Hyperspectral microscopy represents an important tool for the medical community, and essentially gives birth to the term nanomedicine. Pairing the two technologies and working within the Visible-to-near-infrared (VNIR) spectral range, researchers are able to distinguish normal, precancerous cells from cancerous ones with incredible spatial and spectral resolution and in real time. With hyperspectral microscopy, researchers can acquire spectral information from samples in a way that allows them to separate the unique spectral features of a target molecule from background spectra in a sample.
Hyperspectral imaging can also serve as a tool for “data mining” to determine optimal wavelengths and recording conditions for specific applications such as nanotoxicology, drug delivery, and biomass analytics.
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