As scientific research and solutions continue to evolve, so should the tools used to achieve these breakthroughs. New Rev member company Photon Counting Systems LLC is revolutionizing scientific imaging across medicine and science with their ultra-high-speed wide field photon counting cameras. Photon Counting Systems provides a custom printed circuit board (PCB) and vacuum-cooled mount to interface any detector array which will make the process of data acquisition more efficient.
We talked to Founder Bruce Pirger to learn more about Photon Counting Systems LLC and the future of the company.
What is the “origin story” behind your company?
Emerging ultra-high-speed megapixel photon counting sensors will revolutionize scientific imaging and enable new scientific discoveries and life-saving medical instrumentation. However, these sensors stream data at unprecedented rates, and advanced techniques are required for data capture, storage, and real-time processing. Such systems require extensive knowledge and experience to design and build, skills we have after decades of building scientific instruments. We will fill these unmet needs and unleash the full capabilities of these emerging sensors.
What customer need is your company attempting to address?
Ultra-high-speed imaging sensors, especially wide-field photon counting sensors, require supporting systems to achieve their full potential. These systems are not available and require extensive development time and resources. Photon Counting Systems LLC designs and builds systems to unleash the true performance of these emerging sensors.
Do you have any recent company milestones or accomplishments you would like to share?
In January 2024, we were awarded a Department of Energy Phase I SBIR grant.
Where do you envision your company a year from now? Five years from now?
In one year, we will be working on our DOE Phase 2 SBIR grant to finish developing an ultra-high-speed camera system. In five years, we will have multiple OEM manufacturing contracts and partnerships with numerous Fortune 500 medical and scientific instrumentation companies.