Pharmaceutical Analysis

Pharmaceutical Applications of Raman Spectroscopy

This on-demand talk will review applications of Raman spectroscopy in the pharmaceutical industry. The most common application of Raman spectroscopy is raw material identification. We will discuss the benefits, advantages as well as the limitations of Raman spectroscopy for raw material identification and finished product verification.



A second application of Raman spectroscopy that we will discuss is quantitative prediction, in particular the quantitative prediction of drug content in medical devices.

Accurate quantitative models with Raman spectra often require the use of chemometric or multivariate statistical methods. The application of (spatially resolved) confocal Raman microscopy to drug eluding coronary stents will be discussed in detail.


FrederickLongFrederick Long founded Spectroscopic Solutions in 2001. Spectroscopic Solutions is a leading consulting and training firm in the areas of spectroscopy, chemometrics and method validation. Spectroscopic Solutions has done work for leading pharmaceutical, chemical, consumer health, and oil and gas companies. Dr. Long earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Columbia University and a S.B. and S.M. in Physics from MIT.

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