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.