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August 20, 2013





Spectroscopy Spotlight
Portable Raman Spectroscopy for Identifying Bacterial Growth Media
Handheld Raman spectrometers have been used to identify a variety of chemical materials, including toxic industrial chemicals, chemical warfare agents, explosives, narcotics, pharmaceutical compounds, and plastics, but it has been more difficult to apply handheld Raman spectroscopy to the identification of biological samples. Researcher Mathew Lyman of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological Nuclear and Explosives Division at Oklahoma State University – University Multispectral Laboratories (OSU-UML) spoke to Spectroscopy about his and his colleague Jessica Randall’s use of a handheld Raman spectrometer for identifying bacterial growth media. MORE »
Get the Competitive Edge with Near Infrared Spectroscopy
NIR Spectroscopy has largely replaced a number of wet chemical analysis methods.  With the fiber optics and integrating sphere sampling techniques, NIR spectroscopy does not require any sample preparation.  It is a fast and precise tool for the non-destructive analysis of liquids, solids, and paste-like materials, saving cost and reducing time and reagent use.www.brukerNIR2u.com
Featured News
Fran Adar Joins Spectroscopy’s Editorial Advisory Board
Spectroscopy is pleased to announce the addition of Fran Adar to its editorial advisory board. Adar was a post-doctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor at the Johnson Foundation, Department of Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) from 1972 to 1978. She has been a Raman applications scientist, manager, and principal scientist at Jobin Yvon/Horiba Scientific (Edison, New Jersey) since 1978. MORE »
HORIBA Scientific’s New LabRAM HR Evolution Delivers Powerful and Easy Raman!
Intelligent design of our new LabRAM HR Evolution Confocal Raman Microscope provides the highest specification, unsurpassed performance and longest list of features on the market.
    • Fully automated hardware controlled by our simply powerful LabSpecTM 6 software
    • Fully achromatic over the range 200nm - 2000nm
    • Highest sensitivity available
    • Advanced 2D and 3D ultra-fast confocal imaging capabilities
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See it at SCIX, Milwaukee, Booth 401
Innovations for Medical Research to be Commercialized through Purdue Grants
Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) researchers recently received more than $200,000 in grants to commercialize their spectroscopy innovations designed to facilitate biological and medical research and diagnostics. The grants were awarded by the Purdue Research Foundation’s Trask Innovation Fund, which assists faculty and staff whose discoveries are commercialized through the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization. MORE »
PerkinElmer announces extended detector options for its Spotlight 400 FT-IR/NIR Imaging Systems, enabling more efficient sample analysis. These new detector configurations support more sensitive high performance NIR imaging for food, feeds as well as longer wavelength MIR FT-IR imaging for inorganics, polymer and semiconductor applications.

In addition, PerkinElmer introduces the new Spectrum Touch Developer software module, which enables the simple creation of IR workflows for QA/QC, routine analytical labs and field measurement.
Rigaku and Emerald Bio Create Strategic Alliance
Rigaku (The Woodlands, Texas) has acquired the crystallization reagent and consumables business, including crystallization screening kits, from Emerald Bio (Bainbridge Island, Washington). The companies have agreed to work together to develop new products and solutions for the field of protein science. MORE »
How to Avoid Bad Data When Analyzing Routine QA/QC Industrial Samples Using ICP-OES and ICP-MS
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 8:00 am PDT/ 11:00 am EDT/ 16:00 BST/ 17:00 CEDT
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Featured Articles
Infrared Dynamic Imaging for the Examination of Chemical Reactions
The analysis of dynamic systems such as chemical reactions has generally been relegated to "macro" analysis methods. Infrared imaging techniques can provide chemical and spatial information about a sample on a microscale and as the speed of imaging methods improves it is only natural to apply imaging to the analysis of samples that are changing chemically within a defined time scale. This paper investigates the use of imaging to study the reaction process involved in the curing of a cyanoacrylate adhesive. MORE »
USP <232> and <233>: Practical Considerations for Compliance with the New Requirements on Elemental Impurities
Live Webcast: Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 1:00pm EDT
Register Free at: www.spectroscopyonline.com/Impurities
Spatial Resolution in IR Reflectance Imaging — NIR, Mid-IR, and ATR
In these types of IR imaging, various factors contribute to the observed resolution. These factors are illustrated with images of materials with known structures. MORE »
An Introduction to USP <232>/<233> and How to Prepare and Analyze Samples for Trace Metals Analysis by ICP-MS/ICP-OES
On Demand Webcast
Register Free at: www.spectroscopyonline.com/analysis
FT-IR Spectroscopy in Ultrahigh-Vacuum Conditions: A Surface Science Approach to Understanding Reactions on Catalytic Oxide Powders
Combined experimental and computational investigation methods are used to estimate the defect density on a rutile surface, indicating its catalytic activity. MORE »
What Are You Missing? New Techniques in Raman Spectroscopy
Live Webcast: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT
Register Free at: www.spectroscopyonline.com/raman
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ASSU℞ Handheld Raman
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High Performance Diamond ATR
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High Resolution Raman System
The i-Raman® Plus is a portable Raman spectrometer powered by smart spectrometer technology.  Using a back-thinned CCD detector with deeper cooling, it allows for up to 30mins of integration time.
Ultra-low Sulfur in Fuel
Designed for ultra-low level sulfur analysis of diesel, gasoline and other fuels, the Rigaku Micro-Z ULS wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) instrument features a novel design that measures both the sulfur peak and the back-ground intensity.
New Webcasts
How to Avoid Bad Data When Analyzing Routine QA/QC Industrial Samples Using ICP-OES and ICP-MS
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
8:00 am PDT/ 11:00 am EDT; 16:00 BST; 17:00 CEDT
Do you want to find out how to verify your QA/QC data quality or discover the best practices for avoiding common errors that result in bad data? Then join this educational webinar to learn how to achieve "right first time" data.
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USP <232> and <233>: Practical Considerations for Compliance with the New Requirements on Elemental Impurities
Thursday, September 19, 2013
10:00 am PDT/ 1:00 am EDT
You probably already know the basics of what USP<232> and <233> means to your lab. Now, learn about the tools available to rapidly get your operation compliant. Learn how to choose the right technique, how to use the PerkinElmer “J” value calculator, the critical role of 21 CFR Part 11 compliance software, and how you can simplify the setup, calibration and maintenance of your system.
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What Are You Missing? New Techniques in Raman Spectroscopy
Thursday, September 26, 2013
1:00 am EDT
The way Raman data is collected has a significant effect on the reliability of sample identification. Learn about recent advances in sampling technologies that are improving the quality of Raman data. Hosted by Ocean Optics application specialists, this webinar will use real-life application examples to help you improve your Raman measurements.
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