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November 10, 2005  

Semrock Introduces BrightLine® Filters Tailored for Popular Fluorescence Instruments

Rochester, N.Y. – Semrock, Inc., today announced that it is now offering a suite of the industry-leading BrightLine® optical filters that have been specifically tailored for popular fluorescence instruments, starting with the Molecular Devices GenePix® microarray scanners, the Becton Dickinson CARV II™ confocal imager, and the Yokogawa CSU 10 and CSU 22 confocal scanners. These offerings complement Semrock's substantial line of BrightLine microscopy and general-purpose fluorescence filters.

BrightLine filters already ship as factory-original components with many important fluorescence instruments, such as the GenePix and the CARV II. These filters have been tailored to ensure excellent performance in the specific instrument – including high signal for exceptional brightness and sensitivity, and low noise for optimal signal-to-noise ratio and specificity.

"We are pleased to now make filters that are tailored for popular fluorescence instruments directly available to end-users. Customers who want to improve the performance and reliability of their instrument by replacing outdated filters with our modern high-performance ion-beam sputtered (IBS) filters, or who wish to add these filters at new wavelengths, can now obtain the industry-leading BrightLine filters for their particular instruments directly from Semrock stock," said Dr. Victor Mizrahi, President and CEO of Semrock. "This new program demonstrates Semrock's commitment to bringing its advanced IBS filter technology to the world's leading fluorescence instrumentation."

Semrock's BrightLine fluorescence filters provide the highest peak transmission for maximum brightness and sensitivity while simultaneously providing superior contrast for high specificity. Additionally, they are made exclusively with dense hard-coating technology without any adhesives in the optical path. Their unparalleled optical performance and reliability is made possible by combining the most modern ion-beam sputtering deposition systems with Semrock's proprietary optical-coating technology.




About Semrock:
Semrock manufactures, in volume, high-performance optical filters that have set the standard in optical filters for the biotech and analytical instrumentation markets. Semrock's patented and patent-pending products include the highly acclaimed BrightLine series of fluorescence filters for microscopy, high-throughput screening, real-time PCR, and other fluorescence-based instrumentation, exceptional filters for Raman spectroscopy, and unique biomedical laser system optics. Semrock's innovative products are made possible by combining modern ion-beam sputtering with Semrock's proprietary technology. 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 innovative products, and its team of international distributors, visit the company website at www.semrock.com or contact us at 866-SEMROCK.


Amanda Valek-MacDonald
Semrock, a Unit of IDEX Corporation