Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy
By applying the Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy technique, the drugs components and water content percentage of cell can be known from the frequency-spectrum. Meanwhile, the measure time of Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy is fast and with non-contact, and it could also identify drugs with the same chemical formula but in different forms.
Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy applies ultra-short terahertz pulse to obtain frequency-spectrum information after converting to fast flourier transform format. Furthermore, it can use different substances to absorb the specific terahertz wave frequencies, as well as used to identify the composition and components of materials. In other words, Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy technique is fairly suitable for the determination of drugs and cellular components.
Biomedical image application
Terahertz is a new biomedical technology, and there are many potential possibilities in this industry. Base on this situation, ACE Biotek is currently working together with Taraview company located in the UK in order to seek if there is any opportunity that can be applied by terahertz technology or in any biomedical research domain.
Terahertz could pass through in different dielectrics, and it will show various characteristics among different signals. We can adjust a wide range of frequencies and expand system application in terms of its flexibly, including biomedical image detection, material properties measurement, and medical-related testing.
3D imaging technology
Terahertz signal can be penetrated from dielectric materials; meanwhile, one of the special features of Terahertz is that it has no harm to human body so it is compatible for the development of medical imaging systems.
By using Terahertz we are able to scan different materials including images with the depth information, as well as detect the material results in a non-contact manner that can be applied to human tissue detection regarding developing a new medical material technology.
Non-destructive testing scenario
Terahertz, a type of electromagnetic signal, the frequency is between infrared and microwave, has the unique characteristics of non-destructive and high-penetrate. Therefore, it is suitable for targeting the material (components) detection and non-destructive testing.
With two major advantages of Terahertz that are high- penetrate and harmless, it can be widely applied to several research domains such as security, material, food, drugs and poison detection. And all of the cases mentioned above can have a new non-contact and non-destructive biomedical testing system.