Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #21-24, 2017


DD-SIMCA A MATLAB GUI tool for data driven SIMCA approach LINK

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy coupled with chemometrics for determining geographical origin of kudzu root LINK

Chemical Variability & Calibration Algorithms on Prediction of Solid Fraction of Compacted Ribbons Using NIR LINK

Calibration transfer of flour NIR spectra between benchtop and portable instruments LINK

Rapid Prediction of Moisture Content in Intact Green Coffee Beans Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy LINK

Calibration transfer of flour NIR spectra between benchtop and portable instruments LINK

Simultaneous Quantification of Paracetamol and Caffeine in Powder Blends for Tableting by NIR-Chemometry LINK

Model evaluation, model selection, and algorithm selection in machine learning. MachineLearning LINK

Development & Validation of a New Near-Infrared Sensor to Measure Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Concentration in Water LINK

Near Infrared

In-situ & real-time monitoring of ultrasonic-assisted enzymatic hydrolysis process of corn gluten meal by NIRS LINK

Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Evaluation of Water Content of Molded Polylactide under the Effect of Crystallization LINK

Repetition Suppression in Aging: A Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Study on the Size-Congruity Effect LINK

Broadband Light Source and Its Application to Near-Infrared Spectroscopy | sensor via LINK

Industrial applications using NIR chemical imaging LINK

Analysis of oilseeds for protein, oil, fiber and moisture by near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy LINK

Global Near Infrared Spectroscopy Market to Grow at a CAGR of Over 9% Through 2021, Reports Technavio -Business Wire LINK

Optical Sensors Advancing Precision in Agricultural Production – near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) LINK

“Could NIRS be useful to digital agriculture?”, high quality keynote by Veronique Bellon-Maurel from & … LINK!

Near Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy for plant health monitoring! electronics engineering optics LINK


Raman Spectroscopy of Blood and Blood Components LINK


Short Wave Infrared and its use in Hyperspectral Imaging – SWIR HSI LINK


Make or buy your spectrometer – OEM Spectrometer LINK


Video: How near-infra red technology measures grass quality … LINK


Leveraging IoT to Improve Data Collection for Agriculture LINK

Food & Feed

‘Infrared spectrometers: NIR and MIR compared’ from the course ‘Identifying FoodFraud’. LINK


“Spectroscopy for the Masses” | Spectroscopy via LINK

Online Partial Least Square Optimization: Dropping Convexity for Better Efficiency. LINK

Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #17-18, 2017


Conferentia Chemometrica 2017, 3–6 September 2017, Gyöngyös, Farkasmály, Hungary. | chemometrics LINK

“Chaos theory in chemistry and chemometrics: a review” LINK

Predicting herbivore faecal nitrogen using a multispecies near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy calibration. LINK

Calibration transfer of flour NIR spectra between benchtop & portable instruments | directstandardization spectro LINK

Near Infrared

Fast Detection of Paprika Adulteration Using FT-NIR Spectroscopy LINK

How to analyze food and future requirements for NIR spectroscopy LINK


“On-Site Analysis of Cannabis Potency Using Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK


5th International Taiwan Symposium on Raman Spectroscopy (TISRS 2017) 27–30 June 2017, Chiayi, Taiwan. LINK


Corning and PrecisionHawk and partnership enables hyperspectral imaging on drones LINK

Employing NIR-SWIR hyperspectral imaging to predict the smokiness of scotch whisky LINK

Defect detection of green coffee by NIR-hyperspectral imaging and multivariate pattern recognition LINK


Getting ready for the LinkSquare SDK kickstarter with some beauty shots of our handheld spectrometer! LINK!

“Learning about Spectroscopy with Ocean Optics” LINK


Analysis of multiple soybean phytonutrients by near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy LINK


A great demonstration of why we need to plot the data and never trust statistics tables! LINK

Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #16, 2017

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UV/Vis spectroscopy combined with chemometrics for monitoring solid-state fermentation with … LINK

What is MODEL SELECTION? What does MODEL SELECTION mean? MODEL SELECTION meaning & explanation: LINK

Model selection with multiple regression on distance matrices leads to incorrect inferences LINK


Tiny spectrometer turns smartphone into molecular analyst LINK

High-grade, compact spectrometers for Earth observation from SmallSats LINK


Miniature and Micro Spectrometers End-Users Needs, Market & Trends 2015-2021 – Research and Markets – Yahoo Finance LINK


Prediction of milk fatty acid content with mid-infrared spectroscopy in Canadian dairy cattle using differently… LINK!


Smallest seismic sensor uses vibration spectral analysis LINK

Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #5+6, 2017


Non-Destructive Sensor-Based Prediction of Maturity and Optimum Harvest Date of Sweet Cherry Fruit | sensors LINK

IDC unveils its Top 10 Predictions for global Robotics Industry Industry40 Robotics LINK


Global Molecular Spectroscopy Market is expected to reach USD 6.712 billion till 2024. htt… LINK!

