Presenter: Cynthia Kradjel, Business Development Manager – NIR- Bruker Optics
FT-NIR analyzers scan in seconds without sample preparation making it possible to literally test any sample any time. Analytical protocols start with qualifying suppliers and verifying that the incoming raw materials comply with specifications to ensure manufacturers are getting what they pay for. In addition, FT-NIR can screen for unexpected presence of synthetic adulterants in the incoming ingredients as a quality firewall to check that manufacturers are not getting “more” than they pay for. Certificates of Analysis (COA) report on only a few parameters whereas the FT-NIR spectral pattern can be used to monitor quality and consistency on a lot to lot basis.