Consistently Measure your Protein Viscosity


Protein Viscosity Measurements with microVISC & VROC initium

Check out our latest application note on the same data quality between microVISC™ and VROC® initium.


Upgrade with Confidence!

We are also well known for our accurate, small sample viscometer, m-VROC®.
Explore the comparisons between m-VROC and VROC® initium to see how we get the same level of quality results with even further ease of use!

Protein Viscosity Measurement on microVISC VROC® initium

Work Smart, Not Hard! Ease Your Viscosity Measurements

Work smart Ease your viscosity measurements

Learn How to Measure Viscosity with Ease for Small Sample Volumes & More!

January 24, 2018 (Wednesday)

3:00 pm (UTC + 1:00)

Explore our VROC® chip technology!

This seminar will entail information on our VROC® (Viscometer-Rheometer-on-a-Chip) technology & how to properly measure viscosity.

Specialist Eric Ng will be answering your questions regarding any of our product lines and the solutions that we offer.

Work smart Ease your viscosity measurements

 Measure Viscosity

Work smart Ease your viscosity measurements

RISE -The Complete Picture of Material Properties: Correlative Raman-SEM Imaging

WITec GmbH

Webinar presented by Dr. Ute Schmidt – Applications Manager at WITec GmbH

SCHEDULED TIME : Nov 14 2017 10:00 am

DURATION  : 60 mins


RISE – Raman Imaging and Scanning Electron – microscopy is a correlative approach that combines molecular and ultrastructural analysis. With this hybrid technique, information on the chemical composition of a sample provided by the optical Raman microscope is overlaid onto structural features imaged with a high resolution scanning electron microscope. Both methods can be controlled with software and the correlation carried out while the sample remains under vacuum. The integration of both techniques within a single instrument eliminates the necessity of manually locating the same measurement position, a notoriously time-consuming process with separate instruments.WITec Webinar Correlative Raman-SEM Imaging

In this webinar, the principles of state-of-the-art confocal Raman imaging as a tool for the analysis of molecular characteristics of a sample will be presented, then the manner in which this information can be linked to structural information acquired with scanning electron microscopy will be demonstrated. The advantages of seamless correlative investigation will be described and shown with several examples.

WITec Webinar Correlative Raman-SEM Imaging

Webinar -The field of IR microscopy just changed! Discover mIRage

Anasys Instruments, the world leader in nanoscale IR spectroscopy, 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 sub-micron IR spatial resolution, an improvement of over 20X, without the need for contact based ATR spectroscopy
  • Measurement of thick samples in reflection mode, providing transmission quality IR spectra without the contact limitations of ATR, and without dispersive artifacts

Mirage works on the principle of photothermal IR spectroscopy (PTIR), and is a result of a decade of expertise in photothermal physics that Anasys has built up since starting the research on their AFM based nanoscale IR spectroscopy platform.

Sign up for for our webinar on November 1 to learn more about the technology and capabilities of the mIRage.

Learn more about how Mirage can help your research here.









Spectra Research Corporation

5805 Kennedy Rd., Mississauga ON, L4Z 2G3, TEL: 905 890 2010, FAX: 905 890 1959 Anasys Mirage IR Microscope Submicron Resolution spectroscopy

Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) offers a range of innovative high-quality scientific products and laboratory services to industrial and scientific markets throughout Canada.

If you require exceptional laboratory services and support, our technical expertise and industry knowledge allows us to provide service and training for all the products we represent.

Established in 1993, SRC is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada’s largest distributors of electronic components, test equipment and integrated networking solutions.

Webinar IR microscopy just changed Discover mIRage

New Anasys Instruments – Mirage IR Microscope- Submicron Resolution IR spectroscopy

The Mirage IR microscope changes the field of IR spectroscopy with a novel approach to achieving submicron resolution IR spectroscopy.

  • Submicron IR spectroscopy and imaging
  • Transmission quality IR spectra in reflection mode
  • IR wavelength independent spatial resolution
  • Fast, easy to use, optical non contact technique

The mIRage™ IR microscope is an innovative new system uniquely providing submicron IR spectroscopy and imaging across a wide variety of applications.

Using a proprietary Anasys technique based upon photothermal IR spectroscopy, mirage breaks the diffraction limit and bridges the gap between conventional IR microspectroscopy and nanoscale IR spectroscopy.

