Fly Tracker Platform

FlyTracker is an optical automated analyzer of walking and climbing locomotor behavior of fruit-flies (Drosophila melanogaster)


  • A suitable method for high-throughput behavioral screening in forward genetic, candidate drug or toxicological screens
  • Computes the number of flies present in the vials. Thus it is possible to calculate and normalize the fly parameters despite constant changes in the number of flies in a vial
  • The normalization scheme implemented in the FlyTracker allows for a fast and robust estimation of vital behavioral parameters, necessary for sensitive screening of drug candidates
  • Quantitative measures extracted such as mean velocity, maximum velocity, total walking duration, total walking distance (i.e., total trajectory length), mean trajectory length per fly, percentage of time of fly motion, mean trajectory length per episode, mean number of trajectories and some others
  • Collects large sequences of data over time. Data acquisition at 30 frames per second facilitates individual fly trajectories to be tracked and a number of computed locomotor parameters to be discerned
  • Modular array allows capturing images over several fly tubes
  • Low cost of analysis. Allows for application of small volume tubes (0.5 ml fly food)
  • Operates in online and offline acquisition modes



For more information about this product and its pricing contact Malgorzata Pokrzywa

Airoptic is participating in the Miregas / HORIZON 2020 programme


Cost effective multi-wavelength light sources are key enablers for wide-scale penetration of gas sensors at Mid-IR wavelength range. Utilizing a novel Mid-IR Si-based photonic integrated circuit filter and wide-band Mid-IR SLEDs, we aim at demonstrating an innovative light source that covers 2.7…3.5 µm wavelength range with a resolution



To get more information about the Miregas programme visit this webpage

Airoptic is participating in the ICspec / HORIZON 2020 programme

The iCspec project focuses on the in-line process control of many technically relevant gases such as hydrocarbons (HC). The main purpose of the project is to develop gas analyzers beyond the state-of-the-art for fast in-line multi-component monitoring of gas compositions in a process stream and to replace currently employed analyzers as gas chromatographs (GCs) or Fourier-Transform-Infrared spectrometers (FTIRs).


The goals of ICspec programme you will find here


To get more info about the ICspec programme visit this webpage

Formaldehyde emission monitoring using
a MIR ICL Tunable Diode Laser sensor

Recently Tunable Laser Spectroscopy has extended its capabilities into the mid-IR region offering many new opportunities for industrial applications [1-3]. These applications require reliable unattended operation with service intervals of several years. Until now the lack of suitable laser sources in the main hydrocarbon absorption bands has limited the applicability of TLS in the chemical industry. The WideLase project,, supported by funding from the European Commission, focuses on the realization of widely tuneable mid infrared laser sources in the wavelength range 3.3 – 7.0 μm, utilizing novel Interband Cascade Laser (ICL) structures, and the development of novel photonic gas sensors based on using these novel laser sources. Analyzers based on technology within the WideLase project have the potential to be a substantial tool for process analytics and emission monitoring.


get the poster  or visit the WideLase webpage