Product News: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc Announces Seven New Infrared Databases

31 Mar 2008

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, announced today the release of seven new high-quality infrared databases including:

Name of Database (Number of Spectra)
Pharmaceutical Excipients (882)
Biochemicals (590)
Pollutants (IR Vapor Phase) (910)
Flavors & Fragrances (IR Vapor Phase) (496)
Protective Materials (772)
Acrylates & Methacrylates (478)
Steroids, Androgens, Progestins, & Estrogens (305)

Bio-Rad's spectral databases, which include the highly regarded Sadtler collections, are used by scientists worldwide in the verification, classification, and identification of chemical substances across multiple areas of research. Applications include pharmaceutical, forensic, environmental, materials sciences, polymers, and many others.

With the addition of these databases, Bio-Rad now offers over 100 infrared spectral databases. For complete details on each new database (including indices), please go to the Article Webpage.

"When it comes to infrared, Bio-Rad provides the widest range of software and databases, so users can choose solutions that make the most sense for the way they work," said Marie Scandone, Database Product Manager, Bio-Rad Informatics, "By providing our customers even more application choices with the addition of these new databases, Bio-Rad continues its commitment to offer high-quality spectral data collections that address the needs of the research community."

Bio-Rad's Sadtler Database Solutions for Spectroscopy have become industry standards in both commercial and academic laboratories worldwide, offering a unique blend of spectral data and state-of-the-art database building, management, search, analysis, prediction, and reporting tools. The spectral collection contains over 1.3 million spectra and includes IR, NMR, MS, Raman, NIR, UV-Vis data covering pure compounds and a broad range of commercial compounds.