WITec Seminar and Workshop

WITec Seminar and Workshop

 Application of 3D Confocal Raman and Correlative Techniques for in vivo and in vitro Studies

Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th of August, 2017
Room R05.210 (capacity of 100)
CHUM Pavilion R
900, rue St-Denis, Montreal, Quebec
H2X 0A9

WITec Seminar and Workshop_1Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) is pleased to announce the upcoming WITec seminar and workshop on the Application of 3D Confocal Raman and Correlative Techniques for in vivo and in vitro Studies. This 2 day event will include the following:

  • Probing formation and function of biological tissues with Raman Spectroscopy
  • Introduction to Correlative 3D Raman Imaging
  • Probing Brain Tissues by Confocal Raman microscopy
  • Dynamic SERS optophysiology
  • A New Approach for High Speed, High Lateral and Specral Resolution in Raman Imaging: Introduction and Live demonstration
  • Group workshops: 2 group workshops will be organized depending on the number of attendees (separate registration)
  • One-on-one demonstrations: Individual demonstration of the Alpha3000R Raman microscope from WITec: bring your samples for testing (separate registration)
  • Complimentary coffee and lunch breaks will be provided on Wednesday by WITec and SRC

The first day of this event will include the talks/seminars and group workshops. The second day will cover the individual demos. Space is limited, so please register now!

Who Should Attend

Both new and experienced Raman users, including scientists and researchers from life sciences, pharma, material sciences, and other fields that use Raman spectroscopy.

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WITec Raman Microscopy Workshop

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Workshop on Applications of 3D Confocal Raman and Correlative Techniques for in vivo and in vitro Studies

University of Guelph

Tuesday 15th of August 2017
Room GFTC 24, Food Science Building
465 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario

WITec Raman Microscopy WorkshopSpectra Research Corporation (SRC) is pleased to announce an upcoming workshop on Applications of 3D confocal Raman and correlative techniques for in vivo and in vitro Studies. The workshop will include the following:

  • Introduction to Correlative 3D Raman Imaging
  • A New Approach for High Speed, High Lateral, and Spectral Resolution in Raman Imaging
  • Live instrument demonstration
  • And a complimentary lunch provided by WITec and SRC

Who Should Attend

Those interested in and/or experienced in Raman microscopy, including scientists and researchers from material sciences, life sciences, pharma, and related fields. WITec Raman Microscopy Workshop

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RheoSense: We will be in Boston for the 2017 BioProcessing Summit!

Hi RheoSense 2017 BioProcessing Summit Boston

RheoSense specialists will be in Boston for the 2017 Bioprocessing Summit August 21st to 25th. We will be showcasing our microfluidic technology, Viscometer-Rheometer-on-a-Chip (VROC®) platform. All products including VROC® initium, the automatic viscometer, m-VROC®, and microVISC™ will be on display at Booth #105.

Can’t make it to Bioprocessing to visit our booth? We are scheduling on site demos the following week, August 28th to September 1st!

If you need fast accurate viscosity measurements with less than 50 microliters of sample, let me know and I will be happy to talk to you about scheduling an on-site visit.

Respond to this email or to DFox@RheoSense.com or call me at (925)866-3801 ext 14 to schedule a demo.

See you in Boston,

Dave Fox
Technical Specialist
(925) 866-3801 ext. 14 | RheoSense.com | DFox@RheoSense.com
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Spectra Research Corporation

5805 Kennedy Rd., Mississauga ON, L4Z 2G3, TEL: 905 890 2010, FAX: 905 890 1959

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 – m-VROC Viscometer Web Demonstration

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Webinar – m-VROC Viscometer Web Demonstration NEW!

AAPS BADG Local Chapter Event – Thursday June 8th Foster City NEW!

At the end of May, we hosted a web demonstration of m-VROC. Requested due to popular demand, we thought that a online demonstration can help viewers get a better idea of how to conduct viscosity measurements.

Download to learn how we use small sample sizes with m-VROC and also if you are already a customer, view the various product configurations that can help cater to your research.

This coming Thursday, June 8th at 6:00 pm, our technical specialists will be at the local AAPS BADG chapter event. Displaying our VROC initium, we will be able to help answer any questions you may have. There will also be two separate talks by Dr. Xioling Li (University of Pacific) and Dr. Anthony J. Hickey (RTI International).
View Details here: http://aaps-badg.org/ 

New Application Note: Ionic Strength & Effects on Protein Stability

Ionic strength plays a critical role in the stability of a protein in solution. During formulation, neutral salts are often added to control the solution’s ionic strength (IS). It is well-documented that protein solubility is increased at low salt concentrations, a phenomenon known as “salting in.”

In this case, additional salt ions are attracted to charged regions of the proteins, shileding individual protein molecules from intermolecular attractive forces. Intramolecularly, salt ions also shield regions of like charges from each other by reducing intramolecular repulsive forces. In low IS conditions, intramolecular repulsion can cause the chains of the protein to expand, which would lead to an increase in molecular size and decrease in protein stability.

 

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Spectra Research Corporation

5805 Kennedy Rd., Mississauga ON, L4Z 2G3, TEL: 905 890 2010, FAX: 905 890 1959

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.

