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Transmission Raman User Meeting, Seminar and Model-Building Workshop


HPLC is a global standard for tablet and capsule content uniformity testing, assay and drug product ID; however, it’s not the only technique that can be used. Transmission Raman Spectroscopy (TRS) can augment the QC laboratory workflow, reduce testing and dead time by days or weeks, avoid consumables costs and reduce staff resource compared with wet chemistry. This seminar focused on practical use of TRS, with expert presentations from pharmaceutical company users, and provided opportunities to network and learn first-hand the benefits of this exciting technology. The program included talks on successful instrument deployment and method development and how to satisfy regulatory compliance around the world.

TRS has compelling benefits in polymorph and solid-state analysis, formulation development, stability studies and other areas.

This was the second such seminar – the first one was held in 2015. Several of the presentations from the previous seminar are available to view on the link to the right.

Applications of TRS for Near Time Monitoring

  • Vicki Woodward – Technical Services Manager, AstraZeneca, UK


Spectroscopic Release Testing: Considerations When Operating in Global Markets

  • Peter Hamilton – Methods Modernisation Team Lead, GSK, UK


Transferability of Transmission Raman Calibration Models

  • Kris Geentjens – Senior Associate Scientist, Janssen, Belgium


Chemometric Analysis of Phase Changes in High-Throughput Excipient Compatibility Studies in a 96 Well Plate

  • Nicole Canfield – Senior Scientist, MSD, USA

Quantitative Method Development for CU using TRS

  • Takuya Fukatsu – Senior Researcher, Astellas, Japan

General Considerations for Model Transfer

  • Andrew Owen – Product Manager, Cobalt Light Systems, UK


Analysis of Diverse Samples using Transmission Raman Spectroscopy

  • Hoeil Chung – Professor, Hanyang University, Republic of Korea

This event took place in Oxford on December 5th 2017. Recordings of the presentations will be posted here once available.


2015 Seminar Highlights: