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September 09, 2008  

Semrock Awarded New Fluorescence Filter Patent

ROCHESTER, NY – Semrock Inc., the leader in optical filters for biotech & analytical instrumentation, announced today that it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,411,679 providing further coverage for its popular and game-changing BrightLine® series of hard-coated fluorescence filters. This new patent broadens the scope of previous patents pertaining to Semrock's highly multilayered thin-film "hard" coatings and robust one-piece construction – both hallmarks of its BrightLine filters. Covered features include superior image-registration performance, and a broader range of thin-film coating approaches to simultaneously achieve high transmission with deep and wide blocking for industry-leading brightness and contrast.

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Semrock manufactures quality optical filters that set the standard in performance and reliability for the biotech and analytical instrumentation markets. All Semrock optical filters are made with hard Ion Beam Sputtered optical coatings. OEM filters are manufactured in volume. End-users benefit from a wide selection of standard catalog products that ship from stock. Semrock's patented and patent-pending products include the highly acclaimed BrightLine series of fluorescence filters for research and clinical microscopy, high-throughput screening, real-time PCR, and other fluorescence-based instrumentation; state-of-the-art filters for Raman spectroscopy; and other unique laser analytical instrumentation filters. Semrock's innovative products, made possible by combining modern ion-beam sputtering with Semrock's proprietary volume manufacturing technology, are covered under an industry-leading five-year warranty.

Founded in September 2000, Semrock is based in Rochester, New York, a well-known center of optics, and has sales offices throughout the United States. For additional information about Semrock, its products, and its team of international distributors, visit the company website at www.semrock.com.

BrightLine, RazorEdge, MaxLine, StopLine and Semrock are registered trademarks, and EdgeBasic is a trademark of Semrock, Inc.

Amanda Valek-MacDonald
Semrock, Inc.