Original Event Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenters: Cara Plese, M.S., Scientist I, & Antonio Scatena, Laboratory Manager at Gateway Analytical
Highlighted Topics Covered:
- Advantages of using Raman analysis in conjunction with other analytical techniques in investigations to identify unknown materials
- Sample types best suited for Raman analysis
- Tips on how to discover the best parameters to use for you investigation.
- How Raman analysis can be used to analyze inorganic materials, such as metal oxides, pigments and minerals
Raman analysis is an analytical technique growing in popularity for analysis of pharmaceutical drug products. This non-destructive test requires little to no sample preparation and provides confirmatory spectral results similar to FTIR spectroscopy. With the growth of Raman spectral libraries, Raman instruments are finding their way into more laboratories to be used on a variety of applications to supply stronger and more specific results when used along with more traditional techniques.
This webinar was designed for scientist working in the pharmaceutical industry. During this webinar, we discussed the advantages of using Raman analysis in conjunction with other analytical techniques, such as microscopy, SEM/EDS and FTIR in investigations to identify unknown materials. Our presenters discussed the sample types that are best suited for Raman analysis and tips on how to discover the best parameters to use for you investigation. They also discussed how Raman Analysis can be used to analyze inorganic materials, such as metal oxides, pigments and minerals which would typically not yield results with FTIR analysis.
Cara Plese, M.S., Scientist I
Cara is experienced in performing analytical laboratory work, specifically performing characterizations of unknown materials, in both the pharmaceutical forensic and criminal forensic fields. She was trained and performs investigations in a quality-oriented environment, including both ISO and ASCLD/LAB accreditations. Cara has previously presented research at the MAAFS annual meetings and has publications in The Journal of Forensic Identification and The Journal of Forensic Sciences.
Antonio Scatena, Laboratory Manager
Antonio has many years of forensic laboratory experience working within an ISO-based quality assurance environment. As the laboratory manager, Antonio directs the analytical service operations of Gateway, which includes service as a scientific resource to clients. He is also instrumental in maintaining Gateway’s cGMP-complaint and ISO 9001:2008, ISO 17025:2005 and ASCLD/LAB quality assurance environments. Antonio previously worked for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Forensic Services.