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The History of National Science Day

In India, February 28th is celebrated as National Science Day. India’s Ministry of Culture describes1 the purpose of National Science … Continue reading

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Recipes with Raman

Many of us have spent more time in the kitchen in the past year than usual, (re)discovering our culinary skills … Continue reading

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The Importance of Relative Intensity Correction of Raman Data

As portable Raman technology becomes more prevalent especially among pharmaceutical businesses and within defense and security fields, so too does … Continue reading

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U.S. Pharmacopeia Raman Chapters Updates

On August 1, 2020 the United States Pharmacopeia’s (USP) Raman chapters USP <858> Raman Spectroscopy and USP <1858> Raman Spectroscopy … Continue reading

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Direct Analysis of Tapestry Dyes with Raman Spectroscopy

Tapestry is very important to the history of woven textiles. Egyptian cave paintings of weavers date them back to 3000 … Continue reading

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Raman vs SERS…What’s the Difference?

If you’ve ever had a conversation with a Raman spectroscopist about the feasibility of a low-concentration sensing application, chances are … Continue reading

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Identification of Methanol Contamination in Commercial Hand Sanitizers with Handheld Raman

There has been an increased demand for commercial alcohol-based hand sanitizers since the outbreak of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).  To … Continue reading

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Substandard Quality of the Antimicrobials Sold in the Street Markets in Haiti

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Surveillance and Monitoring System, an estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating … Continue reading

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Transmission Raman and Content Uniformity Testing

Content uniformity testing is a standard pharmaceutical test to ensure the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) content in solid dosage forms … Continue reading

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STRam®: 1064 Making Waves

Raw pharmaceutical materials are frequently packaged within polyethylene bottles, or Kraft paper sacks in single or multiple layers. Properly identifying … Continue reading

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