Author Archives: Bob Lloyd

BrightSpec Presentations at Pittcon on MRR Industrial and Pharmaceutical Reaction Monitoring Applications

Charlottesville, VA–February 20, 2019– At the upcoming Pittcon conference in Philadelphia, March 17-21, BrightSpec scientists Justin Neill and Alex Mikhonin will give the following presentations: Monday March 18, Specialty Gas Session, 9:30-9:50 am, session 320-4, Room 121C: “Direct Analysis of Trace Impurities Using Ultra-High Resolution MRR Spectroscopy”   Tuesday, March 19, SAS Symposium on Current and Emerging… | Read article >>

The Analytical Scientist features MRR 

see MRR on the Up Could chiral tagging be the springboard for molecular rotational resonance spectroscopy’s rise to fame? We spoke to Justin Neill, Chief Technology Officer at BrightSpec – the company hoping to bring MRR into the spotlight. Frank van Geel, Joanna Cummings in The Analytical Scientist 18 Dec 2018

BrightSpec at SCIX in Atlanta (video)

ATLANTA– October 23, 2018__Justin Neill, CTO of BrightSpec, describes using MRR for enantiomer, diastereomer and regioisomer characterisation at the SCIX conference in Atlanta. see:

The next phase: Using neural networks to identify gas-phase molecules

DOE/ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY–September 13, 2018–Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have begun to use neural networks to identify the structural signatures of molecular gases, potentially providing new and more accurate sensing techniques for researchers, the defense industry and drug manufacturers. This breakthrough work has been recognized as a finalist for… | Read article >>

The National Science Foundation awards $250,000 to BrightSpec, Inc.

Charlottesville, VA–August 20, 2018– The most recent award from the  NSF is supplemental support for the project entitled “A Programmable Residual Solvent Analyzer based on Fourier Transform Molecular Rotational Resonance (FT-MRR) Spectroscopy.”   With the amendment, the total NSF award to date for BrightSpec totals $1mm. About BrightSpec, Inc. BrightSpec delivers solutions for identification, quantification and structure… | Read article >>

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Acquires BrightSpec Spectrometer

Charlottesville, VA—Feb 8, 2018— BrightSpec announced today the sale of a BrightSpec MRR Discovery K-band spectrometer to University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.  The instrument is intended for both fundamental research and educational use. The patented BrightSpec Discovery™ series of instruments utilize an open, reconfigurable form factor to allow research chemists to integrate custom sample… | Read article >>

BrightSpec and Cornes Technologies Conclude Demo and Symposium in Japan

Charlottesville, VA—Jan 15, 2018— BrightSpec announced today the successful conclusion of a demonstration of the BrightSpec MRR Discovery series W-band spectrometer in Japan, and a symposium on the molecular rotational resonance (MRR) technique for advanced chemical analysis. The demonstration instrument was hosted in a research laboratory at Sophia University in Tokyo, where it was used… | Read article >>

BrightSpec Tests Continuous Reaction Monitoring in Collaboration with UVA and VCU Medicines for All Institute

Charlottesville, VA—December 20, 2017— BrightSpec, in collaboration with research groups at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia, completed a successful test of MRR for analyzing and improving innovative drug manufacturing processes.  As part of the collaboration, a BrightSpec MRR Diastereomer/Conformer analyzer was installed at VCU for the near real-time monitoring of a continuous… | Read article >>

BrightSpec Completes First Dual-Band 260-290/520-580 GHz MRR Spectrometer

Charlottesville, VA—Dec 15, 2017— BrightSpec announced today the completion of a new instrument for chemical analysis and dynamics research for the US Army. The BrightSpec Discovery Series MRR instrument is intended for fundamental chemical dynamics research. In a first, the new instrument can be set up to analyze chemical species with frequency transitions in the… | Read article >>

BrightSpec Scientists to Present at ISMS

May 31, 2016 – CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – BrightSpec Inc. announced today that Dr. Justin Neill, CTO and Dr. Brent Harris, Director of Applications, will present work detailing performance and applications of FT-MRR spectroscopy at the 71st International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, taking place at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, from 20-24th of June. Dr. Neill will… | Read article >>

BrightSpec awarded $750,000 from NSF for pharmaceutical impurities analysis

January 27, 2016 – CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – BrightSpec, Inc. announced today the award of $750,000 Phase II SBIR in funding from the National Science Foundation for pharmaceutical impurities analysis using the BrightSpec millimeter wave FT-MRR spectrometer. The BrightSpec Fourier transform molecular rotational resonance (FT-MRR) spectrometer enables high resolution chemical analysis of small molecules in a complex mixture,… | Read article >>