On the morning of the 11th, JASIS2020 (formerly known as the Analytical and Scientific Instruments Show), a gathering of analytical and scientific instrument manufacturers, opened at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall in Chiba City. Nanophoton also set up a booth in one corner of the large exhibition hall, where they are demonstrating the Random Scanning Confocal Raman Microscope “RAMANwalk”, which was released this year, and explaining their products such as the Laser Raman Microscope “RAMANtouch”. The exhibition will last until the 13th. New technology briefing will also be held at a nearby venue. Please stop by our booth or the briefing session. (e-mail Newsletter editor-in-chief / freelance writer Takeshi Nemoto)
Influence of COVID-19.
JASIS (Japan Analytical & Scientific Instruments Show) is organized by the Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers Association and the Japan Scientific Instruments Association. This year’s show opened successfully, although the scale was reduced due to COVID-19.
Hiroaki Minoura, General Manager of Nanophoton, said, “There are fewer booths than usual, but we feel that we have made some efforts not to be too dense by setting up rest areas in places.
Nanophoton’s Chief Researcher, Kota Saito, looked around the exhibition hall and said, “As for the existing devices, I have the impression that each company has made more progress in making them smaller and more portable. In addition, there were many booths that showed off functions related to the new corona countermeasures, such as automatic measurement functions,” he reported.
The highlight of the Nanophoton booth was the new product “RAMANwalk”.
RAMANwalk is the world’s first microscope to adopt a new technology of random scanning, which enables us to obtain images in 5 to 10 times less measurement time than conventional scanning Raman microscopes. In addition, the usability has been greatly improved, such as remote operation with iPad.
Kengo Fujiwara, Director and Senior Managing Director of the company, said, “We have made it possible for people who are not familiar with Raman and beginners to measure in a revolutionary and easy way. Please visit our booth and experience it for yourself. Mr. Fujiwara also visited the booth from the morning of the first day.
In the past, JASIS was held in September, but this year it has been moved to November due to the Tokyo Olympics. Mr. Minoura, the general manager of JASIS, said enthusiastically, “Since the budgeting process of each company has already been completed, the people who will visit the venue are those who are seriously thinking about introducing the technology. We would like to respond to their wishes. The booth is full of sales people, application engineers, development staff, and service staff, and “we can respond to any request” (General Manager Minoura).
RAMANwalk was also introduced at the new technology briefing.
The theme of the first session of Nanophoton’s new technology briefing on the 11th was “All about the Random Scanning Confocal Raman Microscope RAMANwalk! was the theme. Mariko Adachi, Sales & Applications Engineer, took the stage and introduced the four main features of RAMANwalk.
What are its features?
1) High speed, high accuracy, intuitive laser scanning
(2) High spatial resolution, approaching the diffraction limit
3) Fast screening random walk
4) Powerful software to meet a variety of measurement and analysis needs
5) Highly stable system that requires no maintenance or adjustment
In the explanation, they showed how they could find polyvinyl alcohol mixed in sugar 10 times faster than before, which left a strong impression on the visitors.
Future briefings on new technologies are as follows
Introduction of Raman image data analysis tool using multivariate analysis and its application” on the 12th
On the 13th, “Advanced Laser Raman Microscope for your analysis! Cutting-edge Laser Raman Microscope” on the 13th.
Cutting-edge Laser Raman Microscope” is scheduled on the 13th.
The JASIS website says, “We believe that people’s lives are based on various scientific advances. JASIS is an exhibition of cutting-edge scientific and analytical systems and solutions, where manufacturers of analytical and scientific instruments gather together to support the progress of science. As it says, the venue was lined with the most advanced analytical and scientific instruments, which was somewhat exciting.