Instruments for identification of hidden materials
Cobalt’s proprietary technologies use novel variants of Raman spectroscopy. The instruments can rapidly and accurately identify materials hidden inside objects or through opaque barriers such as plastic, coloured glass, paper and skin, or can measure the concentrations of materials in mixtures, with a high degree of accuracy.
Our products are applied in a range of applications, including:
- Pharmaceutical quantitative analysis of tablets and capsules
- Raw materials ID verification of pharmaceutical incoming goods
- Handheld detection of hazardous chemicals and explosives
- Airport security screening of liquids, aerosols and gels
- Non-invasive biological analysis, including screening humans for diseases such as osteoporosis and breast cancer
In October 2016, The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has purchased Cobalt’s TRS100 transmission Raman instrument for use by the Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis (DPA). Transmission Raman spectroscopy (TRS) is an increasingly-used alternative to conventional chemistry-based analytical testing, such as High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). TRS takes seconds per tablet or capsule, does not require preparative steps and works with a wide variety of drug products.