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Handheld Raman spectroscopy for programmable SERS active substrates

In recent research published in Scientific Reports, B&W Tek’s NanoRam® handheld Raman spectrometer was utilized in a study on programmable SERS active substrates for chemical and biosensing applications using amorphous/crystalline hybrid silicon nanomaterial. Continue reading

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The diagnostic accuracy of the hand-held Raman spectrometer for the identification of anti-malarial drugs

Published in the 2016 Malaria Journal, this study was conducted to determine the diagnostic accuracy of the NanoRam® handheld Raman spectrometer for the identification of anti-malarial drugs in response to the increasing need for accurate and field-applicable instruments for the evaluation of the quality of anti-malarial drugs. Continue reading

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Smithsonian App Note: Raman Analyzes Aviation Glass

These two research articles published by the Smithsonian Institution feature our MiniRam II portable Raman spectrometer. One article discusses the research of the co-evolution of plastics and early human flight, the second specifically explores the working distance when identifying plastics, particularly those of the early 20th century. Continue reading

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Raman Makes An Impact in Plastic Toy Safety, As Well As Security & PAT

This application note, published in Spectroscopy Asia, discusses how Raman quantitative and semi-quantitative analysis makes an impact in three different applications: Security, Plastic Toy Safety, and PAT (Process Analytical Technology). Continue reading

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Raman Uncovers Prehistoric Paintings

This application note focuses on rock art paintings in five rock art sites in the eastern Iberian Peninsula. Each of these sites presents outstanding difficulties of analysis by Raman spectroscopy, the most prevalent being crusts that mask Raman signals from the pigments of the paint recipe. Continue reading

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Webcast – Quantitative At-Line Portable Raman for Process Control: Development, Validation, and Implementation with a Pharmaceutical Example

In this webinar, viewers will get an inside look at how portable Raman is being developed for at-line quantitation of nonionic surfactants in pharmaceutical formulations at Eli Lilly. Continue reading

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Webinar – Potential use of handheld Raman devices as tools for screening medicines for quality

In this webinar, Dr. Patrick Lukulay and Dr. Mustapha Hajjou will discuss how handheld Raman devices can be used for quality monitoring of pharmaceutical drugs. Continue reading

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Webinar – Raman Spectral Library for Counterfeit Detection

In this webinar, Jason Rodriguez from the FDA will discuss the development of field-deployable, rapid spectroscopic screening methods for a wide range of APIs, excipients, and finished drug products. Continue reading

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Roundtable: PAT

This roundtable discussion, published by European Pharmaceutical Review, discusses PAT’s current and future role in pharmaceuticals. Continue reading

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Technical Digest: LIBS

This technical digest, published by LaserFocusWorld, combines 3 different articles on LIBS (laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy) touching on applications from testing synthetic hair dyes to exploring Mars. Continue reading

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