B&W Tek Announces 1064nm Portable Raman System

B&W Tek, Inc., an advanced instrumentation company producing optical spectroscopy and laser systems, is proud to announce the i-Raman® EX portable Raman spectrometer.  The i-Raman EX is an extension of their award winning i-Raman portable Raman spectrometer featuring a 1064nm excitation laser, which allows for the measurement of biological substances and other highly fluorescent samples.  

The i-Raman EX is equipped  with a high sensitivity InGaAs array detector with deep TE cooling and high dynamic range making it unique in its ability to deliver a high signal to noise ratio.  The i-Raman EX provides spectral resolution as fine as 9.5cm-1 and a spectral coverage range from 175-2500cm-1, enabling the measurement of the entire fingerprint region.  The system’s small footprint, lightweight design, and low power consumption provide research grade Raman capabilities anywhere.

“We developed the portable i-Raman EX system to meet the growing needs for high sensitivity Raman analysis of real world materials where the primary analyte of interest is mixed with other components,” says Dr. Mike Kayat, VP of Business Development for B&W Tek.  “For complex materials like foods, biofuels, chemical warfare agents, explosives, large biological molecules, oil lubricants, paints, polymers and street drugs, auto-fluorescence can mask the much weaker Raman effect at excitation wavelengths below one micron.  We’ve created an integrated turnkey package to enable both qualitative and quantitative Raman spectroscopy of those materials.”

The i-Raman EX comes standard with a fiber optic probe, probe holder with XYZ positioning stage, cuvette adaptor for measuring liquid samples, and our proprietary BWIQ™ multivariate analysis software. With the i-Raman EX, a high precision qualitative and quantitative Raman solution is at your fingertips.