Webinars

Bioplastics characterization – Polymer applications using sub-micron simultaneous IR+Raman spectroscopy

Presenters:
Dr. Isao Noda
Chief Science Officer and Senior VP of Innovation at Danimer Scientific
Affiliated Professor at Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware
Dr. Curtis Marcott

Senior Partner at Light Light Solutions
Danimer Scientific, Athens, Georgia
Deptartment of Materials, University of Delaware

Dr. Isao Noda and co-workers explore the spatial chemical distributions at the interface of a bioplastic (PHA/PLA) laminate at previously unattained levels of spatial resolution of a few hundred nm, Using O-PTIR coupled with Raman (IR+Raman), new insights at the interfacial boundary of PHA and PLA are reveal. Previously thought to be immiscible, using 2-D Correlation Spectroscopy (2DCOS) data analysis, a surprising degree of polymer mixing together with decreased crystallinity at the interface is revealed, thus potentially explaining the high compatibility of this two bioplastics.
In conjunction with Dr Curtis Marcott, who will introduce the breakthrough technique of O-PTIR and through discussion of a range of polymer application examples, will illustrate the advantages of O-PTIR.

The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

Bioplastics characterization – Polymer applications using sub-micron simultaneous IR+Raman spectroscopy

Presenters:
Dr. Isao Noda
Chief Science Officer and Senior VP of Innovation at Danimer Scientific
Affiliated Professor at Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware
Dr. Curtis Marcott

Senior Partner at Light Light Solutions
Danimer Scientific, Athens, Georgia
Deptartment of Materials, University of Delaware

Dr. Isao Noda and co-workers explore the spatial chemical distributions at the interface of a bioplastic (PHA/PLA) laminate at previously unattained levels of spatial resolution of a few hundred nm, Using O-PTIR coupled with Raman (IR+Raman), new insights at the interfacial boundary of PHA and PLA are reveal. Previously thought to be immiscible, using 2-D Correlation Spectroscopy (2DCOS) data analysis, a surprising degree of polymer mixing together with decreased crystallinity at the interface is revealed, thus potentially explaining the high compatibility of this two bioplastics.
In conjunction with Dr Curtis Marcott, who will introduce the breakthrough technique of O-PTIR and through discussion of a range of polymer application examples, will illustrate the advantages of O-PTIR.

The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

Amyloid aggregates in neurons – Life science applications using submicron simultaneous IR and Raman microscopy
(Publication chosen for cover of Advanced Science, Mar 18, 2020)

Presenters:
Dr. Oxana Klementieva
Assistant Professor in Neurobiology
Medical Microspectroscopy research group Lund University, Sweden
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz
Director of Product Management, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

Dr Oxana Klementieva and co-workers identifying amyloid-beta aggregates directly in neurons (neurites an dendritic spines) at the subcellular (submicron) level using Optical Photothermal Infrared (O-PTIR) imaging (mIRage submicron Infrared Microscope). They provided a glimpse of what might occur at earlier stages of Alzheimer’s Disease pathology showing that in neurons, amyloid aggregates can have structural polymorphism, which may trigger various mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease progression.
In conjunction with Dr Mustafa Kansiz, Director of Product Management at PSC we are proud to present this cutting edge webinar.

The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

Amyloid aggregates in neurons – Life science applications using submicron simultaneous IR and Raman microscopy

(Publication chosen for cover of Advanced Science, Mar 18, 2020)

Presenters:
Dr. Oxana Klementieva
Assistant Professor in Neurobiology
Medical Microspectroscopy research group Lund University, Sweden
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz
Director of Product Management, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

Dr Oxana Klementieva and co-workers identifying amyloid-beta aggregates directly in neurons (neurites an dendritic spines) at the subcellular (submicron) level using Optical Photothermal Infrared (O-PTIR) imaging (mIRage submicron Infrared Microscope). They provided a glimpse of what might occur at earlier stages of Alzheimer’s Disease pathology showing that in neurons, amyloid aggregates can have structural polymorphism, which may trigger various mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease progression.
In conjunction with Dr Mustafa Kansiz, Director of Product Management at PSC we are proud to present this cutting edge webinar.

The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

Life science applications using novel submicron simultaneous IR and Raman microscopy – A new paradigm in vibrational spectroscopy

Presenters:
Prof. Ji-Xin Cheng 
Moustakas Professor in Photonics and Optoelectronics, Professor of ECE, BME, Chemistry & Physics, Boston University Photonics Center
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz
Director of Product Management, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

Professor Ji-Xin Cheng of Boston University Photonics Center, author of over 230 peer-reviewed papers, co-inventor of CARS microscopy and pioneer in the field of O-PTIR applied to life science systems, in conjunction with Dr Mustafa Kansiz, Director of Product Management at PSC are proud to present this webinar.

This webinar will cover the invention, various strategies of instrumentation, broad applications and commercialization of far-field Optical Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) microscopy, presenting both scanning-based and wide-field approaches with various life science applications. Integration with Raman spectroscopy will also be highlighted.

Learn how now, for the first-time live cells can be measured in water, with submicron spatial resolution, with IR spectral information, allowing for cellular metabolism and drug uptake studies for example.

The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

Life science applications using novel submicron simultaneous IR and Raman microscopy – A new paradigm in vibrational spectroscopy

Presenters:
Prof. Ji-Xin Cheng 
Moustakas Professor in Photonics and Optoelectronics, Professor of ECE, BME, Chemistry & Physics, Boston University Photonics Center
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz
Director of Product Management, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

Professor Ji-Xin Cheng of Boston University Photonics Center, author of over 230 peer-reviewed papers, co-inventor of CARS microscopy and pioneer in the field of O-PTIR applied to life science systems, in conjunction with Dr Mustafa Kansiz, Director of Product Management at PSC are proud to present this webinar.

