Established in 2019 as an Italian startup, FLIM LABS has emerged as an innovator in the dynamic field of fluorescence lifetime technology. Guided by the vision of its founder, Alessandro Rossetta, Ph.D. in Bioengineering and the current CEO, the company’s roots trace back to its inception through the ‘PRE-SEED’ funds of Regione Lazio. Since then, FLIM LABS has experienced steady growth, earning recognition from prestigious institutions, including Regione Emilia Romagna and the Photon Hub Europe technology accelerator programs.

At the heart of FLIM LABS’ mission lies the commitment to provide reliable and user-friendly photon-counting tools. These tools are designed to seamlessly acquire and process fluorescence lifetime data in real time. Pioneering both technology and practicality, FLIM LABS creates instruments that are plug-and-play, remarkably easy to use, and upgrade. This endeavor is further empowered by the integration of AI- driven data analysis, streamlining the result evaluation process.

Dedicated to fluorescence lifetime technology, FLIM LABS stands out as one of the few companies focused on developing specialized technical components tailored for fluorescence lifetime experiments. By advocating accessibility and simplicity, the company opens the doors of fluorescence lifetime-based technology to a broader community of scientists and researchers, poised to explore new horizons.


Alessandro Rossetta is the driving force behind FLIM LABS’ commitment to push boundaries and unlock new horizons. Serving as both CEO and founder, Alessandro brings an MSc in Biomedical Engineering earned from the University of California, Irvine in 2016 where he collaborated at the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics. His extensive expertise has been cultivated through leaders in the field. With an unwavering dedication, Alessandro designs instruments that expertly capture and process fluorescence-lifetime signals.

Alessandro’s journey further evolved during his Ph.D. in Bioengineering at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genoa. During this time, he focused on the development of an open-source time tagging platform, resulting in a significant publication in Nature Communications and a release on GitHub.

After completing his Ph.D., when he began working full-time at FLIM LABS, he spearheaded the development of an innovative suite of tools for detecting and analyzing fluorescence lifetime data. In 2023, this groundbreaking generation of fluorescence lifetime analysis tools emerged, poised to revolutionize scientific and industrial landscapes.

Since its establishment in 2019, FLIM LABS has rapidly evolved as a dynamic tech startup, driving advancements in fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy and spectroscopy applications. The company’s extensive academic collaborations and consistent recognition underscore its pivotal role in shaping the future of the fluorescence lifetime field.


Our Journey of Achievements FLIM LABS’ journey is a mosaic of accomplishments that reflect our commitment to excellence, innovation, and reliability in the realm of fluorescence lifetime imaging and spectroscopy.

2019: Setting Our Foundations 

  • Our story begins in Rome, Italy.
  • We secured PRE-SEED funding from Regione Lazio, putting us on our path.

2020: Validation and Recognition 

  • Recongnition resonates as we publish in Nature Methods, underscores the prowess of FLIM LABS’ contributions to the scientific community:
    “Phasor S-FLIM: a new paradigm for fast and robust spectral fluorescence lifetime imaging”

2021: Thriving and Expanding 

  • Our role as industry contributors is affirmed as we triumph in the BoostYourIdeas
    contest, endorsed by Regione Lazio.
  • We expand with the establishment of a new office branch in Savignano sul
    Rubicone, FC, Italy.

2022: A Phase of Growth

2023: Embracing New Vistas

  • We secure Brevetti+ funding, a testament to our resilience.
  • Win funds for the “Fluorescence Lifetime Analysis for the Screening of Healthcare nanoformulations” (FLASH) project with Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa).

These milestones paint a vivid portrait of FLIM LABS’ journey of innovation and collaboration. Count on us to deliver cutting-edge solutions backed by a history of achievements.

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