Digitization in the field of NIR spectroscopy (smart sensors)

Digitalization is advancing, also in NIR spectroscopy, which enables trainable miniature smart sensors e.g. for analyses in the food&feed, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors.

The calibration is the core of a NIR spectroscopy sensor, it enables the numerous applications and should therefore not be the weakest link in the measurement chain.

The development of calibrations that turn NIR spectrometers into smart sensors is done manually by experts (NIR specialist, chemometrician, data scientist) with so-called chemometrics software.

This is very time-consuming (time to market) and the result is person-dependent and thus suboptimal, because each expert has his own preferred way of proceeding. In addition, the calibrations have to be maintained, as new data has been collected in the meantime, which can be used to extend and improve the calibrations.

This is where our automated service comes in, combining the knowledge and good practices of NIR spectroscopy and chemometrics collected in one software and using machine learning to generate optimal calibrations.

Based on this, we have developed a complete technology platform (Time to Market) that covers the entire process from sending NIR + Lab data, to NIR Calibration as a Service, from online purchase of calibrations, to NIR Predictor software that directly evaluates newly measured NIR data locally and generates result reports.

Besides the free desktop version with user interface, the NIR Predictor can also be integrated (OEM). This can be integrated in parallel as a complement to your current Predictor, allowing the user to choose how they want to calibrate. And give them the advantage in NIR feasibility studies and NIR spectrometer evaluations to quickly provide the customer with a solid and accurate calibration that will make their NIR system deliver better results.

Advantages for your NIR users (internal or external)
  • no initial costs (no chemometrics software license required),
  • calculable operating costs (fixed amount instead of time and hourly rate) (calibration development, calibration maintenance)
  • easy to use (no chemometrics and software training),
  • quicker to use (no calibration development work) and
  • better calibrations (precision, accuracy, robustness, …)


Our chargeable service is based on the calibration development and the annual calibration use. Calibration development and calibration use can also be carried out separately (manufacturer / user).

For you as a spectrometer manufacturer, this means that you can deliver your system pre-calibrated for certain applications without incurring software license costs. And without your application specialists having to provide additional calibration services.

The unique advantages of our calibration service together with the free NIR Predictor are:
  • no software license costs (chemometrics software, predictor software, OEM integration)
  • no chemometrics know-how necessary
  • no time needed to develop optimal NIR calibrations.


If interested in using/evaluating the service :

About CalibrationModel.com : Time and knowledge intensive creation and optimization of chemometric evaluation methods for spectrometers as a service to enable more accurate analysis and measurement results.



see also

Paradigm Change in NIR

Five Mistakes to avoid on Digitalization in NIR

NIR – Total cost of ownership (TCO)

OEM / White Label Software

White Paper



Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #49, 2020

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Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly 48, 2020 | NIRS NIR Spectroscopy MachineLearning Spectrometer Spectrometric Analytical Chemistry Chemical Analysis Lab Labs Laboratories Laboratory Software IoT Sensors QA QC Testing Quality LINK

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Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)

“NIR spectroscopy of natural medicines supported by novel instrumentation and methods for data analysis and interpretation” LINK

“A fast determination of insecticide deltamethrin by spectral data fusion of UV-vis and NIR based on extreme learning machine” LINK

“Assessing Laser Cleaning of a Limestone Monument by Fiber Optics Reflectance Spectroscopy (FORS) and Visible and Near-Infrared (VNIR) Hyperspectral Imaging …” LINK

“Near infrared spectroscopy combined with chemometrics to detect and quantify adulteration of maca powder ” LINK

“Potential of smartphone-coupled micro NIR spectroscopy for quality control of green tea” LINK

“APPLICATION OF VIS–NIR HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING FOR PREDICTION OF FLAVONOIDS, ANTHOCYANINS AND SOLUBLE SOLIDS CONTENT IN …” LINK




Infrared Spectroscopy (IR) and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)

“Determination of Adenosine and Cordycepin Concentrations in Cordyceps militaris Fruiting Bodies Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy.” LINK

