WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, England, April 11, 2016 — Renishaw PLC has announced the inVia Qontor confocal Raman microscope with LiveTrack focus-tracking technology. The device enables users to analyze samples with uneven, curved or rough surfaces. Focus is maintained in real time during data collection and white light video viewing, removing the need for time-consuming manual focusing, prescanning or sample preparation. The device enables the acquisition of accurate and reproducible spectra from samples with extensive topographic variations. Uneven geological samples that normally require sectioning and polishing can now be analyzed without any sample preparation.