Particle Insight
PI Overview



System type: imaging; images are analyzed in real time as they are captured.
Particle size range:
   Diameter measures: 2 to 400 microns
   Width measures: 5 to 100 microns
   Length measures: 5 to 1000 microns
Sample run time (25,000 particles): 100 seconds, typical
Images per run: 200 to 400, typical


Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows 7, 1 GB RAM, 32 or 64 bit,
   2 GHz processor, 100 GB hard drive, 1 or more USB ports
Image size: 1 MB to 3 MB, depending on camera resolution (images are not written to disk unless that
   option is selected)
Single run data file size: 50 - 100 KB depending on number of active measures
Individual particle data files, for a sample with 5000 particles (optional feature):
   Particle data only: 400 KB typical
   Particle thumbnail images: 70 MB typical

Instrument hardware:

System volume: 30mL for standard set-up. Custom suspension volumes have different volumes.
Lens powers available: 1X, 2X, 5X, 10X. Open architecture to adapt to a variety of lenses.
Light source: Xenon strobe with available filter options
Flow cell thicknesses: 200um, 500 um, 1000 um, open architecture for custom flow cells
Image dimensions, pixels: 1280 x 960 (standard model; higher resolutions available)
Liquid handling features: variable-speed pump, fill, drain, debubble

Software feature summary:

Six shape models; 28 size/shape measures, two particle image quality measures
Image analysis: adjustable threshold, min/max pixel size, optional corrections for diffraction effects and edge contact bias; adjustable focus, shape, and overlap rejection
Statistics: distribution graphs, mean, mode, std. deviation, percentiles by number and volume (10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 90% standard, percentiles can be customized); and other commonly-used statistics
Comprehensive statistics window: in addition to the above: coefficient of variance, harmonic mean, skewness. Ability to generate statistical figures for any subrange of the data.
Postrun processing: recompute statistics under new measure limits, two-measure correlation, view particle thumbnails, generate list of individual particles
Available languages: English, Japanese, Chinese (PRC), Spanish