Video-Rate AFM Enables New Research Opportunities

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Webinar: “Video-Rate AFM Enables New Research Opportunities”

Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company

Register Now for the Webinar: “Video-Rate AFM Enables New Research Opportunities”

June 7, 2017
8:00 PDT | 11:00 EDT 

Would you like to better understand how video-rate AFM can broaden your research capabilities? Oxford Instruments Asylum Research in conjunction with Microscopy and Analysis host this informative webinar and present recent results from a variety of experiments.

>Register here or cut and paste this link into your browser: http://www.oxford-instruments.com/afm-webinars

Overview 
This webinar introduces the capabilities of video-rate AFM that enables imaging at speeds 300X faster than conventional AFMs and even an order of magnitude faster than current “fast scanning” AFMs. The ability to capture movies with temporal resolution better than 100 milliseconds opens a wide range of dynamic processes to investigation with AFM. Results presented include:

• Real-time self-assembly of collagen into fibrils
• Enzymatic cleaving of DNA
• Migration of surfactant micelles on graphite

Related experiments such as the melting and re-crystallization of polymers will also be shown and future research opportunities that might be enabled by this technology will be discussed.

Finally, we will briefly review the design of the AFM used for this work, the newly released Asylum Research Cypher VRS, the first and only full-featured video-rate AFM.

About the Presenter
Dr. Mario Viani is the Director of R&D at Oxford Instruments Asylum Research. He joined Asylum Research in 2001 and is the lead developer for the Cypher family of AFMs. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California Santa Barbara and has co-authored numerous papers and patents.

Image above: Frames from a movie of lambda digest DNA cleaved by DNAse1 enzyme. Imaged at a line rate of 625 Hz at 320×64 pixels for a frame rate of 8.7 fps with the Asylum Research Cypher VRS Video-Rate AFM.

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Spectra Research Corporation

5805 Kennedy Rd., Mississauga ON, L4Z 2G3, TEL: 905 890 2010, FAX: 905 890 1959

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.

Video-Rate AFM Enables New Research Opportunities

Thermo Scientific™ HAAKE™ MARS Rheometer, Designed – Can you rely on your Rheological Measuring Results?

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Improve the accuracy and reproducibility of your rheological results 

Can you rely on your rheological measuring results? With correct, reproducible measuring, you can release your batch from production, independent of different users, components or company sites.Thermo Fisher Scientific The Thermo Scientific™ HAAKE™ MARS rheometer, designed for reproducibility, coupled with easy workflow for careful preparation of your sample, is all the difference you need.

Learn the steps you can take to ensure your measuring results are accurate and reproducible – whether produced on different instruments even on different sites.

Download this application note and learn how to:

  • Choose the right measuring geometry for your sample type and viscosity
  • Consider sample history
  • Correct sample loading and trimming

Request the full application note “Well prepared – good results” today!

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Spectra Research Corporation

5805 Kennedy Rd., Mississauga ON, L4Z 2G3, TEL: 905 890 2010, FAX: 905 890 1959

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.

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Webinar – Process Analytics for 21st Century Manufacturing

LIVE WEBINAR: Wednesday May 31st, 2017
To register, please click on the image below! webinar Process Analytics 21st Century Manufacturing

Key Learning Objectives
  • Understand when we need process analytics in advanced manufacturing
  • Understand some of the challenges in implementing process analytics successfully
  • Understand the particular benefits in using Raman spectroscopy
Who Should Attend

Both new and experienced Raman users, including scientists and researchers from material sciences, life sciences, pharma, and other fields that use Raman spectroscopy.

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Webinar: How Extrusion Conditions Influence the Properties of Starch Compounds

Mar 01, 2017 – Mar 01, 2017

You can create better starch compounds by controlling extrusion conditions for food products. This webinar explains how to improve the quality of your final food product by managing the influence of twin-screw extrusion on various product properties. Webinar Extrusion Conditions Influence Properties Starch Compounds

Background: Starch is a base material for many food products: snacks, cereals, pet food, etc. Yet the gelation process is complex and shaped by many different variables. Processing starch with twin-screw extrusion offers a great flexibility in process design and the opportunity to positively influence products derived from it.

Benefits: Learn how to manipulate processing variables to design a starch matrix that delivers the texture, stability and processability you want. The webinar covers how to choose extruder parameters such as screw set-up, processing temperature and liquid-to-solid ratio to create the desired final food properties. Then see how oscillatory rheometry can deliver the precise analysis needed to ensure a high-quality end product.

Duration: 28 min

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Webinar : Perspectives in 3D Confocal Raman Imaging

Tue, May 30, 2017 11:00A EDT Webinar Perspectives 3D Confocal Raman Imaging

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ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

Perspectives in 3D Confocal Raman ImagingPresented by WITec GmbH, this webinar will show the workflow and power of confocal Raman imaging for analyzing the chemical composition, crystallinity, stress, optoelectronic and structural properties of materials and organisms. It will introduce you to state-of-the-art developments in confocal Raman imaging, including:

• Automation for more user-friendliness

• Recording surface topography of rough and uneven surfaces using WITec’s TrueSurface technology

• Improved analysis by simplifying the extraction of information from the data set

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WITec confocal Raman microscope.


