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December 10, 2013





Spectroscopy Spotlight
LIBS and Biomedical Applications
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) can be used to determine the elemental composition of any sample, whether it's a solid, a liquid, or a gas. Steven Rehse of the University of Windsor (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) focuses on various applications of LIBS, including medical analyses. In this interview, Rehse discusses the use of LIBS for analyzing biomedical specimens such as tissues and bacteria, the limitations of the technique for biomedical applications, and possible future research with LIBS. MORE »
High Speed AFM-Raman Optimized for Nanoscale Chemical Imaging: Making TERS An Accessible Technique
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Featured News
Coblenz Society Challenge
The Coblentz Society was approached with a challenge from an anonymous donor during the SciX13 conference. If donations toward the Lippencott endowment fund total $5,000, the anonymous donor will match the $5,000. MORE »
National Cancer Institute Awards Labcyte $1 Million for Novel High-Throughput Cancer Biomarker Detection
Labcyte, Inc. (Sunnyvale, California), an acoustic dispensing company, has been awarded $1 million to create an innovative process to detect cancer-related proteins in samples, with initial work in breast cancer detection. Labcyte’s acoustic liquid handling enables biomarker detection by measuring multiple proteins with a MALDI mass spectrometer. MORE »
Featured Application Note
Analyzing Highly Fluorescing Cellulose-Based Excipients and Other Complex Molecules with a Novel 1030 nm Handheld Raman Analyzer
Don Sackett and Rick Cox, SciAps, Inc.
Handheld Raman analyzers have found widespread use in the pharmaceutical industry for excipients and raw materials verification, and in first responder/security applications. Most portable Raman units utilize lasers operating at 785 nm because of the relatively good signal strength at this wavelength. SciAps has introduced a handheld Raman analyzer utilizing a novel 1030 nm laser source – SWIR Raman. Learn More»
Featured Products
Special Spectrometer Promotions
Purchase any Ocean Optics miniature spectrometer system through December 27, 2013 and earn special incentives ranging from a “shoot and share” digital camera to an iPad mini or computer.www.oceanoptics.com/modular/homepage.asp
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.Ultra-low Sulfur in Fuel

PerkinElmer now supplies a wide range of Atomic Absorption graphite furnace tubes and Hollow Cathode Lamps for non-PerkinElmer instrumentation.  Our graphite tubes and lamps are made with the highest quality material guaranteed to work for your AA instrument. Visit www.perkinelmer.com/aa to learn more about our newest offerings for your non-PerkinElmer AA instrument.
PerkinElmer, Waltham, MA

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