The software was developed to radically improve the quality and ease of gathering sample information contained in Raman spectral data. The new OMNIC™ Specta is a major innovation for Raman technology and brings the most dependable, clear and easy-to-understand results without challenging data preparation and interpretation. These capabilities allow customers to quickly improve analytical problem solving in forensic science, pharmaceutical, polymer and research laboratories. Expanded to enhance the performance of the innovative Thermo Scientific DXR SmartRaman spectrometer and DXR Raman microscope launched at last year’s PITTCON, this powerful new software solution is showcased at the Thermo Scientific booth 1432 at PITTCON 2009, being held March 9-12 in Chicago.
Previously available only on FT-IR instruments, the OMNIC Specta for Raman spectroscopy has been designed to achieve remarkable productivity and sensitivity improvements in fast-paced Raman laboratories that need to analyze the molecular composition of raw materials, production processes and finished goods. Enhanced data presentation features for multi-component searching transforms the OMNIC Specta to a highly efficient method for one-step identification of complex materials. This eliminates time consuming and subjective search-and-subtract iterations and brings new efficiency and accuracy to laboratories that must fully identify unknown components in mixtures of material. It greatly enhances the value an infrared or Raman spectrometer adds to any analytical laboratory.
A contaminant identification capability allows users to troubleshoot failure during product quality control (QC) verification or when unexpected components appear in known materials, thus enabling QC laboratories to simplify and accelerate their problem-solving procedures, saving time and money. In addition, the new OMNIC Specta introduces a streamlined interface that enables analysts to visualize a complete workflow on a single screen, from data collection to processing and final report. The software automatically indexes all spectral information on a user's system, making it instantly accessible.
“The enhanced OMNIC Specta is a unique solution that revolutionizes Raman spectroscopy,” said Mike Jost, vice president and general manager for molecular spectroscopy products at Thermo Fisher Scientific. “The new productivity features incorporated in the software greatly reduce analysis time, whereas the advanced processing tools solve traditionally difficult problems. By automatically separating components in mixtures, the OMNIC Specta surpasses conventional manual spectral interpretation methods. The complementary nature of Raman and infrared techniques is enhanced significantly by OMNIC Specta.”
For more information on the new Thermo Scientific OMNIC Specta software, as well as other Thermo Scientific products, please visit the Thermo Scientific booth 1432 at PITTCON 2009. Alternatively, please email analyze[.]thermofisher.com, call +1 800-532-4752
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