Pharmaceutical Analyzer Uses Focus Tracking Technology

February 2, 2017
Pharmaceutical Technology
Volume 41, Issue 2
Page Number: 12

The RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyzer from Renishaw is a compact benchtop Raman imaging system that enables users to formulate tablets by speeding up the analysis of tablet composition and structure.

The RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyzer from Renishaw is a compact benchtop Raman imaging system that enables users to formulate tablets by speeding up the analysis of tablet composition and structure. The analyzer brings together the chemical analysis power of Raman spectroscopy and advanced imaging technologies. Users can reveal detailed chemical and physical information about the contents of their sample, from the distribution and size of API domains to the physical topography. 

The system uses Renishaw’s LiveTrack focus-tracking technology to enable users to analyze samples with uneven, curved, or rough surfaces without requiring any sample preparation. Intact tablets can be analyzed, or they can be split or sliced to reveal their internal structures. LiveTrack continuously adjusts the sample’s height, producing three-dimensional chemical maps of a tablet’s surface. 

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