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27 Jul 2018

Metrohm AG has acquired B&W Tek’s Spectroscopy Solution business, B&W Tek LLC, as well as several overseas subsidiaries.

24 May 2018

NIR spectroscopy has been shown to be a cheap and effective tool that could save lives by helping health authorities target mosquitoes infected with Zika virus.

23 May 2018

The winner of the 2018 Tomas Hirschfeld Award is Professor Christian Huck.

13 Mar 2018

The final step in pharmaceutical production is often tableting. Near infrared chemical imaging can be used to monitor inconsistencies in the powder that will become the tablet, which have been introduced by mechanical processes in the tableting equipment and can lead to out of specification tablets.

22 Feb 2018

Smart garments using embedded near infrared spectroscopy sensors are being developed at the University of British Columbia.

22 Dec 2017

NIR hyperspectral imaging can be used to control the addition of seed treatment products to monitor dosage levels and coverage.

20 Oct 2017

Observing the crucial first few femtoseconds of photochemical reactions requires tools typically not available in the femtochemistry toolkit. Such dynamics are now within reach with the instruments provided by attosecond science. In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers from Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) characterise one of the fastest internal conversion processes in a molecule studied to date.

12 Jul 2017

PANalytical has appointed Aimil Ltd as the authorised representative for ASD NIR products in India.

5 Apr 2017

The WADI project is using hyperspectral, multispectral and thermographic infrared imaging to detect soil moisture and those leaks from water mains in rural areas.

24 Mar 2017

The 2017 Tomas Hirschfeld Award has been made to Satoru Tsuchikawa of Nagoya University, Japan.

21 Mar 2017

Given the increase in food-related health problems, the challenge set for the EU Horizon’s Food Scanner prize of €1 million was to develop an affordable and non-invasive mobile solution that enables users to measure and analyse their food intake.

16 Mar 2017

On 15 March Ghent University officially launches a prestigious research project on precision agriculture, led by Abdul Mouazen.

28 Feb 2017

Analytik have been appointed as exclusive distributors for the NeoSpectra range of low-cost, miniaturised, OEM FT-NIR spectral sensors.

16 Jan 2017

The International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS) are pleased to invite nominations for the 2017 Tomas Hirschfeld Award.

18 Jul 2016

Diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging (DOSI) using near infrared radiation can determine fat metabolism and has the potential to help determine if a diet and exercise regime is working.

10 Jun 2016

Using fNIRS to track the brain activity of both participants, when people are asked to cooperate with a partner, found that males and females had different patterns of shared brain activity.

Time-domain interference signal of the beats between the two frequency-agile laser combs and part of the resulting spectrum of the CO2 molecule. (Graphic: MPQ, Laser Spectroscopy Division)
23 Dec 2015

Electro-optic modulators, which can switch light on and off within just picoseconds, are enabling ever faster telecommunication over fibre optics, and the same tools have now been harnessed for high-speed and accurate molecular sensing in the near infrared.

18 Dec 2015

ChromaDex and American Laboratories have announced the release of a Fourier transform near infrared (FT-NIR) spectroscopy based identification method for the positive identification of desiccated bovine and porcine glandular tissues used in nutritional product formulations.

11 Dec 2015

Panorama Synergy Limited has entered into an exclusive global licensing agreement with The University of Western Australia (UWA) for its MEMS-based optical spectroscopy sensor technology.

11 Sep 2015

Rand Capital Corporation has invested $250,000 as part of a $4.3 million equity capital funding round in SciAps, Inc., manufacturer of handheld analytical instruments. The funding round was led by new investor Jolimont Global Mining Systems with participation from Rand Capital, and other existing investors including SciAps CEO and Founder Donald Sackett, as well as two additional new investors.