Near Infrared

Assessing pre-harvest sprouting in cereals using near-infrared spectroscopy-based metabolomics LINK

Rapid screening of commercial extra virgin olive oil products for authenticity: Performance of a handheld NIR device LINK


Imec () launches TDI, multispectral and hyperspectral sensors | imaging HSI LINK

Near-infrared hyperspectral imaging of lamination and finishing processes in textile technology LINK

Spectral Imaging

Viavi Solutions and ESPROS Photonics Corporation Debut New Miniaturized Spectral Sensor and Multispectral Sensor LINK


Meta-lenses bring benchtop performance to small, hand-held spectrometer – Science Daily LINK

Scan anywhere with Neospectra Spectrometer Case powered by XPNDBLS PhotonicsWest … LINK!


World feed production exceeds 1 billion MT LINK

Chemometric soil analysis on the determination of specific bands for the detection of magnesium & potassium by … LINK


This app uses spectral analysis to analyze objects and their makeup HawkSpex LINK

Research details developments in the multivariate analysis software industry | MVA LINK

“The worlds first ever spectroscopy enabled iPhone!” Check out our video to see it in action: LINK

Investments in AI will triple in 2017. ($47 billion by 2020 per ) CIO CMO | LINK

Some aspects of fetal development have long puzzled scientists, but new molecular technologies are shining a light: https:/… LINK!


Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly 3+4, 2017 | Spectroscopy NIRS MVDA… LINK

Spektroskopie und Chemometrie Neuigkeiten Wöchentlich 3+4, 2017 | NIRS Spektroskopie Chemometrie Multivariate LINK

Spettroscopia e Chemiometria Weekly News 3+4, 2017 | NIRS Spettroscopia Chemiometria news LINK

WHITE PAPER: A novel knowledge-based Chemometric Software Framework for quantitative NIRS Calibration Modeling LINK

Improve Accuracy of fast non-destructive NIR Measurements by Optimal Calibration | spectroscopy sensor modeling LINK

NIRS as a secondary method requires extensive calibration on an ongoing basis | foodindustry Digitalization IoT LINK

Services for Optimization of Chemometric Application Methods of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy | Quality Control NIRS LINK

► Timesaving NIRS Calibration ► near-infrared spectroscopy | protein fat moisture sensor measurement scanning LINK

Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #3+4, 2017


Fast sampling, analyses and chemometrics for plantbreeding: Bitter acids, xanthohumol and terpenes in lupulin … LINK

Near Infrared

Measurement of Soy Contents in Ground Beef Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy LINK

Near infrared spectroscopy for body fat sensing in neonates: quantitative analysis by GAMOS simulations | Bodyfat LINK

Fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins in ewe’s milk predicted by near infrared reflectance spectroscopy. | NIRS LINK

NeoSpectra Micro, a small, chip-scale, near infra-red (NIR) spectral sensor – LINK


Drones on the Farm: Agribotix Partners with senseFly, and Sentera Announces Real-Time NDVI Streaming LINK

Early Detection of Aspergillus parasiticus Infection in Maize Kernels Using NIR Hyperspectral Imaging and MDA LINK

Nondestructive Estimation of Moisture Content, pH and Soluble Solid Contents in Intact Tomatoes Using HSI LINK


Spectrometers: Excitation source parameters dictate Raman spectroscopy outcomes LINK


Is molecular scanning the next killer smartphone app? killerapp futuretrends sensorik sensor LINK


It took 50 years for the world to install the first million industrial robots. The next million will take only eight … LINK!

“How Statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next” | BigDataAnalytics bigdata LINK

Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #47, 2015

Near Infrared

NIR-Sensor ermittelt Trockensubstanz während der Mischwagenbefüllung | Futterkomponente LINK

Ultra-low maintenance FTNIR analyzer for the refining & petrochemical industries | pauto LINK


Seeing Through Crude Oil for Efficient Oil Separations using Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR) Cameras – AZoSensors LINK


RoboBees Can Fly and Swim. What’s Next? Laser Vision – Smithsonian UAS UAV LINK


Scientists create an all-organic UV on-chip spectrometer – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames LINK


… detection of contaminants in agro-food products, … melamine levels in milk using vibrational spectroscopy LINK


Examining Pigmented Human Tissue using SWIR Raman Spectroscopy – AZoSensors LINK


SCiO Molecular Scanner UNBOXING – Video LINK


Dear NIR-Spectrometer vendors, this is about how you can improve customer web-traffic | NIRS Spectrometer LINK

Efficient development of new quantitative prediction equations for multivariate NIR spectra | spectra LINK

