RapID is the next generation in materials verification, extending high throughput spectroscopic identification capability from clear containers to non-transparent and coloured containers and even layered paper or plastic sacks.

RapID allows pharmaceutical manufacturers to achieve fast, accurate material identity verification in seconds without the need for laborious sampling regimes.  Incoming goods are often supplied in opaque packaging such as sacks, plastic tubs, Winchester glass and plastic bottles, which makes identification difficult and expensive.  RapID removes the cost and resource of opening and sampling each container, avoiding the need for expensive sampling booths.  Additionally, RapID was designed to meet the stringent requirements of current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) and 21 CFR Part 11-compliant environments.

RapID demonstrations:

We frequently run RapID product demonstrations at pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities around the world. If you would like to know more about RapID, or would like a demonstration, get in touch at info@cobaltlight.com. Upcoming demonstrations are taking place in:

  • The Greater Chicago area, USA
  • Poland
  • The Netherlands
  • Hungary
  • Italy

Container Typical Penetration Depth
Clear plastic sack 2mm, 0.08” (double-bags)
Opaque and/or coloured HDPE plastic 4mm, 0.16”
Coloured or clear glass container 10mm, 0.4”
Multilayered paper/plastic sacks 4-5 layers


  • ID through opaque and coloured sacks, tubs and bottles
  • Compatible with most pharmaceutical APIs and excipients
  • No powder sampling or handling booths required
  • Identifies contents and containers in typically 5-20 seconds
  • LIMS-compatible output files

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