This webinar will cover the invention, various strategies of instrumentation, broad applications and commercialization of far-field Optical Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) microscopy, presenting both scanning-based and wide-field approaches with various life science applications. Integration with Raman spectroscopy will also be highlighted.

Learn how now, for the first-time live cells can be measured in water, with submicron spatial resolution, with IR spectral information, allowing for cellular metabolism and drug uptake studies for example.

The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

Simultaneous IR+Raman and database searching for more confident unknown ID

Speakers:
Dr. Curtis Marcott, Senior Partner, Light Light Solutions
Dr. Gregory Banik, General Manager, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

Join us for a webinar that discusses a unique approach for complementary and confirmatory analysis using an Optical Photothermal infrared (O-PTIR) technology (mIRage+R Infrared and Raman microscope) for simultaneous measurement of IR and Raman spectra and software (BioRad, KnowItAll) for simultaneous, multi-technique searching of IR and Raman spectral databases.

This new approach dramatically improves the identification accuracy of results compared to single technique measurement and database searching.

Simultaneous IR+Raman and database searching for more confident unknown ID

Speakers:
Dr. Curtis Marcott, Senior Partner, Light Light Solutions
Dr. Gregory Banik, General Manager, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

Join us for a webinar that discusses a unique approach for complementary and confirmatory analysis using an Optical Photothermal infrared (O-PTIR) technology (mIRage+R Infrared and Raman microscope) for simultaneous measurement of IR and Raman spectra and software (BioRad, KnowItAll) for simultaneous, multi-technique searching of IR and Raman spectral databases.

This new approach dramatically improves the identification accuracy of results compared to single technique measurement and database searching.

Identifying organic contaminants with breakthrough submicron IR and simultaneous Raman microscopy

Presenters:
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp
Dr. Dennis WallsDupont

Successfully identifying contaminants is a critical step in ensuring that both product quality and yield are maintained during failure analysis. With ever stricter control standards and the shrinking size of high-tech products, confidently identifying smaller contaminants is becoming increasingly important. While high spatial resolution techniques exist for elemental and inorganic analysis, identification of organic contamination at the micron and submicron scale has been challenging.

Identifying organic contaminants with breakthrough submicron IR and simultaneous Raman microscopy

Presenters:
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp
Dr. Dennis WallsDupont

Successfully identifying contaminants is a critical step in ensuring that both product quality and yield are maintained during failure analysis. With ever stricter control standards and the shrinking size of high-tech products, confidently identifying smaller contaminants is becoming increasingly important. While high spatial resolution techniques exist for elemental and inorganic analysis, identification of organic contamination at the micron and submicron scale has been challenging.

Simultaneous submicron IR and Raman microscopy – A World first

Presenter:
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz 
Director of Product Management
Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

O-PTIR surpasses accepted limitations of IR microscopy, ushering in a new era of analytical capabilities and problem solving. Coupled with simultaneous Raman microscopy, IR+Raman is now finally possible! This webinar will discuss O-PTIR and its major benefits across a range of application areas, including defect and failure analysis, polymers, materials, life science, pharmaceuticals and forensics.

Simultaneous submicron IR and Raman microscopy – A World first

Presenter:
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz 
Director of Product Management
Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

O-PTIR surpasses accepted limitations of IR microscopy, ushering in a new era of analytical capabilities and problem solving. Coupled with simultaneous Raman microscopy, IR+Raman is now finally possible! This webinar will discuss O-PTIR and its major benefits across a range of application areas, including defect and failure analysis, polymers, materials, life science, pharmaceuticals and forensics.

O-PTIR: Solving two of the biggest problems in IR spectroscopy

Achieving sub-micron IR spectroscopy using a non-contact optical technique

Presenters:
Dr. Curtis Marcott,
 Senior Partner, Light Light Solutions
Dr. Craig Prater, CTO, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp
Two of the biggest problems in IR spectroscopy are poor spatial resolution, and sample preparation requirements to avoid traditional ATR contact-related limitations. Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp is overcoming both of these limitations with a breakthrough technology based on optical photothermal IR spectroscopy (O-PTIR). This webinar discusses O-PTIR and its major benefits in the field of IR spectroscopy, including:

  • Sub-micron spatial resolution
  • Transmission FTIR quality spectra in reflection mode on thick samples
  • Non-contact optical technique with none of the limitations of ATR
  • Spatial resolution and sample preparation advantages found in Raman technology, with IR sensitivity
  • Works on any sample prepared for IR or Raman spectroscopy
O-PTIR: Solving two of the biggest problems in IR spectroscopy

Achieving sub-micron IR spectroscopy using a non-contact optical technique

Presenters:
Dr. Curtis Marcott,
 Senior Partner, Light Light Solutions
Dr. Craig Prater, CTO, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp
Two of the biggest problems in IR spectroscopy are poor spatial resolution, and sample preparation requirements to avoid traditional ATR contact-related limitations. Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp is overcoming both of these limitations with a breakthrough technology based on optical photothermal IR spectroscopy (O-PTIR). This webinar discusses O-PTIR and its major benefits in the field of IR spectroscopy, including:

  • Sub-micron spatial resolution
  • Transmission FTIR quality spectra in reflection mode on thick samples
  • Non-contact optical technique with none of the limitations of ATR
  • Spatial resolution and sample preparation advantages found in Raman technology, with IR sensitivity
  • Works on any sample prepared for IR or Raman spectroscopy