|NIR Technologies Inc. Company Services|
|FT-NIR Models to determine Fatty Acid Profiles in Fats&Oils||The new Canadian Food and Drug Regulations (Nutrition Labelling, Nutrient Content Claims and Health Claims) for oils/fats and food products came into effect on December 12, 2002 and it stipulates that companies must now include fatty acid composition, particularly trans fatty acids on product labels by December 2005. The final ruling by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for labelling trans fatty acids content of food products was published on July 11, 2003 with an effective date of January 1, 2006.
An analytical technique is now available, using Fourier Transform Near Infrared Spectroscopy, that combines the speed of Fourier Transform Infrared (an official AOCS method Cd 14d-99) and specificity & accuracy of Gas Chromatography (an official AOCS method Ce 1f-96) to give full fatty acid profiling of edible oils. Using this technique, NIR Technologies has developed patent pending (US Patent Application No. 10/840277) calibration models, in conjunction with Bruker optics FT-NIR instruments, to determine the Fatty Acid concentrations in edible oils in about a minute.
NIR Technologies Inc. will supply, train, custom make the software to suit your needs. For more details contact us through our web site at www.nirtechnologies.com|
|Chemical Identification (Fingerprint) of Materials||What is NIR? Near Infrared spectroscopy is a non-destructive,
fast accurate, and portable technology. In simple, terms, a near
infrared laser light is pointed at a sample using a fibre optic
probe and the reflected signal is processed for absorption or
reflectance characteristics. In other words, we take a chemical
fingerprint of a material using infrared light at a specific
point in time. A complete scanning process is done in a few
Once an absorption spectrum of a non-metallic material is
obtained and stored electronically, it can be used as a reference
for chemical fingerprinting of materials. The NIR Technology can
be used to enhance quality assurance and in quality control. It
can also be used in research and development. Near Infrared
Spectroscopy which is referred to by some as the sleeping giant
of analytical chemistry, has found applications in many
industries including pharmaceutical, petrochemical, polymer
plastic, agricultural, food, and medical industries for both
quality control and research and development.
NIR Technologies Inc. has the capabilities to provide Quality
Assurance & Quality control, research and development as well as
technical consulting. More details can be found on our web site
|Quality Assurance & Quality Control||Are Quality Assurance and Quality Control functions important to
your business? Have you ever wondered if you could cut your
quality control costs? Have you ever wished to have the
opportunity to compete on a level playing field with large
multinational corporations in the area of quality control?
WE CAN SHOW YOU HOW.
NIR Technologies Inc. was established to assist you in realizing
those advantages. We are equipped with Fourier Transform Near
Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-NIR) which is a comparative method that
can be used as a quality control tool or in receipt-inspection to
fingerprint (chemical composition) non-metallic materials both
liquids and solids. Once a spectrum of a sample is obtained it
can be used as a reference for future comparison purposes. It
can be used in raw material inspection, on-line during
processing, or QC of finished products.|
|Human body fat content determination||Fourier Transformation Near Infrared (FT-NIR) Spectroscopy
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight. Of these over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese. 65% of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight. More than 40 million children under the age of five were overweight in 2010. Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide.
FT-NIR Spectroscopy is the latest technology used as a simple, fast, reliable, non-invasive, cost-effective and accurate method to measure body fat content. While there are many techniques used to measure body fat, FT-NIR Spectroscopy has proven to be comparable to very accurate methods, such as, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA).
This technique is fast, accurate, reliable, non-invasive and cost-effective.|
|Pharmaceutical Packaging Material Identification||NIR Technologies Inc. currently holds a Drug Establishment Licence (# 101313-A) issued by Health Canada for the identification of packaging materials.
Fourier Transform Near Infrared spectroscopy has established itself as a fast, accurate, reliable, cost effective and non-destructive measurement method for the identification of materials and Quality Control and Quality Assurance. For example, for one of our pharmaceutical customers, we have developed and implemented an identification method for the packaging components. As a result, the waiting period for analysis was reduced from ten days, with the previous technique, to same day service.
We can provide the same day service once we have included your packaging material in our identification library.
Contact us if you are interested to speed up your production runs and need the same day analysis of the packaging material.|
|Quantitative Analysis Model for Fatty Acids in Fats & Oils||NIR Technologies Inc. has developed specific quantitative analysis models for fatty acids in Fats & Oils and are available for licensing. These models work in conjunction with Fourier Transform Near Infrared Spectroscopy Equipment.|