Raman & SEM-EDS in pharmaceutical quality control, failure analysis & compliance

New Webinar: Raman & SEM-EDS in pharmaceutical quality control, failure analysis & compliance

Analytical tasks in the pharmaceutical industry range from drug discovery to production and quality control for consumer product. This entire process is subject to a variety of laws and regulations and requires careful examination at every step. The aim of this webinar is to show how Raman microscopy and SEM-EDS, as complementary measuring techniques, can contribute at every stage of pharmaceutical development to identify and characterise materials of interest. Raman spectroscopy is a well-established non-destructive analytical method for identifying the unique chemical composition of sample components. In addition to the standard chemical identification and distribution analysis delivered by SEM-EDS, users can now take advantage of Live Chemical Imaging capability afforded by current large area EDS detectors.

Furthermore, Raman imaging can be integrated within the vacuum chamber of scanning electron microscopes, combining the highest-resolution structural characterisation with the capability of elemental analysis through EDS.

This correlative approach is used to identify and characterise at every stage of pharmaceutical production, including:

  • Raw ingredients (Quality Control)
  • End product (Quality Control, Failure Analysis and Counterfeit ID)
  • Packaging (Quality Control, Failure Analysis and Counterfeit ID)

In addition to obtaining reliable results, both techniques are increasingly being incorporated into SOPs within regulated environments.

In this webinar, you will learn how: 

  • To gather insights into the role of Raman and SEM-EDS analysis in the pharmaceutical industry
  • To analyse drug delivery systems
  • Pharmaceutical packaging can be analysed for defects and carry out counterfeit identification
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Anthony Hyde - Oxford Instruments
EDS Product Manager

Anthony Hyde graduated with a BSc in Physics and has worked in the field of electron microscopy for the past 33 years, 21 of wh...

Dr Ute Schmidt - WITec
Applications Manager

Dr. Schmidt studied physics at the Babes Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and obtained her Ph.D. from the University ...

Learn more about how Oxford Instruments' range of techniques can help the pharmaceutical industry. From determining the quality and distribution of ingredients in a table, to identifying counterfeit drugs, to so much more!