Raman Spectroscopy as a Tool for Process Analytical Technology

Raman spectroscopy is a well-suited spectroscopic technique for process development and control within development laboratories in chemical, pharmaceutical and other industries. This article demonstrates the utility of portable Raman spectroscopy as a simple and versatile tool for process analytical technology (PAT) in regards to raw material identification, in-situ monitoring of reactions in developing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and for real-time process monitoring.

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Rapid Detection of the Low Dose API in Xanax Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Anti-Counterfeiting Purposes

The emergence of counterfeit prescription drugs has become a concern for the pharmaceutical industry. Counterfeit drugs are fraudulently manufactured and/or mislabeled to appear genuine. Due to the prevalence of these potentially dangerous counterfeits, it is necessary to develop a technique that can quickly confirm the identity of a suspected fake drug.

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Raw Material Identification through Multiple Polyethylene Bags

Raman technology is known for its fast speed and convenience for material identification and verification since Raman measurements can be conducted through transparent containers without any sample preparation. This technical note showcases the NanoRam handheld Raman spectrometer for raw material identification through multiple polyethylene (PE) bags.

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Using Handheld Raman Spectroscopy To Reduce Risks In Materials Used For Manufacturing

This article presents the discussion on minimizing risks in quality of pharmaceutical manufacturing using Raman spectroscopy, which provides a rapid, reliable means of testing in many different environments in manufacturing, including the loading dock.

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La espectroscopia Raman de mano-Una herramienta para reducir los riesgos en materiales utilizados en la fabricación

Con el riesgo creciente de impactos negativos en la calidad, existe la necesidad de un control regulador más estricto para garantizar la seguridad y la calidad de todos los materiales en la cadena de producción de una compañía farmacéutica con el fin de mitigar los riesgos; desde la materia prima entrante a la supervisión en tiempo real y durante las etapas críticas de la producción, hasta la inspección final del producto.

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B&W Tek TacticID for Narcotics Identification

Law enforcement officers responsible for reducing narcotics trafficking and drug abuse face more challenges than ever before. New drugs are appearing at an alarming rate and the global drug problem is spiraling out of control. Raman technology can provide quick and accurate sample processing for law enforcement to reduce time and cost while protecting officers and citizens alike.

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Rapid Raw Material Identification for Formulation Compounds Using Handheld Raman Technology

Ever since the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended that all pharmaceutical companies test every raw material that passes through their manufacturing facilities, this practice has attracted great interest in the nutraceuticals, food manufacturing, cosmetics, and agricultural industries, pushing them to strive for more rigorous and technology-oriented quality control standards.

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Cost & Benefits of Handheld Raman for Quality Control Testing of Incoming Raw Materials in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Competition in the pharmaceutical industry is driving drug companies to spread their manufacturing operations around the globe. Unfortunately, production delocalization results in more testing of the incoming raw materials for quality assurance, product safety and regulatory purposes, which results in an increased cost of doing business.

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Identification of Additives used in Pharmaceutical & Food with the NanoRam Handheld Raman Spectrometer

Today’s Raman instrumentation is faster, more rugged, and less expensive than previous instrumentation. Now, with the advances in component miniaturization, the design of high performance, portable and handheld devices has introduced the technology to new application areas that were previously not possible with older, more cumbersome instruments.

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Pharma Quality Control: Portable Raman Enters a New Era

Portable Raman spectroscopic devices have become part and parcel of every pharmaceutical manufacturer’s QA/ QC toolbox. These mobile devices are being embraced for an increasing range of applications, from raw materials identification to API classification to counterfeit detection. They may soon become more prevalent even as a means of characterizing finished-dosage forms.

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