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Pollen Analysis for Cucurbita & Malvacea Pollen Made Easy​

Measuring Large Pollen With a Size of Up to 200 µm

Even the largest pollen of up to about 200 µm can now be analyzed with the Ampha Z32 Pollen Analyzer. Species with large pollen such as pumpkin, squash and zucchini (Cucurbita maxima, C. pepo, C. moschata and other C. species) as well as cotton, ocra and hibiscus (and other species of Malvacea family) can now be measured with the new 400 µm AmphaChip. 

In order to ensure smooth measurements with the new 400 µm AmphaChip, the Amphasys R&D experts have developed two new AmphaFluid Buffers, AF8 and AF9 which prevent rapid sedimentation of big pollen.

Ask for our “Large Pollen Kit” containing all the materials needed to get started. For more information please have a look at our information sheet.

Amphasys Cancer Cell Viability

Monitoring of Yeast and Insect Cells in Biotechnology

Rapid Determination of Cell Viability by Impedance Flow Cytometry

In a collaboration with the University of Basel and the Doppelleu Boxer Brewery, we analyzed insect cell cultures and beer fermentations with our Ampha Z32 Impedance Flow Cytometer. The intriguing results were used to optimize the production processes.

Based on these findings we published an article in the journal “Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology” on the determination of cell status, cell viability and optimal harvest time in eukaryotic cell cultures.

 
Pollen Quality and the seed industry. Lecture by Dr. Rutgher van Zwieten

Amphasys Lecturing at Seed Meets Technology

Learn How to Achieve Gains in Seed-Set and Quality

Predicting seed yields is a big challenge for seed producers. A key factor for achieving high seed yields is sufficient pollination with good quality pollen.

The Ampha Z32, a one-of-a-kind high throughput instrument based on the Coulter counter principle, measures pollen cells in label-free fashion. Adapted by all major seed companies, it offers a great tool to analyze pollen viability, number, size, ploidy, and developmental stage. Since previous viability measurements with staining or germination media were quite cumbersome, the current technique offers unique insights in plant and pollen behavior/dynamics thanks to its high throughput capability and quick sample preparation. Learn how to achieve gains in seed-set and quality with pollen quality monitoring.

Learn how to achieve gains in seed-set and quality with pollen quality monitoring and join Dr. Ruthger van Zwieten for his lecture at the Seed Meets Technology Meeting in Zwagdijk from September 24-25, 2019.J

AmphaSoft 2.1.5 Download Amphasys

New AmphaSoft Release 2.1.5

Valuable user feedback is making a steady improvement of the AmphaSoft Software possible.

A selection of the exciting new features include:

– Autozooming
– New reporting options
– Rejection rate warning

The new AmphaSoft release is available for free download on our website.

We recommend all users to install the 2.1.5 release. Older releases are no longer supported.

Please contact us for more information!

Amphasys awarded with project excellence award at IPIEC Global

Amphasys wins Project-Excellence-Award

As one of the top 30 projects participating in the “IPIEC Global Top 30” tour, Amphasys was awarded with the “Project Excellence Award. The top 30 projects were selected in a competitive process from a total of 1285 projects from 10 different countries. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in this challenging competition and of course more than proud to have received this award.

Amphasys at Seed Meets Technology Meeting

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. Download the presentation.