ULM, Germany - WITec’s fully automated Raman imaging system apyron won the first prize at the Achema 2015 Innovation Awards in the category of Laboratory and Analytical Technologies. The new Raman system was chosen as the top innovation from among 18 applicants in this category.

This year, some 100 companies applied to be considered for the awards for the most innovative devices, systems and processes featured at the exhibition. Achema, in Frankfurt, Germany, is the world’s largest trade show for the chemical engineering and process industry.

“Winning the Achema 2015 Innovation Award is another welcome recognition of WITec’s enormous innovative strength,” said Dr. Joachim Koenen, WITec CEO.

The apyron microscope was developed to bring an exceptional user-friendliness to the capability in Raman imaging. With the apyron’s configurable architecture, the steps from experimental conceptualization to novel data acquisition have become automated, consolidated and software-controlled.