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New Paper Describes Five Ingredient Pharmaceutical Tablet Analysis using Transmission Raman Spectroscopy

A new Cobalt paper published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis describes - for the first time - comprehensive quantification of tablets with multiple active pharmaceutical ingredients using transmission Raman spectroscopy (TRS). The study focuses on tablets with three active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and two excipients in concentrations ranging from 1 to 85 % weight by weight. The ability to determine multiple analyte concentrations in one single measurement further establishes TRS and its benefits for assay and content uniformity testing. TRS is an alterna...


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 Spectrosc...


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,...