imec have developed an on-chip solution for Raman spectroscopy that could be used to manufacture high-performance, handheld Raman devices; perhaps even in smartphones.
Timegate Instruments, manufacturer of time-gated Raman spectroscopy instruments, has raised funding of 2.6 M€ for product and business development.
At the IRDG Christmas Meeting held at University College London, the 2018 Norman Sheppard Award of the UK’s IRDG was presented to John Chalmers.
The winner of this award from the UK’s Infrared and Raman Discussion Group is John Chalmers, who was Article Editor for Spectroscopy Europe for many years.
Tornado’s Raman spectroscopy system has won in the category, “Excellence in Pharma: Analysis, Testing, and Quality Control”.
Research has shown that Raman spectroscopy predicted glucose values as accurately as a finger prick test.
Machine learning techniques using a combination of the layer clustering and decision tree methods aids prediction of spectra.
PhD students worldwide who have defended their thesis in the last two years are invited to apply for this award.
A rare mineral that holds potential as a new material for industrial and medical applications has been discovered on alpine plants by Raman microscopy.
Using spectroscopic techniques including Raman and XANES, 3.4 billion year old microfossils from Western Australia’s Strelley Pool formation have been shown to be chemically similar to modern bacteria. This all but confirms the biological origins of the fossils and ranks them among the world’s oldest.
Metrohm AG has acquired B&W Tek’s Spectroscopy Solution business, B&W Tek LLC, as well as several overseas subsidiaries.
Princeton Instruments and the Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS) have announced a six-month collaboration on the use of Raman spectroscopy to monitor and control drug manufacturing processes.
Applications for this prestigious award are invited by 30 November 2018.
The acquisition of Innovative Photonic Solutions will expand Metrohm’s handheld Raman portfolio.
Raman, infrared, x-ray photoelectron and ultraviolet/visible spectroscopies are being used at the University of Liverpool to help develop better energy storage devices.
Researchers at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI have shown the importance of using multiple excitation wavelengths when studying complex oxides with Raman spectroscopy.
Raman imaging can now produce images of brain tissue that is affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The images include the surrounding areas, which may already be showing changes.
The Jena-Davis (JEDIS) Alliance of Excellence in Biophotonics has been established, designed to promote North American–German cooperation on research and development in the field of biophotonics.
Whilst serial numbers erased from metal can be recovered, it has proved impossible to do so for polymers. Now, Raman spectral imaging offers a way.
We are sad to report the passing of Dietmar Schoeffel.