“… : Prediction of α-Lactalbumin and β-Lactoglobulin Composition of Aqueous Whey Solutions Using Fourier Transform Mid-Infrared and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK

“The Effect of Freeze-Drying Pretreatment on the Accuracy of Near Infrared Spectroscopic Food Analysis to Predict the Nutritive Values of Japanese Cooked Foods” LINK

“Estimating hardness and density of wood and charcoal by near-infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Assessing the interaction between drying and addition of maltodextrin to Kakadu plum powder samples by two dimensional and near infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Near-infrared Spectroscopy and Hyperspectral Imaging for Sugar Content Evaluation in Potatoes over Multiple Growing Seasons” LINK

“Determination of radial profiles of wood properties using a near infrared scanning system” LINK

“FTIR combined with chemometric tools (Fingerprinting spectroscopy) in comparison to HPLC; Which strategy offers more opportunities as a green analytical chemistry technique for the pharmaceutical analysis” LINK

“Prediction of high-biomass sorghum quality using near infrared spectroscopy to monitoring calorific value, moisture, and ash content.” LINK




Raman Spectroscopy

“Preliminary Assessment of Parmigiano Reggiano Authenticity by Handheld Raman Spectroscopy” LINK




Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI)

“Hyperspectral Imaging for Minced Meat Classification Using Nonlinear Deep Features” LINK

“Monitoring microstructural changes and moisture distribution of dry-cured pork-A combined confocal laser scanning microscopy and hyperspectral imaging study.” LINK

“Monitoring Urban Black-Odorous Water by Using Hyperspectral Data and Machine Learning” LINK


Chemometrics and Machine Learning

“Development of multi-product calibration models of various root and tuber powders by fourier transform near infra-red (FT-NIR) spectroscopy for the quantification of polysaccharide contents.” LINK


Research on Spectroscopy

“Extraction of rheological-optical characteristics of rice single kernel, in order to develop an instrumental method for determining grain quality” LINK




Equipment for Spectroscopy

“Near-infrared spectroscopy in quality control of Piper nigrum: A Comparison of performance of benchtop and handheld spectrometers” Pepper LINK




Process Control and NIR Sensors

“De-risking excipient particle size distribution variability with automated robust mixing: Integrating quality by design and process analytical technology.” LINK

“Evaluation of IoT-Enabled Monitoring and Electronic Nose Spoilage Detection for Salmon Freshness During Cold Storage” Foods LINK




Agriculture NIR-Spectroscopy Usage

“Impact of Goji Berries (Lycium barbarum) Supplementation on the Energy Homeostasis of Rabbit Does: Uni- and Multivariate Approach” Animals LINK

“Chemometrics in NIR Hyperspectral Imaging: Theory and Applications in the Agricultural Crops and Products Sector” LINK




Horticulture NIR-Spectroscopy Applications

“Watermelon ripeness detector using near infrared spectroscopy” LINK




Food & Feed Industry NIR Usage

“Portable NIR spectrometer for quick identification of fat bloom in chocolates.” LINK

“Non-destructive identification of slightly sprouted wheat kernels using hyperspectral data on both sides of wheat kernels” LINK




Pharma Industry NIR Usage

“Application of Process Analytical Technology in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Production (PAT)” LINK




Medicinal Spectroscopy

“Microwave Ablation Efficacy Evaluation of Bone Tissue Based on Near Infrared Spectrum” LINK




Laboratory and NIR-Spectroscopy

“Simultaneous prediction of several soil properties related to engineering uses based on laboratory Vis-NIR reflectance spectroscopy” LINK




Other

“ニューラルネットワークを用いた近赤外ハイパースペクトル画像におけるプラーク検出” Dental Plaque Detection LINK

“Preparation and characterization of triamterene complex with ascorbic acid derivatives” LINK

NIR Analysis in Laboratory and Laboratories – aka NIR Labs and NIR testing


Do you have a NIR spectrometer in your Lab?

How many other analytics you do in the Lab could be done faster and cheaper with NIR?

Is this possible and precise enough?

Try, we have the solution for you!
You have the NIR, scan the samples, you have the lab values and the spectra, we calibrate for you!

