“Handheld LIBS for Pharmaceutical Raw Material Identification: Delivering Solutions that Maximize Value”
February 28, 2018 (Wednesday) @ 3pm in Demo Area 1, Booth #2142
Pharmaceutical companies are required to inspect 100% of their incoming raw materials before they can be used, a safeguard to ensure the integrity and safety of the medicine they deliver. Mobile spectroscopic solutions such as handheld laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and handheld Raman are invaluable in providing rapid analysis that can be done outside of the traditional laboratory environment with small amounts of sample. The advantage of the atomic spectroscopic tool of LIBS is that it can be used for the identification of ionic salts such as NaCl, which are not identifiable with molecular spectroscopic tools such as Raman. Ionic salts represent a large volume of raw materials for manufacturers of injectable pharmaceuticals, and the NanoLIBS handheld analyzer by B&W Tek provides a rapid means of identifying these materials without the need for extensive sampling and sample preparation techniques associated with traditional wet chemical methods of identification.