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Real-Time Material Analysis for Raw Material Quality Control
By By Botros George, Senior Director – Product Development

In 2006, a cough medicine in Panama that was manufactured locally but that used ingredients imported from overseas caused 78 deaths. Panamanian authorities discovered that diethylene glysol – often used in antifreeze – was used in the cough syrup instead of glycerin, an inactive ingredient. The barrels had been mislabeled to indicate they contained glycerin. […]

How Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Technology can Combat the Deadly Food-fraud Crisis in the COVID-19 Era
By By Mostafa Medhat – Director of Products, Agriculture & Food

In a time of global pandemic, social upheaval and economic downturn, the challenge of food fraud—the deliberate alteration, substitution, interference or misrepresentation of food—may not appear to be a very pressing issue for global consumers. However, the multibillion-dollar food-fraud crisis has only become more acute amid the COVID-19 contagion, creating an environment where this kind […]

Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) Offers a Path to Economical Plastics Recycling
By Ahmed Korayem - Product Marketing Lead

Plastics recycling represents a massive and growing business, with global market revenue set to rise to $40 billion in 2026, up from $28 billion in 2020. However, concerns have arisen over the economics of plastic recycling given the high costs associated with the processing of the materials. One of major cost components is the sorting […]

Health Analysis and Virus Detection: Can Spectral Sensing Provide the Missing Data?
By Bassam Saadany – Business Unit Manager

Now that we live in an age of highly infectious diseases, we need ways to help keep vulnerable but non-urgent patients out of the hospitals and safe at home. Teleconsultations are helpful, allowing the physician or medical staff to query the patient, but doctors aren’t able to truly understand the patient’s condition. Current bloodwork is […]

As Global Food Demand Doubles, Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Technology Steps up to Help Farms Improve Productivity
By Mostafa Medhat – Director of Products, Agriculture & Food

The human race is facing an existential challenge in the 21st century: feeding a global population that’s expected to swell by 2 billion people to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. This incredible expansion will push the word’s agricultural supply to its limits, requiring a doubling in food production by 2050 just to keep pace with […]

Soil Sensing and Smart Farming
By Botros George, Senior Director – Product Development

Soil is arguably the most important resource for our world, as it supplies the majority of our nutritional needs. We can make do without meat, but the world’s population of 9 billion must have access to plants and plant-based foodstuffs supplied by our soil in agricultural settings. Yet non-stop farming can cause soil to become […]