I'm very interested to know how it's going with your pan sensitizing. According to your most recent post on TLF it sounds like things are going very well (??). Your ortho emulsions are looking really great too!
Yeah, even near-pan is something exciting. Afterall, Autochromes weren't really sensitive to deep red if I understand correctly; mostly orange.
Bi-packs, tri-packs, screen-plates; I think things are moving in this direction... and it's very exciting.