SOURCE: Axiom Analytical, Inc.

November 12, 2008 12:16 ET

Axiom Analytical, Inc. Announces a New Capability for Multiplexed Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy

TUSTIN, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2008) - Axiom Analytical, Inc., a leading supplier of fiber-optic probes for UV-visible and near-IR spectroscopy, has announced the shipment of its first multiplexed diffuse reflectance near-IR sampling system. The system combines up to ten of the Company's new FDR-805 high sensitivity diffuse reflectance probes with one of its FMX-200LF Series fiber-optic multiplexers. It provides the capability of rapidly monitoring up to ten separate sample locations with a single near-infrared spectrometer. Potential application areas include pharmaceutical drying and blending, semiconductor wafer monitoring, chemical processing, and food quality analysis.

The FDR-805 Non-Contact Diffuse Reflectance Probe is an inherently safe, passive device which combines very high sensitivity with excellent stray light rejection (U.S. Patent 5,818,996). The optimum sample off-set is adjustable from approximately 40 to 60 mm. It is coupled to the multiplexer by means of a pair of integral fiber-optic bundles, each having an active optical diameter of 1.5 mm. This provides an excellent match both to the FMX-200LF multiplexer and to a typical FT-NIR spectrometer. Modified versions are available for use with dispersive spectrometers.

The FMX-200LF is a version of Axiom's highly successful FMX Series Fiber-Optic Multiplexers designed for use with large diameter optical fibers and fiber bundles. It maintains the unique benefits of the FMX Series, including a very high degree of repeatability combined with an absence of the channel-to-channel frequency shifts characteristic of other multiplexer designs (U.S. Patent 6,009,219).

About Axiom Analytical, Inc.

Axiom Analytical, Inc. was founded in 1988 by Dr. Mike Doyle and Norm Jennings, pioneers in the field of process FTIR spectroscopy. The Company's mission is to develop and market the robust sampling equipment, software, and integrated systems required to fully realize the potential of molecular spectroscopy for solving economically significant problems both in laboratory analysis and manufacturing processes. The Company's products are employed in diverse industries ranging from basic chemicals to pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, and polymer processing.

More information about Axiom Analytical Inc. can be found at http://www.goaxiom.com/.

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