Rapid Detection of Counterfeit and Substandard Medicines with Handheld Raman
Application Note Mar 24, 2015
Counterfeit pharmaceuticals are a global problem and include not only products containing potentially harmful substances, but also products that contain no or diluted amounts of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). Because of this growing problem, the need for fast and easy screening techniques in the field has become increasingly urgent. Handheld Raman spectroscopy provides regulatory enforcement agencies the ability to examine the chemical composition of authentic products on the spot, resulting in rapid identification of counterfeits and immediate removal from the supply chain.