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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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2009-10-27 07:49:38

New technique for "seeing" how proteins interact is a potential game changer An interdisciplinary team of researchers has created a new, ultra-sensitive technique to analyze life-sustaining protein molecules. The technique may profoundly change the methodology of biomolecular studies and chart a new path to effective diagnostics and early treatment of complex diseases. Researchers from Boston University and Tufts University near Boston recently demonstrated an infrared spectroscopy technique...

2009-07-23 06:50:00

DANBURY, Conn., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A2 Technologies announces increased sampling and usability capabilities for its compact Exoscan FTIR spectrometer system. These enhancements extend the capability of this spectrometer to cover an array of applications and make the Exoscan the ideal system for the scientist who requires optimum flexibility in spectroscopic-based application development and implementation for lab and/or field use. Sampling interfaces for the Exoscan system now include...

2009-06-19 08:00:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Block Engineering, a leading developer of MEMS, laser and FTIR spectroscopy sensors, announced today the addition of Dr. Ninghui Zhu as Vice President of Manufacturing and Packaging. Dr. Zhu will lead the design and packaging efforts at Block for all products, including the miniaturized laser and MEMS based spectrometers, and will serve as a member of the executive team. Dr. Zhu joins Block Engineering from Santur Corp., a leading manufacturer of...

2009-04-28 13:08:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Block Engineering announced today that it has been awarded a total of $3,300,000 in contracts from several DoD agencies to develop next generation, ultra-miniaturized infrared spectrometers, based on the company's Microelectromechanical (MEMS) and Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) technologies. "These awards are the result of our focused efforts to demonstrate to our customers the powerful potential of our MEMS and lasers technologies," said Dr....