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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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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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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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Raman Roundtable: In-Depth Focus 2014

This roundtable discussion on Raman, published in European Pharmaceutical Review, discusses handheld Raman practices and techniques, as well as future expectations for the advancement of handheld Raman technology geared towards pharmaceutical applications. Continue reading

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Sampling Guidelines for Handheld Raman Measurements; What You Need To Know

This application note in European Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Magazine, discusses a series of accessories for handheld Raman spectrometers that addresses data reproducibility and accuracy of results in order to provide a high ROI without introducing complexity to the raw material receiving process. Continue reading

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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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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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Educational Video Series: Season 2 Episode 3 – Handheld Raman Instrumentation and Sampling

In this video, we discuss the benefits of handheld Raman spectroscopy over portable Raman spectroscopy. We’ll demonstrate the use of various sampling accessories and discuss the applications they’re best suited for, as well as explain the difference between verification and identification using handheld Raman. 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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Webcast: Handheld Raman: Advantages in the Pharmaceutical Industry

This webinar will discuss the benefits and applications of handheld Raman, as well as PIC/S and how it is unifying the regulatory perspective globally. Continue reading

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Raw Material Identity Verification in the Pharma Industry

Interesting article in European Pharmaceutical Review on how moving identity verification of incoming raw materials out of the laboratory and into the warehouse can result in the highest efficiency and considerable cost reduction. Continue reading

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Correlation Vs. Multivariate Algorithms for Material Identification

This article discusses the two most common approaches used for on-board analysis on handheld Raman spectrometers; Hit Quality Index (HQI) and significance level (p-value), with specific examples for the use of each algorithm. Continue reading

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Discrimination of Bacterial Growth Media

Article on using B&W Tek’s NanoRam handheld Raman spectrometer to distinguish highly-fluorescent biological samples without the use of surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Continue reading

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Webcast: Advantages of Handheld Raman in the Pharmaceutical Industry

This webcast discusses some reasons why the industry is interested in handheld Raman (over NIR and FTIR), data integrity, method development, how samples are scanned, and challenges that have been conquered. Continue reading

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Identification of Legal Highs using Handheld Raman Spectroscopy

B&W Tek’s NanoRam was used in a study focused on Raman spectroscopy as a rapid and powerful tool for critical applications in forensic science. The advantage of Raman spectroscopy is that the Raman signal is often selective to pharmacologically active drug substances. Continue reading

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Video: The NanoRam Handheld Raman Spectrometer at Interphex 2013

At Interphex 2013, Tina McGuire discusses new enhancements to B&W Tek’s NanoRam handheld Raman spectrometer including batch scanning capabilities, IP-64 … Continue reading

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Educational Video Series: Episode 6 – Raman Spectroscopy

In this season finale episode of B&W Tek’s Educational Video Series we discuss Raman. Our discussion will include an introduction … Continue reading

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Raman Spectroscopy Tackles Pharmaceutical Raw Materials

Today’s Raman instrumentation is faster, more rugged and less expensive, and advances in component miniaturization have led to the design of high-performance, portable, handheld devices. These handheld devices are particularly well-suited for pharmaceutical applications. Continue reading

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Analytical Instrumentation Gets Faster, Smaller, and Easier to Use

Drug Development & Delivery magazine recently contacted B&W Tek to discuss how we’re developing devices that address key trends in today’s pharmaceutical industry: the need for faster sample prep, more user-friendly equipment, and smaller but more sophisticated instruments. Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 03/29

When developing an identification method using the NanoRam, be sure to include sample scans measured through various packaging materials that the sample will need to be tested in. Continue reading

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Tradeshow: Pittcon 2013

B&W Tek is very excited to share our most recent technological advances at Pittcon this year! Since last year’s show, we’ve made some really exciting developments in our products and services! Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 03/06

If you need to identify an unknown material, the NanoRam’s Investigation Mode suggests the identity of the sample by using … Continue reading

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EPR Interviews Jack Zhou on the Benefits of Handheld Raman

