SAN DIMAS, Calif., Aug. 4, 2011 — Craic Technologies has developed the Apollo Raman microspectrometer for use in a stand-alone configuration or added to one of the company’s UV-visible-NIR microspectrophotometers or optical microscopes to enhance their capabilities with Raman microspectroscopy. When added to a unit such as the 20/20 PV microspectrophotometer, the Apollo yields an additional powerful tool for molecular spectroscopy on the micron scale. Besides measuring UV-visible-NIR absorbance, reflectance, fluorescence and polarization spectra, the Raman spectra of the same sample at the same location also can be measured. A single instrument can measure the vibrational spectra and the electronic spectra, without any further sample preparation or the user having to move to another instrument. The microspectrometer is a self-contained unit that provides an excitation source, optical interface to the microscope, a Raman spectrometer and advanced software for instrument control and data analysis. Units are designed for use with various wavelength lasers and can be used in conjunction with one another. Features include high sensitivity, a durable design, ease of use, multiple imaging and spectroscopic techniques, and company support.