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December 2019

WITec ParticleScout Wins Innovation Award from The Analytical Scientist

ParticleScout, WITec’s advanced tool for microparticle analysis, has been recognized by The Analytical Scientist Innovation Awards (TASIAs) as one of the most inventive scientific products of 2019. This distinction has been bestowed at a time when microparticles generally, and microplastics more specifically, are receiving widespread attention in media.

The Analytical Scientist is a print and online journal that covers the latest developments in measurement science. The goal of the TASIAs, which are determined by a panel of experts, is “To highlight the latest and greatest technology, instrumentation and software making waves throughout the analytical science community.”

ParticleScout is a powerful software component available for the alpha300 Raman microscope series that enables researchers to find, classify, quantify and identify particles with unprecedented speed and ease of use. It provides a greatly accelerated workflow while making full use of confocal Raman microscopy’s capabilities for label-free and nondestructive chemical characterization. ParticleScout delivers thorough and detailed insight to the researcher in microplastics research, environmental science, pharmaceutical research, geology, food science and many other fields.

“We’re thrilled that ParticleScout has received an Innovation Award from The Analytical Scientist,” says Joachim Koenen, co-founder and managing director of WITec. “The TASIAs acknowledge original, useful technologies that reflect research at this very moment, and there are few current topics in science that concern the public as much as microparticles.”  

This is the second time that WITec has been among the winners of the award, having been previously honored for RISE (Raman Imaging and Scanning Electron) Microscopy.


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