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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 […]

Is a Tricorder Your Ideal Business Opportunity? – Handheld Material Analysis Application Development with NeoSpectra
By Ahmed Korayem – Technical Marketing Lead

The advent of handheld spectral sensing has brought about a potential revolution in material analysis, a revolution that holds promise for nearly every industry. Most of us remember the Star Trek tricorder that could evaluate any material on any planet for its composite elements. Now imagine being able to assess food ripeness or determine what […]

Lubricant Oil Analysis with MIR Spectral Sensing
By Yasser Sabry, PhD – Principal Engineer

In the oil sector, access to critical data about the quality of oil allows producers to track the quality of their output, and to take the necessary steps to ensure they can charge optimal pricing for their products. For all businesses that operate heavy machinery, real-time insights on the status of motor oil can reduce […]