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inVia™ confocal Raman microscope

The new inVia Qontor

The new inVia Qontor is Renishaw's most advanced Raman microscope. With the addition of Renishaw's latest innovation, LiveTrack™ focus tracking technology, the inVia Qontor enables users to analyse samples with uneven, curved or rough surfaces. Optimum focus is maintained in real time during data collection and white light video viewing. This removes the need for time consuming manual focusing, pre-scanning or sample preparation.

The inVia Qontor Raman microscope's cutting-edge technology reduces overall experiment times and makes analysing even the most complex samples easy.

inVia - the ultimate research-grade confocal Raman microscope.

It is simple to operate yet delivers outstanding performance and reliable results, for even the most challenging experiments. You can produce both rich, detailed, chemical images and highly specific data from discrete points. With unparalleled flexibility, scientists and engineers, worldwide, trust inVia.

Performance you can rely on

The highly efficient optical design gives you the best Raman data, from minute traces of material and large volumes. Apply this power to your experiments, running measurements such as:

  • time series: monitor how your sample is altering with time
  • temperature ramps: use a hot/cold cell to see phase changes
  • line scans: profile your sample, both across the surface, or into its depth
  • area mapping: generate images, either horizontally at fixed focus, following the surface topography, or from vertical slices
  • volume scans: produce 3D views of your transparent sample's internal structure
  • transmission mapping: analyse large volumes of material and produce depth-averaged 2D images of bulk material homogeneity
  • specialist measurements: trigger data collection from your own equipment (such as a control system on a synchrotron beamline)

Make full use of inVia WiRE software: collect the data you want, and analyse and display it in the way that suits you best.

The inVia range of Raman microscopes

inVia is available in three models to suit your needs; from the flagship inVia Qontor system - with full automation and focus tracking technology - to the entry level inVia Basis system.

Sample viewing

inVia Basis

inVia Reflex

inVia Qontor

Stereo viewing (binocular eyepieces)

Memorised and automatic post collection viewing


Software microscope control


Automatic white light/Raman switching


Automatic white light saving with data


Combined white light and laser video viewing


White light auto-focus (LiveTrack)



Raman data collection

inVia Basis

inVia Reflex

inVia Qontor

Automated measurement queuing

Automatic focus tracking (LiveTrack)



Alignment and performance checking

inVia Basis

inVia Reflex

inVia Qontor

Internal neon wavelength calibration source


Internal reference standards for auto-calibration


Automated Raman calibration correction (quick calibration)

Laser auto-align

Raman signal auto-align

Performance health check



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Centrus: ultra-fast Raman imaging

Key to the implementation of advanced Renishaw technologies within inVia, Centrus is more than just a detector. It is designed by Renishaw, exclusively for Raman spectroscopy and imaging. Centrus features high sensitivity detector chips, with thermoelectric cooling for ultra-low noise levels; giving you optimal performance with ultra-fast data collection (over 1800 spectra s-1).

Fully automated; let inVia do the work

With inVia you have flexibility and capability, without complexity. A robust design and precision automated assemblies enable inVia to complete common tasks—such as switching laser wavelength, changing diffraction grating, and acquiring a Raman image—rapidly, simply, reliably, and without the need for manual intervention. This is essential for busy laboratories with multiple users.

Concentrate on the science, not adjusting the instrument.

Flexibility to meet your needs

Tailor your inVia to best suit your research and experimental needs. Choose from a wide range of lasers, optical components, and accessories, both at the time of purchase and in the future.


Class 3B1 laser product (Class 1 available on request)

1As defined by IEC 60825-1:2014

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inVia's high performance will match the demands of your analytical requirements.

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With inVia, you will have a flexible Raman microscope that you can configure to optimise your specific measurements.

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  • Spectra – getting high quality, reliable spectra
  • Raman images – detailed, revealing, chemical images
  • Volume images – determine detailed chemical and property information from volumes with transparent samples
  • Upgrades - the unique flexibility of inVia enables in-field upgrades of a wide range of options, features and accessories

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The Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Canada, hosts a multidisciplinary group of physics, engineering and radiation oncology scientists. It is interested in detecting and understanding the damage in cells and tissues caused by ionizing radiation used in cancer treatments.