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26 Aug 2015

SCIEX has announced that Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has invested in SCIEX QTRAP® 6500 technology to develop novel mass spectrometry-based assays for clinical research laboratories. Scientists at the hospital’s Department of Clinical Biochemistry are using the QTRAP 6500 LC-MS/MS system for advanced clinical research.

25 Aug 2015

Canadian researchers have used SERS to screen blood samples for molecular traces that indicate the presence of precancerous polyps in the colon, a key warning sign for colon cancer. Their results may yield a cheaper and less invasive initial screening test for colon cancer that could complement colonoscopy, though further clinical trials will need to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the blood test before it is routinely used.

Figure showing ionisation times obtained numerically using TDSE calculations.
25 Aug 2015

The combination of ab initio numerical experiments and theory shows that optical tunnelling of an electron from an atom can occur instantaneously.

Diagram showing the two nozzles of the liquid flatjet system
25 Aug 2015

A major advance in solution-phase soft X-ray spectroscopy has been achieved utilising a new liquid flatjet system, paving the way for novel steady-state and time-resolved experiments.

Photo of Noboru Ohtani
25 Aug 2015

Raman microscopy is being used alongside high-resolution X-ray diffraction to unpick the reasons for crystallographic defects in SiC bulk crystal and epitaxial film, which limit the commercialisation of SiC devices.

Photo of Benoit Coulombe
23 Aug 2015

A partnership between the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal and Nuclea Biotechnologies has been formed to use quantitative mass spectrometry-based assays for insulin, proinsulin and c-peptide to determine risk and progression of type 2 diabetes.

20 Aug 2015

In initial tests, a novel near infrared spectroscopy device assesses shock severity as accurately as a standard blood sample, without a single needle prick.

Photo of patient breathing into the analyser
19 Aug 2015

Researchers at the University of Birmingham, UK,  have published results that suggest a non-invasive breath test for liver disease using a proton transfer reaction mass spectrometer.

 
Photo of HRH Princess Anne meeting Renishaw staff
18 Aug 2015

Renishaw’s Spectroscopy Products Division (SPD) has moved to the new Renishaw Innovation Centre located at the company’s New Mills headquarters in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, UK. This is a brand new building providing an additional 153,000 ft2 of space for Renishaw adjacent to the company’s iconic HQ, which is a converted 19th century woollen mill. The RIC was opened on 7 July 2015 by HRH The Princess Royal.

Spectrally resolved super-resolution microscopy image of four sub-cellular targets that were labelled by four far-red dyes at 10-nm spectral separation.
18 Aug 2015

Combining fluorescence spectroscopy and “stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy” enables the imaging of single molecules with unprecedented spectral and spatial resolution, thus leading to the first “true-colour” super-resolution microscope.

Photo of Zimon Norlin
17 Aug 2015

Ocean Optics has increased support for its EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) business with the appointment of Zimon Norlin to the position of EMEA Service and Operations Manager. Norlin will be charged with growing regional access to Ocean Optics’ spectroscopy products and applications knowledge.

13 Aug 2015

Unique “graffiti” on the walls of a cave in central China describes the effects drought had on the local population over the past 500 years. Stable isotope and elemental analysis of stalactites have been able to confirm the climate variations.

13 Aug 2015

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a miniature gas sensor that can be connected to mobile devices. Gas measurements made with smartphones will make activities such as the detection of internal air problems easier. In addition, sleep quality will be measurable with greater precision, using mobile healthcare applications which gauge carbon dioxide quantities.

13 Aug 2015

Researchers have solved a key obstacle in creating the underlying technology for miniature optical sensors to detect chemicals and biological compounds, high-precision spectroscopy, ultra-stable microwave sources, and optical communications systems that transmit greater volumes of information with better quality.

12 Aug 2015

Raman spectroscopy helps lithium-air batteries live up to their promise: we could one day be driving electric cars 500 miles or more without recharging, or using laptops for weeks without having to plug in. They could also replace lithium-ion batteries, currently the standard in many consumer electronics.

Photo of Patrick Griffin
12 Aug 2015

An international collaboration including scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has used hydrogen–deuterium exchange mass spectrometry to determine the structure of a plant hormone that plays a crucial role in regulating plants’ responses to insects and disease-causing microorganisms as well as normal growth and development.

12 Aug 2015

A microscope being developed at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will allow scientists studying biological and synthetic materials to simultaneously observe chemical and physical properties on and beneath the surface.

12 Aug 2015

Magritek’s Spinsolve Benchtop NMR spectrometer is being used in the Chemistry Department of the University of Queensland as part of the undergraduate laboratory curricula.

11 Aug 2015

Daylight Solutions, Inc., has received two new awards for their Spero™ microscope. Spero was awarded the 6th Annual Microscopy Today Innovation Award and was also named a finalist in the 2015 R&D 100 Awards taking place later this year.

11 Aug 2015

A new microscope based on ultrafast pump–probe spectroscopy and scanning near-field optical microscopy offers the potential for studying dyanmic processes on the nm scale.

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