WEBINAR: The Use of Raman Spectroscopy in the Pharmaceutical Industry – From Discovery to the Warehouse

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Presenters:

John Richmond
VP NIR & Process Technology

Bruker Optics, Inc. 
Tom Tague, PhD
Applications Manager

FTIR and Raman Products
Bruker Optics, Inc. 
Moderator:
Laura Bush
Editorial Director Spectroscopy 

Raman spectroscopy has been utilized in the pharmaceutical community for many years.  There are areas of analysis where Raman is in principle the best technique, but many products contain chemicals that exhibit fluorescence precluding its application.  For example, Raman should work best for raw material identification, polymorphic studies, high throughput screening, and many others.  However, many active ingredients exhibit fluorescence precluding the use of Raman.  A new hand-held Raman spectrometer has been developed enabling users to analyze samples, which were previously difficult to impossible to analyze, utilizing new patented fluorescence mitigation methods.  The new Raman spectrometer also has a very wide spectra range and high spectral quality thereby optimizing the analysis and resulting in the virtual elimination of false positive/false negative test results for raw material identification.