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Key Principles of Carbon Analysis

Carbon (C) is one of the most ubiquitous elements ever discovered, forming a fundamental component of all living things and … Continue reading

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Interview: Peter Muller Talks about Using the i-Raman Plus for Mineral Identification

Raman spectroscopy is growing in popularity as a tool for mineral identification due to its heightened sensitivity to chemical structures … Continue reading

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Smithsonian App Note: Raman Analyzes Aviation Glass

These two research articles published by the Smithsonian Institution feature our MiniRam II portable Raman spectrometer. One article discusses the research of the co-evolution of plastics and early human flight, the second specifically explores the working distance when identifying plastics, particularly those of the early 20th century. Continue reading

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Raman Makes An Impact in Plastic Toy Safety, As Well As Security & PAT

This application note, published in Spectroscopy Asia, discusses how Raman quantitative and semi-quantitative analysis makes an impact in three different applications: Security, Plastic Toy Safety, and PAT (Process Analytical Technology). Continue reading

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Raman Uncovers Prehistoric Paintings

This application note focuses on rock art paintings in five rock art sites in the eastern Iberian Peninsula. Each of these sites presents outstanding difficulties of analysis by Raman spectroscopy, the most prevalent being crusts that mask Raman signals from the pigments of the paint recipe. Continue reading

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Webcast – Quantitative At-Line Portable Raman for Process Control: Development, Validation, and Implementation with a Pharmaceutical Example

In this webinar, viewers will get an inside look at how portable Raman is being developed for at-line quantitation of nonionic surfactants in pharmaceutical formulations at Eli Lilly. Continue reading

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Roundtable: PAT

This roundtable discussion, published by European Pharmaceutical Review, discusses PAT’s current and future role in pharmaceuticals. Continue reading

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Improving Forensic Investigations using Raman Spectroscopy

This application note in Spectroscopy Magazine discusses the benefits of using portable and handheld Raman spectroscopy (particularly the TacticID handheld Raman spectrometer) to identify forensic and homeland security-related samples. Continue reading

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Roundtable Discussion on Raman

In a roundtable discussion with European Pharmaceutical Review, B&W Tek’s Chief Operating Officer, Jack Zhou, answers questions about the progress of Raman technology as it pertains to the pharmaceutical industry, as well as potential developments to Raman devices and the improvement of results they could provide. Continue reading

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Using Raman to Identify Contaminated Alcohol

This article, published in Spectroscopy magazine, discusses using portable Raman spectroscopy to identify and quantify methanol in contaminated liquor. We discuss why portable Raman spectroscopy is the ideal choice for screening methanol-laced rum and other types of adulteration. Continue reading

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New Article in the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy

This research article discusses using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to detect & identify traces of pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN), ethylene glycol dinitrate (EGDN), cyclotrimethylene-trinitramine (RDX) & trinitrotoluene (TNT) using commercially available substrates… Continue reading

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App Note: Quantitative Analysis of Tertiary Mixtures

Application note on using Raman spectroscopy to develop a quantitative calibration model to determine the glucose, fructose and sucrose concentrations in a tertiary aqueous mixture. Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 05/14

For field applications like geological or archeological studies, use DC power on any B&W Tek portable Raman spectrometer for battery operation mode. Continue reading

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Educational Video Series: Episode 6 – Raman Spectroscopy

In this season finale episode of B&W Tek’s Educational Video Series we discuss Raman. Our discussion will include an introduction … Continue reading

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Raman Spectroscopy Tackles Pharmaceutical Raw Materials

Today’s Raman instrumentation is faster, more rugged and less expensive, and advances in component miniaturization have led to the design of high-performance, portable, handheld devices. These handheld devices are particularly well-suited for pharmaceutical applications. Continue reading

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Analytical Instrumentation Gets Faster, Smaller, and Easier to Use

Drug Development & Delivery magazine recently contacted B&W Tek to discuss how we’re developing devices that address key trends in today’s pharmaceutical industry: the need for faster sample prep, more user-friendly equipment, and smaller but more sophisticated instruments. Continue reading

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Tradeshow: Pittcon 2013

B&W Tek is very excited to share our most recent technological advances at Pittcon this year! Since last year’s show, we’ve made some really exciting developments in our products and services! Continue reading

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i-Raman Plus: Enhanced High Resolution Raman System

