Hyperspectral Imaging Provides Detection and High Contrast Imaging of Biological Stains, According to New White Paper

ChemImage released a white paper discussing the ability of hyperspectral imaging to nondestructively demonstrate sufficient quality images that can assist bloodstain examiners in setting apart biological fluids from substrates. The analysis of biological fluids at a crime scene or on an article of physical evidence can assist investigators in understanding the circumstances surrounding a violent crime as well as provide a link between a suspect, the victim and the crime scene through DNA analysis. 

In this proof-of-concept study, scientists at ChemImage used the HSI Examiner™ 1000 instrument, employing visible and near-infrared (NIR) reflectance hyperspectral imaging (HSI), to observe saliva, sweat, urine, blood and semen stains on a variety of natural and semi fabrics. The Examiner's capability for visualizing and presumptively locating the various stains on the different substrates is shown in the results.

The white paper, entitled "Hyperspectral Imaging Provides Detection and High Contrast Imaging of Biological Stains", gives reason to incorporate hyperspectral imaging as a potential solution to some challenges that exist in biological stain analysis.

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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