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05 October 2012
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30 October 2014

Infrared microscopy serving the agricultural and food sectors

Since 1998 CRA-W has been a key player in the development of analytical methods based on near infrared microscopy (NIRM).

Infrared microscopy serving the agricultural and food sectors

In that context an investment has been made in the purchase of a new instrument for near and mid infrared microscopic measurements. This opens the doors to new possibilities and will enable the spectra of objects no bigger than a micron to be recorded. This equipment will enable CRA-W to retain its lead in this field and to continue proposing innovative analytical solutions for quality control of food and feed products. For example, research into contaminant detection and analysis of bioactive components will continue. The development of advanced analytical methods for detecting contaminants in our agricultural products like animal feed and milk is increasingly essential in a constantly changing production context. Also, the development of screening tools for components of interest in agricultural cultivars ought to speed up the selection of high added value cultivars and the development of the CRA-W’s variety collections.