Bioscience covers the range of sciences which deal with living organisms, Portable Analytical Solutions (PAS) selection of ASD and BaySpec/Rigaku products cover some aspects of bioscience more so than others.

ASD LabSpec 4 High-Res and LabSpec 4 Standard-Res

Biofuels Analysis – The use of biofuels (fuels derived from plants and renewable materials) is growing steadily, driven by socio-economic demands for more responsible use of natural resources with less negative impact on the environment.

To successfully meet market demands, manufacturers need to lower production costs and increase yields. As a result, the use of Near Infra-red (NIR) spectroscopy is rapidly increasing throughout the growing bioenergy industry. NIR is extremely effective for determination of oil content of soybeans, corn, rape seed, algae and other crops, as well as quantification of key parameter levels in bio-oils. The increased use of NIR analysis is directly attributable to the cost-effective operational ease and reliable nature of NIR as an analytical tool.

Biomass Analysis – The efficiency of biomass production can be enhanced at every step of the process, from monitoring soil content to assessing final product energy output. Each phase of this process involves sampling and testing, traditionally conducted in a lab scenario. ASD’s NIR spectroscopy technology allows for accurate real-time characterisation where and when it’s needed, throughout the production process. ASD technology shortens the time involved in testing the product, greatly reduces the cost of measurement techniques and ultimately improves the quality of the final product by allowing for real-time adjustments across all stages of production, from raw material to end-product.

BaySpec/Rigaku Analysers – Raman technology

Optical spectroscopy is increasingly used for both academic and commercial purposes in the study of biologics, including tissue and disease characterisation, cellular microanalysis, food inspection, and microbe identification, among others. Raman spectroscopy, in particular, has been used extensively for these biological studies due to its molecular specificity and portable instrumentation. With various instrument options available, systems can be configured to sample from the macro- to micro-scale at multiple wavelengths to avoid intrinsic fluorescence and maximise Raman signal.


Bioscience Products

VITRIOX Fusion Machine

The fusion technology is used to prepare samples to be analyzed with an X-ray fluorescence instrument. It is also used to improve precision over pressed powder technology. Electrical Fusion Machine:  Fully automatic cold to cold operation for 1, 2, 4 or 6 samples; 1 sample at a time  Highest precision (ISO 29581-2 "expert performance") for all kinds of … read more.

Fluxana Standard and Preparation

Fluxana deliver all types of accessories, such as cups, foils, chemicals and calibration standards, to the users of XRF. Additionally we offer a wide range of sample preparation equipment including fusion equipment, mills and presses.           Standards XRF analytical instruments require certified reference materials to establish a calibration curve ensuring the analysis of inorganic compositions of a substance … read more.

Headwall Hyperspectral

Headwall's hyperspectral sensors are based on an all-reflective concentric technology using aberration-corrected gratings. Very high SNR, outstanding photometric accuracy, and exceptionally low stray light are key benefits of this technical approach. Robustness is achieved thanks to a design that uses no moving parts and diffraction gratings that are temperature insensitive. Headwall is the only hyperspectral instrument … read more.


High Performance NIR Spectroradiometers and Spectrometers  ASD Inc., a PANalytical company is recognized worldwide for providing high performance analytical instrumentation solutions to industrial and scientific markets. The ASD Inc. team solves real-world natural resource materials measurement problems.ASD Inc. was founded in 1990 and continues to design, manufacture, and sell sophisticated Near-Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy instruments, solutions and applications expertise … read more.