TouchRaman in Action

MarqMetrix BallProbes® enable the user to acquire Raman samples at any time, in any location, in order to make faster, better informed decisions.

Seeds Seeds

All seeds are not created equal

Seeds Seeds

Cribbage is more than just a game

Seeds Seeds

Take the cancer. Leave the healthy tissue.

All seeds are not created equal

How TouchRaman can aid in better nutritional grains

The Challenge:

Genetically, some seeds will produce better grains with greater nutritional value. Is there a scientific measurement tool that could identify which seeds would produce higher quality grains.

How Raman Was Used:

Using light and vibration to read the chemical make-up of a substance, TouchRaman was applied to seeds. Reading the outputs against a database of seed profiles allows researchers to “see” if a seed has the properties to produce high quality grains.

Why It's Important:

In a world where genetically modified is a dirty word, this is a natural way to improve farming and provide better nutritional value to customers.

Cribbage is more than just a game

Collectors want to verify authenticity

The Challenge:

A cribbage board collector had a few antique boards made with ivory. Or were they? He wanted to be sure that he had, in fact, authentic ivory cribbage boards.

How Raman Was Used:

The collectors cribbage boards were brought into the lab, where the TouchRaman technology was able to verify the cribbage board materials. Without having to shave a little sample of the board and incurring permanently damage, the TouchRaman probe was simply placed on the board for the reading. Light and vibrations readings showed the cribbage boards were in fact ivory.

TouchRaman in Action

Why It's Important:

Collectors need to verify the quality of their antiques and buyers want to know they are getting authenticity. TouchRaman is able to test without causing damage and provides immediate feedback.

Take the cancer. Leave the healthy tissue.

Surgeons and doctors want to take only what is necessary when removing bad tissue.

The Challenge:

During a surgical process, doctors want the assurance they have removed all damaged or infected tissue. And they want that assurance but only taking what is necessary and no excess.

How Raman Was Used:

The TouchRaman Ballprobe can be used in the surgery room to give the doctor real-time information about the health of tissue in the body.

TouchRaman in Action

Why It's Important:

In the surgery room, time is of the essence. Doctors don't have the time to wait for lab results. And where the tissue is critical, like in the brain, taking only what is necessary gives the patient the best chance for success and health after surgery.

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