Broad Spectroscopy Access

Ocean Optics has agreed to co-brand and distribute Raman spectrometer systems based on Centice Corp.'s patent-pending, multimodal multiplex spectroscopy (MMS) technology, which uses a coded wide-area aperture, instead of the conventional pin hole or slit entrance and can sample and mathematically process up to 500 channels simultaneously. "Our MMS technology is going to change what people expect from an optical sensor because it offers 10–100 X higher optical throughput without affecting the resolution of the measurement," said Steve Kaye, Centice President and CEO. (www.oceanoptics.com, www.centice.com)