How to Develop Chemometric Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Calibrations in the 21st Century? | NIR LINK

How to Develop Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Application Today? | pharma lab analysis chemist TechTrends LINK

Improve chemical analysis accuracy by optimized chemometric models for Near-Infra-Red (NIR) Spectroscopy LINK

Improving Accuracy, Precision and Robustness of NIR-analysis LINK

NewsLetter: Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly 46, 2015 | Molecular Spectroscopy NIRS Chemometrics Raman LINK

Pro Tip: The NIR calibration is the central key to accurate NIR measurement LINK

Services for professional Development of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Calibration Methods | NIR Quality Testing LINK

Procedures for NIR calibration – Creation of NIRS spectroscopy calibration curves

Do you know the effect that you prefer to try out their favorite data pretreatments in combination and often try the same wavelength selections based spectra of the visualized?

You try as six to ten combinations until one of them selects his favorite calibration model, to then continue to optimize. Since then suddenly fall to outliers, because it goes in depth, so is familiar with the data, we know now the spectra of numbers of outliers and is familiar with the extreme values.

Now, the focus is on the major components (principal components, Latent Variables, factors) and makes sure not to over-fit and under-fit not to. The whole takes a few hours and finally one is content with the model found.

So what would happen if you all in the beginning tried variants found outliers removed and re-evaluated and compared? The results would be better than that of the previous model choice? One does not try out? Because it is cumbersome and takes hours again?

We have developed a software which simplifies this so that also the number of model variations can be increased as desired. The variants generation is automated with an intelligent control system, as well as the optimization and comparing the models and finally the final selection of the best calibration model.

Our software includes all the usual known data pretreatment methods (data pre-processing) and can combine them useful. Since many Preteatments are directly dependent on the wavelength selection, such as the normalization the determined within a wavelength range of the scaling factors to normalize the spectra so that pretreatments with the wavelength ranges may be combined. So a variety of settings sensible model comes together that are all calculated and optimized. For the automatic selection of the relevant wavelength ranges, different methods are used, which are based on the spectral intensities. Thus, for example, regions with total absorption is not used, and often interfering water bands removed or retained.

Over all the calculated model variations as a summary outlier analysis can be made. Are there any new outliers (hidden outlier) discovered, all previous models can be automatically recalculated, optimized and compared without these outliers.

From this great number of calculated models with the statistical quality reviews (prediction performance) the optimum calibration can now be selected. For this purpose, not simply sorting by the prediction error (prediction error, SEP RMSEP) or the coefficient of determination (coefficient of determination r2), but by several statistical and test values are used jointly toward the final assessment of optimal calibration.

Thus we have created a platform that allows the highly automated work what a man can never do with a commercial software.

We therefore offer the largest number of matched to your application problem modeling calculations and choose the best calibration for you!

This means that our results are faster, more accurate, robust and objective basis (person independent) and quite easy for you to apply.

You have the full control of the models supplied by us, because we provide a clearly structured and detailed blueprint of the complete calibration, with all settings and parameters, with all necessary statistical characteristics and graphics.

Using this blueprint, you can adjust the quantitative calibration model itself in the software you use, understand and compare. You have everything under control form model creation, model validation and model refinement.

Your privacy is very important to us. The NIR data that you briefly provide us for the custom calibration development will remain of course your property. Your NIR data will be deleted after the job with us.

Interested, then do not hesitate to contact us.

NIRS Calibration Model Equation – Optimal Predictive Model Selection

To give you an insight what we do to find the optimal model, imagine a NIR data set, where a NIR specialist works hard for 4 hours in his chemometric software to try what he can with his chemometric-, NIR spectroscopic- and his product-knowledge to get a good model. During the 4 hours he finds 3 final candidate models for his application. With the RMSEP of 0.49 , 0.51 and 0.6. Now he has to choose one or to test all his three models on new measured NIR spectra.

That is common practice. But is this good practice?

And nobody asks, how long, how hard have you tried, how many trial have you done, if this really the best model that is possible from the data?
And imagine the cost of the data collection including the lab analytics!
And behind this costs, have you really tried hard enough to get the best out of your data? Was the calibration done quick and dirty on a Friday afternoon? Yes, time is limited and manually clicking around and wait in such kind of software is not really fun, so what are the consequences?

Now I come to the most important core point ever, if you own expensive NIR spectrometer system, or even many of them, and your company has collected a lot of NIR spectra and expensive Lab-reference data over years, do you spend just a few hours to develop and build that model, that will define the whole system’s measurement performance for the future? And ask yourself again (and your boss will ask you later), have you really tried hard enough, to get the best out of your data? really?

What else is possible? What does your competition do?

There is no measure (yet) what can be reached with a specific NIR data set.
And this is very interesting, because there are different beliefs if a secondary method like NIR or Raman can be more precise and accurate, as the primary method.

