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Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical & Cosmetics

In recent years, Raman Spectroscopy has gained a reputation in market segments that require the rapid identification of unknown compounds, such as nutraceuticals, food manufacturing, cosmetics, and agricultural industries. The fact that Raman technology requires no sample preparation, no direct contact with the sample, and has the capability to test a sample through transparent packing material such as glass or plastic has made it an ideal tool for rapid raw material identification. For these reasons, Raman equipment can be used in a production environment or for field applications, unlike traditional analytical techniques, especially since it maintains the volume and integrity of the sample. Using intelligent chemometric software and on-board spectral libraries, Raman instruments provide a molecular fingerprint of samples measured and provide nondestructive identification and verification of materials such as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), excipients, intermediates, and finished products.