In this interview with European Pharmaceutical Review, Jack Zhou (Chief Operating Officer at B&W Tek) discusses the benefits of handheld Raman and the NanoRam handheld Raman spectrometer. Continue reading

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Cost Benefits of Handheld Raman for Quality Control Testing in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Competition in the pharmaceutical industry is driving drug companies to spread their manufacturing operations around the globe… Continue reading

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New Study Validates Identification of Complex Compounds with Handheld Raman

A new study, published in American Pharmaceutical Review, shows that the NanoRam has the ability to quickly differentiate between challenging compounds. Continue reading

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E-book: Portable Raman Enters a New Era

In this e-book, see how Raman has gained new reach within the pharmaceutical industry, due in large part to improved performance, better functionality and ease of use, and easy transfer of spectral information and libraries… Continue reading

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Webcast: Handheld Raman Material Identification

On Wednesday, 9/19/12 at 11:50am EDT, we will be giving a presentation for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing’s virtual meeting: Ensuring Pharmaceutical Product & Process Quality with Spectroscopic Methods… Continue reading

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Webcast: Handheld Raman for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

On Thursday, 9/27/12 at 10am EDT, we will be sponsoring a webcast given by representatives of the FDA and Bristol Myers Squibb, hosted by Euro Pharm Review… Continue reading

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New Study Validates the Accuracy of Handheld Raman

There has been a lot of debate over the accuracy of handheld Raman, but a new study validates its accuracy for counterfeit ID. Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: 7/11 Large Bottle Adaptor

Large containers can interfere with the Raman spectrum, but using a large bottle adaptor can help Continue reading

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App Note: Full Regulatory Compliance for Handheld Raman in Pharmaceutical

Application note on the compliance of the NanoRam handheld Raman spectrometer for the pharmaceutical industry… Continue reading

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Video Interview: NanoRam at Analytica 2012

Enrique Lozano Diz discusses the NanoRam handheld Raman spectrometer at Analytica 2012 with Freddy White of Euro Pharm Review… Continue reading

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App Note: Handheld Raman for Inspection of Raw Materials

App note on the NanoRam handheld Raman spectrometer for the inspection of raw materials & chemicals in pharma manufacturing… Continue reading

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Video Interview: NanoRam at Pittcon 2012

Enrique Lozano Dis discusses the NanoRam handheld Raman spectrometer at Pittcon 2012 with Paul Thomas of Pharma Manufacturing… Continue reading

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NanoRam at Pittcon 2012

Enrique Lozano Diz discusses the NanoRam handheld Raman spectrometer at Pittcon 2012 with Cameron Chai of AZoMaterials… Continue reading

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App Note: Fundamentals of Raman Spectroscopy

App note on the fundamentals of Raman spectroscopy based on the popular webcast given by Travis Thompson, transcribed by LFW… Continue reading

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Raman Knowledge: Your Guide to Fundamentals of Raman Spectroscopy

We’ve provided a full technical section on the theory of Raman scattering as well as the components of a Raman spectrometer… Continue reading

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Video Interview: Overview of Raman Products at AAPS 2011

Travis Thompson discusses the i-Raman, BWIQ, BAC151A, and NanoRam at AAPS 2011 with Agnes Shanley of Pharma Manufacturing… Continue reading

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NanoRam: Handheld Raman Spectrometer

We are proud to introduce the NanoRam™, a new class of small, handheld instruments for materials identification and verification within … Continue reading

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Webcast – Fundamentals of Raman Scattering

On Thursday, 9/22/11 at 1pm (ET), we will be presenting a webcast given by Travis Thompson, hosted by LaserFocusWorld… Continue reading

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Webcast: Multiple Distributed Portable Raman Spectrometers

On Tuesday, 9/27/11 at 2pm (ET), we are sponsoring a webcast given by John Kauffman of the FDA Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis… Continue reading

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Announcement: Academic Partnership Program

Announcing New Horizons, an outreach program to support breakthrough innovation in scientific research in academic institutions… Continue reading