Platinum Partner

Cancer immunotherapy is one of the most innovative research areas in the oncology space, harnessing the healing power of the body’s own immune system by unlocking the information provided by the tumour micro-environment. PerkinElmer is already a leader in optical multispectral imaging with the Vectra Polaris digital pathology system. This enables identification and quantification of multiple biomarkers via the molecular interactions of optically labelled species and reveals spatial context within the tumour. PerkinElmer’s infrared imaging system, Spotlight400, complements the molecular approach and is a rapid, label-free, vibrational imaging tool for studying the tumour micro-environment. Our extremely popular SpectrumTwo has also been adopted by multiple research groups and companies for non-invasive clinical studies due to its performance, low cost of ownership and ease of use.  Many peer reviewed papers have shown the value of FTIR in rapidly characterizing tumours and biomarkers without optical labelling, and for predicting the transition of pre-cancerous to cancerous cells. This innovative use of vibrational spectroscopic information provided by the PerkinElmer infrared instruments identifies biomolecules by their molecular signature and complements the multispectral information provided by Vectra and classical IHC techniques to give a more complete understanding of the tumour microenvironment their effect on biomarkers.

Used in this way, FTIR vibrational spectroscopy is indeed playing a significant role in histopathology and therapeutic development and will translate into improved clinical outcomes in cancer. Come and discuss your applications at SPEC 2018.

Silver Partners

Agilent offers a comprehensive portfolio of innovative solutions – from improving lab productivity for chemical analysis, to vacuum systems, to workflow solutions developed to facilitate unlocking the complexities of living systems. We help you stay current with emerging applications and approved methods, while our integrated workflow solutions deliver accurate, comprehensive data helping you make informed decisions accelerating your time to results.

Agilent’s FTIR imaging systems and microscopes deliver superb imaging sensitivity at high spectral and spatial resolutions in applications such as measurement of live cells in water, and the determination of chemical changes in tissues without staining.

art photonics GmbH was founded in Berlin in 1998 to develop and produce specialty fiber products for a broad spectral range – from 300nm to 16µm. Its pioneering technologies of Polycrystalline InfraRed PIR-fibers is complemented by Chalcogenide glass CIR-fibers and Metal coated Silica fibers used to produce power cables for industrial and medical lasers, various fiber catheters and bundles. Unique design of fiber probes for FTIR, Raman, and other spectrometers enables an advanced solutions in industrial process control and medical diagnostics

DRS Daylight Solutions is committed to delivering highly advanced and innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging technical problems. Leveraging our experience and unique IP in mid-infrared technology (3-14 µm), we deliver advanced molecular detection and imaging solutions for a variety of important applications. We are experts in providing quantum cascade and external cavity quantum cascade lasers for scientific research, as well as the incorporation of these technologies in mid-IR sensors, spectrometers and imaging systems in diverse applications including: medical diagnostics, defense, industrial process control, and environmental monitoring.

HORIBA Scientific forms one division of the HORIBA Group, which provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications covering applications in the fields of Automotive, Process & Environmental Monitoring, Medical Diagnostics, Semiconductor Manufacturing and Scientific R&D and QC.

With a strong commitment to in-house R&D and a wide range of collaborative ventures with partner companies and academics, we seek to bring a constant flow of innovative new products and techniques to the scientific community.

HORIBA has long been respected as a world leader in the fields of Raman and fluorescence spectroscopy and continues to develop these techniques, separately and together, to break new ground in clinical spectroscopy. To discuss this or any of the many other areas in which we work, please come and visit us at stand 6 in the exhibition area.

Renishaw is one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company employs over 4,000 people worldwide and supplies products for use in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to 3D printing, dentistry and brain surgery. It manufactures a wide range of equipment for Raman spectroscopy including compact benchtop analysers, Raman microscopes, and hybrid systems. These systems provide the biological sciences sector with a rapid and non-invasive spectroscopic tool that generates high spatial resolution images, enabling detailed biochemical and structural analysis.

Specac is a high quality manufacturer of FTIR accessories and sample preparation products, bringing new and innovative solutions to the market place on a regular basis. Specac’s spectroscopic accessory products cover a range of techniques, including ATR, Diffuse Reflectance, Specular Reflectance and Transmission. Providing the right solution  for any sample in any state and under any conditions.

