News Blog: January 2013

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.

Posted: 11 January 2013

The TerraLuma Project (University of Tasmania, Australia) is partnering with Headwall Photonics to bring hyperspectral technology to its fleet of unmanned aircraft systems.

Posted: 11 January 2013

Using a combination of NIR spectroscopy and skin impedance spectroscopy, Swedish scientists have potentially come up with a quick, non-invasive technique for identifying the skin cancer known as melanoma.

Tagged: medical
Posted: 10 January 2013

A collaboration between Danish universities and technology companies, namely Aarhus University iNANO/chemistry, Copenhagen University, DTU Photonic, Foss Analytical and NKT Photonics A/S, is working on a project to look at how a new, much brighter form of infrared light can be used for routine analysis in food and feed production.

Tagged: food, light source
Posted: 10 January 2013

NIR spectroscopy can offer a quick and easy way to determine where wheat was grown, say Chinese scientists.

Tagged: agriculture
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