ChemImage Sensor Systems Presents on Standoff Sensor Technology for the Detection of Explosives at SciX 2016 Conference

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PITTSBURGH, September 21, 2016 — ChemImage Sensor Systems announces that Nathaniel R. Gomer, Ph.D, Principal Scientist, will present innovative results of the company’s work on the development of two standoff Raman hyperspectral imaging (HSI) systems during the Great Scientific Exchange (SciX) 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dr. Gomer’s presentation entitled, “Standoff hyperspectral Raman sensors for the detection of explosives” takes place on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 9:55 am during the Standoff Raman Spectroscopy: Instrumentation and Applications session being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Nicollet D1.  The talk will provide an overview of hyperspectral Raman imaging, discuss the instrumentation of each system, and provide detection results.

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are persistent threats that manifest themselves in innumerable forms, threaten our quality of life and safety of innocent civilian populations as well as the soldiers who protect our societies. The ability to detect and identify IEDs is critical and a formidable challenge. Existing single sensor technologies typically have drawbacks that hinder their application to threat detection. Some require close proximity sensing, which increases the potential of harm to the operator. Standoff methods, like Raman spectroscopy, are typically limited to an area of investigation the size of a focused laser spot which creates the need to make multiple measurements.

“Raman can provide unambiguous target identification it is a highly desirable technique to utilize, but it is greatly hindered by the slow area search rate,” Dr. Gomer explains; “To address this issue, our team has developed two standoff Raman hyperspectral imaging systems which will be detailed during the presentation.”

“The work that Dr. Gomer is presenting at SciX shows that hyperspectral imaging is capable of providing three dimensions of information (two spatial and one spectral), which allows a sensor a greater area of coverage while simultaneously providing the molecular information of the targets within the field of view,” said Matthew P. Nelson, Ph.D., Chief Scientist for ChemImage Sensor Systems.

The SciX conference is presented by the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) which was founded in 1973 as a Federation of member organizations for the exchange of ideas at the forefront of disseminating technical information dealing with the applied, pure, or natural sciences.

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ChemImage Sensor Systems develops innovative standoff chemical imaging sensors that make our world healthier and safer by utilizing patented imaging capabilities and leverage current in-the-field technologies to address the ever-changing landscape of drugs, chemical, biological and explosive (CBE) threats. ChemImage Sensor Systems has developed a series of chemical imaging 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. For more information, visit

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

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ChemImage Corporation is committed to making the world healthier and safer through dramatic advancements in chemical imaging technologies. The company’s proprietary, state-of-the-art chemical imaging sensors, algorithms and analysis software enable defense organizations, homeland security agencies, forensic science laboratories, pharmaceutical manufacturers, automotive companies, life sciences, and medical device companies to solve the world’s most challenging health and safety issues. With performance leading chemical imaging technology, ChemImage strives to provide people all over the world with an Awareness of Things™ (AoT™), giving a new level of situational awareness to people in their everyday lives. For more information, visit