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Introducing Renishaw's new RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser

1st November 2016

The new RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser is a compact benchtop Raman imaging system, designed exclusively for the pharmaceutical industry. This easy-to-use instrument redefines how Raman spectroscopy is used for formulation analysis.

The RA802 enables users to formulate tablets more efficiently by speeding up the analysis of tablet composition and structure. It brings together the chemical analysis power of Raman spectroscopy and advanced imaging technologies in a powerful, robust system. 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 RA802 makes the highest performance Raman spectroscopy accessible to all users.

The system uses Renishaw's latest innovation, LiveTrack™ focus-tracking technology, to enable users to analyse samples with uneven, curved or rough surfaces at incredible speeds without requiring any sample preparation. Intact tablets can be analysed, or they can be split or sliced to reveal their internal structures. LiveTrack continuously adjusts the sample's height, producing information-rich three dimensional chemical maps of a tablet's surface.

Tim Smith, Head of Applications, said: “The RA802 makes the Raman analysis of tablets, powders, granules, liquids and sprays simple. Users can obtain detailed information about the distribution of chemical species faster with the simplest sample preparation. It provides users with a practical solution for analysing formulations and gives great results without complexity.”

Renishaw's Raman systems are trusted worldwide to deliver outstanding performance and reliable results. The RA802 has the functionality and validation needed to meet the specific challenges of pharmaceutical formulation analysis, without compromise.

See the RA802 at AAPS in Denver on booth 551 or visit


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