We are proud to announce the i-Raman® Plus portable Raman spectrometer – an enhanced version of our award winning i-Raman, now powered by our innovative smart spectrometer technology. Continue reading

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BiOS & Photonics West 2013

B&W Tek is very excited to share our most recent technological advances at Bios and Photonics West this year. Since last year’s show, we’ve made some really exciting developments in our products and services! Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 12/10

If you’re seeing a significant amount of fluorescence in your Raman signal, use B&W Tek’s proprietary airPLS background correction. Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 11/29

When choosing the correct Raman spectrometer for your lab, it is important to consider the overall utility of the system. Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 10/10

When measuring sources of unknown intensity, it is often useful to use the “auto-integration” function in BWSpec… Continue reading

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E-book: Portable Raman Enters a New Era

In this e-book, see how Raman has gained new reach within the pharmaceutical industry, due in large part to improved performance, better functionality and ease of use, and easy transfer of spectral information and libraries… Continue reading

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Webcast: Raman Spectroscopy for Biomedical Diagnostics

On Wednesday, 10/17/12 at 1pm (EDT), we will be sponsoring a webcast given by Dr. Jennifer Granger, hosted by Spectroscopy Magazine… Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 8/22

The BAC151A Raman Video Microscope is designed specifically for the head to be removed from the stage and attached to … Continue reading

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App Note: In-situ Monitoring of Polymorphic Transitions using Raman

Application note on the benefits of Raman spectroscopy to identify polymorphs in the pharmaceutical industry.… Continue reading

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Webcast: Spectroscopy in Medicine & Biology

On Tuesday, 6/19/12 at 11am EDT, we will be sponsoring a webcast given by Dr. Robert Alfano, hosted by BioOptics World… Continue reading

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App Note: Raman for Identification and Characterization of Polymers

Application note on the benefits of Raman spectroscopy for the identification and characterization of polymers… Continue reading

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Patent Awarded: Fiber Spectroscopic Probe Mounted onto Microscope

Spectroscopic probe directly mountable to a microscope to add spectroscopic functionality with minimal alteration to the optical path… Continue reading

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App Note: Fundamentals of Raman Spectroscopy

App note on the fundamentals of Raman spectroscopy based on the popular webcast given by Travis Thompson, transcribed by LFW… Continue reading

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App Note: Quantitative Raman Analysis

Chemometric modeling to determine concentrations of methanol in tertiary mixtures using a high resolution portable Raman spectrometer… Continue reading

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BWSpec 4.00: Spectral Data Acquisition Software

Announcing new improvements including spectral management system, spectrum list panel and 64 bit compatibility… Continue reading

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Webcast: Raman Analysis of Polymers and Additives

On Wednesday, 3/7/12 at 1pm (ET) we will be hosting a webcast given by Travis Thompson and Henryk Herman, hosted by Spectroscopy… Continue reading

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BAC200: Raman Micro Lensed Probe

We are proud to introduce the first Raman probe capable of delivering high performance in a diameter of less than 4mm… Continue reading

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Raman Knowledge: Your Guide to Fundamentals of Raman Spectroscopy

We’ve provided a full technical section on the theory of Raman scattering as well as the components of a Raman spectrometer… Continue reading

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PolymerIQ: Raman Polymer Identification and Quantification

Announcing a revolution in fast and accurate measurements of polymers and additives, jointly developed with Gnosys Global… Continue reading

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Poster: Quantitative Raman Analysis at FACSS 2011

Chemometric modeling to determine concentrations of methanol in tertiary mixtures using a high resolution portable Raman spectrometer… Continue reading

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BWIQ: Chemometrics Software

Multivariate software for analysis of spectral data to discover internal relationships between spectra and response data/sample classes… Continue reading

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Webcast – Fundamentals of Raman Scattering

On Thursday, 9/22/11 at 1pm (ET), we will be presenting a webcast given by Travis Thompson, hosted by LaserFocusWorld… Continue reading

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Webcast: Multiple Distributed Portable Raman Spectrometers

On Tuesday, 9/27/11 at 2pm (ET), we are sponsoring a webcast given by John Kauffman of the FDA Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis… Continue reading

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GemRam: Raman Gemstone Identification System

Debuting the GemRam, a new, portable Raman spectrometer dedicated to the verification and identification of gemstones… Continue reading