Product Portfolio

BrightSpec Product Portfolio

BrightSpec offers a complete line of instruments to meet your needs, from broadband identification of unknowns to targeted validation or impurity analysis.  Each instrument has a variety of configurations designed to meet your needs. BrightSpec can help configure the instrument that will suit your needs.  The MRR experts at BrightSpec can develop custom methods and libraries for your specific application, and even conduct analysis of spectra from your instrument.  BrightSpec also offers comprehensive lab services utilizing the unique capabilities of MRR.

 New IsoMRR

Introduced in field trials completed in early 2018, the BrightSpec Discovery MRR Diastereomer/Enantiomer Analyzer is for chiral and diastereomer process monitoring.  It uses a Fabry-Perot cavity for enhanced sensitivity in targeted monitoring.cavity-targeted-rendering-2106-09-12 Sample introduction is directly from a continuous synthesis manufacturing process, without prior sample preconditioning, drying or separation.

      • Diastereomer and enantiomer quantification in 18 minute cycle times.
      • No sample prep required–direct, in-the-mixture monitoring
      • Chiral reaction process monitoring
      • Uses Argon or neon as a carrier gas

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TraceMRR – MRR High Throughput Sample Analyzer


The BrightSpec One MRR characterizes the chemical composition of complex mixtures.  It rapidly delivers identification and quantitation, without the need for purification or separation. “Dirty” liquids, headspace samples, solids, and gas mixtures are volatilized using the BrightSpec HSM3 head space module, and introduced directly into the integrated sample cell.  With high specificity and dynamic range, MRR identifies trace level sample components without risk of matrix interference.  There are several sampling accessories for gas sampling, headspace analysis, thermal evolution of solids, and direct volatilization of liquids. (Again, no GC step is needed). Integration with an optional CTC-PAL3 autosampler enables walk-away operation and high sample throughput rates.

      • High selectivity: ID muliple components in complex matrices
      • High dynamic range: Resolve trace components in complex matrices
      • Baseline resolution: Simple pattern matching for chemical ID
      • High specificity: Low false positive ID rates
      • Quantitative: Band intensity directly proportional to abundance
      • Rapid data acquisition rates: Minutes for full spectrum to seconds for specific bands.
      • Top pharmaceutical applications:
        1. Residual Solvent Analysis (USP <467>)
        2. Mutagenic Impurities (ICH-M7)
        3. Water Analysis (USP <921>)
        4. Ethylene Oxide (USP <228>)

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 BrightSpec Chiral Broadband – MRR for Chiral Characterization

BrightSpec Chiral Broadband is an MRR platform used to differentiate diastereomers in mixtures without preparatory purification or separation. Enantiomeric excess may be determined quickly and precisely. Operating in the microwave frequency range, and using pulsed jet nozzles to prepare rotationally cooled samples, this alternative to chromatography offers a combination of high-resolution, spectrally specific analyses for chiral characterization.

      • Spectra relate directly to structure:
          Bond angle
          Bond lengths
      • High specificity: Easily distinguish between conformers
      • Can analyze complex mixtures, with no need for pure samples
      • Chiral analysis: Enantiomeric, Diastereomeric and Regioisomer analysis

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K-Band BrightSpec Discovery MRR for Education & Research

The BrightSpec Discovery K-Band (18 -26.5 GHz) spectrometer is designed for both fundamental research and educational applications. The reconfigurable Discovery form factor allows customers to integrate custom sample chambers, including pulsed and CW jet flows, for studies of complexes and transient species. The instrument is operated by a laptop computer, and includes BrightSpec Edgar software for experiment setup, data visualization and processing, and spectral library comparison. The instrument usability, capabilities, and cost make it suitable for incorporation into undergraduate teaching curricula.


      • For academic research and undergraduate teaching laboratories
      • 18 -26.5 GHz frequency coverage
      • Easily reconfigured for different sample chamber designs
      •  Four marker channel outputs for synchronization to external devices
      •  Targeted and segmented chirped-pulse acquisition modes
      •  Advanced pulse sequences, including double resonance and echoes (in development)
      •  Expandable spectral library—for experiment data and simulations
      •  Automated composition analysis software for quantitative mixture analysis
      •  Standard 110/220 volt power

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W-Band BrightSpec Discovery – MRR for Advanced Research

r-seriesBrightSpec Discovery incorporates the same spectroscopic engine as BrightSpec One. The difference is in its form factor, with Discovery employing a modular design for increased experimental flexibility. It operates in identical fashion to the BrightSpec One, but can be combined with and networked to other analytical systems. This thoughtful approach to customization enables fundamental and applied research groups to quickly generate insights on complex processes.

      • Shares the fundamental attributes of BrightSpec One
          Broad analytical capabilities
      • Removable sample chamber
          Easy integration of custom sample cells
      • Interchangeable excitation source
          Limited frequency flexibility
      • Direct signal access for broadband monitoring and digitization
          Implement complex custom data collection sequences
      • Full integration with Edgar data collection and analysis software suite
          Maintains ease of use

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