News | April 4, 2017

Photometrics® Honored By Vision Systems Design 2017 Innovators Award Program For Its Prime 95B™ Scientific CMOS Camera

Tucson, AZ /PRNewswire/ - Photometrics announces that its Prime 95B Scientific CMOS camera has been recognized by the judges of the annual Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies. Photometrics was honored with a gold-level award for its Prime 95B, the first and only CMOS camera to leverage backside illuminated sensor technology for an unprecedented 95 percent quantum efficiency. Prime 95B is three times more sensitive than previous Scientific CMOS cameras and was designed to meet researchers' need to maximize light collection in low light microscopy techniques such as single molecule fluorescence, confocal imaging and super-resolution microscopy.

"Prime 95B represents the next giant leap in imaging solutions for the life science community. By leveraging cutting edge technology, we developed a camera with unprecedented sensitivity and signal detection capabilities for low light microscopy," said Rachit Mohindra, Photometrics product manager. "We're honored to receive this recognition from Vision Systems Design which validates our commitment to deliver innovative products to our customers."

Alan Bergstein, publisher of Vision Systems said, "This prestigious program allows Vision Systems Design to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. Our 2017 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact in the industry."

The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Innovation
  • Impact on Designers, Systems Integrators, End Users
  • Fulfilling a need in the market that hasn't been addressed
  • Leveraging a novel technology

The 2017 Visions Systems Design Innovators Awards Honorees are featured in the June Issue of Vision Systems Design magazine as well as on

Additional information about the Prime family of CMOS cameras is available at

About Vision Systems Design
Published since 1996, Vision Systems Design is a global resource for engineers, engineering managers and systems integrators that provides comprehensive global coverage of vision systems technologies, applications, and markets. Vision Systems Design's magazine, website (, email newsletters and webcasts report on and analyze the latest technology and business developments and trends in the worldwide machine vision and image processing industry.

About The Vision Systems Design 2017 Innovators Awards program
The Vision Systems Design 2017 Innovators Awards program reviewed and recognized the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. Honorees were announced at Automate 2017 held in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: originality, innovation; impact on designers, systems integrators and end-users; fulfilling a need in the market that hasn't been addressed, leveraging a novel technology, and increasing productivity.

About Photometrics
Founded in 1978, Photometrics designs and manufactures high-performance CMOS, EMCCD and CCD cameras for life science research. The original architect of the world's first scientific-grade microscopy EMCCD camera, Photometrics continues to lead the industry with state-of-the-art imaging instrumentation for the scientific community. Photometrics also offers comprehensive OEM support, including fully characterized, cost-efficient imaging systems and components. The company is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. Additional information is available at

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SOURCE: Photometrics

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