To see if the application is possible and how precise it can be due to knowledge based intensive model optimizations.

We do the NIR feasibility study with data for you. Fixed prices

NIR has huge application potentials and it’s a Green analytical method, that’s fast and easy to use. And has today the possibility to scale out with inexpensive mobile NIR spectrometers.

Bring the Lab to the sample. To avoid sample transport and get immediate results for decision at the place or in the process.

Just try the NIR application, use the NIR daily, collect data in parallel, we develop, optimize and maintain the calibration models for you.

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What is possible today with NIR?
The number of different Applications exploded in the last 2-3 years!
See NIR research papers news daily on @CalibModel or the 7-day summariesNIR News Weekly” here.

Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #37, 2020

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Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly 36, 2020 | NIRS NIR Spectroscopy MachineLearning Spectrometer Spectrometric Analytical Chemistry Chemical Analysis Lab Labs Laboratories Laboratory Software IoT Sensors QA QC Testing Quality LINK

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Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)

“NIR Spectroscopic Techniques for Quality and Process Control in the Meat Industry” LINK

“Estimating coefficient of linear extensibility using Vis–NIR reflectance spectral data: Comparison of model validation approaches” LINK

“NIR spectroscopy and chemometric tools to identify high content of deoxynivalenol in barley” LINK

“Combining multivariate method and spectral variable selection for soil total nitrogen estimation by Vis–NIR spectroscopy” LINK

“Multi-task deep learning of near infrared spectra for improved grain quality trait predictions” LINK

“Multi-factor Fusion Models for Soluble Solid Content Detection in Pear (Pyrus bretschneideri ‘Ya’) Using Vis/NIR Online Half-transmittance Technique” LINK

“Determining regression equations for predicting the metabolic energy values of barley-producing cultivars in Iran and comparing the results with the results of NIRS method and cultivars …” LINK

“Using Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS) to Predict Glucobrassicin Concentrations in Cabbage and Brussels Sprout Leaf Tissue” LINK

“Near-Infrared Spectroscopy for Analyzing Changes of Pulp Color of Kiwifruit in Different Depths” LINK

“Novel NIR modeling design and assignment in process quality control of Honeysuckle flower by QbD” LINK




Infrared Spectroscopy (IR) and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)

“Near-infrared spectroscopy to determine cold-flow improver concentrations in diesel fuel” LINK

“Improving spatial synchronization between X-ray and near-infrared spectra information to predict wood density profiles” LINK

“Functional principal component analysis for near-infrared spectral data: a case study on Tricholoma matsutakeis” LINK

“Midinfrared spectroscopy as a tool for realtime monitoring of ethanol absorption in glycols” LINK

“Inline characterization of dispersion uniformity evolution during a twinscrew blending extrusion based on nearinfrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Development of Fourier Transform near Infrared Spectroscopy Methods for the Rapid Quantification of Starch and Cellulose in Mozzarella and Other Italian-Type CHEESES” LINK

“Prediction of Anthocyanin Content in Three Types of Blueberry Pomace by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK

“Sweetness Detection and Grading of Peaches and Nectarines by Combining Short-and Long-Wave Fourier-Transform Near-Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK




Spectral Imaging

“Use of UAS Multispectral Imagery at Different Physiological Stages for Yield Prediction and Input Resource Optimization in Corn” Remote Sensing LINK




Chemometrics and Machine Learning

“Combination of visible reflectance and acoustic response to improve nondestructive assessment of maturity and indirect prediction of internal quality of redfleshed pomelo” LINK

“Green Analytical Methods of Antimalarial Artemether-Lumefantrine Analysis for Falsification Detection Using a LowCost Handled NIR Spectrometer with DD-SIMCA and Drug Quantification by HPLC” LINK

“Data fusion of UPLC data, NIR spectra and physicochemical parameters with chemometrics as an alternative to evaluating kombucha fermentation” LINK

“Effect of physicochemical factors and use of milk powder on milk rennet-coagulation: Process understanding by near infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics” LINK

“A Digital Approach to Model Quality and Sensory Traits of Beers Fermented under Sonication Based on Chemical Fingerprinting” LINK