Eliminates need for thin sections

Transmission FTIR quality spectra in reflection

For the first time, Mirage provides IR wavelength independent spatial resolution, highly sensitive IR measurements and transmission quality absorption spectra in reflection mode. Thus dramatically simplifying sample preparation, eliminating the need for thin samples, enabling measurement of thicker samples and improving measurement turnaround times. Anasys Mirage IR Microscope Submicron Resolution spectroscopy

No need for thin samples

Bone sample: Reflection mode IR Spectra and hyperspectral imaging 25-µm x 25-µm array, 500-nm spacing. Left: Single wavelength image (1058 cm-1) from Hyperspectral data set Right: Single-pixel spectrum – 1s collection time

Resolve submicron features

Packaging sample section: Reflection spectra-line array across multiple regions. 138 spectra, 0.5 µm spectrum spacing, 10 co-averages/spectra. 12 sec/spectra collection time.

IR spectroscopy from macroscale to microscale and down to nanoscale

The Mirage IR microscope can also combine with the nanoIR™ platform to enable microIR to nanoIR capability, measuring sample features from submicron resolution to below 10nm.


Fast, easy to use, optical non contact technique

The Mirage system overcomes the IR diffraction limit with an innovative technique utilizing the same fundamental principles that govern photothermal based AFM-IR.

A tunable pulsed mid-IR laser induces photothermal effects into a sample surface, which are measured using a visible probe laser focused on the sample.

The measurements are collected in a fast, easy to use manner without the need for contact-based techniques like ATR spectroscopy

 mIRage covers a broad applications

Mirage provides unique, first and only data covering a wide range of applications including polymeric samples and materials, life science (bone, cells, hair), complex pharmaceutical samples and organic defects and contaminants in micro-electronics as well as many more.

Send us your samples to see how Mirage can solve your problems or help reveal new discoveries.


Multilayer film sample: Reflection mode spectral line array on each layer within cross sectioned film sample. 100 scans/spectrum (140 sec). Inset: mIRage optical image of sample cross section, embedded in epoxy stub.

Life Science

Porcine stem cell sample: Reflection mode single wavelength image (1540 cm-1) extracted from hyperspectral data set. 30 x 30 µm image with 500 nm point spacing, 1 spectrum/point (1s).


Drug/Polymer blend sample: Refletion mode single wavelength image (50 x 50 µm) collected at 1666 cm-1, highlighting distribution of the drug, dexamethasone, in a PLGA polymer matrix.









Spectra Research Corporation

5805 Kennedy Rd., Mississauga ON, L4Z 2G3, TEL: 905 890 2010, FAX: 905 890 1959 Anasys Mirage IR Microscope Submicron Resolution spectroscopy

Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) offers a range of innovative high-quality scientific products and laboratory services to industrial and scientific markets throughout Canada.

If you require exceptional laboratory services and support, our technical expertise and industry knowledge allows us to provide service and training for all the products we represent.

Established in 1993, SRC is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada’s largest distributors of electronic components, test equipment and integrated networking solutions.

Anasys Mirage IR Microscope Submicron Resolution spectroscopy

Nanosurf webshop: Benefit from Launch Discounts

Nanosurf launches webshop for AFM accessories and more nanosurf-webshop-benefit-launch-discounts

Dear Customer’s,

Nanosurf’s newly launched webshop features a full range of accessories, including

  • Nanosurf cantilevers (webshop special: 10% discount for first 50 orders)
  • Accessories
  • Mode kits
  • Samples
  • Nanosurf software options (webshop introduction special: 50% discount until end of November)

Intuitive filtering options make it easy to find what you are looking for, and to be sure it is compatible with your Nanosurf AFM system.

We currently deliver to the US, Canada, and most of Europe* and will expand in the future. Customers in other countries can select items to obtain an offer from one of our local partners.
10% discount on Nanosurf cantilevers

Special limited webshop launch promotion: to welcome you to the webshop, we are offering a 10% discount to the first 50 customers to place an order for our cantilevers online.





Software options at half price for limited time

Take this unique opportunity to upgrade your system — choose the software options that elevate your AFM system to the next level. Discounted software options include:

The offer is valid until November 30, 2017.

Nanosurf webshop Benefit Launch Discounts .

Raman imaging meets cells and nanomaterials – New perspectives in 3D chemical characterization

WITec Seminar and Workshop

Thursday, October 5 2017
If you’ve already registered, please click here to log in to the webcast.

Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) is pleased to announce an upcoming webcast which will offer a comprehensive overview of the technology and methods of confocal Raman microscopy including 3D correlative Raman imaging integrated with SEM or AFM.

