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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.

RapID screening a palette of lactose-containing sacks in less than 15 minutes

RapID screening a palette of lactose-containing sacks in less than 15 minutes

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.

System Use

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.

Laser Class 3B
Power 90-132 / 180-264 VAC, 47-63Hz
Software Includes RapID software
21 CFR Part 11 compliant
Hardware Touchscreen operated
Integral barcode scanner (1D and 2D)
Connectivity Domain/network via RJ-45 or WiFi
USB 2.0

Through-Container ID Verification of Polysorbates 20, 40, 60 & 80 with RapID

Application Notes

Application of SORS (RapID) to In-Container Testing of Raw Materials for PIC/S GMP Annex 8

Application Notes

Raw Materials ID in Sterile Manufacturing

Application Notes

RapID Product Brochure


Raw Materials Verification in BioPharmaceutical Production Using RapID

Application Notes

Verifying Raw Materials by Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy

Application Notes

RapID - Raw Materials Identification Through Packaging


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A revolutionary tool for verifying pharmaceutical materials through unopened sacks, bottles, coloured glass and plastic containers

A revolutionary tool for verifying pharmaceutical materials through unopened sacks, bottles, coloured glass and plastic containers