BrightSpec is building a new generation of spectroscopic instruments and analytical services solutions for the analysis and trace detection of volatile mixtures: cutting-edge scientific instruments. Originally developed at the University of Virginia by Brooks Pate - co-founder of the firm and a chemistry professor - the intellectual property was spun out of the university a decade ago and has been variously used mainly in academia and government research. BrightSpec spectrometers are used to analyze the purity of specialty samples or the composition of complex mixtures. The core measurement technique produces high resolution spectra which can eliminate the need for chemical separation when analyzing complex mixtures. BrightSpec spectrometers do not rely on traditional optics, but rather solid-state digital electronics for frequency generation and accuracy, yielding a highly adaptable design which enables simultaneous monitoring of molecules with energy transitions in different spectral regions. A broad operating frequency range also improves confidence of molecular assignment via spectral line redundancies while also avoiding overlap issues experienced by other spectroscopic techniques. The high resolution and quantum nature of the measured information provides results that have extremely low chances of false identification. Each spectrometer is designed to be flexible and open to different sampling procedures. BrightSpec works with customers to develop sample introduction implementations specific to each new use case.