Exhibition Reports


Allotrope Foundation

Allotrope Data Format 0.2

The Allotrope Foundation is developing a data architecture for all laboratory data. The Allotrope data format (ADF) stores data and the associated contextual metadata in a format derived from publicly available data standards to overcome the difficulties with data exchange between proprietary formats.




Creates advanced data visualisations from one instrument or a series of instruments. Once imported, data is automatically analysed and visualised using pre-built dashboards (available for atomic, UV and infrared spectroscopies, as well as LC and GC) or one of your own design. Data sets can be compared, multi-dimensional data explored and the user can drill down to specific data points and represent the data in multiple formats.




Mobile µRaman and µ-BioRaman

Two portable Raman microscopes that are smaller than a portable sewing machine. The reduction in size has enabled shorter, more efficient light paths, reduction in laser power and faster scanning. Both systems offer multiple sampling handling modalities (microscope slide, cuvette, vial or syringe), a fast scanning PZT stage for Raman mapping and an optional battery pack. The µRaman interfaces with Bio-Rad’s Raman ID Expert database and the µ-BioRaman uses BioTools’ own library of protein spectra.




A hand-held Raman spectrometer with patented fluorescence mitigation that enables measurement of a wide range of raw materials. Duo LASER excitation with two wavelengths provides high sensitivity across the whole spectral range, and the instrument also features automated wavenumber calibration and automated measuring tip recognition. It is also certified as a class 1M laser product.


B&W Tek

i-Raman Pro

Portable Raman system with laser excitation at 785 nm and spectral range of 65–3200 cm–1 and resolution of ~4.5 cm–1 at 912 cm–1. Detection is by a high quantum efficiency CCD array, TE-cooled to –25°C.




Hand-held Raman analyser for plastics identification. Comes pre-loaded with a user-configurable library of over 45 plastics. Can identify light and dark plastics from all major families and sub-families, and the user can add their own plastics to the library. Two rechargeable batteries provide over 4 hours of operation.


Ibsen Photonics

Freedom mini Raman

OEM miniature Raman spectrometer, which is robust and almost athermal. It measures 61 × 64 × 19 mm and has a spectral range of 475–1100 nm with a resolution of 0.6 nm. It can be used with many different laser wavelengths covering the popular 532 nm, 785 nm and 830 nm.



NRS-4100 Series

Compact and easy-to-use dispersive laser Raman microscope designed for automatic use. It uses the same software interface as JASCO’s FT-IR spectrometers allowing IR users easily to transfer to the Raman system. It uses three lasers at 457 nm, 532 nm and 785 nm and a spectrograph resolution down to 0.7 cm–1. A new fluorescence rejection algorithm is also built into the instrument.


Ocean Optics

Maya LSL

Combines a back-thinned CCD array detector with low stray light optical design, for applications including chemical catalysis and Raman analysis. A toroidal grating corrects optical aberrations and improves stray light performance, extending linear measurement range up to 3.0 OD. Stray light performance is 0.015% at 400 nm. The Maya LSL interfaces to a computer via its USB port and couples to Ocean Optics accessories.



inVia Transmission

The inVia confocal Raman microscope can now perform transmission Raman analysis, which provides greater flexibility. Transmission Raman is an attractive method for the fast, quantitative analysis of bulk material homogeneity, in applications such as tablet dose and blend uniformity.




Raman spectroscopy module that can be easily integrated with most upright microscopes from Nikon, Olympus, Leica or Carl Zeiss. Available in 532 nm, 633 nm and 785 nm versions. The module includes a high sensitivity linear array detector, power attenuation with laser safety interlock and user friendly software.




Fully automated, easy-to-use Raman imaging system that includes laser wavelength selection with subsequent adjustment of all associated spectrometer and microscope components to ensure optimised system performance. It also includes absolute laser power determination and regulation in 0.1 mW steps. The UHTS 600 is a new 600 mm focal length spectrometer designed for automated Raman imaging; spectral resolution is down to 0.1 rel cm–1 at 633 nm excitation.





Enhanced version of the FoodScreener for Wine Profiling that provides analysis of relevant regions in France, Italy and Spain. It also determines further authenticity parameters such as grape variety, vintage year and possible water addition. The system has been extensively validated and offers a rapid and fully automated tool to check wine quality and authenticity.



Software that enables the adjustment of experimental parameters based on real-time data during the analysis of chemical processes by NMR spectroscopy. Experts and non-experts can set up, monitor and adjust key experimental parameters. The software provides a complete workflow from data acquisition to project report with the ability to export data in multiple formats for additional processing.


FoodScreener Module for Honey

The most recent module of the FoodScreener product line allows the simultaneous identification and quantification of many honey characteristics, including sugar, acid and amino acid content as well as fraudulent addition of different types of syrup or other sugar solutions. The database developed for the module contains thousands of samples from around the world.




NMR spectrometer with high accuracy RF circuitry using digital high frequency technology. Is 43% smaller than previous models and performance features critical to NMR data collection have been improved by several orders of magnitude. A complete set of high-performance NMR probes are available for it, including a new high-sensitivity liquid-nitrogen probe capable of variable temperature experiments from –40°C to 150°C.



