Rapid, Non-destructive Raw Material Identification for the Pharmaceutical Industry

API’s, Excipients, Other Chemicals


Pharmaceutical companies worldwide lose billions of dollars in revenue due to counterfeit drugs. Consumer drugs are a common target for criminal organizations who typically sell these substitute products over the internet. There is a growing need for widespread analysis of intercepted drug shipments to test for counterfeit products. Raman spectroscopy has proven to be an effective approach for verifying and identifying counterfeit drugs. With SciAps PharmaID, Inspector300, Inspector500, our handheld Raman spectrometers, or Navigator, our NIR analyzer, pharmaceutical manufacturers can now obtain fast, accurate material identity verification with ease and convenience. These cost-effective solutions allow users to quickly develop methods, enabling immediate release of raw materials into production. 21 CFR Part 11-compliant.

Inspector 500 for Advanced Raman Analysis

In some cases, high fluorescence makes material analysis impossible with the more common 785 nm laser.  For these cases, SciAps offers the Inspector 500.  The 500 is equipped with a unique 1030 nm laser that suppresses fluorescence while still yielding strong Raman signals.  It retains the portability and ease-of-use of the 300 but can analyze every Raman-active compound. It is particularly effective on cellulose-based compounds that tend to blind standard 785 nm systems with fluorescence. The fluorescence-beating Inspector 500 will do 100% of the job!