Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announced that its newly introduced Thermo Scientific Nicolet iN10 MX infrared imaging microscope enables analysts to quickly determine the identity and distribution of chemical species within complex structures and random mixtures on a microscopic scale. Designed for ultra-fast data acquisition, the new Nicolet iN10 MX infrared imaging microscope provides the ability to perform rapid and accurate analysis of materials ranging from forensic evidence to high-tech polymer composites.
Incorporating Thermo Scientific OMNIC Picta software, the Nicolet iN10 MX provides a completely new user experience; guiding the operator through the entire analytical process, from sample loading to final reporting, in a few mouse clicks. The system's integrated design features a unique combination of machine vision and spectral identification technology to greatly facilitate data acquisition and sample analysis.
The outstanding optical efficiency of the system allows chemical images to be generated from highly scattering samples, such as paper and solid dosage forms, making the Nicolet iN10 MX a powerful tool for counterfeit detection.
The system can be equipped with up to three detectors for optimal data collection. A room temperature detector allows point-and-shoot analysis to be performed without liquid nitrogen. In combination with the highly efficient slide-on ATR sampling device, this detector makes the Nicolet iN10 MX as quick and easy to use as a basic infrared spectrometer. For increased sensitivity and the ability to collect data from the smallest of samples, a single-element MCT is available. An optional multi-element detector allows the microscope to collect large images with even faster data collection speed, measuring five by five millimeter areas in five minutes.
Additionally, the micro-ATR capability of the system enables images to be obtained at a spatial resolution of better than three microns.
Acceptance of infrared microscopy in regulated environments has been limited by its inability to be validated. Uniquely the Nicolet iN10 MX can be validated in reflection, transmission and ATR sampling modes, thereby simplifying the instrument qualification process. This opens great opportunities for the application of infrared microscopy in highly regulated environments.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With annual revenues of $10 billion, we have more than 30,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike.
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