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Laser Direct Infrared Imaging

Laser Direct Infrared (LDIR) imaging provides a rapid and simplified path to molecular imaging using a quantum cascade laser (QCL) coupled with rapidly scanning optics. The Agilent 8700 LDIR chemical imaging system provides high-quality imaging and spectral data in the compositional analysis of pharmaceutical tablets, laminates, tissues, and fibers.

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Microplastics Analysis Doesn't Need to Be So Hard

Microplastics in the environment are fast coming into focus as we begin to understand just how far these manmade products have made their way into ecosystems and food chains alike. The use of plastics has been growing for decades and now small plastic microbeads are also used in everyday products such as cosmetics, toothpaste, and personal care products. Contamination in our waterways, air and food (such as bottled water) from these microplastics (1 ┬Ám to 5 mm in size) is gaining significant public interest due largely to its emergence as an environmental and potential human health threat.

While regulators are trying to understand the extent and toxicity of the problem, researchers and analytical methods bodies are working towards standardized analytical solutions to best characterize these particles in terms of chemical identity, size, shape, and total mass.

Raman spectroscopy and mid-infrared imaging using focal plane array (FPA) systems are the most common techniques for this work. While non-destructive and effective they are slow and cumbersome to use. FPA systems, for example, require multi-hour scan times to generate an image. Large quantities of data, full spectra for every pixel, are collected and frequently as much as 30 gigabytes of data must be analyzed to identify these microplastics. This takes many hours and requires a high level of analytical expertise.

There are however alternatives to these traditional techniques based on Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technology, which provides a new approach in chemical imaging. In this webinar, we will explore how new QCL based chemical imaging systems can significantly simplify microplastics analysis through a rapid automated workflow.

Solid State Analysis in Pharmaceutical Formulation Development: Advantages and Limitations of Transmission Raman and LDIR Chemical Imaging techniques

Transmission Raman Spectroscopy (TRS) is licensed in the pharmaceutical industry for the identification and determination of bulk assay and uniformity of content of finished products. The first part of this webcast will cover the basic principles of Raman spectroscopy, discussing the advantages and limitations over conventional testing methods, the process and steps required to select suitable products for Raman testing, and the development and validation requirements of Raman methods and models. This presentation will also review regulatory submissions of Raman methods and the lifecycle maintenance of licensed Raman models. The second part of this webcast will describe how LDIR technology can enable rapid, high-quality surface imaging of large tablet surfaces, for applications including polymorph screening in the formulation.

Molecular Spectroscopy Webinar Curriculum

Molecular Spectroscopy Webinar Curriculum includes UV-Vis, UV-Vis-NIR, fluorescence, handheld and benchtop FTIR, and Raman systems for high performance and flexibility

Spectroscopy Digital Workshops & Bootcamps

Hone your lab skills, outside the lab, with our live, interactive series of virtual workshops and software bootcamps! Learn about the latest in software solutions for Spectroscopy, discuss the entire analytical process from method development to data analysis, and participate in live analytical runs with our experts. We hope these will prepare you for future hands-on events in the future.

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