23 February 2009 Tolerancing fluorometers for in-vitro diagnostics
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Anyone can make a fluorometer. All that is needed is a light source, a detector, some filters and maybe some lenses. For commercial clinical instruments, however, our customers demand stability, reliability, and reproducibility. If research instruments are like race cars, commercial instruments should be like trucks. This demands that our fluorometer designs be carefully toleranced. This paper will discuss causes of variation and drift, and ways to make fluorometers that are stable and reproducible.
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Eric Heinz, "Tolerancing fluorometers for in-vitro diagnostics", Proc. SPIE 7170, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies II, 71700O (23 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.810845; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.810845

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