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Raman spectroscopy is being successfully applied to the analysis of a wide range of materials and systems.

Renishaw has spearheaded this expansion with innovations such as the award-winning inVia confocal Raman microscope, combined Raman / scanning probe microscope systems, and combined SEM-Raman system.

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This label-free analytical technique can be used for unravelling the chemical and structural information of many other samples, including:

  • Bioprocessing
  • Protein/peptide structural analysis
  • Microbiology
  • Drug delivery in vitro and in vivo
  • Cancer research/pathology
  • Redox biology
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Ageing and neurodegenerative diseases, biofuel and agricultural research
  • Lipidomics
  • Metabolomics
  • Developmental biology
  • Reproductive biology
  • Virology

Webinar – Resonance Raman spectroscopy for redox biology research

Resonance Raman (RR) spectroscopy is the ideal tool for redox biology research. Not only does it demonstrate high sensitivity to haem proteins, it can also elucidate their oxidation and oxygenation states in situ (solution, organelles, cells and tissues). RR imaging provides both chemical and spatial information, enabling correlations between haem protein distribution, oxidation state, and protein/cell function to be made.

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  • Application note:  Redox biology with the inVia confocal Raman microscope Application note: Redox biology with the inVia confocal Raman microscope

    Raman spectroscopy is sensitive to the presence of haem proteins and is ideal for studying their redox biology, without the need for isolation or staining. The redox of haem proteins is closely linked to their protein functions – oxygen transport and storage, electron transport, and scavenging of free radicals. By using Raman spectroscopy to elucidate redox states within biological systems, researchers can study redox dynamics and its effects on health regulation and diseases.

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Other applications

Our applications specialists have a wealth of experience across a broad range of application areas. Please contact us for information on your specific area of interest.