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ChemImage to Hold a Session on Forensic Spectral Analysis at ASQDE Meeting


PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6, 2010 — What is a spectrum? How is spectral information extracted from an image? Why is multivariate statistical analysis important? These issues and more will be addressed at a ChemImage-sponsored breakfast session at The 68th Annual General Meeting of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (ASQDE), Aug. 28-Sept. 2 in the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia.

Titled “Spectral Data Processing: Enhancement of Document Examinations with Hyperspectral Imaging,” this complimentary session will be presented to conference attendees by Dr. Jeffrey Beckstead, Director of Product Development at ChemImage, on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, from 7:00- 8:15 a.m. in the Palm Court.

“We’re looking forward to educating the document examination community about the benefits of using hyperspectral imaging in an investigation,” said John Belechak, Chief Operating Officer and Forensic Business Unit Director at ChemImage. “Attendees of this workshop will gain a better understanding of how to interpret the data acquired with this technology.”

Hyperspectral imaging takes conventional photography and imaging methods to the next level by adding a spectroscopic basis for sample analysis. The result enables the identification and enhancement of contrast between chemically different materials.

In addition to the session, ChemImage will also be exhibiting at the conference throughout its duration.

For more information about the company’s activities at the ASQDE annual meeting, visit

About ChemImage
ChemImage Corporation, a leader in Hyperspectral Imaging technology (including Chemical and Molecular Imaging), provides instrumentation, software, contract services and expert consulting to government, industrial and academic organizations. The company’s proprietary, state-of-the-art Hyperspectral Imaging technology has many applications, including defense, security, pharmaceuticals, forensics and biomedical diagnostic research, which can reveal critical chemical and biological information from a variety of material systems.

ChemImage’s headquarters is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where it houses research and development laboratories, as well as engineering and manufacturing facilities.


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