Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp Accelerates Growth with Opening of Applications Lab in China

Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp, the pioneer in Optical Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) spectroscopy, announces its first applications office in the Asia Pacific region, located at the Tegent Scientific Co. Ltd. Headquarters in Hong Kong.

The lab will serve as the flagship office for research and sales in the Asia Pacific region. It will be managed by Dr. Mike Lo, the regional Applications and Business Development Manager.

“We are entering an exciting stage of growth, and this office is a great introduction for O-PTIR in the APAC region,” said Roshan Shetty, CEO. “We are looking forward to having Mike direct this lab, and adding more global applications offices to further our expansion”

“Tegent is excited to announce our investment in providing a distinguished IR Spectroscopy system to our valuable customers in China, Hong Kong and Macau,” stated Hawk Zhu, CEO of Tegent. “Our customers will personally feel the ease of use of Mirage and its groundbreaking sensitivity, resolution and high quality. We are looking forward to welcoming challenging samples, so that our customers will have a totally different expectation of IR from their experience with Mirage.”

Since its establishment in April 2018, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp has seen widespread excitement and acceptance of O-PTIR. The technique solves two of the biggest problems in IR spectroscopy: submicron spatial resolution down to 500nm without contact limitations of ATR, and spectra on thick samples in non-contact mode that correlate to Transmission FTIR.

“This opportunity will bring immense value to customers as we are entering into a true submicron IR spectroscopy world,” said Zhu. “With the existing FTIR and ATR microscopes on the market today, there are many complexities in providing significantly enhanced resolution without the need for ultra-thin samples, or sample contact found in ATR. Mirage will resolve many of those issues and simultaneously provide our customers with local access to the next level of instrumentation for academic and industrial markets.”

To schedule a demonstration of Mirage, contact Jacky Yau at [email protected].

 


About Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp (PSC) is a spin-off from Anasys Instruments Corp, the company that pioneered the field of AFM-based photothermal IR spectroscopy (PTIR) and was eventually acquired by Bruker Nano. PSC now has a breakthrough optical PTIR (O-PTIR) technology that eliminates two fundamental problems with IR Spectroscopy: spatial resolution limitations, and sample preparation. O-PTIR provides sub-micron spatial resolution for IR and provides transmission FTIR quality spectra in non-contact reflection mode. O-PTIR provides all the benefits of ATR without contact-related limitations, and also provides Raman-like spatial resolution, but with IR sensitivity. PSC’s vision is to enable the power of IR spectroscopy to be applied to high value problems in industry and academia via the adoption of O-PTIR.


About mIRage®

The mIRage IR microscope provides true sub-micron IR spatial resolution imaging and spectroscopy using Optical Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) spectroscopy, a proprietary technique. mIRage provides wavelength independent spatial resolution, highly sensitive IR measurements and transmission quality absorption spectra in refection mode. mIRage bridges the gap between conventional IR microspectroscopy and AFM-based nanoscale IR spectroscopy.


Media Contact:
Molly Morrison, Marketing Manager
Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp
T: +1 (805) 845-6568 x525
www.photothermal.com

New mIRage IR Microscope disrupts the field of Infrared Spectroscopy by achieving sub-micron spatial resolution without the limitation of ATR

New mIRage IR Microscope disrupts the field of Infrared Spectroscopy by achieving sub-micron spatial resolution without the limitation of ATR

The mIRage IR MicroscopeSanta Barbara, California – Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp announces the mIRage IR Microscope, changing the field of IR spectroscopy by solving two of the biggest problems facing the field of IR microscopy, achieving submicron spatial resolution and measurement of thick samples in reflection mode without the contact limitations of ATR, and without dispersive artifacts.

mIRage achieves sub-micron spatial resolution IR imaging and spectroscopy, with a spatial resolution improvement of over 20X. mIRage works on the principle of Optical Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) spectroscopy providing transmission quality FTIR spectra, even in reflection mode.

Using O-PTIR eliminates another longstanding limitation for IR microscopy, namely the inability to work on thick samples. mIRage allows IR spectroscopy of surfaces without the contact limitations of ATR, thus expanding IR to many new applications. mIRage obtains IR spectroscopy of surfaces on thick samples in a non-contact method. It enables faster time to data, and cost of ownership improvements while providing correlation to industry standard FTIR databases.

mIRage overcomes the IR diffraction limit by combining a pulsed tunable laser with a proprietary optical technique measuring photothermal response of the sample in a fast, easy to use manner. mIRage relies on the decade of expertise in photothermal physics that Anasys Instruments, the company that preceded Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp, and its collaborators have built up since starting the research on their AFM based nanoscale IR spectroscopy platform.

Dr. Curt Marcott, former Research Fellow at P&G and one of the world-renowned experts in IR Spectroscopy, stated that “Having been personally involved with some of the major advances in IR over the last 40 years, I believe that photothermal IR spectroscopy via the Mirage product might very well be the biggest advance in the field of IR that I’ve seen in my lifetime. I believe that this will substantially expand the scope of problems that can be addressed by IR spectroscopy “.

Dr. Craig Prater, CTO of Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp, who led the technology development effort for the Mirage product, said: “Our new proprietary measurement technique provides wavelength independent, true sub-micron spatial resolution for both spectroscopy and imaging. Mirage also uniquely provides transmission FTIR quality spectra in reflection, benefitting users by enabling measurement on thick samples, minimizing sample preparation and improving turnaround times.”

 


About Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp (PSC) is a spin-off from Anasys Instruments Corp, the company that pioneered the field of AFM-based photothermal IR spectroscopy (PTIR) and was eventually acquired by Bruker Nano. PSC now has a breakthrough optical PTIR (O-PTIR) technology that eliminates two fundamental problems with IR Spectroscopy: spatial resolution limitations, and sample preparation. O-PTIR provides sub-micron spatial resolution for IR and provides transmission FTIR quality spectra in non-contact reflection mode. O-PTIR provides all the benefits of ATR without contact-related limitations, and also provides Raman-like spatial resolution, but with IR sensitivity. PSC’s vision is to enable the power of IR spectroscopy to be applied to high value problems in industry and academia via the adoption of O-PTIR.


About mIRage®

The mIRage IR microscope provides true sub-micron IR spatial resolution imaging and spectroscopy using Optical Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) spectroscopy, a proprietary technique. mIRage provides wavelength independent spatial resolution, highly sensitive IR measurements and transmission quality absorption spectra in refection mode. mIRage bridges the gap between conventional IR microspectroscopy and AFM-based nanoscale IR spectroscopy.


Media Contact:
Molly Morrison, Marketing Manager
Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp
T: +1 (805) 845-6568 x525
www.photothermal.com