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November 07, 2005  

Semrock Introduces Revolutionary BrightLine® Quad-band Fluorescence Filter Set

Rochester, N.Y. – Semrock, Inc., today announced the addition of a revolutionary new quad-band fluorescence filter set to its award-winning BrightLine series of filters. This unprecedented new quad-band filter set has been evaluated by prominent researchers at independent laboratories and found to have up to 4 times the brightness, twice the contrast, and substantially lower crosstalk, than any other quad-band filter set on the market.

Semrock's new six-filter DAPI-FITC-TRITC-Cy5 "Pinkel" filter set introduces exceptionally efficient quad-band beamsplitter and quad-band emission filters mated with four separate "no burn-out" single-band exciters. This outstanding new BrightLine fluorescence set is ideal for creating the brightest composite images with superior contrast. Yet, with its exceptionally low crosstalk, this set enables fluorophore-specific imaging that even rivals the fidelity achieved by single-dye sets.

"We are excited to be adding this high-performance quad-band filter set to our inventory of BrightLine catalog products. Our unique application of the advanced Ion Beam Sputtering technology truly shines in manufacturing filters with the most demanding spectral requirements such as our new quadruple-bandpass fluorescence filters. We were therefore able to develop a quad-band filter set of unprecedented performance and reliability, opening new frontiers in biotech research," said Dr. Turan Erdogan, CTO of Semrock. "These filters have been eagerly awaited by our loyal customers. As with all of our popular catalog items these filters are in stock and ready to ship."

Overall, 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 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