Physics World Magazine conducted a wide-ranging interview with WITec Co-founder and Director of Research and Development, Olaf Hollricher, in the days leading up to the MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit at the end of last year.
The article, Confocal Raman microscopy: correlate and accumulate, highlights the versatility of the technique and the modular architecture of WITec’s microscopes. It describes how Raman imaging can be integrated with other methods within one instrument to provide a more comprehensive picture of a sample’s chemical composition and distribution. The potential of this approach, known as correlative microscopy, and the growing demand for it in the marketplace are examined. Dr. Hollricher also discusses the seemingly contradictory challenges that have been overcome in pursuit of both capability and accessibility. Two of WITec’s standout innovations, TrueSurface topographic Raman imaging, and the ParticleScout microparticle analysis tool are detailed as well.
Download the .pdf of the interview or read it on the Physics World website through the link below.
WITec's ParticleScout has been nominated for a SelectScience Scientists' Choice Award in the category of Best New Spectroscopy Product. We're very excited to be in the competition and thankful to our customers around the world for their enthusiasm.
The Scientists' Choice Awards are presented annually to recognize the laboratory products introduced in the preceding year that helped researchers the most in the course of their work. Scientists themselves directly nominate, review, and vote for the winners.
WITec's ParticleScout is an automated microparticle anaylsis tool for the alpha300 line of confocal Raman microscopes that can find, classify and identify microplastics and other particles with industry-leading speed and precision. If you'd like to voice your support for this revolutionary and timely technology, please vote through the link below. All participants are entered into a drawing for the chance to win a $500/£400/450€ Amazon Gift Card. Voting ends February 21st.
WITec GmbH, industry-leading manufacturer of 3D confocal Raman imaging and correlative microscopy systems, has updated its organizational structure in France to streamline communication and better leverage in-house technical expertise.
Dr. Maxime Tchaya, a longtime member of the WITec team, will manage the French market directly. His responsibilities include all sales activities and the coordination of technical support, equipment demonstrations and sample measurements.
Dr. Tchaya is native French speaker who began with WITec as an applications scientist before bringing his thorough, practical knowledge of WITec microscopes to the sales department. This experience will enable him to precisely address the requirements of the local client base while providing them with a direct conduit to WITec’s research and development group.
WITec renforce son service commercial et technique sur le marché français
WITec GmbH, leader de la microscopie confocale Raman 3D et fabriquant de plateformes de microscopie corrélative, renforce son organisation en France.
Dr. Maxime Tchaya, membre de longue date de l'équipe WITec, prend la responsabilité de la commercialisation et du support des solutions WITec en France.
Sa longue expérience au sein de l’équipe d’application, et son excellente connaissance du marché français, sont autant d’atouts qui lui permettront de répondre avec précision et efficacité aux besoins de la clientèle, tout en la rapprochant davantage de l’équipe R&D pour les demandes spécifiques.
Dr. Maxime Tchaya
Area Manager France - Canada - Poland
89081 Ulm, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 731 140700
ParticleScout, WITec’s advanced tool for microparticle analysis, has been recognized by The Analytical Scientist Innovation Awards (TASIAs) as one of the most inventive scientific products of 2019. This distinction has been bestowed at a time when microparticles generally, and microplastics more specifically, are receiving widespread attention in media.
The Analytical Scientist is a print and online journal that covers the latest developments in measurement science. The goal of the TASIAs, which are determined by a panel of experts, is “To highlight the latest and greatest technology, instrumentation and software making waves throughout the analytical science community.”
ParticleScout is a powerful software component available for the alpha300 Raman microscope series that enables researchers to find, classify, quantify and identify particles with unprecedented speed and ease of use. It provides a greatly accelerated workflow while making full use of confocal Raman microscopy’s capabilities for label-free and nondestructive chemical characterization. ParticleScout delivers thorough and detailed insight to the researcher in microplastics research, environmental science, pharmaceutical research, geology, food science and many other fields.
“We’re thrilled that ParticleScout has received an Innovation Award from The Analytical Scientist,” says Joachim Koenen, co-founder and managing director of WITec. “The TASIAs acknowledge original, useful technologies that reflect research at this very moment, and there are few current topics in science that concern the public as much as microparticles.”
This is the second time that WITec has been among the winners of the award, having been previously honored for RISE (Raman Imaging and Scanning Electron) Microscopy.
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