ChemImage Sensor Systems Presents on Novel Method for Standoff Raman Hyperspectral Imaging at Prestigious Analytical Chemical and Spectroscopy Conference

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PITTSBURGH, March 8, 2016 — ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) announces that Nathaniel R. Gomer, Ph.D, Senior Scientist will be presenting innovative results of the company’s work on the development of wide-field standoff UV Raman Imaging in collaboration with researchers at the University of South Carolina at the 2016 Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Gomer’s poster presentation entitled, “Eye-safe, Wide-Area Hyperspectral Raman Imaging Using a Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer” is a part of the “Forensics and Homeland Security” Poster Sessions being presented on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 beginning at 10:00am. The poster presents the work led by Dr. Gomer to couple the spatial resolving power of the fiber array spectral translator (FAST) with the high throughput of the spatial heterodyne spectrometer. Dr. Gomer will be available for questions and discussions during the poster session.

“This project is allowing us to exploit the spatial heterodyne technology developed while I was at the University of South Carolina and the FAST technology developed by CISS to provide significant UV Raman throughput enhancements thus allowing more widespread use of this valuable spectroscopic technique,” said Gomer.

“The work that Dr. Gomer is presenting at Pittcon 2016 was funded by a NASA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Select project,” said Matthew P. Nelson, Ph.D., Chief Scientist for ChemImage Sensor Systems. “We are thankful to NASA for its support of this work and look forward to additional collaborations with them and with the University of South Carolina in the future.”

Pittcon 2016 takes place on March 6 – 10, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. The Pittsburgh Conference is a Pennsylvania not-for-profit educational corporation that is comprised of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP). Pittcon is the world’s leading annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. Pittcon attracts more than 16,000 attendees from industry, academia and government from over 90 countries worldwide. Pittcon’s roots started in Pittsburgh in 1950 and is managed by a committee of volunteers and a 11-person staff.

About ChemImage Sensor Systems

CISS develops innovative products that utilize patented imaging capabilities and leverage current in-the-field technologies to address the ever-changing landscape of chemical, biological and explosive (CBE) threats. CISS has developed a series of chemical imagiing sensors for point, proximity, remote and standoff detection and identification in both fixed site and on-the-move configurations, in order to protect military troops, security personnel and citizens.

ChemImage Sensor Systems is a subsidiary of ChemImage Corporation, a leader in chemical imaging technology and instrumentation.

About ChemImage

ChemImage Corporation, a leader in hyperspectral and Raman chemical imaging technology provides innovative instrumentation, analysis software, contract services and expert consulting to government, industrial and academic organizations. The company’s proprietary, state-of-the-art imaging technology has many applications, including defense, security, pharmaceuticals, forensics and biomedical diagnostic research, which can reveal critical chemical and biological information from a variety of material systems.

ChemImage’s headquarters are located in Pittsburgh, PA, where it pioneers research and development, as well as providing engineering and manufacturing which develops innovative products for the global marketplace.