“Latent Variable Graphical Modeling for High Dimensional Data Analysis” LINK




Equipment for Spectroscopy

“Evaluation of Salmon, Tuna, and Beef Freshness Using a Portable Spectrometer” Sensors LINK

“Developing a soil spectral library using a low-cost NIR spectrometer for precision fertilization in Indonesia” LINK

“Compact Solid Etalon Computational Spectrometer: FY19 Optical Systems Technology Line-Supported Program” LINK




Agriculture NIR-Spectroscopy Usage

“Detection of Melamine Adulteration in Milk Powder by Using Optical Spectroscopy Technologies in the Last Decade—a Review” LINK




Horticulture NIR-Spectroscopy Applications

“Accurate non-destructive prediction of peach fruit internal quality and physiological maturity with a single scan using near infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Recent Advances in Spectral Analysis Techniques for Non-Destructive Detection of Internal Quality in Watermelon and Muskmelon: A Review” “光谱分析在西甜瓜内部品质无损检测中的研究进展” LINK




Food & Feed Industry NIR Usage

“Detection of fraud in highquality rice by nearinfrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Detecting food fraud in extra virgin olive oil using a prototype portable hyphenated photonics sensor” LINK

“Nondestructive detection of sunset yellow in cream based on near-infrared spectroscopy and interval random forest” LINK




Other

“The Detection of Substitution Adulteration of Paprika with Spent Paprika by the Application of Molecular Spectroscopy Tools.” LINK

“The Effect of Monomers on the Recognition Properties of Molecularly Imprinted Beads for Proto-hypericin and Proto-pseudohypericin” | FLOREA GAVRILA 1 20.pdf LINK





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Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #33, 2020

NIR Calibration-Model Services

Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly 32, 2020 | NIRS NIR Spectroscopy MachineLearning Spectrometer Spectrometric Analytical Chemistry Chemical Analysis Lab Labs Laboratories Laboratory Software IoT Sensors QA QC Testing Quality LINK

Spektroskopie und Chemometrie Neuigkeiten Wöchentlich 32, 2020 | NIRS NIR Spektroskopie MachineLearning Spektrometer IoT Sensor Nahinfrarot Chemie Analytik Analysengeräte Analysentechnik Analysemethode Nahinfrarotspektroskopie Laboranalyse LINK

Spettroscopia e Chemiometria Weekly News 32, 2020 | NIRS NIR Spettroscopia MachineLearning analisi chimica Spettrale Spettrometro Chem IoT Sensore Attrezzatura analitica Laboratorio analisi prova qualità Analysesystem QualityControl LINK

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Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)

“Integrated soluble solid and nitrate content assessment of spinach plants using portable NIRS sensors along the supply chain” LINK

“Evaluation of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) and Remote Sensing (RS) for Estimating Pasture Quality in Mediterranean Montado Ecosystem” LINK

“Evaluation of Homogeneity in Drug Seizures Using Near-Infrared (NIR) Hyperspectral Imaging and Principal Component Analysis (PCA)”LINK

“FT-NIRS Coupled with PLS Regression as a Complement to HPLC Routine Analysis of Caffeine in Tea Samples” Foods LINK




Infrared Spectroscopy (IR) and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)

“Model based optimization of transflection near infrared spectroscopy as a process analytical tool in a continuous flash pasteurizer” LINK

“EXPRESS: Monitoring Polyurethane Foaming Reactions Using Near-Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging” LINK

“Near-infrared spectroscopy for monitoring free jejunal flap.” LINK

“Real-Time and Online Inspection of Multiple Pork Quality Parameters Using Dual-Band Visible/N ear-Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK

“An approach to quantify natural durability of Eucalyptus bosistoana by near infrared spectroscopy for genetic selection” LINK

“Rapid detection of green pea adulteration in ground pistachio nuts using near and mid-infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Non‐invasive quality analysis of thawed tuna using near infrared spectroscopy with baseline correction” LINK




Raman Spectroscopy

“Low-Content Quantitation in Entecavir Tablets Using 1064 nm Raman Spectroscopy” LINK




Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI)

“Detecting defects on cheese using hyperspectral image analysisLINK

“Non-destructive discrimination of the variety of sweet maize seeds based on hyperspectral image coupled with wavelength selection algorithm” LINK

“Hyperspectral Imaging from a Multipurpose Floating Platform to Estimate Chlorophyll-a Concentrations in Irrigation Pond Water” Remote Sensing LINK

“Alfalfa Yield Prediction Using UAV-Based Hyperspectral Imagery and Ensemble Learning” LINK




Chemometrics and Machine Learning

“Maintaining the predictive abilities of near-infrared spectroscopy models for the determination of multi-parameters in White Paeony Root” LINK

“Machine Learning Modeling of Wine Sensory Profiles and Color of Vertical Vintages of Pinot Noir Based on Chemical Fingerprinting, Weather and Management Data” Sensors LINK

“Authentication of the Geographical Origin of “Vallerano” Chestnut by Near Infrared Spectroscopy Coupled with Chemometrics” LINK




Agriculture NIR-Spectroscopy Usage

“Relationship between chemical composition and standardized ileal digestible amino acid contents of corn grain in broiler chickens” LINK

“NIR spectroscopy and management of bioactive components, antioxidant activity, and macronutrients in fruits” LINK

“Determination of mechanical properties of whey protein films during accelerated aging: Application of FTIR profiles and chemometric tools” LINK

“A portable IoT NIR spectroscopic system to analyze the quality of dairy farm forage” LINK

“Exploring Relevant Wavelength Regions for Estimating Soil Total Carbon Contents of Rice Fields in Madagascar from Vis-NIR Spectra with Sequential Application of …” LINK

“Applied Sciences, Vol. 10, Pages 4345: Observation of Potential Contaminants in Processed Biomass Using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK

“Animals, Vol. 10, Pages 1095: Comparison of Fatty Acid Proportions Determined by Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy and Gas Chromatography in Bulk and Individual Milk Samples” LINK

“Manipulation of Fruit Dry Matter via Seasonal Pruning and Its Relationship to dAnjou Pear Yield and Fruit Quality” Agronomy LINK




Forestry and Wood Industry NIR Usage

“The Effect of Construction and Demolition Waste Plastic Fractions on Wood-Polymer Composite Properties” LINK




Food & Feed Industry NIR Usage

“Analysis of sorghum content in corn–sorghum flour bioethanol feedstock by near infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Quantitative detection of fatty acid value during storage of wheat flour based on a portable near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy system” LINK

“Integration of spectra and image features of Vis/NIR hyperspectral imaging for prediction of deoxynivalenol contamination in whole wheat flour” LINK

“Ongoing Research on Microgreens: Nutritional Properties, Shelf-Life, Sustainable Production, Innovative Growing and Processing Approaches” Foods LINK




Pharma Industry NIR Usage

“Direct Catalytic Fuel Cell Device Coupled to Chemometric Methods to Detect Organic Compounds of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Interest” Sensors LINK




Laboratory and NIR-Spectroscopy

“Application of infrared microscopy and alternating least squares to the forensic analysis of automotive paint chips” LINK




Other

“Phenotypic plasticity and nonstructural carbohydrates in annual growth rings of the australian red cedar clones in contrasting enviroments” LINK





Why use fully Automated Model Building for NIR-Spectroscopy?

  • lowers the barriers to using NIR-Spectroscopy based analysis technology
    by reducing the technical expertise required to build mathematical prediction models.

  • reduces human error, automates repetitive tasks,
    and enables the development of more effective models.

  • interpret-able trained models by access to the detailed calibration report
    that contains the intellectual property (IP) how the model is constructed and validated.

  • deploy models yourselves in a production-ready state
    (identifiable versioned models that are secured against changes and tampering)

  • free NIR-Predictor software with graphical user interface (GUI)
    and also optional with a software development kit (SDK)
    and source code samples using the application programming interface (API)
    to transform spectral raw data to prediction results.

  • allows to process anonymous data,
    we don’t need to know what type of sample you have measured or
    what name the ingredient has, you can just name it A or B.

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