|Lumiphore is an early stage research company developing proprietary lanthanide technology for use in high-value applications and commercializing the technology by entering into market-specific alliances with corporate partners. The market for fluorescent reagents in biology is more than $1.0 billion, growing 25% annually. Demand is greatest for reagents with sensitivity better than can be achieved with organic fluorescent molecules. It is generally recognized that lanthanide reporters show great promise for increased sensitivity but development of good lanthanides has lagged. Lumiphore's proprietary, highly fluorescent and flexible lanthanide compounds are a new kind of ultrasensitive fluorophore that overcome the sensitivity limitation.