A live data evaluation of measured datasets will demonstrate the power of confocal Raman imaging today.

Thomas Dieing,Ph.D., Director of Applications and Support, WITec GmbHPresenter Thomas Dieing, Ph.D., is director of applications and support at WITec GmbH in Ulm, Germany. Dieing obtained his Ph.D. from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia in 2005, where he investigated the MBE growth of nitrogen containing III/V semiconductors. In 2006 he joined WITec’s application team and became director of applications and support in 2007.

Technical innovations in Raman microscopy now allow for extremely sharp 2D and 3D Raman imaging. Equipping a Raman microscope with additional techniques such as Atomic Force Microscopy makes correlative Raman microscopy easier by linking chemical with structural information. Attend this free webinar to experience advances in correlative, confocal Raman imaging that make the microscopic procedure and evaluation of data easier and quicker than ever before.

Who should attend: Both new and experienced Raman users, including scientists and researchers from material sciences, life sciences, pharma and other fields that use Raman microscopy.About WITec GMbH: Since its founding in 1997, WITec GMbH has established itself as a market leader in the field of nano-analytical microscope systems (Raman, AFM, SNOM). All WITec products are developed and produced at the WITec headquarters in Ulm, Germany, which enables the most stringent quality control and high quality standards.

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WITec TrueSurface – The Original Topographic Raman Imaging System, Redefined

Innovations in Profilometer-guided Raman Imaging

WITec, the inventor of topographic Raman imaging, will present at Pittcon 2017 in Chicago the next generation of its patented TrueSurface optical profilometer. The combination of surface analysis and Raman spectral acquisition enables topographic Raman imaging on rough and uneven samples. Onepass simultaneous operation makes 3D Raman chemical characterization easier and faster than ever before. WITec-TrueSurface-Original Topographic Raman Imaging System Redefined

“WITec established Raman topographic imaging with TrueSurface. We then continued to innovate, leveraging the inherent strengths of our systems,” says Dr. Olaf Hollricher, Managing Director of R&D at WITec. “The overwhelmingly positive feedback from our customers confirms that chemical 3D surface analysis with TrueSurface is a successful concept with an enthusiastic following in academia and industry.” WITec-TrueSurface-Original Topographic Raman Imaging System Redefined

With the TrueSurface option, Raman spectra are acquired from precisely along a surface, or at a set, user-defined distance from a surface. This makes the distribution of chemical components within the sample visible in three dimensions. Rough, inclined or irregularly-shaped samples can be investigated with the same ease as standard samples. The requirements of sample preparation can therefore be drastically reduced. WITec-TrueSurface-Original Topographic Raman Imaging System Redefined

As the TrueSurface sensor actively monitors and maintains a set distance between the objective and sample surface, its closed-loop operation can compensate for any variations during measurements with long integration times. This keeps the measurement area in focus at all times and produces sharp chemical Raman images with sub-micrometer resolution. WITec-TrueSurface-Original Topographic Raman Imaging System Redefined

Investigations on pharmaceutical tablet coatings, geological samples, composite emulsions, complex semiconductor structures and many other applications can benefit from the ease of use, accelerated workflow and methodological advantages provided by the new TrueSurface. WITec-TrueSurface-Original Topographic Raman Imaging System Redefined

“TrueSurface is for everybody who wants to just take a sample, as it is, and put it under a microscope for chemical analysis,” explains Dr. Joachim Koenen, Managing Director at WITec. “Also, the combination of confocal Raman imaging and optical profilometry provides additional information on the chemical distribution of the sample components that are of great benefit to our customers.” WITec-TrueSurface-Original Topographic Raman Imaging System Redefined

The new TrueSurface from WITec will be presented at the Pittcon 2017 Conference & Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois from March 5th to the 9th. Topographic Raman imaging can be experienced live at booth #1638.

Watch the WITec TrueSurface product video:

More information: Contact Spectra Research Corporation

The topographic Raman image of a pharmaceutical tablet shows the distribution of chemical components along a curved surface.

About WITec

WITec is a leading German manufacturer of confocal and scanning-probe microscopes for state-ofthe-art Raman, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy (SNOM) and developed the integrated Raman Imaging and Scanning Electron (RISE) microscopy. WITec’s headquarters is located in Ulm, Germany, where all WITec products are developed and produced. Branch offices in USA, Japan, Singapore, China and Spain ensure a worldwide sales and support network. WITec has been distinguished by its innovative product portfolio and a microscope design that enables combinations of the various imaging techniques within one system. An exemplar of the company’s breakthrough development is the world’s first integrated Raman-AFM microscope. To this day, WITec’s confocal microscopes are unrivaled in sensitivity, resolution and imaging capabilities. Significant innovation awards such as the Achema Innovation Award 2015 for the fully automated apyron microscope and a Prism Award 2015 for RISE microscopy document WITec’s enduring success and innovative strength.

Contact:

Harald Fischer Marketing Director Harald.Fischer@witec.de

 

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