Before pharmaceutical goods reach consumers, they must be identified and verified. Invasive practices are currently used to inspect materials, increasing cost and making quality control a challenge. To eliminate these problems, Cobalt Light Systems Limited (CLS) developed RapID SORS, a portable instrument capable of identifying raw materials in five to ten seconds.
The instrument uses a new technique called Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy (SORS) to quickly probe and identify the content in containers such as plastic, multi-layer paper sacks, and glass bottles. The RapID hardware platform is powered by LabVIEW and third-party specialized Raman spectroscopy component instrument drivers. CLS also developed the user interface with LabVIEW.
RapID can verify a wide range of materials. The user simply pushes the probe tip against the container and pulls the trigger, getting results in seconds. Plastic, glass, and non-transparent containers don’t stand a chance against RapID SORS!