Raman spectroscopy utilizes laser light to gain valuable information about the vibrational structure, and thus the chemical structure, of molecules. It is a non-destructive technique that requires little to no sample preparation. Reva can also be used to measure a variety of sample forms. This versatile method is thus being adopted by a wide variety of industries. The pharmaceutical, petrochemical, and cannabis are merely three areas in which this technique is being used for quality assurance and identification processes. It has also become increasingly incorporated in biomedical practices to detect cancerous cells.
Realizing that Raman spectroscopy is a skill that is growing in demand, and seeing this educational lack in college chemistry curriculums, Hellma USA decided to take matters into our own hands. We wanted to create an instrument that was safe, easy-to-use, and extremely durable. Reva is a product of our vision. It is a revolutionary, teaching-based, Raman spectroscopy instrument designed with students in mind. The instrument is lab-ready and requires zero safety training. The trademarked ballprobe is impervious to most chemical environments, allows for reproducible results, and eliminates user-to-user result variation. The simplistic, yet effective, design was crafted with the intention that both undergraduate and graduate students can have a chance to expand their skillset and be as prepared for the competitive job market as possible.