This powerful and increasingly common technique can characterize the components of a sample by looking at the unique “fingerprint” its molecular bonds show as they scatter light. We aim to convey its capability and versatility while making it more accessible. Application examples will focus on cell and tissue research, diagnostics, pharmaceutics and materials science. The non-destructive, label-free and convenient nature of Raman microscopy will be emphasized, showing how samples can be rapidly investigated without specialized, if any, sample preparation. The intuitive software routines for post-processing and data evaluation will also be described, along with the advantages of correlative techniques for structural and molecular analysis. There will be a short introduction from WITec followed by a presentation by Professor Dr. Klaus Gerwert, Chair of the Department of Biophysics at Ruhr-University Bochum, who will present specific approaches and application examples.

During this webcast you will learn/the speakers will address:

  • The theoretical basis and associated hardware and software related to confocal Raman microscopy
  • Possibilities for Raman investigations including several application examples from various fields
  • Correlative Raman imaging and the value of seeing a sample with different methods to understand in more completely

The webcast will last for 60 minutes and there will be an opportunity to ask your questions during the live broadcast!
Unable to join the live event? Watch on-demand. Register now to ensure that you receive information on how to gain access after the live event.


Dr. Klaus Gerwert, Ruhr-University Bochum

Dr. Klaus Gerwert, Ruhr-University Bochum

Dr. Gerwert is the head of the Biophysics Department at Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany. His works investigates structures, functions and interactions of membrane proteins at multiple scales combining time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy with biomolecular simulations. As spokesman of the translational consortium PURE at Ruhr-University he is concerned with vibrational imaging of cells and tissues to identify diseases.

Dr. David Steinmetz, WITec GmbH

Dr. David Steinmetz, WITec GmbH

Dr. Steinmetz obtained a Physics PhD from the Quantum Optics group of Prof. Dr. Christoph Becher at the University of Saarland in Saarbruecken, Germany. His work there was on single-photon sources based on single defect centers in solids. He joined WITec in 2011 and has been Director of Applications & Support since 2017.

Dr Jayshan Carpen, Nature Research

Moderator: Dr Jayshan Carpen, Nature Research

Jayshan received his PhD in neurogenetics from the University of Surrey, UK. His doctoral thesis focused on identifying polymorphisms associated with diurnal preference and circadian sleep disorders. Jayshan worked as an events coordinator at the Royal Institution of Great Britain before moving to his current role in 2013 for Nature Research.

Webcast Raman imaging nanomaterials 3D chemical characterization

Basic Seminar on Applied Rheology – Maximize your test methods at our factory seminar!

Get the most from your rheology software and test methods.
Learn how at our seminar on Applied Rheology.

Are your rheological test methods as good as they can be? Find out at our informative seminar. Plus find out how to improve, simplify and standardize methods, data evaluation and documentation.

Book 1, 2 or three of these day-long seminar modules:

  • Module 1: Basics of rheology and rotational testing (Day 1 of seminar)
  • Module 2: Thermo Scientific™ HAAKE™ RheoWin™ rheology software (Day 2 of seminar)
  • Module 3: Viscoelasticity, creep and oscillatory testing (Day 3 of seminar).

For dates, languages (English or German), pricing and information about the seminar location in Germany, view the registration page.

Spectra Research Corporation


5805 Kennedy Rd
L4Z 2G3 Mississauga




Basic Seminar Applied Rheology

WITec’s TrueSurface Microscopy and Operating Suite FIVE

WITec’s TrueSurface Microscopy and Operating Suite FIVE

Mississauga, ON August 31st, 2017 – Renowned for delivering to our customers the latest scientific instruments from leading international brands, Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) proudly profiles TrueSurface Microscopy and Suite FIVE from WITec.

WITec’s award-winning TrueSurface Microscopy allows confocal Raman imaging along heavily inclined or very rough samples with the surface held in constant focus while maintaining the highest confocality. The core element of this revolutionary imaging mode is an integrated sensor for optical profilometry. It is directly installed at the microscope turret, which facilitates user-friendly and convenient operation.

WITec presents a new operating concept with the powerful and intuitive Suite FIVE. Sophisticated features and hands-on control transform the user experience, enabling the researcher to move from setup to results with unprecedented ease. Suite FIVE provides an integrated tool for data acquisition, evaluation and post-processing that enables researchers to quickly extract key information from their experiments. All Raman, AFM, SNOM and WITec correlative microscopy measurement modes are supported.

For more information:
Paul Greenwood
President – Spectra Research Corporation
5805 Kennedy Road, Mississauga, ON L4Z 2G3
Toll Free: 1-866-753-4433.

WITec’s TrueSurface Microscopy Operating Suite FIVE