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Actavis UK Describes their Regulatory Approval Process for Content Uniformity Testing using Transmission Raman Spectroscopy

Actavis UK has written about how the generics manufacturing giant gained approval to use transmission Raman spectroscopy to release product as an alternative content uniformity (CU) test. The article, written by Dr Julien Villaumié, R&D Senior Scientist, and Dr Hilary Jeffreys, Technical Transfer Manager, in the July edition of European Pharmaceutical Review, is entitled "Revolutionising Raman with the transmission technique" and describes how Actavis gained regulatory approval from the UK's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to release produ...


Cobalt Installs Insight100M at Henri Coanda International Airport, Bucharest

Cobalt Light Systems has been named supplier to Henri Coandă Bucureşti Airport, Romania for its Liquid Explosive Detection System - the Insight100M - following a recent tender. Having completed trials of various bottle screening systems the airport decided that a Raman Spectroscopy-based system would give the best operational performance with the lowest false alarm rate. Operationally, the Insight100M gives a combined false alarm rate of less than 2.5% on metallic and non-metallic liquid containers. This is a key factor when airports choose a bottle screening technology as false alarms h...


Cobalt Announces Date for Pharmaceutical User & Regulator Seminar on Transmission Raman Spectroscopy

Cobalt Light Systems will be hosting a one day transmission Raman seminar for the pharmaceutical quality control community in December 2015. Transmission Raman Spectroscopy for Pharmaceutical Analysis – Insights from Users and Regulators Where & When: Thursday December 3rd 2015 - St Catherine's College, University of Oxford Transmission Raman spectroscopy (TRS) is an alternative to HPLC for tablet & capsule content uniformity testing and polymorph quantification. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are increasingly using Cobalt's TRS100 system in R&D and product...


Cobalt Receives Top SME Export Track 100 Award at London Ceremony

At the London awards ceremony for The Sunday Times, BT Business SME Export Track 100 on June 30th, Cobalt was presented with the award for achieving 1st place. The SME Export Track table,...


Cobalt Wins the Oxford Brookes Innovation Award at the Oxfordshire Business Awards 2015

Cobalt Light Systems has been named winners of the Oxford Brookes Innovation Award at the Oxfordshire Business Awards 2015. Craig Tombling, Cobalt Chief Operating Officer, was presen...