Science in Action


High-end modular PMT fluorometers are abundant in research labs. And now, HORIBA Scientific has developed the perfect supplement for these highly capable research spectrofluorometers.

Duetta™ is the first two-in-one fluorescence and absorbance fluorometer. Duetta is perfect for those who visit your lab to get a quick spectra measurement, since it can collect both fluorescence and absorbance spectra. And with its new super intuitive, touch screen EzSpec™ software, you won’t have to spend time training people to run it. Read more...


Law enforcement officers in Raleigh, North Carolina arrest and bring a suspect into the Wake County Detention Center hundreds of times a week. Staff members of Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification (CCBI) collect fingerprints, photographs, and DNA from arrestees during routine booking procedures. 

In one case, using an innovation created by SPEX Forensics, a division of HORIBA Instruments, a suspect was subsequently linked by fingerprints to 32 different outstanding felony cases.  Read More...


Ahh, the ubiquitous car. How we take it for granted. We just slide in, tap into our favorite tunes and take to the road. But without the proper technology, the door would crack or the body would bend before we even got started.

That’s where elemental analysis comes in. It’s used in a number of industries, including metallurgy and power supplies for automobiles. It allows us to design vehicles that won’t corrode, fade or fall apart. Read More...