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Raman Spectrometer Handheld Raw Material ID System

Editor: Doris Popp

The new Agilent Vaya Raman raw material identity verification system is a handheld instrument for quality control testing in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.

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Vaya Handheld Raman Spectrometer
Vaya Handheld Raman Spectrometer
(Source: Agilent Technologies)

Vaya verifies raw material identity through unopened transparent and non-transparent packaging, testing more containers for the same cost by reducing the need for sampling. Incoming goods can be tested quickly in the warehouse on receipt, reducing operator time and sample-handling booth usage. Testing through sealed containers also avoids handler exposure to high potency APIs and maintains the shelf life of sterile contents, helping to prevent unnecessary waste. According to Agilent Vaya is the first true through-barrier handheld Raman instrument, incorporating Agilent’s spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS) technology for fast ID of incoming goods through opaque containers in a GMP ready package. In addition Vaya combines SORS with conventional Raman spectroscopy for maximum compatibility with a wide range of packaging—from clear glass vials and plastic bags to opaque plastics and paper sacks.