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Web Date: March 15, 2007

Raman Imaging Technique Identifies Pathogens

Method singles out anthrax spores by their spectral signatures
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE

In the event of a biological attack, rapid methods for identifying pathogenic organisms will be important for mounting an effective response. Raman chemical imaging spectroscopy could be one of those methods.

Kathryn S. Kalasinsky of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Patrick J. Treado of ChemImage, and coworkers report the development of a library of spectroscopic signatures for identifying bacteria in complex samples ( . . .

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