Reference Materials

Reference Materials for the calibration of measurement devices are increasingly important.
Such Reference Materials must be stable, adequately match the spectral characteristics of the sample and must be developed into a sample which closely approximates the physical attributes of the sample.
An example of the latter is the ever increasing need for fluorescent dyes embedded in a polymer which can be applied to a thin, robust substrate in a form similar to a Lateral Flow strip, microfluidics cartridge or similar.

BioLight can deliver customised Reference Materials for the following optical detection technologies:

Reflectance, fluorescence, phosphorescence and bio- or chemiluminescence.

Reference materials can be embedded onto non-fluorescent, robust substrates having a thickness down to 50 microns; fluorescent dye in polymer can be applied down to a thickness below 50 microns. The complete sample provides a homogeneous, stable signal.

BioLight has suitable, stable fluorescent dyes covering typical wavelength ranges used in modern detection technologies.

Other Reference Material technologies include flat, thin light emitting samples for the calibration of the homogeneity and sensitivity of camera-based systems.

Documentation and workflows can be supplied to cover the entire process from OEM production,  assay chemistry development through to end-user (in-field) calibration and stability testing. This documentation can also provide traceability to NIST and other standards if required.