On October 26th Amphasys presented its innovative technology for pollen quality analysis at the Swiss chapter of IPIEC Global in Geneva. We are proud to be one of 4 selected Swiss startups that get the chance for the IPIEC Global business development tour in China starting in December 2018.
From September 14 – 15, 2018 the international Amphasys community gathered at Root D4 for the 4th edition of the yearly Amphacademy symposium. The scientific get together of experienced researchers and Ampha Z32 users offered a diverse agenda with scientific presentations and practical workshops. Presentations are available for download now.
Predicting seed yields under changing environmental conditions is a big challenge for seed producers. Sufficient pollination with good quality pollen is a key factor in achieving high seed yields. In his talk, Dr. Marcel Ottiger discusses how pollen quality monitoring, from pollen collection to storage and pollination facilitates more accurate predictions of the seed set.
In June the Amphasys sales team visited Australia for a demo tour with our new distribution partner ICT International. The trip started with the installation of an Ampha Z32 at the University of Sydney for use in their wheat breeding program and was followed by visits to Central Queensland University, Rijk Zwaan and University of Queensland. We were very pleased with the good discussions that we had and the overwhelming interest shown in pollen viability applications.
One of the highlights of the trip was attending the ISF World Seed Congress in Brisbane, where we had many interesting discussions on various applications – ranging from how to implement yield forecasting to how to best control the pollen quality through storage and transportation.
We thank all visitors at our booth and of course our strong distribution partners ICT International and Zealquest for their support during the meeting!
PowerPollen, an Iowa based start-up developed an innovative technology that enables supplemental pollination on corn fields to maximize yields. The pollen quality, essential to their business, is analyzed at harvest, for pollen storage optimization and right before pollination with the AmphaZ32 to ensure optimal pollination.
We congratulate the whole team for being awarded “Iowa AgTech Company of the Year 2018”!
Come join our demo: “Why Pollen Viability Matters” and see a live demo of pollen viability analysis. Meet us and our distribution partner Tecnal on April 17 at 8 – 12 am, at Sala de Genética Prof. Warwick E. Kerr, Edificio J.T.A. Gurgel – Departamento de Genética ESALQ/USP, Avenida Pàdua Dias, 11 – Piracicaba, Brazil
Please see our brochure, for more information on the Ampha Z32.
We are presenting a revolutionary way to characterize apoptosis and viability in cancer cells using Impedance Flow Cytometry. Come join us at the first Swiss Cytometry Conference at EPFL Lausanne from February 7-9, 2018. Contact us if you want to learn more about our innovative and efficient technology!
The book “Plant Germline Development” includes cutting edge methods and protocols for the study of plant germline development. It also features a chapter on analyzing microspore and pollen quality using Impedance Flow Cytometry, written by Amphasys’ CTO Dr. Marco Di Berardino and Dr. Iris Heidmann.
Analyzing pollen quality in an efficient and reliable manner is of great importance to the industries involved
in seed and fruit production, plant breeding, and plant research. Pollen quality parameters, viability and
germination capacity, are analyzed by various staining methods or by in vitro germination assays, respectively. These methods are time-consuming, species-dependent, and require a lab environment. Furthermore, the obtained viability data are often poorly related to in vivo pollen germination and seed set. In chapter 25, a quick and label-free method to analyze pollen is introduced, using microfluidic chips inserted into an impedance flow cytometer (IFC).