What we do different is, that our highly specialized software is capable of creating large amounts of useful calibrations to investigate this limits – what is possible. It’s done by permutation and combination of spectra-selection, wave-selection, pre-processing sequences and PC selections. If you are common with this, then you know that the possibilities are huge.

For a pre-screening, we create e.g. 42’000 useful calibrations for the mentioned data set. With useful we mean that the model is usable, e.g. R² is higher than 0.8, which shows a good correlation between the spectra and the constituent and it is well fitted (neither over-fitted nor under-fitted) because the PC selection for the calibration-set is estimated by the validation-set and the predictive performance of the test-set is used for model comparisons.

Here the sorted RMSEP values of the Test Set is shown for 42’000 calibrations.
You can immediately see that the manually found performance of 0.49 is just in the starting phase of our optimization. Interesting is the steep fall from 1.0 to 0.5 where manually optimization found it’s solutions. A range where ca. 2500 different useful calibrations exist. The following less steep fall from 0.5 to 0.2 contains a lot more useful models and between 0.2 to 0.08 the obvious high accurate models are around 2500 different ones. So the golden needle is not in the first 2500 models, it must be somewhere in the last 2500 models in the haystack.

Sorted RMSEP plot of 42'000 NIR Calibration Model Candidates

That allows us to pick the best calibration out of 42’000 models, depending on multiple statistical evaluation criteria, that is not just the R² or RPD, SEC, SEP or RMSEP, (or Akaike Information Criterion (AIC), Bayesian Information Criterion (BIC), Multivariate AIC  (MAIC) etc.) we do the model selection based on multiple statistical parameters.

Dengrogram plot of similar  NIR Calibration Models

To compare the calibration models by similarity it is best viewed with dendrogram plots like this (zoomed in), where the settings are shown versus the models overall performance similarity. In the settings you can see a lot of different permutations of pre-processings combined with different wave-selections.

NIR Spectroscopy Calibration Report for quantitative predictive models

When you send your quantitative NIR spectra data to our NIR Calibration Model Service, you get a detailed calibration report (calibration protocol) of the found optimal calibration settings, so you are able to see all insights and easily re-build the model in your NIR/Chemometric software.

Here is a part of our calibration report, that exactly describes the data used in the calibration set (CSet), the validation set (VSet) and the test set (TSet). The numbers are the number ids of the spectra in your delivered NIR data file.

The calibration method settings and parameters are
Waveselection : the variable selection or wavenumber selection or wavelength selection
Pretreatments : the spectral data pre-processing
PCs : the number of  Principal Components (PC) or Latent Variables (LV)
Method : the modeling method algorithm used, e.g. PLS

Then the statistical analysis of the PLS model by the different sets (CSet, VSet, Tset).

Calibration Report

Statistical analysis of calibration, validation and test results : 1 Name, 2 Unit, 3 N : number of spectra, 4 N : number of samples, 5 Average spectra count per sample, 6 Reference values, 7 Min, 8 Mean, 9 Median, 10 Max, 11 Standard deviation, 12 Skewness : left (-) or right (+) lack of symmetry, 13 Kurtosis : flat (-) or peaked (+) shape, 14 Model statistics, 15 RPD, 16 R², 17 RMSEC, RMSEP, RMSET : root mean square of prediction errors, 18 SEC, SEP, SET : standard error (bias corrected), 19 Bias, 20 Skewness of prediction errors, 21 Kurtosis of prediction errors, 22 Intercept, 23 Slope, 24 Intercept (reverse), 25 Slope (reverse), 26 Sample Prediction Repeatability Error, 27 Sample Prediction Repeatability Error (of Missing data MSet)

This shows how we deliver the optimal settings. With the statistical values, the NIR model predicted values of all spectra and additional plots you are able to compare with your re-built model to verify that the models perform nearly equally.


It is easy
1. send your NIR data (we do not collect, share or sell your data)
2. receive your optimal model blueprint
3. build it, validate it, use it

We have a Chemometric software not to do chemometrics,
we have the solution to build an optimal model for your data
so you can get better NIR measurement results.

So we don’t name it a “Chemometric Software”.
It’s a service named, as that what it delivers, a Calibration Model.
It gives you an optimal chemometric model for your NIR data.
That is what you want to achieve.

So don’t bother about Chemometrics and endless helpless possibilities
and spend your time with clicking and waiting for a chemometric software,
when you can get an optimal model for your data as a service!

There is no lock-in.
Because there is no software to install.

There is no black-box.
Because the model is delivered as a detailed and complete blueprint in human readable form.

You stay independent.
Because you can always choose:
- You can still do it as you have done it before.
- You will experience that with the service you will get the better models faster and is inexpensive.

Let’s have a try
please contact us, so we can help you!