New Pharmaceutical Editor for JNIRS

Brad Swarbrick has joined the editorial team of JNIRS—Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy as the new Pharmaceutical Editor.

Images Reveal Potential for NIR Imaging to Detect Success of Breast Reconstruction

In a paper published in JNIRS—Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Dr Mike Sowa and his team at the National Research Council Canada report pre-clinical results showing the potential of NIR spectral imaging for intra-operative skin flap assessment.

Finding Hard Maize Grains from an Image

NIR imaging can determine the hardness of maizeA novel near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy imaging technique can determine the hardness of maize (corn) grains without destroying them, says a new paper in JNIRS—Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy. This new technique could offer food processors huge savings in time and money compared to other methods for determining grain hardness.

Doping Detection Stays a Neck Ahead

Doping Detection Stays a Neck AheadA new mass spectrometry method for detecting the erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA), peginesatide, in horse serum is described in an article published in EJMS—European Journal of Mass Spectrometry.

Tomas Isaksson

Tomas IsakssonWe are very sorry to report that Professor Tomas Isaksson died unexpectedly in his home at Ås, Norway, on 12 July 2012, only 61 years old.

Gerald S. Birth Award

The Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy has announced that this year’s winner of the Gerald S. Birth Award for best work in diffuse spectroscopy published in 2010—2011 is Dr Michael (Micky) Myrick.


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