Increased global travel has facilitated the spread of viruses like Zika. Researchers and personnel in the medical field are challenged to find quicker ways to combat and eliminate these viruses. ASD alongside Portable Analytical Solutions are organizing a workshop as part of the NIR 2019 conference in Australia’s Gold Coast. Learn how researchers like Dr Maggy Sikulu-Lord, from the University of Queensland’s faulty of Medicine is using the LabSpec4 NIR to detect Aedes mosquitoes before they become infections. See how her data collection is 18 times faster while costing one 110th as much compared to alternative methods like the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).

Our workshop also discusses challenges to the mining, agriculture and meat industry as a result of heightened consumerism. For instance scarcity of viable area for mining, decreased levels of carbon in soil, hence impacting soil fertility and other environmental effects. Our specialists from our supply center alongside guest speakers will share about available remote sensing and near infra-red solutions to help businesses find quicker, more affordable and reliable methods of data collection and analysis for mining exploration, agriculture and environmental monitoring. Expand your knowledge on complementary techniques like elemental analysis using XRF which you can collectively use to help your analysis, whether in the lab or in the field.

If you are in the Gold Coast from 15 - 20 October, 

  • drop by booths 6&7 of the international NIR 2019 conference at the Gold Coast Convention Center. 
  • As part of the conference, our ASD Specialist, Dan Shiley will also be giving an applications talk on the rapid on-site and in-process ore characterisation for mining optimization on Tue, 17 Sep, 12pm.