Developed in the laboratory, proven in practice.

HiperScan's product range originates from research results at the "Frauenhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems Dresden." We developed a method based on an opto-mechanical microsystem, that produces small, robust and cost-effective analyses. We take advantage of the properties of microsystems here, which have also made their way into daily life since the turn of the century. After all, they are what have made tyre and oil pressure sensors in cars, position, acceleration and rate sensors in smartphone or image transmitters in DLP beamers affordable, thereby bringing them onto the mass market. In combination with spectroscopic measurements in the near infrared range, we were able to develop analysis devices that are easy to operate and also deliver qualified and precise results.

MEMS - miniature devices on a computer chip

The acronym MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) describes computer chips as it were, on which not only electricity flows but something moves as well. They are produced using microelectronics and therefore have the smallest dimensions. Individual components are just a few millimetres in length, but offer lots of advantages when it comes to reliability and functionality. The ultra-compact design spares resources during production and requires a fraction of the energy consumed by conventional macrosystems. Furthermore, wear, vibration sensitivity and inertia can be avoided completely. So there is a lot to be said about using MEMS. There is a chip of this kind in the heart of HiperScan's spectrometer as well.

Find out here, how we use MEMS in spectroscopy.

NIR-spectroscopy - complex physics for easy measuring

NIR-spectroscopy (NIRS) is an analytical method that serves to identify and/or determine the structure of molecules. Electromagnetic radiation within the spectral range of 760 - 2500 nm plays a crucial role. This part of the spectrum is hidden from human perception because their wave lengths are above those of visible light. The name of this analysis method is derived from the proximity to infrared light:  near infrared spectroscopy, often shortened as NIRS. The basis of it are physical interactions that occur between electromagnetic radiation and matter. Thus NIRS uses electromagnetic radiation to induce vibrations in certain molecular bonds.  These movements cause the applied energy to be absorbed in the characteristic wave length ranges and softened thereby. This in turn has an effect on the spectral distribution of the intensity, which can be measured. NIR-active substances thereby emit a striking pattern which enables conclusions to be drawn about the molecular structure at hand.

Find out here, how analyses are performed with NIRS.

Our products

Apo-Ident 2


Immediately applicable solutions for pharmacy laboratories with an integrated, validated substance database for identity verification in a matter of seconds.

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Finder SD

Finder SD

Dust-proof and multi-functional application. Thanks to the calibration standard inside the device, the system checks itself continuously.

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Finder SD Rotator

Finder SD Rotator

Newly developed rotation attachment to identify inhomogeneous samples and for various applications in different industries.

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Dr. Alexander Wolter
Founder & Managing Director

+49 (351) 212 496 0

Dr. Alexander Wolter founded the company HiperScan 2006 after many years of working at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) in Dresden.