Cost comparision / Price comparison of Chemometrics / Machine Learning / Data Science for NIR-Spectroscopy (CM) versus Others

Costs are not everything, there are other important factors listed in the table.

CM fix € pricing Others € Price Range (approx.)
Chemometric Package not‑needed
€3500 – €6500 per user
Chemometric Predictor
€1500 – €2500 per NIR device
Chemometric Training not‑needed
€1500 – €2500 per user
Chemometrician* Salary not‑needed
1 years Salary / year
(+ risk of Employee Turnover)
Powerful Computer (many Processors, lot of RAM for big data) not‑needed
€1500 – €4500 per computer
Development and Usage
Development of a Calibration
€80 – €150 / hour
of Chemometrician* using a Chemometric Software (click and wait) and applying it’s knowledge
Usage of a Calibration
€60 / year
Total €178 in first year
€60 in second year
initial (min €8000 , max €15500)
+ 2 * (2 – 4)(hour to cost same! as CM service) * (€80 – €150) Chemometrician* work
no initial cost
very high initial costs
no personnel cost
high personnel* costs
constant CM services
risk of Employee Turnover
global knowledge
risk of only use personal knowledge
easy to calculate fix cost on demand
difficult to calculate variable cost on demand plus Chemometrician* Recruitment needed
Results :
calibration prediction performance
always reproducible highly optimized
only as good as your Chemometrician* daily condition
better prediction performance, due to best-of 10’000x calibrations
small size of experiments, non-optimal calibrations

See also: pricing

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*) Personnel / Chemometrician / Data Scientist / Data Analyst / Machine Learning Engineer : We are not against it, we are one of them a long time ago, but the way the work is done is changing (see below).

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Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #30, 2019

Are you a Analytical Spectroscopist using NearInfraRed (NIR)? This is for you | QA QC Food Feed Lab Biotech LINK

Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly 29, 2019 | NIRS NIR Spectroscopy Chemometrics Spectrometer Spectrometric Analytical Chemistry Chemical Analysis Lab Labs Laboratories Laboratory Software Sensors QA QC Testing Quality Checking LINK

Spektroskopie und Chemometrie Neuigkeiten Wöchentlich 29, 2019 | NIRS NIR Spektroskopie Chemometrie Spektrometer Sensor Nahinfrarot Chemie Analytik Analysengeräte Analysentechnik Analysemethode Nahinfrarotspektroskopie Laboranalyse LINK

Spettroscopia e Chemiometria Weekly News 29, 2019 | NIRS NIR Spettroscopia Chemiometria analisi chimica Spettrale Spettrometro Chem Sensore Attrezzatura analitica Laboratorio analisi prova qualità Analysesystem predictionmodels LINK

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“Study on the Relationship Model between Drying Time and Moisture Content of Coco-peat” LINK

“Combining attenuated total reflectance- infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics for the identification and the dosage estimation of MDMA tablets” LINK

Raman spectroscopy and chemometrics: A potential universal method for … LINK


Near Infrared

In Press: High prevalence of cholesterol-rich atherosclerotic lesions in ancient mummies: A near-infrared spectroscopy study. LINK

“Maintaining the predictive abilities of tea moisture content models on different environment based on Visible and Near-Infrared spectroscopy technique” LINK

“Classification of commercial charcoal for domestic use by near infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Fast determination of oxides content in cement raw meal using NIR-spectroscopy and backward interval PLS with genetic algorithm” LINK

“Prediction of Soil Lead Content Using Visible and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK

“Cultivar Classification of Single Sweet Corn Seed Using Fourier Transform Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Combined with Discriminant Analysis” LINK

“FT-NIR: a tool for rapid intracellular lipid quantification in oleaginous yeasts” FTNIR LINK

“Prediction of soluble solid content, vitamin C, total acid and firmness in astringent persimmon (Diospyros kaki L.) cv. Rendeu using NIR spectroscopy” LINK

Near-infrared spectroscopy, has detected cholesterol-rich plaques in arterial samples in ancient mummies.These earlier-stage lesions from different geographical areas, suggests atherosclerosis has been present in humans since ancient times.| ☆ LINK

Karl Norris: Father of NIR Spectroscopy. We are sad to announce that Karl Norris passed away peacefully on 17 July 2019 at the age of 98. Nearinfrared LINK

“Pengembangan Model Jaringan Syaraf Tiruan untuk Penentuan Kandungan Kimia Biji Kopi Arabika Gayo dengan NIRS” LINK


“Pharmaceutical formulation analysis of a gelatin-based soft capsule film sheet containing phytic acid using near-infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Non-destructive testing technology of sugar content in Huapi kumquat by near infrared spectroscopy.” LINK

“Determination of the Lignocellulosic Components of Olive Tree Pruning Biomass by Near Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK

“The quantitative detection of botanical impurities contained in seed cotton with near infrared spectroscopy method” LINK

Process Control

“Controlling Moisture Content of Natural Fibres in RTM-Process” LINK


“MIR spectral characterization of plastic to enable discrimination in an industrial recycling context: I. Specific case of styrenic polymers” LINK

