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Read the latest news stories  from the Spectroscopy Products Division.

  • Detecting counterfeit coconut water using Renishaw’s inVia™ Raman microscope

    Paul Richardson from the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology Coconut water has seen a recent boom in popularity. It is a very lucrative market, with London, England, being the biggest consumer of coconut water in the world (per head). With only five countries in the world supplying the majority of coconut water to the West, this surge in popularity, and resulting imbalance between supply and demand, has led to criminal activity in the supply chain

  • Renishaw technology used to identify microplastics in the environment

    Using the inVia Raman microscope to study microplastics Microplastics are small, hard-to-spot, particles that make their way—from products and packaging—into the environment and cause significant pollution. The Danish Technological Institute (DTI, Aarhus, Denmark) is using a Renishaw Raman spectroscopy system to characterise the extent of microplastic pollution entering Danish wastewater and rainwater systems.

  • 'Raman-spectrokinetics' for improved solid catalysts

    Prof. Carlos A. Carrero using his inVia™ Qontor® Raman microscope Renishaw inVia™ microscope user, Prof. Carlos A. Carrero, heads a group that is developing advanced catalysts for the conversion of hydrocarbons into more valuable products at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Auburn University, USA

  • Introducing Renishaw's new RA816 Biological Analyser

    The Renishaw Biological Analyser The new Renishaw RA816 Biological Analyser is a compact benchtop Raman imaging system, designed for biological and clinical research. This easy-to-use instrument enables the rapid collection of detailed information from a range of biological samples, including tissue and biofluids.

  • inVia™ Raman microscope aids the development of the world's lightest mechanical watch

    RM 50-03 precision-engineered watch In January 2017, the world’s lightest mechanical chronograph watch was unveiled in Geneva, Switzerland, showcasing innovative composite development by using graphene. Now the research behind the project has been published.

  • Renishaw's RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser shortlisted in the CPhI Pharma Awards

    CPhI Pharma Awards Finalist logo The CPhI Pharma Awards, which are now in their 15th year, provide recognition to pharmaceutical companies that turn inspiration into innovation. They celebrate thinkers and creators breaking new ground in the industry and strongly advocate companies that are committed to driving the industry forward. The RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser has been shortlisted in the Analysis, Testing, and Quality Control category.

  • Live webinar on pharmaceutical analysis using Raman imaging

    RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser Drug development has become increasingly difficult and understanding formulation design space and the interplay raw materials properties and processing parameters have on the final drug product have never been more important. Renishaw will be hosting a live webinar on the use of Raman imaging in pharmaceutical drug development.

  • Early cancer diagnosis: The use of Raman spectroscopy in leading-edge biosensor development

    Raman spectrometer in action A pioneer in the field of SERS-based biosensor research, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC) used Renishaw’s inVia™ confocal Raman microscope to support this ground-breaking work.

  • inVia™ Raman microscope aids discovery of rare mineral in alpine plants

    Dr Wightman A team of scientists at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU) have discovered a rare mineral in alpine plants. Vaterite, a form (polymorph) of calcium carbonate, holds enticing potential as a new material for industrial and medical applications. This is the first time that vaterite has been found in plants.

  • Scientists from The University of Manchester team up with Renishaw to analyse tissue

    Rubinder Basson presenting a poster on the analysis of skin tissue Renishaw has collaborated with scientists at The University of Manchester to show the ability of Raman spectroscopy to analyse skin tissue. This work was presented at the recent Joint Meeting of the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and the Wound Healing Society, held in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, from 25-29 April, 2018.