Read the latest news stories from the Spectroscopy Products Division.
inVia™ Raman microscope aids the development of the world's lightest mechanical 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
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
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
inVia™ Raman microscope aids discovery of rare mineral in alpine plants
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
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.
Ground breaking Raman work presented at conference
Renishaw has collaborated with scientists at Oxford Radcliffe Hospital to investigate the capability of Raman spectroscopy to classify gliomas, in terms of their genetic subtypes, using different pathological preparations. This work was presented at the recent Cancer Research UK Brain Tumour Conference, 2018 held in London from 1-3 May 2018.
Raman spectroscopy spots environmental microplastics
Plastics are used extensively in products and packaging. Unfortunately, these make their way into the environment and cause significant pollution, not only as bulk material but also as microplastics: small, hard-to-spot, particles. A Danish research institute is using a Raman spectroscopy system, from Renishaw, to help its clients understand and reduce the amount of microplastics in the environment.
Raman spectroscopy helps battery research
Power generation is shifting from traditional to less predictable renewable sources. Consumers are demanding faster charging and longer battery life for their products. Both trends require the development of better energy storage devices. The Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy, part of the Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, UK, is developing these devices, in the form of batteries and supercapacitors. Key to this work is understanding the interfacial processes that occur
Multi-laser Raman analysis of zirconia
Researchers at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), are studying complex oxides. They have recently shown the importance of using multiple excitation wavelengths when studying these materials with Raman spectroscopy.