Introduction to Raman spectroscopy: Pharmaceutical Applications

Overview:

While there is no one technology that is right for all applications, Raman spectroscopy is gaining favor as a quality control tool due to gains in economy, speed and sensitivity that have accompanied modern electronic and laser production. Instruments that once cost $200,000 and required specialized users are now available for less than $50,000 with decision making software that enables non-technical personnel to be proficient users. Instruments once relegated to high overhead laboratory space can now be carried with one hand to a production room or receiving area. The ability of Raman to measure through containers and be independent of environmental humidity make it an ideal technology for compendial