B&W Tek, Inc., an advanced instrumentation company that delivers lab quality Raman, LIBS and NIR spectroscopy solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms, is proud to congratulate their local partners at Delaware State University on the opening of their new Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR).
After two years of construction starting in 2013, Gov. Jack Markell formally cut the ribbon to the building on Sept. 25. The $18 million state-of-the-art research facility, headed by Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, was funded in part by the state and will provide researchers and scientists the laboratories and resources required to improve on laser technologies.
According to their website, OSCAR’s mission is to increase the public awareness of optics and photonics through education and research. Some of their current projects include earlier disease diagnosis, detection of threatening materials and aiding NASA’s Mars Rover Missions by developing and sending Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) instrumentation for analysis.
“The state’s investment in this OSCAR building will help to build on the years of progress made by the students and faculty of DSU’s Optics Program,” Gov. Markell said. “With this unique infrastructure in place, we are hopeful that OSCAR researchers will be better able to find solutions to some of the scientific challenges facing us today.”
As innovators in the laser industry, leaders in handheld LIBS and a Delaware-based business, B&W Tek was pleased to be invited to attend OSCAR’s opening dinner. B&W Tek will also collaborate with OSCAR again this Friday, Oct. 9 at the Delaware OPTICS Symposium, where they’ll be displaying a few of their instruments including the TacticID handheld Raman spectrometer and a laser.
For more information about the Optical Science Center for Applied Research, visit: http://dedo.delaware.gov/
About B&W Tek, Inc.
B&W Tek is an advanced instrumentation company that delivers lab quality Raman spectroscopy solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms. B&W Tek provides solutions for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, physical, chemical, security and research communities. Our commitment to innovative solutions has made B&W Tek a leader in Raman spectroscopy solutions worldwide.
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