Food & Feed

“Rapid fraud detection of cocoa powder with carob flour using near infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“A Novel Approach to Measure the Total Antioxidant Power of Wines through Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Its Relevance in Human Nutrition” LINK


“Investigation on optical and mechanical properties of an organic single crystal: Guanidinium 4-aminobenzene sulfonate” LINK

“Microsoft to invest $1 billion in OpenAI” LINK

“[ZITATION][C] Research of Portable Tea Polyphenols Detector” LINK

Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #15, 2019

NIR Spectrometry Custom Applications for chemical analysis | laboratory analyzer analyser QA QC QAQC lab chem LINK

Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly 14, 2019 | NIRS NIR Spectroscopy Chemometrics analysis Spectrometer Spectrometric Analytical Sensors QC Lab Labs Laboratories Laboratory LabServices Quality Checking FoodLab Foodtesting LINK

Spektroskopie und Chemometrie Neuigkeiten Wöchentlich 14, 2019 | NIRS NIR Spektroskopie Chemometrie Spektrometer Sensor Nahinfrarot Analysengeräte Analysentechnik Analysemethode Nahinfrarotspektroskopie Laboranalyse Qualitätslabor Labor LINK

Spettroscopia e Chemiometria Weekly News 14, 2019 | NIRS Spettroscopia Chemiometria analisi chimica Spettrale Spettrometro Sensore Attrezzatura analitica Laboratorio analisi prova qualità LabManager LINK

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“Evaluation of pork freshness using two-dimensional correlation visible/near-infrared spectroscopy combined with support vector machine.” LINK

“Rapid analysis of the Tanreqing injection by near-infrared spectroscopy combined with least squares support vector machine and Gaussian process modeling techniques” LINK

“NIR Spectroscopy Coupled Chemometric Algorithms for Rapid Antioxidants Activity Assessment of Chinese Dates (Zizyphus Jujuba Mill.)” LINK

“Near infrared system coupled chemometric algorithms for the variable selection and prediction of baicalin in three different processes” LINK

“Innovative and rapid analysis for rice authenticity using hand-held NIR spectrometry and chemometrics” LINK

“Predictions of fruit shelf life and quality after ripening: Are quality traits measured at harvest reliable indicators?” LINK

“Hierarchical Multi-Scale Convolutional Neural Networks for Hyperspectral Image Classification” remote sensing Sensors LINK

“Prediction of soil salinity with soil-reflected spectra: A comparison of two regression methods” LINK

“Rapid Determination of Green Tea Origins by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Multi-Wavelength Statistical Discriminant Analysis” LINK

Near Infrared

Engineers are making their mark on biotech by showing that near-infrared light can trigger the release of CRISPR-Cas9 to slow tumor growth | inovation Engineering LINK

“NIRS quantification of lake sediment composition by multiple regression using end-member spectra” LINK

“Research and analysis of cadmium residue in tomato leaves based on WT-LSSVR and Vis-NIR hyperspectral imaging.” LINK

“Nontargeted Analytical Methods as a Powerful Tool for the Authentication of Spices and Herbs: A Review” NIRS LINK

“Exploratory data assessment of fecal NIRS from small ruminants: toward a global model to Brazilian Northeastern rangelands.” LINK

“Predição do teor de matéria seca e da proteína bruta do Capim-tanzânia por meio da espectroscopia NIR.” LINK

“Compositional analysis of semolina with added fibers by near infrared spectroscopy (NIR)” LINK

“Exploratory analysis of fecal NIR spectra similarity of goats and sheep grazing Brazilian Northeastern rangelands.” LINK

“Feasibility Study on Identification of Mercury Element From An Unknown Substance Using Visible-NIR Spectroscopy and SVM Classifier” LINK


“Rapid and non-destructive analysis for the identification of multi-grain rice seeds with near-infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Rapid nondestructive detection of multiple quality parameters of fresh purple sweet potato based on visible near infrared spectroscopy.” LINK

“LOCAL regression applied to a citrus multispecies library to assess chemical quality parameters using near infrared spectroscopy” LINK

“Review of Anti-counterfeiting of Prints Based on Infrared Spectroscopy” LINK

“Near infrared and hyperspectral studies of archaeological stratigraphy and statistical considerations” LINK


“Estimating the Composition of Food Nutrients from Hyperspectral Signals Based on Deep Neural Networks” Sensors LINK

“Short communication: Effects of drying and analytical methods on nitrogen concentrations of feeds, feces, milk, and urine of dairy cows” LINK

“Espectroscopia óptica para detecção de resíduos de antibióticos em leite” “Optical spectroscopy for the detection of residues of antibiotics in milk” LINK


” Spectral sensing to build picture of natural disasters” LINK

“Determination of oil content and fatty acids profile in sunflower seeds through near infra-red spectroscopy under various treatments of potassium nitrate, zinc sulphate and gibberellic acid” LINK


“Pin-sized sensor could bring chemical ID to smartphone-sized devices” LINK

“Ubiquitous spectral sensing with FT-IR MEMS chip” LINK