TRI has invested recently in some exciting new pieces of equipment for skin and hair testing. All of these are described in the new Analytical Testing Platforms section of our website. This article just focusses on two important additions to our armory.
New FTIR Microscope
Modern Fourier-transform Infra-Red (FTIR) microscopes collect spectra across thousands of different sections of an image to create 2D distributions of material in the sample. These FTIR hyperspectral images can be used to investigate many things, including, for example active penetration into the skin. We are pleased to announce that TRI has purchased a new FTIR microscope, a Bruker LUMOS II (picture below). The LUMOS II is an extremely powerful FTIR microscope and will increase our testing capabilities significantly at TRI. Contact us for more information about our vibrational spectroscopy services.
New Gas Chromatography instrument coupled with Mass Spectroscopy (GCMS)
Chromatographic techniques are used to separate mixtures of substances and to identify or measure their formative parts. We are proud to report that TRI has now fully installed a Gas Chromatography instrument coupled with Mass Spectroscopy (GCMS) detection system (GC/MSD, 5977B GC/ 5975C MS instrument, Agilent). This will allow us to continue to grow our capabilities in skin lipid and hair lipid research. Contact us for further information about our chromatography and lipid research services.
You can investigate all the new analytical techniques available in the new Analytical Testing Platforms section of the TRI website.