Achieving something new requires having deep insight. So if you are looking to develop new treatment approaches, you first need to have precise diagnoses. And experts are working on this using a number of methods. With specialty glass, they can reach higher degrees of accuracy in many diagnostic areas.
The goal of today’s diagnostics is to achieve results which are more exact and faster while keeping them cost efficient. The key is having a high-quality source material as well as a partner which is fully committed to its role in the widest conceivable range of applications.
For an accurate result, the samples must be fixed inside the analytical device with light running alongside the samples. The solution: a multi-branch device with several light guides, which is fed from a LED light source and can move quickly back and forth. The light guides are very resistant against rapid movement. In addition to PURAVIS®, other types such as quartz or polymer fibers can be utilized for specific wavelengths light guides.
Light is not always simply light
What really makes the difference is a light source with long-term stability – one that delivers the same light in the required wavelength. Many analytical instruments are practically in use 24 hours a day. The latest LED lighting systems remain stable even after 30,000 hours in operation. Nevertheless, one problem remains. Based on their age and other operating factors, the light intensity of LEDs changes over time. SCHOTT is the only supplier worldwide offering a sensor technology that can monitor the wavelength, and, if needed, can make readjustments.
change in color
In tomorrow‘s world, SCHOTT glass wafers will come with increasingly complex 3D structures and turn into microfluidic flow cells, for example. This innovation allows for many individual biomolecules to be analyzed down to the last detail in a very short timeframe. These micro-labs, or lab-on-a-chip, will pave the way for new breakthroughs in diagnostics.
Let’s break new ground for diagnostics.