Fluid Imaging Technologies celebrates 10th anniversary

Laboratory and ocean research instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies of Yarmouth, Maine, hosted a 10th anniversary gala celebrating the company's first decade in operation since introducing the FlowCAM particle imaging and analysis system, which automatically takes high-resolution, digital images of individual particles and cells in a fluid, measures dozens of parameters in real time and saves the images and data for analysis.

It replaces manual, labor-intensive sampling and microscopy with a far faster approach that yields highly accurate, actionable data. The company was named the New England Region Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2007 for its success in developing overseas markets, and CEO Kent Peterson was named the 2008 Business Leader of the Year by Mainebiz. Peterson was honored as "the leader who stands head and shoulders above his or her peers" in recognition of his global strategy