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Timegate Instruments Ltd Joins Bio-Rad’s KnowItAll Raman Spectral Identification Partner Program

As a Partner, Timegate Offers its Customers Access to the Largest Global Raman Library & Identification Software from Bio-Rad

OULU, Finland and HERCULES, Calif.–November 15, 2019–Timegate Instruments Ltd, developer and manufacturer of time-gated Raman spectrometers and Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global leader of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced that Timegate has joined Bio-Rad’s KnowItAll Raman Spectral Identification partner program.

As a Bio-Rad Raman Spectral Identification Partner, Timegate is bundling its Raman products with a one-year subscription to Bio-Rad’s KnowItAll Raman Identification Pro, providing customers the ability to identify spectra with patented tools that are only available from Bio-Rad.

“When using Raman spectroscopy to identify unknown compounds, KnowItAll offers unparalleled technology that combines the world’s largest Raman spectral library along with intelligent Raman software for spectral analysis,” said Gregory M. Banik, Ph.D.,

Bio-Rad General Manager, Informatics. “We are delighted to partner with Timegate to offer this solution to Timegate customers along with their instrument purchase.”

”With Bio-Rad´s KnowItAll Raman Identification Pro we can provide our customers with a more comprehensive and accurate analysis for their material analyses,” said Mari Tenhunen, Timegate CEO. “We are very satisfied to cooperate with this kind of high-end software that completes our offering perfectly.”

Partners who join Bio-Rad’s Raman Spectral Identification partner program also have the option to integrate the KnowItAll technology into their software to offer a streamlined customer experience.

BIO-RAD and KNOWITALL are trademarks of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. in certain jurisdictions.

Raman Software-Based Spectral Search/Identification

Researchers use spectral search/identification spectral software along with Raman spectral reference databases to identify unknown substances and verify the composition of synthesized materials in a number of applications and industries. First, precision Raman instruments measure a substance and produce a Raman spectrum, which is expressed as a graph showing a series of peaks that is specific to the sample material. Next, that spectrum is compared to a reference database of the measured spectra of known substances. If a matching spectrum is found, the material in question can be identified. Bio-Rad’s KnowItAll solutions provide search software tools, as well as the world's most extensive collection of reference spectra used in this type of analysis.

Bio-Rad’s KnowItAll Software

Bio-Rad’s award-winning KnowItAll spectroscopy software offers comprehensive solutions for spectral analysis, identification, search, data management, and reporting. It supports multiple instrument vendor file formats and techniques Infrared (IR), Raman, Near IR (NIR), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Mass Spectrometry (MS), Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy and chromatography). The software, combined with the world’s largest spectral library, helps chemists extract even greater knowledge from their spectral data. Learn more at


A screenshot of the Bio-Rad KnowItAll software.

About Bio-Rad

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) is a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of innovative products for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. With a focus on quality and customer service for over 65 years, our products advance the discovery process and improve healthcare. Our customers are university and research institutions, hospitals, public health and commercial laboratories, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, as well as applied laboratories that include food safety and environmental quality. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is based in Hercules, California, and has a global network of operations with more than 8,000 employees worldwide. Bio-Rad had revenues exceeding $2.2 billion in 2018. For more information, please visit

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About Timegate Instruments Ltd

Timegate Instruments Ltd was established in 2014 in Oulu, Finland. The company develops, manufactures, and commercializes time-gated Raman spectrometers based on patented Raman technology. The innovation is based on years of research at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Oulu University, from which Timegate has continued development to create an instrument for fast and easy material analysis aimed for different industries.

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