Application Note: Rapid Detection of Counterfeit and Substandard Medicines with Handheld Raman
16 April 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). In this application note, the Rigaku Progeny handheld Raman analyzer is used to examine the chemical composition of authentic products on the spot, resulting in rapid identification of counterfeits and immediate removal from the supply chain.