NanoRam Series Compliant With New European Pharmacopeia Revisions

Newark, Delaware – March 29, 2016

B&W Tek, a mobile spectroscopy solutions company that delivers lab quality Raman, LIBS and NIR solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms, is proud to announce full compliance of the award-winning NanoRam® series of handheld Raman spectrometers to the latest revision of the European Pharmacopeia chapter on Raman spectroscopy.

In recent years, Raman spectroscopy has become an increasingly popular method for the identification and verification of materials in the Pharmaceutical Industry. This growing popularity along with the regular use of such instruments has led to the European Pharmacopoeia Commission to revise its General Chapter on Raman Spectroscopy (2.2.48), published in Supplement 8.7, to now include handheld Raman spectrometers. These changes will go into effect on April 1, 2016.

With this update, the European Pharmacopeia will include specific details regarding an update on the reference standards used for verifying wavenumber scale. According to a press release issued by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare (EDQM), cyclohexane has been kept, while polystyrene and paracetamol have replaced indene and naphthalene.

“B&W Tek is ready for these updates, and we’re embracing the guidelines for published wavelength shift tolerances for polystyrene, paracetamol and cyclohexane, specifically for handheld Raman,” said Dr. Katherine Bakeev, Director of Market and Customer Development at B&W Tek.

The NanoRam is an intuitive, state-of-the-art instrument used for nondestructive identification and verification of materials such as APIs, excipients and intermediates. With a wide variety of sampling accessories, a high resolution touchscreen interface and an easy-to-use software, the NanoRam can be used by non-technical and highly-technical users alike to identify samples and expedite materials through the manufacturing lifecycle.

In accordance with these revisions, the NanoRam acceptance tests have been updated to meet the April 1 adoption date and the recertification protocols will also comply with these new regulatory standards.

To learn more, visit the European Pharmacopeia website by clicking here or read the EDQM January press release by clicking here.

To learn more about the NanoRam, click here.

About B&W Tek
B&W Tek is a mobile spectroscopy solutions company that delivers lab quality Raman, LIBS and NIR solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms. B&W Tek provides solutions for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, physical, chemical, safety, security and research communities. Our commitment to innovative solutions has made B&W Tek a leader in Raman spectroscopy solutions worldwide.


Nicolette Tuono
B&W Tek
19 Shea Way
Newark, DE 19713 USA

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