad to hear your challenges and to discuss your needs. See you in Berlin!...

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The Chromacity Spark 1040 femtosecond laser system was used recently by Dr Clare Hoskins, at the University of Keele, to demonstrate that the Spark 1040 was better suited for targetted drug delivery then currently used 1064nm lasers. The Spark 1040 demonstrated faster heating with  lower concentrations of nanoparticles leading to lowered toxicity concerns and more cost-effective drug doses. For more details the report can be accessed here....

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Chromacity is celebrating its  5th birthday today!!!! We want to thank all our customers, partners and colleagues over the last 5 years for their support and we look forward to the next 5 years and beyond!!...

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Dr. McNeill

Chromacity Announces Appointment of New Chairman.   Chromacity Ltd. the leading designer and supplier of ultrafast lasers, announces the appointment of Dr. Andrew McNeill as Chairman, with effect from 1st November 2017. He succeeds Kenneth Fraser, who has stepped down after eighteen months. Andrew was previously the CEO of Fixed Phage, a role he has held since 2015. Prior to that he was CSO for the orthopaedic biotech company Taragenyx and dermatology company Ambicare Health. He is an entrepreneurial and driven business leader with a track record of commercialising innovative new technologies. Kevin Grainger, Director of Chromacity commented: “I am delighted that Andrew has joined the board as chairman at this time. His experience in developing and licensing new technologies will add significant strength to the board.” “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Ken for his significant contribution to the Company over the last 18 months. A period, which has seen significant...

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Chromacity Office

During the first week of August Chromacity moved to new and larger premises to support the growth of the company and the expansion of our production and R&D facilities. With new sales and R&D staff joining the company in the coming weeks it is an exciting time at the company. We look forward to hosting visitors at our new address which is Livingstone House, 43 Discovery Terrace, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH144AP...

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