B&W Tek, Inc Announces GemRam™ Raman Gemstone Identification System

Newark, DE, July 25, 2011

B&W Tek, Inc., an advanced instrumentation company producing optical spectroscopy and laser systems, has recently released the GemRam™, a new, portable Raman spectrometer package dedicated to the verification of known precious and semi-precious gemstones as well as the identification of unknown gemstones.

The GemRam™ gemstone identification system debuted at the International Gemological Conference in Interlaken, Switzerland this month, where it received rave reviews in the gemology community. It comes equipped with B&W Tek’s proprietary GemID identification software, which is powered by GemExpert’s spectral library of nearly 400 different gemstones.

The library contains gemstone spectra for all classes, including: borates, carbonates, halides, native elements, oxides, phosphates, silicates, sulfates and sulfides. Different varieties of each gemstone from around the world are also available in the GemExpert library. Each entry within the library includes the commercial name, the country of origin, and other information that will assist with quickly identifying and verifying gemstones. The software package also allows unlimited space for user defined spectra that can be added at any time.

“B&W Tek is proud to announce our new partnership with GemExpert for the development of the GemRam™, the first portable product available for identification of gemstones using Raman spectroscopy” said Travis Thompson, Raman product specialist for B&W Tek, Inc. “This compact, lightweight instrument is the perfect solution for gemstone identification and verification not only in the lab, but also in the field or point of sale location.”

The GemRam™ package uses a spectrum stabilized 785 nm diode laser with a high resolution TE cooled spectrometer and includes a Raman probe together with an X-Y-Z positioning stage for accurate and repeatable measurements. A netbook computer is also included and is preloaded with GemID software and GemExpert’s spectral library. The complete unit can be carried in a convenient and durable carrying case.

Further product information can be found at www.gemram.com.

About B&W Tek, Inc. 

B&W Tek, Inc. is an advanced instrumentation company producing optical spectroscopy, laser instrumentation and portable/lab grade Raman systems. We provide custom product design, development, and manufacturing for biomedical, physical, chemical, and research communities. Our commitment to innovating solutions makes B&W Tek, Inc. a leader in Raman spectrometer sales worldwide.

Travis Thompson
B&W Tek, Inc.
19 Shea Way
Newark, DE 19713 USA

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