Event details

2021-12-01 15:00:00
2021-12-01 16:30:00


The Analytical Spectroscopy Technology Forum

Welcome to the Light Show! The march of spectroscopy seems unrelenting – with each new advance or adaptation bringing a new application or capability to the analytical party.

At one end of the spectrum (pun intended), spectroscopy-based tools are finding their way into some of the most routine/applied environments; for example, handheld Raman for bulk powder analysis in the pharma supply chain or mid-IR for bioprocess analytics. At the other end of the spectrum (and especially in combination with microscopy), spectroscopic tools are enabling analytical scientists to make new measurements and seek answers to new questions.

Here, we shine a light on the wonderful field of spectroscopy by bringing together four application experts from some of the world’s top manufacturers..


In brief (see below for more details):

  1. Miriam Boehmler (Director Applications & Support, WITec) explores confocal Raman microscopy and its powerful ability to offer spatially-resolved chemical characterization in life sciences, pharma, and beyond.
  2. Tom Tague (Applications Manager, Bruker Optics) democratizes Raman spectroscopy with a handheld analyzer that delivers benchtop power.
  3. Moritz Fischer (Sales Engineer, Hamamatsu Photonics Europe) delves into the nuts and bolts – or rather lasers and detectors – of Raman optical systems.
  4. David Nichols (Senior Applications Engineer, DRS Daylight Solutions) steps away from Raman and into IR with an explanation of quantum cascade laser technology and the advanced measurements it enables.

PLUS Live Q&A Session
Finally, our four experts will be on hand to help you see the light!

*In detail:

Miriam Boehmler, Director Applications & Support, WITec GmbH

Confocal Raman microscopy is a label-free and non-destructive spectroscopic imaging technique for chemical characterization. It can quickly identify the components of a sample and visualize their spatial distribution in two or three dimensions at diffraction-limited resolution. This presentation will give an introduction to the principles of confocal Raman microscopy and detail its use for sample analysis. Its power will be illustrated by various application examples from life sciences and pharmaceutical research. In addition, we will show how this technique can be combined with other imaging methods, such as AFM, SEM or particle analysis, to correlate chemical information with structural features.

Tom Tague, Applications Manager, Bruker Optics

The BRAVO handheld Raman spectrometer is a unique and optimized handheld device designed for raw materials identification and incoming goods control using Raman spectroscopy. The BRAVO’s second mode of operation is the characterization of unknown compounds. The BRAVO Raman Spectrometer can be used to collect meaningful data from even the most challenging samples. Common applications include the identification of narcotics or other dangerous compounds in the field of forensics, geological samples, art objects, and pharmaceutical products. The BRAVO is fully compliant with 21 CFR Part 11 requirements.

Moritz Fischer, Sales Engineer, Hamamatsu Photonics Europe GmbH

Many analytical measurement tasks require remote and non-destructive analysis of the specimen under test. A unique and emerging technique compliant to this challenge is Raman spectroscopy. HAMAMATSU Photonics has continuously developed high-end components and advanced spectrometers to make it easy to design Raman optical systems. Here, we will outline the options available in the worlds of Raman spectroscopy, the obstacles you may need to overcome, and the solutions to help you design an optimal laboratory or process analytical setup.

David Nichols, Senior Applications Engineer, DRS Daylight Solutions

Since 2008, DRS Daylight Solutions has designed and developed Quantum-Cascade-Laser-based IR lasers and instruments serving a variety of environmental applications, including air-quality studies at the Beijing Olympics. Whether the need is mode-hop-free tuning for trace gas detection, water-quality analysis with the Culpeo® Analyzer, or high-throughput hyperspectral imaging of microplastics with the Spero® IR microscope, our extensive choice of field-proven systems offers an optimum solution for any technique. Please join us to learn how DRS Daylight Solutions’ broad range of QCL-IR products are bringing new, unique, field-proven capabilities to established and emerging environmental research applications.


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Miriam Boehmler

Director Applications & Support, WITec GmbH


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Tom Tague

Applications Manager, Bruker Optics


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Moritz Fischer

Sales Engineer, Hamamatsu Photonics Europe GmbH


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​​David Nichols

Senior Applications Engineer, DRS Daylight Solutions



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