Picometrics Technologies is an analytical instrumentation company, which manufactures and sells a range of LIF (Laser Induced Fluorescence) detectors and LEDIF (LED Induced Fluorescence) detectors. The Company has established a long standing reputation in high-precision fluorescence detection by employing a unique technology incorporating a number of innovative developments. The detector is commonly employed in R&D and quality control laboratories in pharmaceutical companies, research institutes and universities in Europe, North America and Asia.
The LIF and LEDIF detectors are coupled to High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC – fast-LC, capillary LC and nano LC) and Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) separation systems, to determine the concentration of a compound in a complex micro sample. The detectors are capable of detecting exceedingly small levels, typically nano molar (10-9) and pico molar (10-12) of the compound of interest.
Picometrics provides the market with a unique offer of detectors covering a large range of wavelengths from UV to visible to quantify naturally fluorescent compounds as well as derivatives. The company can assist the analysts in the development of separation methods as well as derivatization methods.
The detectors are employed in a broad range of applications including the analysis of Amino acids, Homocystein and Cystein, Peptides, Biogenic amines, Proteins/Oligoproteins, Sugars, Alcohols/Thiols, Organic acids, Pesticides and Aromatic Pollutants.
Moreover, PICOMETRICS TECHNOLOGIES is currently developing a new range of products based on an innovative, patented concentration, separation and purification technique (μLAS) invented by the French National Research Agency (CNRS). The μLAS platform is an enabling technology, which paves the way to profile from low (100 bp) to high (> 200 kbp) molecular weight DNA for a large range of market applications. In particular, the technology is the unique technology able to profile circulating cell-free DNA in blood samples.