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News Blog: February 2013

Posted: 26 February 2013

A pill-sized device uses NIR light to provide rapid, detailed imaging of oesophageal lining and potential early detection of oesophageal cancer.

Tagged: medical, imaging
Posted: 25 February 2013

Fourier-Transform (FT) NIR spectroscopy can discriminate between even closely plant species more accurately than DNA fingerprinting, say Brazilian and US scientists.

Tagged: plants, taxonomy
Posted: 22 February 2013

Avantes have released their next generation Fibre Optic Multiplexers (FOM), which are faster, more reliable and quieter.

Tagged: Avantes
Posted: 20 February 2013

The winner of the 2013 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Near-Infrared Spectroscopy is Susan Foulk.

Tagged: award, EAS
Posted: 19 February 2013

Read Gerry Downey's post about existing research on NIR detection of minced beef adulteration and how NIR might have a role in the future.

Posted: 14 February 2013

Metrohm and Foss have entered into a strategic alliance in which Metrohm will become the sole global distributor of Foss NIR instruments for the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and environmental sectors.

Tagged: Foss, Metrohm
Posted: 13 February 2013

NIR analysis of liquids—vegetable oils, juices, liquid grease—is easier with the new Transflectance Cup.

Tagged: Perten, sampling, liquids
Posted: 11 February 2013

New software is available from Camo for modeling of non-linear data, allowing Classification and Prediction models to be joined using multi-level modeling.

Tagged: software, Camo
Posted: 7 February 2013

Spanish analytical chemists have shown that NIR spectroscopy can help distinguish between wines made in different zones of a single wine-producing region.

Tagged: food
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