Malvern Instruments and Kaiser Optical Systems Collaborate to Develop Advanced Range of Raman Microscopes
Product News Nov 05, 2009
Malvern Instruments and Kaiser Optical Systems announce a development collaboration that will enhance the product portfolios of both companies. As part of the process of bringing the resulting new products to market, both companies will be seeking the involvement of potential customers at the final stages of product development and for beta evaluations later this year.
Malvern Instruments will integrate Kaiser RamanRxn System™ analyzers and probes into its Morphologi® platform. The Morphologi’s high-performance automated image analysis will then intelligently target and guide the collection of Raman data on a range of particulate and solid materials.
Used in conjunction with ISys®, Malvern’s chemical imaging software, this approach has many and varied applications. The initial focus will be on pharmaceutical, life science and forensic applications. Here sophisticated sample and particle handling, automated image recognition, and chemical characterization combine to move Raman spectroscopy to a new level of intelligence and automation.
These patent pending combinations will, for the first time, enable this intelligent, targeted and statistically robust approach to performing Raman microscopy on a variety of spatially and chemically complex samples.
Paul Walker, Managing Director of Malvern Instruments said: “We are very excited by the prospects for this collaboration which builds on the strengths of both organizations. It will significantly enhance Malvern’s capabilities to solve the material characterization problems of its customers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.”