Infrared sensing technology developments - summarised In our regular series we break down our favourite news and research from academic and trade journals- a collection of what you need to know and what has simply caught our eye. 1) Walmart sued for mis-selling homeopathic medicines We open this month with news from the US where the country’s largest retailer, Walmart, is being sued by the District of Columbia, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) for medical [...]
In this edition, we examine the importance of using IR to prevent a new wave of high-price food counterfeiting, to detect explosives, to see the history of our universe and to understand ancient cultures. 1) Bone spectra from archaeological digs unearth information on past cultures Our favourite story of the month was reported in Spectroscopy Europe, with infrared spectroscopy used as part of research undertaken on neolithic, copper age, Roman and medieval bone fragments, to [...]
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In our regular series we break down our favourite recent news and research from academic and trade journals- a collection of what you need to know and what has simply caught our eye. In this edition we examine the role IR plays in preventing malaria, identifying lethal contaminants in recreational drugs, the ability to better understand the additives / nutritional content in food and (our personal favourite) in advancing the understanding of Saturn and other [...]
The problems are large enough to have prompted reports such as this Forbes piece headlined: “Is Big Pharma Addicted To Fraud?”. As it states here, “over the past decade, whistleblowers and government investigations in the US have exposed a never-ending series of problems by numerous pharma companies in all facets of the industry, starting with fraudulent ‘research’ papers used to bolster marketing and continuing through to the manufacture of contaminated and defective products, the marketing [...]