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



NIR Method Development Service for Labs and NIR-Vendors (OEM)


CalibrationModel.com ia a perfect match for
    – NIR Vendors    , selling NIR            , with limited capacity for NIR method development
    – Labs                , using NIR            , with limited capacity for NIR method development
    – small Labs        , starting with NIR , with no or less Chemometric knowledge


The Triple to success :
faster better analytics
    LAB Reference Analytics + NIR Spectroscopy + ChemoMetrics
    LAB + NIR +
CM
    => use CM as a Service : CalibrationModel


NIR Method Development : Before / After
    Before
    – The
need of a chemometric software ($$)
    – The
need of expert training courses (time,$$)
    – The
need of manual expert work (time,$$$)
    with
CalibrationModel
    – The
freedom without a chemometric software
    – The
freedom without being an expert
    – The
freedom of using a Service ($)
    =>
work smart, not hard
See Cost Comparision

Workflow:
    Cloud Service
        DATA ->
CalibrationModel -> CALIB
                    fix cost, pay per CALIB development and usage

    Local Usage (no internet connection)
        DATA -> CALIB +
Predictor -> RESULT
                                included, no extra cost

    DATA = exported
Spectra and (Lab-)reference values as JCAMP-DX or other data formats
    CALIB = single quantitative property


Sending DATA
    DATA is sent by email, 2-3 days later, receive email with link to
      WebShop to purchase CALIB with PayPal/CreditCard
    DATA is
deleted after processing (Terms of Service TOS)
    optional: JCAMP
Anonymizer (removes sensitive information) before sending DATA


As Middleman you can
hide/cover the Service (white-label)
    Customer <————————> CalibrationModel
                            or
    Customer <–>
Middleman <–> CalibrationModel
                        NIR Company
                        NIR Sales, Consultancy


Riskless Predictor OEM integration (white label) (in NIR-Vendors Instrument Software)
    Predictor is included at
no extra cost (for software licenses and development kit (SDK))
    Predictor as a
hidden second engine (second Heart)
    Windows .NET, easy programming interface (API)


Ownership
    
DATA owner -> CALIB owner ==> use as your Pre-CALIB
    CALIB is licensed to owner and so copy protected
    The owner can Re-License a CALIB to others
    owner can
re-sell CALIBs in its own WebShop with own prices


Re-Calibration
    DATA + DATA -> CALIB    same easy workflow as    DATA -> CALIB
    optimize from scratch, benefit from complete optimization possibilities
    
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NIR-Predictor Software