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Pittcon 2016: Ushio America to Demonstrate Palm-Top Photo Absorption Sensor, PiCOEXPLORER

Ushio America, Inc. (HQ: Cypress, California, President & CEO, Shinji Kameda), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, President and CEO: Kenji Hamashima), today announced that the company will start offering the super-affordable, palm-top photo absorption sensor (PAS), PiCOEXPLORER™, manufactured by Ushio Inc., in the US on April 1, 2016. (Shipment of the product will be scheduled in late July 2016).

The PiCOEXPLORER™, model PAS-110, can be easily controlled by a smartphone or tablet mobile device; it allows quick density measurement and detection of protein, heavy metals, endocrine disruptors, and DNA.


The PiCOEXPLORER™ enables density measurement and analysis of a sample in an unopened PCR tube, and thus, does not require use of a pipette. In addition, it incorporates a communication function that allows smartphones or tablet mobile devices to display the measurement result as well as download or write programs (including calibration curves) via a network server. By allowing measurement of multiple items with a single unit, the PiCOEXPLORER™ can greatly reduce both the time and the labor required for measurement, thus making a great contribution to improvement of the measuring environment.

Ushio America will exhibit and demonstrate the PiCOEXPLORER™, the next-generation fluorescence detector module that is currently being developed through a panel display, and will demonstrate the "Lab-on-a-Tablet" using a smart device as an optical bench at Pittcon 2016, Ushio booth #1463. The conference will be held on March 6 through March 10, 2016, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

About Ushio America, Inc.

Ushio America, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Specialty and General Illumination lighting solutions based in Cypress, California. Established in 1967 as a subsidiary of Ushio Inc., in Tokyo, Japan, Ushio now carries over 2,500 General Lighting and Specialty products. These Lighting-Edge Technologies™ are provided to a variety of industries such as general illumination, audio-visual, photographic, stage, studio and television, semiconductor, printed circuit, video projection, cinema, UV curing, germicidal, horticulture, graphic arts, flashlight, scientific, medical, dental, ophthalmic, infra-red heating, and many others. For further information, visit

About Ushio Inc.

Established in 1964, Ushio Inc. (TOKYO: 6925) is a leading manufacturer of light sources such as lamps, lasers, and LEDs, in a broad range from ultraviolet to visible to infrared wavelengths, as well as optical equipment and cinema-related products that incorporate these light sources. It also makes products in the electronics field (such as semiconductors, flat panel displays and electronic components) and in the visual imaging field (including digital projectors and lighting). Many of these products enjoy dominant market shares. In recent years, Ushio has undertaken business in the life science area, such as the medical and the environmental fields. See

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