Rigaku Raman Upgrades Handheld Analyzer

Mar 20, 2013
By PharmTech Editors

Rigaku Raman Technologies announced an updated version of the FirstGuard handheld Raman analyzer at Pittcon 2013. The analyzer operates at 1064 nm wavelength, enabling it to identify a broader range of raw materials and provide very rapid validation in comparison to 785 nm wavelength excitation products. Features include an integrated bar code reader enabling for GMP Raw Material Identification applications, user account management, upgraded data reporting and archiving, and improved data and operator security to support integration into FDA regulated manufacturing environments, the company reports. The analyzer is equipped with an integrated vial holder and hot swappable lithium ion battery, and is configured with secure software for 21 CRF part 11 compliance.