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Diessechem and Cobalt Host TRS100 & RapID Pharmaceutical Seminar in Rome

Cobalt’s Italian partner, Diessechem s.r.l., hosted more than 30 attendees at a pharmaceutical seminar in Pomezia, near Rome, on the 29th of March. The seminar - the first of its kind in Italy - focused on Cobalt’s TRS100 and RapID systems, with technical presentations, live demonstrations and hands-on activities throughout the day. The programme was chaired by Diessechem’s Sales Manager, Gabriele Moretti. Alessio de Minicis gave an introduction to Cobalt’s technologies and this was followed by in-depth technical talks on transmission Raman spectroscopy (TRS) from...


Multi-National Pharma Company Reduces Raw Materials QC Costs by 90% with Through-Container ID Testing

A recent case study from Astellas Pharma Tech Co. Ltd., Japan, describes how Cobalt’s RapID verifies the ID of raw materials through unopened paper and polyethylene sacks. Without the need to open and move containers manpower costs were reduced by more than 90% compared to existing pharmacopoeia testing methods. An additional benefit was the complete avoidance of foreign material and microbial contamination risk. This study was part of an investigation to determine how to guarantee effective identification of packaged raw materials, in line with PIC/S GMP Annex 8 requirements. A tr...


US FDA Purchases Transmission Raman for Quantitative Analysis of Tablets and Capsules

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has purchased Cobalt’s TRS100 transmission Raman instrument for use by the Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis (DPA). Transmission Raman spectroscopy (TRS) is an increasingly-used alternative to conventional chemistry-based analytical testing, such as High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). TRS takes seconds per tablet or capsule, does not require preparative steps and works with a wide variety of drug products. Unlike other spectroscopic methods, method development for drug product analysis can be fast, using a small num...


Cobalt Light Systems RESOLVE - Handheld Through-Barrier ID System - to be Presented at CBRNe and Security Events Worldwide in Autumn 2016

Cobalt’s Resolve™, a ground-breaking new handheld system that identifies hazardous materials through sealed opaque containers, is available for demonstration at a series of key internat...


Cobalt Light Systems RESOLVE - Handheld Through-Barrier ID System - Announced as R&D 100 Awards Finalist

Cobalt’s Resolve™, a ground-breaking new handheld system that identifies hazardous materials through sealed opaque containers, has been named as a finalist in the 2016 R&D 100 Award...