ChemImage Scientists Present on Smart Chemical Imaging Sensors at 2017 PITTCON Conference


PITTSBURGH, March 6, 2017 - ChemImage announces that Matthew Nelson, Ph.D, Chief Scientist, will give a scientific presentation discussing smart chemical imaging sensors during the 2017 Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (PITTCON) in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Nelson’s presentation entitled, “‘Smart’ Chemical Imaging Sensors: Making Our World Healthier and Safer” will take place on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 beginning at 3:40pm. The talk was invited to be given as a part of The Coblentz Society - Williams-Wright Award Symposium honoring this year’s winner, Slobodan Sasic from SSCI/AMRI. The Williams-Wright Award is presented annually to an industrial spectroscopist who has made significant contributions to vibrational spectroscopy while working in the industry.

The ChemImage presentation will provide an overview of current and emerging strategies for automated detection of disease and hazardous materials using smart Chemical Imaging sensors. The discussion will also include use scenarios and detection results for these sensors. In addition to speaking at the award symposium, Dr. Nelson will preside over the “Biomedical - Novel Techniques” oral sessions on the morning of Monday, March 6th.

“Chemical Imaging is the foundation for these sensor platforms, specifically wide area Chemical Imaging sensors that utilize shortwave infrared (SWIR) absorption and/or Raman scattering spectroscopic techniques,” said Dr. Nelson. “The symposium is a great opportunity to recognize the contributions of Slobodan Sasic and to present ChemImage’s current development efforts to the spectroscopy community.”

“We congratulate Slobodan for receiving the Williams-Wright Award. It’s a privilege for Dr. Nelson to present on current work at ChemImage with other industrial spectroscopists. The work described by Dr. Nelson is moving quickly towards commercialization, including clinical sensors for optical detection of human disease, and surveillance sensors to combat terroristic threats associated with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and chemical warfare agents. ChemImage has invested in the development of smart sensor platform that provide end-users real-time, high confidence, autonomous situational awareness of their environment with the goal of making the world healthier and safer,” said Patrick J. Treado, ChemImage Founder and Chief Technology Officer.

PITTCON 2017 takes place on March 5 - 9, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois and is the world’s leading annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. The conference attracts more than 16,000 attendees from industry, academia and government from over 90 countries worldwide. The Pittsburgh Conference is a Pennsylvania not-for-profit educational corporation that is comprised of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP).

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About ChemImage Sensor Systems

ChemImage Sensor Systems develops innovative standoff chemical imaging sensors that make our world healthier and safer by utilizing patented imaging capabilities and leverage current in-the-field technologies to address the ever-changing landscape of drugs, chemical, biological and explosive (CBE) threats. The company has developed a series of chemical imaging sensors for point, proximity, remote and standoff detection and identification in both fixed site and on-the-move configurations, in order to protect military troops, security personnel and citizens. For more information, visit

ChemImage Sensor Systems is a subsidiary of ChemImage Corporation, a leader in chemical imaging technology and instrumentation.

About ChemImage Corporation

ChemImage Corporation is a Pittsburgh based company committed to making the world healthier and safer through dramatic advancements in chemical imaging technology. The company combines proprietary, state-of-the-art imaging sensors, algorithms and analytical software to solve the world's most challenging health and safety issues.

ChemImage seeks to provide an Awareness of Things™ (AoT™) to a global audience, using the company's innovation platforms to provide people with unprecedented levels of vision, information and situational knowledge about their surroundings in their everyday lives. To accomplish this goal, the firm develops technologies for chemical and biological applications across many global industries; including life sciences, bio-medical, security, threat detection, anatomic pathology, forensics and diagnostics.

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