Imaging System reduces analysis time to minutes.

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Spectrum(TM) Spotlight 300 IR Imaging System, suitable for analytical services and surface science laboratories, generates images with complete chemical information in minutes instead of hours. Its patented detector technology overcomes traditional limitations of FT-IR imaging systems by eliminating step-scan data collection. Software tools identify differences in chemical content, and provide information about defects, impurities, and composition.

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PerkinElmer Launches Breakthrough FT-IR Imaging System

Spectrum Spotlight Reduces Analysis Time from Days to Minutes

NEW ORLEANS -PerkinElmer Instruments introduces the new Spectrum(TM) Spotlight 300 IR Imaging System. The Spotlight system features patented detector technology that overcomes the limitations of traditional Fourier Transform-Infrared (FT-IR) imaging systems and provides scientists with more complete chemical information to solve problems faster.

The Spectrum Spotlight system sets new standards for sensitivity, speed, and flexibility, making it ideal for analytical services and surface science laboratories that wish to complement their existing imaging techniques, such as Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), with a source of high-quality molecular information. The Spotlight system features simple set-up, fast data collection, advanced graphics, and innovative technology.

"This is one of the most powerful innovations the IR market has seen in many years," said Dr. Ian Shuttler, molecular spectroscopy business unit manager at PerkinElmer Instruments. "This product generates images with complete chemical information in minutes instead of hours. The Spotlight system is offered at a price that makes it accessible to a wide range of laboratories."

The patented detector technology overcomes the traditional limitations of older FT-IR imaging systems by eliminating the need for difficult, time-consuming step-scan data collection. Operating over a wider wavelength range, the detector provides state-of-the-art FT-IR microscopy capabilities and faster imaging which makes it applicable to an extended range of applications.

The Spectrum Spotlight system includes an integrated suite of powerful software tools that enable small differences in chemical content to be easily identified, providing vital information about defects, impurities, and composition from all sample types.

About PerkinElmer Instruments
PerkinElmer Instruments, an advanced technology company, provides application-specific analytical solutions for the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, environmental, chemical, and semiconductor industries. Applying technologies such as spectroscopy, chromatography, thermal analysis, and informatics, PerkinElmer Instruments provides systems that identify and quantify chemicals, materials, and biochemicals. With locations in over 129 countries, PerkinElmer Instruments is committed to high-quality, global customer service. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at

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Kevin Lorenc
PerkinElmer Instruments
(203) 402-6890


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Gibbs & Soell Public Relations
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PerkinElmer is a trademark of PerkinElmer, Inc.
Spectrum is a trademark of PerkinElmer Instruments LLC.

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