Spinsolve Reaction Monitoring

The Spinsolve benchtop NMR systems are seeing growth for on-line reaction monitoring, where reactants may be pumped continuously from the reactor to the NMR spectrometer and back again to provide reaction kinetics: determine reaction end points, identify intermediates and products.



B&W Tek


Fully integrated NIR spectrometer and light source the size of a computer mouse. Covers the range 1300–2200 nm (although customisation of this is available) with a spectral resolution of 10 nm. It is powered via a USB port, although an embedded battery is available as is W-Fi or Bluetooth data transfer. Software is provided for qualitative and quantitative analysis.




Process version of this miniature NIR spectrometer with IP 65 housing; 950–1650 nm or 1150–2150 nm versions. Easily connected to process control systems and multiple instruments can be networked. Integrated lithium ion battery provides ~8 h run time; weight < 1.4kg.


MicroNIR Pro 2200 ES

Extended spectral range version from 1150 nm to 2150 nm. Does not require fibre optics. Has a user-friendly interface, offering real-time prediction and model-building software.



NeoSpectra SWS62221

OEM FT-NIR spectral sensors built using MEMS technology that produces a monolithic Michelson interferometer. Available in three different versions covering 1250–1700 nm, 1300–2100 nm and 1350–2500 nm. A standard FCPC/SMA connector provides optical connection and a mini USB port data communication and power. Evaluation kits of the sensor and software are available.


Texas Instruments

DLP Chipset

Consists of the DLP2010NIR digital micromirror device, DLPA2005 integrated power management and DLPC150 controller, designed for hand-held NIR sensing applications using the 700–2500 nm wavelength range. The Nano evaluation module pairs with the chipset using Bluetooth and enables developers to prototype ultramobile spectrometers.




TASQ 1.0

The Target Analysis for Screening and Quantitation software is designed to exploit high-resolution, accurate-mass data generated by Bruker QTOF mass spectrometers to screen for trace residues in complex matrices. Wizards guide users through screening and quantitative workflows. TASQ also uses the simultaneous collection of MS and MS/MS fragment data to eliminate false positives.



Software that provides very fast, accurate quantitative results for high-throughput targeted analyses in routine labs using Bruker GC and LC triple quad mass spectrometers. PACER looks for exceptions in the chromatographic peak, as well as throughout the workflow.




The fourth generation of JEOL’s GC/ToF-MS systems has improved resolution, accuracy and sensitivity. Can be used in combination with GC×GC using the Zoex thermal modulator. An optional combination EI/FI/FD ion source eliminates the need for source exchange in these cases.



Celebrating 10 years since the introduction of the AccuTOF-DART ambient ionisation mass spectrometer, this latest version has new performance capabilities including enhanced resolution, speed and accuracy.



Pegasus GC-HRT 4D

Combination of GC×GC and high-performance ToF mass spectrometer to characterise complex samples. Has built-in easy switching between GC and GC×GC and includes the chemical ionisation (HR-CI) source, high mass accuracy and resolution on pseudo-molecular ions. Resolution is up to 50,000 FWHM, mass accuracy <1 ppm and acquisition rates are up to 200 spectra/second.


Thermo Scientific

Q Exactive Focus

Benchtop LC-MS/MS instrument with quadrupole precursor ion selection and an Orbitrap mass analyser. Designed for 70,000 resolution at m/z 200 with scan speed up to 12 Hz. Quantitation capabilities include selected ion monitoring, parallel reaction monitoring and data-independent acquisition.




Matrix deposition system for preparing samples for imaging mass spectrometry. Uses vaporisation to deposit matrix on tissue slices using the “dry coat” method. Matrix powder is heated under vacuum to the boiling point of the matrix crystals and this coats the sample positioned above the matrix. A laser positioned above the sample is used to control the thickness of the matrix layer, resulting in reproducible matrix deposition.



Robotic autosampler with Shimadzu GC/MS systems. It has a syringe tool exchanger allowing seamless change of injection techniques between runs. Performs sample pre-treatment and analysis in parallel to save time. GCMSsolution software provides direct control of the AOC-6000.


LabSolutions Insight

Software for GC/MS analysis offering intuitive operation and multiple report viewing options. Can be combined with Shimadzu’s Smart Database Series for analysis of pesticides, forensic toxicological substances, metabolites and environmental pollutants.


GCMS Smart Database Series

Separate databases for analysing pesticides, forensic toxicological substances, metabolites and environmental pollutants. Each database includes hundreds of compounds with optimised MRM transitions and collision energies, CAS registry numbers and retention indices. The software supports simultaneous high-sensitivity analysis of samples using GC-MS/MS without the need to configure complicated analysis conditions.



Full Spectrum Molecular Imaging System

Based on the SYNAPT G2-Si mass spectrometer, this imaging system provides both matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation and desorption electrospray ionisation with ion mobility separation and mass spectrometry. This will enable users to pinpoint with greater specificity the distribution of large and small molecules within tissue samples.


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