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2011-03-09 12:05:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Block Engineering, a leading developer of mid-infrared spectroscopic devices, announced today the launch of its next generation QScan (TM) technology, which enables its Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) spectroscopic products to perform up to 100 spectral scans per second. This is a revolutionary technological advancement, which radically increases analysis and detection speed and improves detection limits. It will now become the standard "engine"...

2011-02-24 08:47:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Block Engineering, a developer of Quantum Cascade Laser-based spectrometers, has been awarded the Silver Medal in the Gases & Instrumentation 2011 Golden Gas Awards. The Golden Gas Award is an international competition sponsored by Gases & Instrumentation Magazine to recognize the leading new gas analysis products of 2010. Paul Nesdore, Publisher/Editor of Gases & Instrumentation Magazine commented that, "The LaserScan was...

2010-11-18 09:15:00

The ability to tell the difference between crystals that formed naturally and those formed by human activity can be important to archaeologists in the field. This can be a crucial bit of information in determining the ancient activities that took place at a site, yet archaeologists often wait for months for the results of laboratory tests. Now, however, an international team of physicists, archaeologists and materials scientists has developed a process that can tell in a matter of minutes the...

2010-11-12 07:58:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Block Engineering, a developer of Quantum Cascade Laser-based spectrometers, has been named a finalist in the 2010 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation. The Prism Awards is an international competition sponsored by Photonics Media and SPIE to recognize photonics products that break conventional ideas, solve problems and improve life through the generation and harnessing of light. "LaserScan(TM) is a revolutionary portable product that can...

2010-08-24 17:15:16

Mapping the structure of protonated water clusters Water molecules are continuously forming short-lived networks called clusters. These can in turn bind positively charged protons, and such clusters can provide active functional groups in proteins. Using infrared spectroscopy, it is possible to determine the bond strengths, geometrical structures and chemical properties of protonated water clusters. In order to measure the spectrum of molecular vibrations in clusters it is, however, necessary...

2010-08-17 08:35:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Block Engineering, a leading developer of mid-infrared spectroscopy sensors, announced today the launch of a family of next-generation, revolutionary spectrometers based on widely tunable quantum cascade lasers (QCLs). Daniel Cavicchio, chairman of Block Engineering, commented, "This announcement is a significant milestone in Block's history and it is the result of a multiyear focused development effort, which was supported by significant...

2010-07-06 09:28:00

CHICAGO, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Ocean Tomo, the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP plc (IAP.L), has been engaged to sell a patent portfolio of near-infrared spectroscopy technology owned by NIResults Inc. The portfolio includes over 90 issued US and foreign patents and patent applications. The assets have been cited by over 20 companies including Abbott Laboratories, Baxter International, Bayer Healthcare, Beckman Coulter Inc., Xerox, and Hewlett Packard. (Logo:...

2010-02-17 16:04:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Block Engineering, a leading developer of MEMS, laser and FTIR spectroscopy sensors, announced today the addition of Adam Erlich as its new VP of Marketing and Business Development. Adam will lead all commercialization efforts for Block's technologies and products, especially its next generation MEMS and infrared laser based handheld and portable spectrometers for detection and identification of chemical threats. Petros Kotidis, CEO of Block...

2009-12-16 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian, Inc. (NasdaqGS: VARI) announced today FT-IR solutions for Polymer and Materials Applications that reduce analysis times and reveal more detailed information. FT-IR (Fourier Transform - Infra Red) spectroscopy is an essential tool in the analysis of polymer films and other materials. Applications range from quality testing of raw materials to failure analysis of large objects. The solutions feature Varian's high performing...

2009-11-05 08:42:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Block Engineering announced today that it has been awarded a new $4,380,000 government contract to develop a fieldable, handheld infrared spectrometer that utilizes Block's unique laser and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technologies. The spectrometer will be used for standoff detection of solid and liquid explosive materials or other substances that could be used for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Block's technology could also...


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