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June 24, 2014





Spectroscopy Spotlight
Improving Drug Formulation with Raman and IR Spectroscopy
The physicochemical properties of drugs are often very diverse and challenging to analyze. Spectroscopy recently spoke with Dr. Lynne Taylor of the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at Purdue University, and the 2014 Coblentz Society Craver Award winner, about her on-going research using Raman and IR spectroscopy to study drugs and drug excipients — and the interactions of the two. Here, she discusses the various avenues of her research, including crystallization and drug-rich nanodroplets. MORE »
Dual-FL - The world's fastest Fluorometer
Collect incredibly rapid kinetics data, or complete excitation emission matrix (EEMs) in seconds with the world’s only CCD based benchtop spectrofluorometer combined with a UV-VIS spectrophotometer.  The simultaneous fluorescence and absorbance data is automatically corrected for inner-filter effects in your spectra.
  • The only true simultaneous absorbance-fluorescence system available!
  • Spectral rates as fast as 80,000 nm/s.
  • Water Raman S/N sensitivity greater than 20,000:1 RMS.
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Featured Articles
Raman Microscopy for Detecting Counterfeit Drugs — A Study of the Tablets Versus the Packaging
With the increasing proliferation of counterfeit drug products, there is an incentive to screen drugs for legitimacy. One method is to examine the tablet itself, which is usually a destructive operation. Another method that has been explored is to characterize the packaging, which enables nondestructive screening of the product. Raman microscopy has been found to be a useful tool, and it is often the tool of choice for these measurements. MORE »
SpecAcademy starts UV-visible Four week training course on June 4. www.spectroscopyonline.com/training
Calibration Transfer, Part V: The Mathematics of Wavelength Standards Used for Spectroscopy
How does one compute the mathematical certainty of wavelength standards used for calibrating instrumentation used for molecular spectroscopy measurements? This question becomes of major importance when the technique used for measurement requires the collection of large databases for use in qualitative searches or quantitative multivariate analysis. MORE »
Introducing the New Agilent Cary 8454 UV-Vis
Built for performance, reliability and compliance the new Diode Array is ideal for Pharma QA/QC. Fast complete spectrum analysis, robust reliable performance, and powerful new software features makes compliance even easier. Learn more now
Featured News
RamanFest Highlights a Wide Range of Techniques and Applications
Horiba Scientific's second annual RamanFest conference was held June 12–13, 2014, in Boston, Massachusetts, in conjunction with Harvard University. The conference took place on the Harvard campus in the Pfizer auditorium. The event chairs were Professor Sunny Xie of Harvard University, Dr. Dan Fu of Harvard University, and Dr. Andrew Whitley of Horiba Scientific. MORE »
PFA Cyclonic Spray Chamber
The Savillex PFA cyclonic spray chamber (CSC) for ICP-OES and ICP-MS is manufactured using Savillex’s unique stretch blow molding technology. Unlike other inert cyclonics, which are manufactured from individual machined parts that are assembled or welded together, stretch blow molding allows the Savillex PFA CSC to be molded in an optimum cyclonic shape. The Savillex PFA CSC has excellent stability and sensitivity, and is also available with an optional surface treatment, which further enhances sensitivity. A range of PFA connectors are available to fit a wide variety of ICP-OES and ICP-MS instruments. www.savillex.com/cyclonic
Featured Products
Early Identification/Detection of Disease Webinars
Diseases diagnosis is often subjective, invasive, with extensive preparation and specialized training to characterize type and progression. Raman spectroscopy offers a non-invasive, label-free method to classify disease states
Join us for our webinar series.Click here
PHOENIX II Benchtop Analyzer
Polarized ED-XRF is ideal for elemental analysis of liquids, solids, pastes, slurries and powders for measuring Al through U qualitatively and quantitatively. Unit is compact, low cost, simple to operate. www.ametekpi.com
Miniature 12W X–ray Source
Moxtek's new 12W Miniature Source has a higher voltage and emission current then present miniature x-ray sources, critical for faster and more precise XRF analysis of heavy and light elements at low concentrations.www.moxtek.com
StellarSCOPE™ Low Cost Raman Microscope
StellarNet has released the new StellarSCOPE™ System that allows users to couple their favorite StellarNet spectrometer systems to a microscope. This enables users to perform Raman, Fluorescence, & CIELAB color measurements on a micro spot while capturing high resolution images & video of their samples.Read more
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 .Read more
Ocean Optics World Cup of Applications
Kick off the summer with our special promotion. Ocean Optics invites you to share your great work and be rewarded in the process. Submit an application note to earn a discount and a chance at a special prize!.Read more
Frontier™ FT-IR Systems
PerkinElmer's Frontier IR systems offer flexible system configurations in the near, mid and far-IR regions Systems support an extensive range of applications due to its superb sensitivity and configurability.Read more
On Demand Webcasts
Editors' Series: Upcoming Changes and Implementation Timelines to USP–NF General Chapters 231, 232, and 233 on Elemental Impurities
Clinical Applications of LC-MS: Development and Research Application of a Highly Sensitive LC-MS Method for Quantification of a Cholesterol Protein in Plasma
Part Two: Editors' Series: Contaminant Characterization in Drinking Water: Green Methodologies
Complete Inorganic Elemental Speciation Solutions for Environmental Applications
Confocal Raman Imaging for Industrial R&D Applications
Features of Different Mass Analysers Applied to Multi-Allergen Screening
Editors' Series: Analysis of Mercury at Parts-Per-Trillion Levels by ICP-MS Using Microwave Sample Preparation
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New Webcasts
Interest of High Resolution ICP-OES for Rare Earth Elements Analysis in Various Applications, From Geology to Permanent Magnets
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:00 AM PDT/ 12:00 PM EDT
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Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy in Materials and Life Sciences
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT
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Exploding Common Myths About Modular Spectroscopy
Thursday, June 26, 2014 8:00 AM PDT/ 11:00 AM EDT
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Learn the Tricks of the Trade to Prepare Your Lab for USP Chapters <232> and <233>
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT
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Editors' Series: ICP-MS Techniques in Nanoparticle Analysis: Fundamentals, Challenges and Perspectives
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT
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Upcoming Events
7–11, July 2014
13th International Conference on Surface X-Ray and Neutron Scattering (SXNS13)
Hamburg, Germany
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7–11, July 2014
14th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating (LED)
Montréal, Canada
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8–12, July 2014
5th International Conference on Perspectives in Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICOPVS-2014)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
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13–16, July, 2014
7th International Conference on Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy (CMDS 2014)
Eugene, Oregon
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13–17, July 2014
56th Annual Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance: Solid State NMR Symposium
Thiruvananthapuram, Copper Mountain, CO
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14–18, July 2014
Infrared Spectroscopy I
Thiruvananthapuram, Brunswick, ME
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8–12, September 2014
8th Annual International Conference on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
Beijing, China
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28 September–3 October, 2014
SciX 2014 — The Great SCIentific eXchange
Reno-Tahoe, NV
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