Identification of Foreign Particulate Matter Using Automated Raman & Automated SEM-EDS

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Written by: Angela Flowers, Emily Landsperger, Rebekah Byrne, and Dave Exline,Gateway Analytical

Foreign particulate matter in drug products is a common problem in the pharmaceutical industry that can have major impacts on pharmaceutical companies, from both financial and safety aspects. While manual particulate characterization is best suited for many investigations, automated Raman and automated Scanning Electron Microscopy/Electron Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) analyses can offer additional insight and investigative solutions to contamination issues, including foreign particulate matter. Automated Raman and automated SEM-EDS analyses offer the ability to establish the size and chemical composition of hundreds of particles in a sample, whether the chemical makeup is metallic, organic or inorganic […]

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Rebekah is the Manager of Research & Development at Gateway Analytical and she has more than seven years of experience working under quality systems in both clinical and analytical laboratory settings, including cGMP and ISO environments. Rebekah worked as a genetics scientist for Perkin Elmer for two years before joining Gateway Analytical. She has worked specifically in materials characterization for more than four years, with a focus on both pharmaceutical forensics and criminal forensics.

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