Edinburgh Instruments Ltd Joins Bio-Rad’s KnowItAll Raman Spectral Identification Partner Program
As a Partner, Edinburgh Instruments Ltd Will Offer Its Customers Access to the Raman Identification Software and Largest Raman Spectral Database from Bio-Rad
HERCULES, Calif.–November 11, 2019–Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global leader of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced that Edinburgh Instruments Ltd. has joined the KnowItAll Raman Spectral Identification partner program.
As a Bio-Rad Raman Spectral Identification Partner, Edinburgh Instruments Ltd. is bundling its Raman instruments with a one-year subscription to Bio-Rad’s KnowItAll Raman Identification Pro, providing customers the ability to identify spectra with patented tools that are only available from Bio Rad.
“When identifying unknown compounds with Raman spectroscopy, customers will benefit from a comprehensive, high-quality database of reference Raman spectra and advanced software technology,” said Gregory M. Banik, Ph.D., Bio-Rad General Manager, Informatics. “Bio-Rad offers the largest collection of Raman spectra in the world along with fast and accurate spectral search software.”
“For many years our customers have been asking us for a Raman instrument that performs to the same high standard as our fluorescence instrumentation,” said Dr. Roger Fenske, Edinburgh Instruments CEO. “Recently, we were proud to launch our Raman Microscope, RM5, which embodies the quality and spirit of our existing product range that our customers know and love. Our instrument is intuitive, well-engineered, and with state-of-the-art performance. It is only right that we partner with the leading provider of spectral identification software.”
Partners who join Bio-Rad’s Raman Spectral Identification partner program also have the option to integrate the KnowItAll technology into their software to offer a streamlined customer experience.
BIO-RAD and KNOWITALL are trademarks of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. in certain jurisdictions.
About Raman Software-Based Spectral Search/Identification
Researchers use spectral search/identification spectral software along with Raman spectral reference databases to identify unknown substances and verify the composition of synthesized materials in a number of applications and industries. First, precision Raman instruments measure a substance and produce a Raman spectrum, which is expressed as a graph showing a series of peaks that is specific to the sample material. Next, that spectrum is compared to a reference database of the measured spectra of known substances. If a matching spectrum is found, the material in question can be identified. Bio-Rad’s KnowItAll solutions provide search software tools, as well as the world's most extensive collection of reference spectra used in this type of analysis.
About Bio-Rad’s KnowItAll Software
Bio-Rad’s award-winning KnowItAll spectroscopy software offers comprehensive solutions for spectral analysis, identification, search, data management, and reporting. It supports multiple instrument vendor file formats and techniques Infrared (IR), Raman, Near IR (NIR), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Mass Spectrometry (MS), Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy and chromatography). The software, combined with the world’s largest spectral library, helps chemists extract even greater knowledge from their spectral data. Learn more at www.knowitall.com.
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) is a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of innovative products for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. With a focus on quality and customer service for over 65 years, our products advance the discovery process and improve healthcare. Our customers are university and research institutions, hospitals, public health and commercial laboratories, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, as well as applied laboratories that include food safety and environmental quality. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is based in Hercules, California, and has a global network of operations with more than 8,000 employees worldwide. Bio-Rad had revenues exceeding $2.2 billion in 2018. For more information, please visit www.bio-rad.com.
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