NOV 12, 2020 8:00 AM PST

Biomedical Applications of Raman Spectroscopy

Sponsored by: Metrohm USA
C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE
  • Applications Manager, B&W Tek
      Kristen Frano is the Applications Manager for B&W Tek in Newark, Delaware. She works mainly with portable and handheld Raman instrumentation on a variety of applications including biomedical analysis, forensics, environmental science and pharmaceuticals. In her role at B&W Tek, she oversees feasibility studies, creates quantitative and qualitative models, and provides valuable voice-of-customer input in product development. She received her B.A. in chemistry from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH and her M.S. in chemistry from The College of Willian & Mary in Williamsburg, VA, where she used Raman spectroscopy and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy to study oil paintings.
    • Spectroscopy Product Manager, Metrohm USA
        Adam has nearly 20 years of experience as a vibrational spectroscopist. He got his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Oregon where he studied nonlinear optical spectroscopy under Geraldine Richmond. Prior to joining Metrohm USA, Adam worked developing spectroscopic solutions for standoff and noncontact sensing applications using Laser Induced Breakdown and Raman spectroscopy. Dr. Hopkins is a member of the American Chemical Society, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, Coblentz Society, and SPIE. He is the author of 19 papers and proceedings and is the author of three patents.

      Date:  November 12, 2020
      Time: 8:00am (PST),  11:00am (EST)
      Vaccine development, disease diagnosis and early medical intervention are all supported by Raman spectroscopy. This tool provides rich, chemically-specific data that enables point-of-care utilization and aids in the research and development of new diagnostic tools and therapies.
      The clinical trends of automation and patient comfort have accelerated the development of Raman technology for minimally-invasive sampling and data analysis. While traditional approaches to surgical intervention for tumors rely on imagining techniques and trained surgical pathologists, Raman spectroscopic methods rooted in chemometrics can be implemented for fast and reliable cancer diagnosis within a surgical setting.
      The regulation and quality control of vaccines are integral to their manufacturing and their overall success. Raman spectroscopy can be used for identification of vaccine raw materials, adjuvants, drug material and the final vaccine product.
      Join us for this educational webinar where we will hear Kristen Frano, Applications Manager at B&W Tek, and Dr. Adam J. Hopkins, Spectroscopy Product Manager at Metrohm USA, explain how Raman spectroscopy is an invaluable tool for both research and development in the areas of cancer diagnostics and vaccine development. Stay until the end of the presentation to ask our experts specific questions during our live Q&A session.
      Learning Objectives
      • Raman spectroscopy produces chemically specific data that provides molecular scale insights into biological substances
      • Raman spectroscopy can be used to study and classify both blood and tissues, with Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) employed in many cases
      • Portable Raman can be used in different stages of the vaccine manufacturing process
      Who should attend?
      • Clinicians and developers looking for tools to overcome analytical challenges
      • Pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers seeking more detailed chemical information about their materials and substrates
      • University researchers exploring biological tissues and processes
      Webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing after live event.
      LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this webinar, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit once you have viewed the webinar in its entirety.

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