Wasatch Photonics and Nikalyte Partner to Advance Application of SERS
Morrisville, N.C. – January 10, 2022 – Wasatch Photonics and Nikalyte Ltd. are pleased to announce a partnership to facilitate evaluation and testing of a novel SERS substrate for trace detection of materials, with applications in narcotics, food safety, pharmaceuticals, environmental, and biological analysis.
Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) is a specialized form of Raman spectroscopy in which the analyte of interest interacts with gold or silver nanostructures to significantly enhance the Raman signal. It enables Raman spectroscopy, a technique most often used for the identification of bulk materials, to be applied to the detection of trace quantities of potentially harmful or biologically relevant compounds.
About Wasatch Photonics
Founded in 2002, Wasatch Photonics designs, manufactures and markets high efficiency volume phase holographic (VPH) transmission gratings for pulse compression, astronomy, spectral imaging, and optical coherence tomography (OCT), as well as spectrometers for OCT, Raman, and UV-VIS-NIR spectroscopy. Our high-performance gratings, spectrometers, and systems are used in research labs around the world. We also work extensively with OEM partners spanning a diverse range of industries, including defense and security, industrial lasers and materials processing, sensing, analytical instrumentation, medical, and energy markets. To learn more about us, please visit www.wasatchphotonics.com.
Nikalyte Ltd. is a leading supplier of nanoparticle coating equipment and coating services for both academic and commercial research and development. Nikalyte’s products range from simple-to-use teaching tools to advanced research equipment and bespoke solutions. Nikalyte’s technology generates nanoparticles in vacuum, to offer ultra-pure, ligand-free nanocoating with superior control over nanoparticle properties. Our equipment and coatings are used worldwide in a wide variety of application areas, including catalysis, electrochemistry, photonics, sensing, battery technology, and life sciences.
Nikalyte’s experienced technical team also offers advice on nanoparticle applications and UHV systems and has helped our customers to develop new nanocoating technology from proof of concept, through pilot equipment design, to scale-up for manufacture. To learn more about us, please visit www.nikalyte.com.