Raman spectrometer
RapID Cobalt Light Systems


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RapID is the next generation in materials verification, extending high throughput spectroscopic identification capability from clear containers to non-transparent and coloured containers and even layered paper or plastic sacks.

RapID allows pharmaceutical manufacturers to achieve fast, accurate material identity verification in seconds without the need for laborious sampling regimes. Incoming goods are often supplied in opaque packaging such as sacks, plastic tubs, Winchester glass and plastic bottles, which makes identification difficult and expensive. RapID removes the cost and resource of opening and sampling each container, avoiding the need for expensive sampling booths. Additionally, RapID was designed to meet the stringent requirements of current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) and 21 CFR Part 11-compliant environments.

Container Typical Penetration Depths
Clear plastic sack, 2mm/0.08” (double-bags)
Opaque and/or coloured HDPE plastic, 4mm/0.16”
Coloured or clear glass container, 10mm/0.4”
Multilayered paper/plastic sacks, 4-5 layers


ID through opaque and coloured sacks, tubs and bottles
Compatible with most pharmaceutical APIs and excipients
No powder sampling or handling booths required
Identifies contents and containers in 1-10 seconds
LIMS-compatible output files


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