RapID™ is the next generation in high-throughput raw materials ID verification, allowing Raman identification through non-transparent and coloured containers – even multi-layer paper and plastic sacks
Raw Materials ID Verification Through Unopened Containers
Save Costs - Improve Quality
- Portable Raman ID through opaque and coloured sacks, tubs and bottles
- 100% ID testing for all incoming containers
- Faster ID workflow
- Reduce operator time and sample-handling booth usage
- No contamination - Better for quality and operator exposure
- Compatible with most containers, APIs and excipients
10x Increase in Testing Throughput
ID testing of materials in opaque containers can create a bottleneck in pharmaceutical manufacturing. A dedicated sampling area is needed to open, sample, test and re-seal each container to verify the content's identity.
RapID allows the operator to verify the contents of each container in the warehouse in seconds without opening, sampling or re-sealing. This saving on handling and lab testing reduces the overhead from hours or days to only minutes per batch.
Avoid Sampling, Maintain Sterility and Prevent Cross-Contamination
Sterile manufacturing of parenteral and biological products benefits from RapID’s non-invasive approach, avoiding bacterial or cross-contamination by other raw materials. Shelf life storage issues are avoided by not opening the containers in protective environments, as are hazards from operator exposure to toxic APIs.
Compatible with a Wide Range of Containers
Unlike conventional handheld Raman devices, RapID is compatible with multi-layer paper and plastic sacks, opaque plastic drums and thick amber glass bottles. RapID is also available with a range of optional accessories for working with different shaped containers.
Unique SORS Technology
RapID uses Cobalt’s Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy (SORS™) technology, which is a unique Raman variant ideally suited to non-invasive ID verification of raw materials. Raman spectroscopy gives chemically rich information that makes it ideal for identifying most pharmaceutical materials and is accepted for ID testing by the EU & US Pharmacopoeia. For ID testing, Raman minimises false positives and discriminates between chemically-similar compounds.
Production - In routine operation RapID is extremely simple to use and highly suitable for a warehouse / material storage environment. Barcode scanning of batch, material and container information can be used to streamline routine operation.
Adding Materials - Library items are created through a simple process of training, validation and release to production, meaning that all materials, even uncommon ones, can be easily added.
RapID is designed to be used in a production environment at a place close to ‘goods-in / goods receivable’, and as such is a robust system designed for safe and simple use.
RapID is operated by “gloved-hand” touchscreen with user-friendly 21 CFR Part 11 compliant software. Through its simple interface, touchscreen operation and barcode reader, users can quickly add, use and transfer ID verification models.
RapID can be optionally connected to a network wirelessly or through a wired network connection for data synchronisation and database backup.
Dimensions: 394 mm wide / 693 mm high / 630 mm deep
The RapID system consists of a standalone LiteThru™ Engine and the RapID probe head, which are coupled by an integrated ruggedized cable. The probe head comprises a barcode reader and the spectroscopic measurement optics.
|Power||90-132 / 180-264 VAC, 47-63Hz|
|Software||Includes RapID software
21 CFR Part 11 compliant
Integral barcode scanner (1D and 2D)
|Connectivity||Domain/network via RJ-45 or WiFi