RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser
The Renishaw RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser
Renishaw's RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser offers scientists a step change in vibrational spectroscopy-based imaging techniques.
Three of the most common complaints about conventional Raman microscopy and infrared microscopy (IR microscopy) systems are sample focus, speed of analysis and ease-of-use.
The RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser combines Renishaw's proprietary LiveTrack™ and StreamLine™ technologies to generate chemical images up to 150 times faster than conventional methods, whilst maintaining focus – ensuring high quality pharmaceutical tablet imaging.
The minimalist design philosophy has meant that RA802 exhibits unrivalled speed and ease-of-use when compared to alternative chemical imaging systems.
How RA802 overcomes the limitations of conventional chemical imaging techniques
Problems with conventional systems
Solutions provided by RA802
|Sample focusing||Finding focus…|
LiveTrack – the world's leading focus-tracking technology
|Speed of analysis||Losing time…||StreamLine - the world's fastest tablet mapping solution…|
|Ease-of-use||Combating complexity…||Simplicity by design…|
|Resolution||Leaving matters unresolved…|
|Batch mapping||Minimising user involvement…||The solution for the busy scientist…|
|Raman imaging (RA802)||Infrared microscopy||XRD|
|Suitable for blended materials|
|Surface imaging (mapping)|
|High-resolution (1 µm per pixel)||▲|
|Ease of use||▲|
Free sample analysis:
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Class 11 laser product (Class 3B available on request)
1As defined by IEC 60825-1:2014
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Downloads: RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser
Product note: RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser
The RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser is a compact benchtop Raman imaging system that redefines formulation analysis. It is easy to use, yet gives rich chemical information. Designed exclusively for the pharmaceutical industry, the RA802 rapidly obtains detailed information on the distribution of chemical species. With unique LiveTrack™ focus-tracking technology, it can efficiently analyse uneven, curved, or rough surfaces at incredible speeds and without any sample preparation.
Application note: New methods for determining content uniformity of formulations
The uniformity of a drug product’s contents is a parameter that requires constant monitoring. It is important from a handling/processing standpoint, and it is of the utmost importance for patient safety to ensure that the correct dose is delivered every time.
Application note: Rapid polymorph identification with the RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser
The stability, bioavailability and processability of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) are key to a candidate molecule’s ability to be developed into a commercially viable product, sometimes referred to its ‘drugability’. Characterising the polymorphism of APIs has become an important consideration in this process.
Application note: Using Raman spectroscopy to tackle polymorphism, an industry problem
This note looks at incidences of polymorphism in drug development including advantages and challenges. It also examines a trial between manufacturers, where Renishaw’s Raman instruments were used by a leading pharmaceutical company in an attempt to prove infringement by a generic competitor.
White paper: Finding fakes – using Raman imaging to identify counterfeit medicines
Identifying counterfeit drugs has become an area of increasing focus for regulatory authorities and also for pharmaceutical companies. Raman spectroscopy is highly specific and can differentiate between materials with similar chemical structures. This specificity makes Raman well-suited to identifying counterfeits which often use similar components to the reference product.
White paper: Methods for deformulating drugs
In this white paper we look at reverse engineering existing drug products using Raman imaging. We show that the Renishaw RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser can be used to successfully characterise innovator and generic products and facilitate deformulation activities, and can characterise the components, concentrations, particle sizes and distributions of the innovator formulation, allowing generic followers to adjust their processes in order to create equivalent products, or products which are strategically different.
Technical note: LiveTrack focus-tracking technology
LiveTrack focus-tracking technology maintains optimum focus for both white light and Raman imaging to give stunning 3D images. It is used in Renishaw’s inVia™ Qontor® confocal Raman microscope, and RA802 and RA816 analysers.
Latest RA802 news
Renishaw, the global engineering technologies company, is delighted to announce that its RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser has won the best measurement laboratory equipment award during Eurolab 2017.
Renishaw, the global engineering technologies company, is delighted to have won an award for its real time focus-tracking technology for Raman imaging - LiveTrack.