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March 2019

WITec alpha300 Ri wins SelectScience Scientists’ Choice Award

The inverted confocal Raman microscope took home the prize in the Spectroscopy category.

March 2019, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The WITec alpha300 Ri inverted Raman microscope has been honored directly by the worldwide readership of SelectScience.net with the Scientists’ Choice Award for Best New Product in the category of Spectroscopy. This greatly coveted award in a very competitive category was voted on by researchers themselves, to recognize the new laboratory technologies that have been the most helpful and effective in their work.

SelectScience announced the winners of the annual Scientists’ Choice Awards during the Pittcon 2019 Conference and Expo, one of the world’s most important laboratory equipment events.

Dr. Joachim Koenen, President and managing director of WITec, expressed his joy about the award in Philadelphia and said: "We are extremely grateful that so many scientists voted for us and contributed their experience with our microscope series. That's what makes the award so special for us."

Harald Fischer, WITec Marketing Director, who accepted the award in the USA together with Koenen, added: "This award is a clear endorsement of the success of our innovation strategy and shows that our 3D Raman imaging products are effective and compelling." Fischer also thanks SelectScience: "The platform has encouraged and supported us in bringing our innovations closer to a wider range of laboratory users, and we’re delighted to see this enthusiastic response.”

WITec’s alpha300 series pioneered and continues to define fast Raman imaging. The inverted beam path of the alpha300 Ri enables Raman excitation and acquisition from below, which is ideal for rapid and repeatable investigations of cuvettes, Petri dishes and other standardized liquid sample container formats. The motorized sample stage also facilitates the mounting of environmental enclosures and other accessories. Researchers in life sciences, geoscience, pharmaceutics and a wide range of other fields can benefit from its versatility in sample handling.

Link to image from the awards ceremony: https://www.witec.de/assets/Press/WITecScientistChoiceAward.jpg

Internet product page: https://www.witec.de/products/raman-microscopes/alpha300-ri-inverted-confocal-raman-imaging/

The WITec team after the Scientists' Choice Award Ceremony at Pittcon in Philadelphia. (l-r. Sasha Boljanovic, CEO WITec Instruments Corp. USA, Harald Fischer, WITec Marketing Director, Dr. Joachim Koenen, WITec President and Managing Director, Dr. Fernando Vargas, WITec Area Manger Latin-America).