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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 international events in October and November. Resolve was launched in March 2016 for applications in Hazmat incident management, military search and EOD, first response, law enforcement, and screening at ports & borders. The system will be available for demonstration at: Hotzone, Houston - 19-23 October SEECAT, Tokyo - 19-21 October EmSEC, Dubai - 25-26 October CBRNe World Convergence, ...


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...


New Technique for Fast Low-Level Polymorph API Quantification using Non-Destructive Transmission Raman Spectroscopy

A new technique for measuring low-levels of crystalline polymorphic materials offers many advantages over industry standard techniques.  Two recent papers describe the use of Cobalt’s TR...