Handheld Raman Instruments for Pharmaceutical Raw Material Inspection: From the Lab to the Loading Dock
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the application of Raman spectroscopy to the unique requirements of raw material testing. In order to do so we will answer the following questions: What is and why perform identity testing? What are the incentives to speed up testing? Should we consider modifying the testing process? How does the Thermo Scientific TruScan handheld Raman instrument perform ID testing? How well does TruScan work for common raw materials? Can this be deployed in a regulated pharmaceutical environment?