Lab equipment supplier Aspectrics is expanding its products distribution to the Asian market thanks to a new deal signed with South Korean analytical instrument provider Young Lin.
Under the terms of the agreement, Aspectrics will train Young Lin on the use of its patented Encoded Photometric Infrared Spectroscopy (EP-IR) analysers in order for the South Korean company to be able to conduct local customer demonstrations of Aspectrics instruments and distribute them in China, Thailand, India and Taiwan.
Due to industry trends such as off-shoring and outsourcing, there is an increasing number of pharmaceutical manufacturers in Asia, and instrument providers are keen to take advantage of this booming market.
"This strategic agreement marks the next stage of Aspectrics continued global business development program to support our growth in Asia," said Jim Yano, vice president of marketing at Aspectrics.
Infrared spectroscopy is widely used in both research and industry as a simple and reliable technique for measurement, quality control (QC), and dynamic measurement, and therefore a valuable technique for the pharma manufacturing industry.
EP-IR spectroscopy is a new rugged, cost effective IR technology for industrial process monitoring applications, designed to capture full spectrum information in the infrared region.
This patented technology relies on the postdispersive modulation of polychromatic IR light using a high speed rotating encoder disk and a single point detector, to enable ultra fast scanning capability, with 100 scans per second.
The company claims that its EP-IR analysers are capable of simultaneously measuring multiple gas components in the ppb to ppm range.