The International Society for Clinical Spectroscopy (CLIRSPEC) is a non-profit organisation, constituted in 2015. The Society exists to act as a platform for those individuals, teams and organisations wishing to promote the translation of spectroscopy into the clinical environment, for the general benefit of patients; for example, to improve patient diagnosis and prognosis.

Recent publications by our members

The CLIRSPEC Network (a forerunner of the Society) recently published a review article Clinical Applications of Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy: State of Play and Future Challenges in Analyst
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Raman Optical Activity and Raman spectroscopy of carbohydrates in solution
Monika Dudek, Grzegorz Zajac, Ewelina Szafraniec, Ewelina Wiercigroch, Szymon Tott, Kamilla Malek, Agnieszka Kaczor and Malgorzata Baranska
Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 206 (2019) 597–612
Fourier transform infrared spectra of cells on glass coverslips. A further step in spectral pathology
A. V. Rutter, J. Crees, H. Wright, D. G. van Pittius, I. Yousef and J. Sulé-Suso
The Analyst (2018)
Label-Free Quantification of Anticancer Drug Imatinib in Human Plasma with Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
Stefano Fornasaro, Alois Bonifacio, Elena Marangon, Mauro Buzzo, Giuseppe Toffoli, Tomas Rindzevicius, Michael Stenbæk Schmidt and Valter Sergo
Analytical Chemistry (2018) acs.analchem.8b02901
Towards establishing a minimal nanoparticle concentration for applications involving surface enhanced spatially offset resonance Raman spectroscopy (SESORRS) in vivo
Fay Nicolson, Lauren E. Jamieson, Samuel Mabbott, Konstantinos Plakas, Neil C. Shand, Michael R. Detty, Duncan Graham and Karen Faulds
The Analyst (2018)
Raman spectroscopic analysis of high molecular weight proteins in solution – considerations for sample analysis and data pre-processing
Drishya Rajan Parachalil, Brenda Brankin, Jennifer McIntyre and Hugh J. Byrne
The Analyst (2018)
Raman spectroscopic detection of high-grade cervical cytology: Using morphologically normal appearing cells
Shiyamala Duraipandian, Damien Traynor, Padraig Kearney, Cara Martin, John J. O’Leary and Fiona M. Lyng
Scientific Reports 8(1) (2018) 15048
Raman spectroscopy for the preoperative diagnosis of thyroid cancer and its subtypes: An in vitro proof-of-concept study
Declan O'Dea, Massimo Bongiovanni, Gerasimos P. Sykiotis, Panos G. Ziros, Aidan D. Meade, Fiona M. Lyng and Alison Malkin
Cytopathology (2018)
Vibrational spectroscopic monitoring and biochemical analysis of pericellular matrix formation and maturation in a 3-dimensional chondrocyte culture model
H. A. Owida, A. V. Rutter, G. Cinque, N. J. Kuiper, J. Sulé-Suso and Y. Yang
The Analyst (2018)
Surface enhanced resonance Raman spectroscopy (SERRS) for probing through plastic and tissue barriers using a handheld spectrometer
Fay Nicolson, Lauren E. Jamieson, Samuel Mabbott, Konstantinos Plakas, Neil C. Shand, Michael R. Detty, Duncan Graham and Karen Faulds
The Analyst (2018)
Multimodal Chemical Analysis of the Brain by High Mass Resolution Mass Spectrometry and Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging
Elizabeth K. Neumann, Troy J. Comi, Nicolas Spegazzini, Jennifer W. Mitchell, Stanislav S. Rubakhin, Martha U. Gillette, Rohit Bhargava and Jonathan V. Sweedler
Analytical Chemistry 90(19) (2018) 11572–11580