The Importance of a Calibrated Raman SystemBlog
October 15, 2021

The Importance of a Calibrated Raman System

In the world of Raman spectroscopy, the game-changing impact of an analyzer cannot be understated. Across various industries – from pharmaceuticals and bioprocessing to plastics and polymers, these instruments help…
Employing Raman for Downstream Process ControlBlog
September 1, 2021

Employing Raman for Downstream Process Control

Raman spectroscopy is emerging as a technique for real-time measurements for in-line downstream process monitoring. Raman can quantify multiple products and impurities simultaneously with measurement times taking seconds instead of…
August 12, 2021

Achieving Superior Raman Measurements: Understanding and Avoiding Detector Saturation

One of the primary technological advantages of Tornado Raman analyzers over conventional Raman devices is the significantly higher optical efficiency delivered by our HTVS™ platform (described in this prior blog…
July 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…
Raman as a PAT toolBlog
June 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.…
Choosing the right laser for Raman spectroscopyBlog
June 16, 2021

Choosing the right laser for Raman spectroscopy

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, continuous in-line measurements,…
May 28, 2021

Are you in the market for a Raman analyzer? Here is what you should consider

If you are in the market to purchase a new (or upgrade an existing) Raman analyzer for your process or lab, you may already realize there are a variety of…
Blog - Raman versus NIR SpectroscopyBlog
May 18, 2021

Raman versus NIR spectroscopy – Practical considerations for PAT analyzer selection

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 for both…
What is Tornado’s HTVS™ Advantage?Blog
May 3, 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…
Blog post - Exploring the benefits of process Raman spectroscopyBlog
April 26, 2021

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 that it is non-destructive, and…
Chemometrics and Raman spectroscopyBlog
April 16, 2021

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 it is applicable to both…
Test tubes full of blue liquid.Blog
February 26, 2021

How low can you go? Exploring limit of detection (LoD) in a flow monitoring tool using Raman spectroscopy

The concept of the limit of detection (LOD) has been, and still is, one of the most debated in analytical chemistry. Determination of a limit of detection seems like it…
Graphic illustration representing PhotonsBlog
February 11, 2021

Why should I care about photons? 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. Many users treat Raman analyzers as “black boxes”…
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January 27, 2021

Conducting 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 balanced against measurement quality? In…
Lab worker wearing PPE, inspecting machine, holding clipboardBlog
January 19, 2021

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

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 analytical instrumentation that have…
End of a bundle of fibre optic wires.Blog
December 4, 2020

Cleaning and Maintenance for Avoiding 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 large drop in signal…