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Tolerancing fluorometers for in-vitro diagnostics
Author(s): Eric Heinz
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Paper Abstract

Anyone can make a fluorometer. All that is needed is a light source, a detector, some filters and maybe some lenses. For commercial clinical instruments, however, our customers demand stability, reliability, and reproducibility. If research instruments are like race cars, commercial instruments should be like trucks. This demands that our fluorometer designs be carefully toleranced. This paper will discuss causes of variation and drift, and ways to make fluorometers that are stable and reproducible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7170, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies II, 71700O (23 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.810845
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Eric Heinz, Heinz Optical Engineering, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7170:
Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies II
Ramesh Raghavachari; Rongguang Liang, Editor(s)

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