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PLS_Toolbox in Research and Publications

Dec 6, 2011

Our Chief of Technology Development Jeremy M. Shaver received a very nice letter this morning from Balázs Vajna, who is a Ph.D. student at Budapest University of Technology and Economics. As you’ll see from the references below, he is a very productive young man! Here is his letter to Jeremy, highlighting how he used PLS_Toolbox in his work:

Dear Jeremy,

I would like to thank you for all your help with the Eigenvector products. With your help, I was able to successfully carry out detailed investigations using chemical imaging and chemometric evaluation in such a way that I could publish these results in relevant international journals. I would like to draw your attention to the following publications where (only) PLS_Toolbox was used for chemometric evaluation:

  1. B. Vajna, I. Farkas, A. Farkas, H. Pataki, Zs. Nagy, J. Madarász, Gy. Marosi, “Characterization of drug-cyclodextrin formulations using Raman mapping and multivariate curve resolution,” Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 56, 38-44, 2011.
  2. B. Vajna, H. Pataki, Zs. Nagy, I. Farkas, Gy. Marosi, “Characterization of melt extruded and conventional Isoptin formulations using Raman chemical imaging and chemometrics,” International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 419, 107-113, 2011.

These may be considered as showcases of using PLS_Toolbox in Raman chemical imaging, and – which is maybe even more interesting in the light of your collaboration with Horiba Jobin Yvon – the joint use of PLS_Toolbox and LabSpec. The following studies have also been published where MCR-ALS and SMMA (Purity) were carried out with PLS_Toolbox and were tested along with other curve resolution techniques.

  1. B. Vajna, G. Patyi, Zs. Nagy, A. Farkas, Gy. Marosi, “Comparison of chemometric methods in the analysis of pharmaceuticals with hyperspectral Raman imaging,” Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 42(11), 1977-1986, 2011.
  2. B. Vajna, A. Farkas, H. Pataki, Zs. Zsigmond, T. Igricz, Gy. Marosi, “Testing the performance of pure spectrum resolution from Raman hyperspectral images of differently manufactured pharmaceutical tablets,” Analytica Chimica Acta, in press.
  3. B. Vajna, B. Bodzay, A. Toldy, I. Farkas, T. Igricz, G. Marosi, “Analysis of car shredder polymer waste with Raman mapping and chemometrics,” Express Polymer Letters, 6(2), 107-119, 2012.

I just wanted to let you know that these publications exist, all using PLS_Toolbox in the evaluaton of Raman images, and that I am very grateful for your help throughout. I hope you will find them interesting.

Best regards,


Balázs Vajna
PhD student
Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
8 Budafoki str., H-1111 Budapest, Hungary

Thanks, Balázs, your letter just made our day! We’re glad you found our tools useful!