Specac produce a wide range of laboratory sample preparation products for making pellets, discs or films. The “Atlas” range offers the right pressing solution for your needs, ranging from small low tonnage manual hydraulic presses to 40 ton fully programmable automatic presses.

WITec is the leading German manufacturer of confocal and scanning-probe microscopes for Raman, Atomic Force (AFM), and Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy (SNOM). From the company’s founding in 1997, WITec has been distinguished by its innovative product portfolio and a microscope design that enables combinations of the various imaging techniques within one system. To this day, WITec’s confocal microscopes are unrivaled in sensitivity, resolution and imaging capabilities.

Bronze Partners

Andor is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and operates at the high value end of the global scientific digital camera market. Andor designs and manufacturers scientific digital cameras and instruments used in imaging, spectroscopy and microscopy applications that measure low levels of light – down to one photon, and changes in light that occur over a short period of time – down to one billionth of a second. Andor Technology has a world-wide reputation for excellence and this reputation can only be maintained through constant and cutting edge innovations. Andor Technology continues to expand the vast product portfolio using a combination of completely new innovations and updates to existing technologies

Cireca delivers new insights into tumor and tissue composition by utilizing the interaction of mid-IR radiation with the biochemical components of tissue, including proteins, lipids, metabolites, and nucleic acids. The spatial variations of these tissue components are detected qualitatively and quantitatively and allow identification of tissue type, disease state, tumor heterogeneity and tissue microenvironment.

Exhibitors

Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp is the pioneer in Photothermal Infrared (PTIR) spectroscopy. We provide sub-micron IR spatial resolution, enabling transmission FTIR quality spectra in reflection mode with non-contact measurements, eliminating sample preparation.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer by helping them to accelerate research, solve complex analytical challenges and increase laboratory productivity.

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DRS Daylight Solutions is committed to delivering highly advanced and innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging technical problems. Leveraging our experience and unique IP in mid-infrared technology (3-14 µm), we deliver advanced molecular detection and imaging solutions for a variety of important applications. We are experts in providing quantum cascade and external cavity quantum cascade lasers for scientific research, as well as the incorporation of these technologies in mid-IR sensors, spectrometers and imaging systems in diverse applications including: medical diagnostics, defense, industrial process control, and environmental monitoring.

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Marks & Clerk is recognised as one of the world’s leading specialists in intellectual property. A global network with over 800 people worldwide, it advises clients in a full range of sectors in all aspects of intellectual property – patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. This includes obtaining protection worldwide, portfolio management, strategic advice, commercial advice, licensing, enforcement, due diligence, litigation, IP valuation and design consultancy. Marks & Clerk has an expanding network of offices in the UK (eight locations), France (two locations), Luxembourg, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, and long-established relationships with other leading IP professionals around the world. – Marks & Clerk Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys has over 240 IP practitioners worldwide and provides an internationally renowned prosecution and strategy service. – Marks & Clerk Solicitors is one of the largest IP law firms in the UK and represents clients in dispute resolution, litigation and commercial matters.

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MediCity Scotland is part of the BioCity Group, the UK’s leading, and largest life sciences and med tech incubator. With support from Scottish Enterprise, North Lanarkshire Council, the City of Glasgow City Deal and the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, it provides the ideal conditions to accelerate and grow.

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Cancer immunotherapy is one of the most innovative research areas in the oncology space, harnessing the healing power of the body’s own immune system by unlocking the information provided by the tumour micro-environment. PerkinElmer is already a leader in optical multispectral imaging with the Vectra Polaris digital pathology system. This enables identification and quantification of multiple biomarkers via the molecular interactions of optically labelled species and reveals spatial context within the tumour. PerkinElmer’s infrared imaging system, Spotlight400, complements the molecular approach and is a rapid, label-free, vibrational imaging tool for studying the tumour micro-environment. Our extremely popular SpectrumTwo has also been adopted by multiple research groups and companies for non-invasive clinical studies due to its performance, low cost of ownership and ease of use.  Many peer reviewed papers have shown the value of FTIR in rapidly characterizing tumours and biomarkers without optical labelling, and for predicting the transition of pre-cancerous to cancerous cells. This innovative use of vibrational spectroscopic information provided by the PerkinElmer infrared instruments identifies biomolecules by their molecular signature and complements the multispectral information provided by Vectra and classical IHC techniques to give a more complete understanding of the tumour microenvironment their effect on biomarkers.

