Rigaku Acquires Handheld Raman Products From BaySpec

October 21, 2011

Rigaku Americas Corporation recently acquired the handheld Raman technology and product lines from BaySpec, Inc. and concurrently formed a new division, Rigaku Raman Technologies Inc., for research and development, engineering, production, marketing, and distribution.

Rigaku Americas Corporation recently acquired the handheld Raman technology and product lines from BaySpec, Inc. and concurrently formed a new division, Rigaku Raman Technologies Inc., for research and development, engineering, production, marketing, and distribution.

The company’s new handheld Raman instruments combine optics and spectral analysis techniques with optical components developed for the telecommunications industry, resulting in handheld chemical identification and composition analyzers for explosives detection, including improvised explosive device detection; narcotics and other controlled substances detection and identification; counterfeit drug detection; and detection and identification of many other sample types; for homeland security; pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food, wine, beer, and agricultural feed quality assurance and quality control; medical diagnostics; petrochemical exploration and process control; forensics; archeometry; and other applications.

The new company will be co-located in San Jose, California, and The Woodlands, Texas, and will be led by analytical technology entrepreneur Hal Grodzins, as president and CEO.