Santa Barbara, Calif. – December 1, 2018 – Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp, the pioneer in Optical Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) spectroscopy, has been announced a winner of the 2018 R&D 100 Awards.

Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp’s product, the mIRage IR Microscope, was developed in mid-2017 and launched at the SciX Conference in Reno, NV in October 2017. The system is the first of its kind, utilizing Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp’s proprietary technology, Optical Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) spectroscopy.

“We are humbled to receive this recognition from R&D Magazine,” stated Roshan Shetty, CEO. “Our staff and collaborators have developed a truly groundbreaking technology and system. Submicron IR spectroscopy in a non-contact reflection mode technique will aid many researchers in breaking barriers in IR analysis. We are excited to see even more applications capabilities opening up next year.”

Since its initial development, and in a world first, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp has developed and launched IR&Raman – simultaneous submicron IR and Raman microscopy on the mIRage IR Microscope platform, providing simultaneous IR and Raman data from the same submicron spot at the same time and with the same spatial resolution

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 key limitations of traditional IR Spectroscopy: spatial resolution and sample preparation. O-PTIR provides sub-micron spatial resolution for IR and provides transmission-like 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.