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Ometric Founder and Chief Scientist to Discuss Multivariate Optical Computing in Industrial Processes at PITTCON 2008
Dr. Michael L. Myrick to Chair Symposium Discussing Integrated Sensing and Processing at the World’s Largest, Most Comprehensive Conference for Laboratory Science

NEW ORLEANS – Dr. Michael L. Myrick, chief scientist of spectroscopy innovator Ometric Corporation, will chair a session at Pittcon Conference and Expo 2008 in New Orleans, the world’s largest and most comprehensive conference and exposition for laboratory science. The Thursday, March 6th symposium will cover the topic of “Integrated Sensing and Processing” with a talk discussing Multivariate Optical ComputingTM, a process developed by Myrick and his research team at the Columbia-based Ometric Corporation.

"The purpose of ISP in analytical chemistry is to improve the speed and precision of a chemical measurement. The field has been spread over several disciplines from statistics to physics with the overall theme only emerging in the last few years, so the symposium will touch on three core components: theoretical analysis, classical experimental work and the use of coherent and quantum techniques for chemical sensing," explains Myrick. "I’m thrilled to be chairing a session discussing such an innovative, new topic and hope that it will be as educational and interesting for attendees as it is for my colleagues and me."

Pittcon is the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. Proceeds from Pittcon fund science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult. Pittcon donates nearly a million dollars each year in the form of science equipment grants, research grants, scholarships and internships for students, awards to teachers and professors, and grants to public science centers, libraries and museums. Visit for more information. The 59th annual Pittcon is being held in New Orleans March 1-7, 2008.

About Dr. Michael Myrick
Founder and chief scientist for Ometric Corporation, Dr. Myrick is also an associate professor of chemistry at the University of South Carolina, Columbia where he served as an assistant professor from 1991 to 1998. With a B.S. from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. from New Mexico State University, Myrick was the recipient of the Army Young Investigator Award in 1992 and was named the Outstanding Honors College Professor in the Sciences at the University of South Carolina in 1994. In 1999, he received the Imaging Solution of the Year Award from Advanced Imaging Magazine.

About Ometric Corporation
Ometric Corporation provides innovative solutions to embed analytical technology into industrial processes. Ometric's SpectrInline Processware utilizes patented Multivariate Optical ComputingTM to perform spectroscopy at the speed of light, thus providing real-time, in-line process control and final product testing to a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, agriculture, food and beverage, pet nutrition, environmental, plastics, oil and gas, and homeland security. For more information about the company, visit

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