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04/28/2022

New App Note: High-Throughput Raman Analysis of Protein Glycosylation

  App Note: High-Throughput Raman Analysis of Protein Glycosylation   The market for monoclonal antibody (MAb) therapeutics is projected to reach a value of USD $350 billion by the end…
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04/27/2022

Tornado to exhibit at Analyzer Technology Conference

Tornado Spectral Systems to exhibit at Analyzer Technology Conference We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at ATC at Booth 223 - a tradeshow with significant process…
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04/05/2022

Using Raman to Monitor Protein Structural Changes: The Promise for Real Time Testing

Using High-Throughput Raman to Monitor Protein Structural Changes: The Promise for Real Time Testing in Downstream Scenarios The market for monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) is projected to reach a value of…
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02/18/2022

High-Throughput Raman Process Monitoring of Cannabis Extraction in Supercritical CO2

High-Throughput Raman Process Monitoring of Cannabis Extraction in Supercritical CO2 Raman spectroscopy is a proven tool for in-line process monitoring and control. It can be used to quantify concentrations of…
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02/11/2022

Webinar – What’s New at Tornado: Advances in Process Deployment

Webinar - What’s New at Tornado: Advances in Process Deployment Tornado has some exciting developments in the pipeline for 2022 to strengthen and build our market in spectroscopy. Please join…
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02/08/2022

Webinar – Identifying Polymorphism with In Situ Raman Spectroscopy

Identifying Polymorphism with In Situ Spectroscopy at Screening Scale Please join Mark Kemper and our valued partner Dr. Thomas Kendall from Technobis Crystallization Systems as we co-host the webinar Identifying…
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02/02/2022

What’s New at Tornado?

What’s New at Tornado? The start of the 2022 new year at Tornado has brought a fresh outlook for the company! With a range of exciting new products in the…
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01/20/2022

Tracking Polymorph & Crystal Morphology

Tracking Polymorph & Crystal Morphology Crystallization is a commonly used process for solid-dose manufacturing. To improve the biological performance and economic benefits of a crystallization process, proper process control is…
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11/30/2021

Probe-Based Raman Spectroscopy

Probe-Based Raman Spectroscopy When chemists and spectroscopists want to measure molecules and molecular bonds in a chemical or biological sample, they may use Raman spectroscopy, which uses laser light to…
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10/15/2021

The Importance of a Calibrated Raman System

Calibrated Raman Systems In the world of Raman spectroscopy, the game-changing impact of a spectrometer cannot be understated. Across various industries – from pharmaceuticals and bioprocessing to plastics and polymers, these instruments…
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09/01/2021

Employing Raman for Downstream Process Control

Downstream Process Control Raman spectroscopy is emerging as a technique for real-time measurements for in-line downstream process control and monitoring. Raman can quantify multiple products and impurities simultaneously with measurement times taking…
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08/12/2021

Achieving Superior Raman Measurements: Understanding And Avoiding Detector Saturation

Avoiding detector saturation One of the primary technological advantages of Tornado Raman spectrometers over conventional Raman analyzers is the significantly higher optical efficiency delivered by our HTVS™ platform (described in this prior…
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07/23/2021

Raman as a Process Analytical Technology (PAT) tool – Part 2: Crystallization Monitoring and Control

In our previous blog, we provided a fundamental overview of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and its application for various industries, including pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing. To recap, there is an…
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06/30/2021

Raman as a Process Analytical Technology (PAT) tool

Process Analytical Technology (PAT) has quickly become an integral component within the pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing industries, providing timely quantitative measurements throughout production to measure critical quality attributes and parameters.…
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06/16/2021

Choosing the right laser for Raman spectroscopy

Choosing the right laser In recent years, Raman spectroscopy has become a valuable tool in qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis for process analysis as the technology offers convenient in-situ sampling interfaces,…
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05/28/2021

Purchasing a Raman Spectrometer?

Purchasing a Raman Spectrometer? If you are in the market to purchase a new (or upgrade an existing) Raman spectrometer for your process or lab, you may already realize there…
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05/18/2021

Raman versus NIR spectroscopy – Practical considerations for PAT analyzer selection

Raman versus NIR When it comes to the collection of analytical techniques, there are a large number which exploit spectroscopy in one form or another and provide a range of tools…
What is Tornado’s HTVS™ Advantage?Blog
05/03/2021

What is Tornado’s HTVS™ Advantage?

Advancements on optical technology are creating many new opportunities for the use of non-destructive, real-time detection and quantification of molecular species in industries such as chemical manufacturing, oil and gas…
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04/26/2021

Exploring the Benefits of Process Raman Spectroscopy

Exploring the benefits of process Raman spectroscopy Raman spectroscopy is a powerful analytical technique for measuring chemical mixtures, and since its discovery in the 1920s, it has revolutionized process analysis. The fact…
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04/16/2021

Chemometrics for Quantitative Raman Spectroscopy

Chemometrics for Quantitative Raman Spectroscopy Raman spectroscopy is widely used to characterize pharmaceutical products or processes, mainly due to its desirable capabilities. It provides rapid measurements, it is non-invasive/non-destructive, and…
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02/26/2021

Exploring limit of detection in a flow monitoring tool

Exploring Limit of Detection in a flow monitoring tool The concept of the limit of detection (LoD) has been, and still is, one of the most debated in analytical chemistry.…
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02/11/2021

Optimizing Process Raman Measurements

Optimizing the quality of your process Raman measurements Raman spectroscopy is a powerful and convenient method for real-time process measurements which is gaining widespread adoption in a variety of industries.…
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01/27/2021

Conducting Raman Analysis in Hazardous Environments

Raman Analysis in Hazardous Environments Choosing a Raman system for a hazardous zone can be difficult. What are the risk factors? What regulations are in effect? How can safety be…
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01/19/2021

IQ, OQ, and PQ – The 3 Q’s of Analytical Instrumentation Compliance

IQ, OQ, and PQ The analytical instrumentation space is a key part of the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. Raman spectroscopy is becoming one of the increasingly popular PAT tools among the…
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12/04/2020

Cleaning and Maintenance for Avoiding Raman Signal Loss

Avoiding Raman signal loss Optical fibre and receptacle care for optimum performance A small amount of dirt or damage on the surface of an optical fibre can cause a surprisingly…