Analytik has announced the European release of Deltanu's Pharmaid, a compact and lightweight Raman spectrometer for rapid non-destructive raw material identification.
Pharmaid from Deltanu is also suitable for on-the-spot detection and identification of counterfeit drugs.
Complying with 21 CFR Part 11, USP<1120> and EP Ch.2.2.48 guidelines, and supported with full IQ/OQ documentation, Pharmaid can be used to confirm the identity of excipients and APIs as they are received.
This reduces the testing burden on the QC laboratory while allowing immediate 100 per cent testing of measurable materials.
A range of attachments are supplied for the in-situ analysis of bulk powders through plastic packaging, powders and liquids in glass containers (including amber-coloured Winchesters) and a vial holder for small samples.
The analyser does not require any user contact with the material to be tested, reducing the risk of accidental exposure and eliminating contamination.
By comparing the Raman spectrum of the tested sample against that of the materials stored in a pre-loaded, user-expandable spectral library, test results appear in seconds on its OLED display.
Pharmaid can operate continuously for more than four hours on its rechargeable battery and connects via USB to a PC or wirelessly with its Bluetooth interface.
A pharmaceutical starter library containing USP-certified materials comes as standard and a Bluetooth barcode reader for sample tracking is an available add-on.