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QA/QC NIR & Raman In-Depth Focus 2022

Articles in this in-depth focus explore the applications of portable spectrometers and review their critical features, as well as comparing the results of standard and miniaturised NIR spectroscopy sensors in medicinal plant QC.

  • Pharmaceutical analysis with portable spectrometers
    Richard Crocombe of Crocombe Spectroscopic Consulting surveys the use of portable spectrometers in pharmaceutical manufacturing, with an emphasis on vibrational spectroscopy. Ideal and typical features of portable spectrometers are reviewed, alongside explanation of why device characteristics and sample presentation are critical to obtaining meaningful results.
  • Portable NIR sensors in medicinal plant quality control
    In the quest for fast and reliable ingredient analysis, Christian W Huck, Krzysztof B Bec and Justyna Grabska from the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry at the University of Innsbruck, consider the use of portable NIR spectroscopy, comparing the results from standard and miniaturised sensors.