Used in this way, FTIR vibrational spectroscopy is indeed playing a significant role in histopathology and therapeutic development and will translate into improved clinical outcomes in cancer. Come and discuss your applications at SPEC 2018.

Poster Partners

The journal Spectrochimica Acta, Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (SAA) is proud to sponsor 3 x Best Poster Awards at SPEC2018. The winners will be announced at the conference by journal Editor Malgorzata Baranska. There will be one prize worth USD$ 100, and two prizes worth USD$ 50 each. SAA is an interdisciplinary journal which spans from basic to applied aspects of optical spectroscopy in chemistry, medicine, biology, and materials science. The journal publishes original scientific papers that feature high-quality spectroscopic data and analysis.

The Royal Society of Chemistry has over 54,000 members and is the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world. The Glasgow and West of Scotland Local Section of the Royal Society of Chemistry addresses the needs of RSC members and promotes the chemical sciences in the Glasgow area.

The Industrial Physical Chemistry Group (IPCG) is one of the RSC’s many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC’s strategy and charter. The IPCG aim to promote the industrial aspects of physical chemistry. This is achieved by encouraging and supporting the exchange of information, knowledge and opinion between industry and academia.

Based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Morton Fraser is a thriving, independent, top ten Scottish law firm. The work we undertake helps businesses, the public sector, individuals and families. Central to our role as a trusted adviser, is one word. Clarity. It directs the way we communicate. It informs the way we advise. It ensures the total transparency of our charges.

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Thermo Fisher

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer by helping them to accelerate research, solve complex analytical challenges and increase laboratory productivity.

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Renishaw

Renishaw is one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company employs over 4,000 people worldwide and supplies products for use in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to 3D printing, dentistry and brain surgery. It manufactures a wide range of equipment for Raman spectroscopy including compact benchtop analysers, Raman microscopes, and hybrid systems. These systems provide the biological sciences sector with a rapid and non-invasive spectroscopic tool that generates high spatial resolution images, enabling detailed biochemical and structural analysis.

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Specac

Specac is a high quality manufacturer of FTIR accessories and sample preparation products, bringing new and innovative solutions to the market place on a regular basis. Specac’s spectroscopic accessory products cover a range of techniques, including ATR, Diffuse Reflectance, Specular Reflectance and Transmission. Providing the right solution  for any sample in any state and under any conditions.

Specac produce a wide range of laboratory sample preparation products for making pellets, discs or films. The “Atlas” range offers the right pressing solution for your needs, ranging from small low tonnage manual hydraulic presses to 40 ton fully programmable automatic presses.

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Cireca

Cireca delivers new insights into tumor and tissue composition by utilizing the interaction of mid-IR radiation with the biochemical components of tissue, including proteins, lipids, metabolites, and nucleic acids. The spatial variations of these tissue components are detected qualitatively and quantitatively and allow identification of tissue type, disease state, tumor heterogeneity and tissue microenvironment.

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WITec

WITec is the leading German manufacturer of confocal and scanning-probe microscopes for Raman, Atomic Force (AFM), and Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy (SNOM). From the company’s founding in 1997, WITec has been distinguished by its innovative product portfolio and a microscope design that enables combinations of the various imaging techniques within one system. To this day, WITec’s confocal microscopes are unrivaled in sensitivity, resolution and imaging capabilities.

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Agilent

Agilent offers a comprehensive portfolio of innovative solutions – from improving lab productivity for chemical analysis, to vacuum systems, to workflow solutions developed to facilitate unlocking the complexities of living systems. We help you stay current with emerging applications and approved methods, while our integrated workflow solutions deliver accurate, comprehensive data helping you make informed decisions accelerating your time to results.

Agilent’s FTIR imaging systems and microscopes deliver superb imaging sensitivity at high spectral and spatial resolutions in applications such as measurement of live cells in water, and the determination of chemical changes in tissues without staining.

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ClinSpec Dx

ClinSpec Diagnostics Ltd is a pre-spinout company based at the University of Strathclyde, who are developing the world’s first cost-effective blood test for the early detection of brain cancers. The current diagnostic pathway for brain cancers results in delayed diagnosis, contributing to the worst survival rates of any cancer. The ClinSpec Dx™ Triage ID system, using revolutionary SIRE Technology™, will allow clinicians to triage and fast-track patients for urgent brain scans. The technology is a platform for blood tests for other cancer and disease, as well as non-clinical applications, providing a pipeline of future products

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