Olis Clarity

Researchers are not generally instrumentalists. They have to trust manufacturers to produce and support the instruments that have direct and inescapable consequences for their careers. Most manufacturers want to mass-produce instruments for a wide audience. Designed-in obsolescence is a given. Innovation and excellence are rare. And then there is our way. Where innovation and excellence are the norm and instruments are endlessly upgradable. Our powerful implementation of software is a key factor. Computerizing research spectrophotometers was our only focus from 1976-1991. We joke with real seriousness that “Hardware is a complication that houses the sample and produces the signal. Everything else should be done by a computer.” (Olis Clarity)