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Making Raw Material Inspection Easier for Companies with Numerous Receiving Facilities

In this application note, published in the June issue of European Pharmaceutical Review, we explore the benefits of library and identification method transfer on handheld Raman spectrometers for rapid analysis of materials in the warehouse. Continue reading

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Improving Forensic Investigations using Raman Spectroscopy

This application note in Spectroscopy Magazine discusses the benefits of using portable and handheld Raman spectroscopy (particularly the TacticID handheld Raman spectrometer) to identify forensic and homeland security-related samples. Continue reading

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Analyzing Larva Behaviors using a Laser Stimulus

B&W Tek met with principle investigator Marta Zlatic and head engineer Dominik Hoffmann to discuss the use of our lasers in a stimulus-evoked behavior study using fruit fly larva. We successfully partnered with them for their proof of principle using our infrared solid-state multimode lasers to better understand the neurons in fruit fly larva, and the behaviors that are induced with laser stimulus. Continue reading

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Roundtable Discussion on Raman

In a roundtable discussion with European Pharmaceutical Review, B&W Tek’s Chief Operating Officer, Jack Zhou, answers questions about the progress of Raman technology as it pertains to the pharmaceutical industry, as well as potential developments to Raman devices and the improvement of results they could provide. Continue reading

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Spotlight on Raman Spectroscopy

This collection of articles focuses specifically on Raman spectroscopy and the advantages of the technology in the pharmaceutical industry. Organized by American Pharmaceutical Review, this collection of articles discusses a variety of topics. Continue reading

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Using Raman to Identify Excipients for Food and Drug Formulations

Now that 100% testing of raw materials has made a big impact in the pharmaceutical industry, other industries such as nutraceutical, food manufacturing, cosmetic and agricultural are beginning to follow in their footsteps. Raman spectroscopy has become more and more prevalent in these industries over previous technologies like HPLC and NIR for raw material testing due to unique advantages. Continue reading

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Congratulations to SciX 2013 Award Recipients

Dr. Katherine Bakeev of B&W Tek presided over the award session for Professor Rohit Bhargava (Bioengineering, University of Illinois) winner … Continue reading

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Educational Video Series: Season 2 Episode 1 – Introduction to Raman Theory

In this episode of B&W Tek’s Educational Video Series we discuss Raman theory. We’ll provide an explanation of Raman scattering, functional groups and vibrational spectroscopy, and demonstrate how to take a measurement. Continue reading

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Using Raman to Identify Contaminated Alcohol

This article, published in Spectroscopy magazine, discusses using portable Raman spectroscopy to identify and quantify methanol in contaminated liquor. We discuss why portable Raman spectroscopy is the ideal choice for screening methanol-laced rum and other types of adulteration. Continue reading

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Handheld Raman for 100% Incoming Material Inspection

Katherine Bakeev, Director of Applications Support at B&W Tek, speaks with European Pharmaceutical Review in their “Under the Microscope” segment to explain why handheld Raman is an excellent choice to aid pharmaceutical manufacturers who are looking for a reliable, rapid method to achieve 100% material inspection. Continue reading

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