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May 13, 2010  

New Complete Quad-band Fluorescence Filter Set from Semrock

Semrock announces the first complete quad-band fluorescence filter set for simultaneous four-color imaging by eye or with a color camera using broadband illumination. The new DA/FI/TR/Cy5-A quad-band set is comprised of three high-performance, hard-coated optical filters: excitation and emission filters each with four high-transmission passbands and excellent out-of-band blocking and a perfectly matching beamsplitter with four precision edges.

The particularly unique FF01-387/485/559/649-25 quad-band exciter includes a high-transmission passband at ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths in addition to three longer-wavelength precision passbands. The entire filter set is constructed with Semrock's hard ion-beam-sputtered technology so the filters won't "burn-out" even under intense UV irradiation and are virtually impervious to humidity and temperature-induced degradation for permanent performance.

"The trend to image larger numbers of fluorophores simultaneously is pushing us to develop new designs to answer this demand. Right now, Semrock is the only filter manufacturer that can offer this technology and level of design capability," said Turan Erdogan, Chief Technology Officer.

Catalog products ordered by noon, EST will be shipped same-day.  Rapid custom-sizing is shipped in under a week and a 30-day no-hassle return policy applies to all catalog products. All Semrock filters are covered under the company's five-year warranty.



Semrock, Inc., a Unit of IDEX Corporation, manufactures optical filters that set the standard in performance and reliability for the biotech and analytical instrumentation industries, as well as innovative optical filters for more general laser and optical systems applications. 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 its highly acclaimed BrightLine® fluorescence filters, state-of-the-art filters for Raman spectroscopy, and other unique filters for lasers and optical systems. Semrock's innovative products, made possible by combining modern ion-beam sputtering with Semrock's proprietary volume manufacturing technology, are covered under a 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. In October 2008 Semrock became a Unit of IDEX Corporation. For additional information about Semrock, its products, and its team of international distributors, visit the company website at www.semrock.com.

Amanda Valek-MacDonald
Semrock, a Unit of IDEX Corporation