News Blog: 2013

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
Posted: 31 January 2013

By utilising multipoint NIR spectroscopy, Finnish scientists have been able to monitor the preservation process known as freeze-drying in more detail than ever before.

Tagged: Freeze-drying
Posted: 23 January 2013

Multi-tasking takes a bit more effort as we get older, but the benefits are probably worth it, say US and Japanese scientists.

Posted: 22 January 2013

A new imaging method using NIR radiation has enabled the study of insulin-producing cells in diabetes in complete organs—much larger samples than previously possible in the visible spectrum.

Tagged: medical, imaging
Posted: 16 January 2013

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS will be presenting an extremely miniaturised, scanning grating NIR spectrometer at Photonics West, the trade show for optics technology. The optical bench is smaller than a sugar cube and thus it might fit into mobile devices as well as in automated process analysis tools.


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