Handheld Raman Analyser from Rigaku Analytical Devices Chosen as Part of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Opioid Inspection Program
The Rigaku Progeny ResQ 1064 nm handheld Raman analyser will be considered as a capability to provide on-site narcotics and pharmaceutical analysis at import facilities.
Wilmington, MA (April 29, 2019) – Rigaku Analytical Devices, a U.S.-based, leading pioneer of handheld and portable spectroscopic analysers, is pleased to announce the Rigaku Progeny ResQ 1064 nm handheld Raman analyser will be used as part of the U.S. FDA inspection pilot program to screen for pharmaceuticals, including narcotics. The Office of Regulatory Affairs will use this equipment to support increased package inspections for pharmaceutical products including opioids at International Mail Facilities (IMFs). The Progeny™ ResQ™ analyser is designed to identify narcotics, including fentanyl, fentanyl analogs, and other narcotics in powder, liquid, and tablet forms.
The expansive library, rapid response time, easy operation and ability to scan through glass, plastic and other container material demonstrate why the Progeny ResQ is a highly effective tool for the FDA’s application. The U.S. Scientific Working Group for the Analysis of Seized Drugs (SWGDRUG) recognizes Raman spectroscopy as a Class A analytical technique for presumptive field testing.
“Because the U.S. FDA and other federal border agencies face exposure to potentially dangerous narcotics and chemicals without warning, these programs have proven how critical it is for our advanced identification tools to be readily available,” said Bree Allen, President of Rigaku Analytical Devices. “We are extremely pleased to provide a solution for keeping border officials and our communities safer.”
More information about handheld and portable spectroscopic analysers from Rigaku is available by visiting www.antech.ie
Antech and Testo Partnership Announcement
Headquartered within the Black Forest, Germany, Testo is the world market leader in the field of superior portable and stationary measurement solutions. The measurement technology experts at Testo provide over 650,000 global customers with highly precise measuring instruments and extremely innovative solutions. The product range include a wide variety of temperature measuring instruments, data loggers, thermal imagers, air velocity meters, humidity and dew point meters, multifunction instruments, stack gas analysers and air emission monitors, water analysers, tachometers, sound, pressure, and light meters, and refrigeration service analysers.
Please visit www.antech.ie to view a number of Testo offerings on our website.
Food Manufacture, Production, Transport and Storage
Energy and Utilities
HVAC Installation and Maintenance
Building Maintenance, Surveying and Energy Management
Electrical Inspections and Engineering
Refrigeration Installation and Maintenance
Since our formation in 2000, Antech has grown to become a major provider of portable Analytical Instrumentation within Ireland and the United Kingdom. With the latest range of Testo products, we have the complete solutions to guarantee ease of measurement compliance
13th March 2018
Sullivan Scrap Customer Success Story
Handheld analysers are now the instrument of choice in order to meet the rigorous demands of modern scrap recycling.
Brian Powell, from Sullivan Scrap, describes KT-100S as “It’s very efficient, very quick, and we can get the material processed and out the door as fast as we can.”
Sullivan Scrap has made a business out of taking care of the environment by recycling scrap metal purchased from some of the area’s largest manufacturers. Sullivan Scrap processes about 70,000 tons of material each year, with 25% being non-ferrous. In order to stay competitive, they use handheld technologies to identify their incoming material in order to process it as efficiently as possible.
Click here to read the Sullivan Scrap Case study in detail.
20th February 2018
The First Worldwide MIL-STD 810G Handheld LIBS Metal Analyser
KT-100S is the Metal Analyser meets the toughest test criteria for military equipment (MIL-STD 810G) and IP54. During these tests, the device is exposed to extreme vibrations, dust, cold and heat. The device also has to resist shock-like hits as well as 26 falls from a height of 90 cm. Due to the IP54 classification, it can also operate in rain.
Progeny ResQ 1064nm handheld Raman provides emergency responders, law enforcement agencies and the military with the industry’s most comprehensive tool for chemical identification, CBRNe detection, and narcotics classification in a fast and simple handheld form.
To read more about Progeny ResQ please click here.
20th December 2017
Demonstrating the Speed & Sensitivity of Tornado’s HyperFlux PRO Plus: Real-time Raman Spectroscopy of Propylene Glycol in Water
A brief video from Tornado Spectral Systems showing the dramatic Speed and Sensitivity improvements of our Hyperflux PRO Plus on-line Raman.
Antech Announce New Partnership with Rigaku Analytical
8th May 2017
Antech are delighted to announce the introduction of their new partnership with Massachusetts based firm Rigaku Analytical. Rigaku, headquartered in Wilmington, MA are the leading innovator of handheld and portable spectroscopic analysers for the pharma, metal and safety and security industries. Rigaku employ many of the trusted engineers and scientists that Antech has worked with over the past decade and strive to continuously innovate and develop.
Antech will be the exclusive distributors of Rigaku’s products in Ireland. The product range that Antech will specialise in specifically includes:
· Progeny – Handheld Raman for cGMP applications
· KT-100S – Handheld LIBS for metal analysis sorting
· Progeny Res-Q – Handheld Raman for safety and security or chemical industry
Progeny is the world’s first handheld Raman device for RMID (Raw Material Identification) which can be customisable for seamless integration into any work environment within the cGMP pharma, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries. Progeny boasts a range of unique features that separates it from other Handheld Raman instruments – such as 1064nm laser technology and unique e-signature review option.
KT-100S is a truly ruggedised metal scanning device for the scrap metal recycling and metal fabrication industries. Its LIBS technology allows users to positively identify any metal within 2 – 3 seconds ensuring the integrity of each metal, weld, valve etc. and also ensuring profit maximisation. KT-100S is particularly useful at identifying the different grades of stainless steel, alloys, brass and bronze.
Progeny ResQ is a handheld chemical detection device that comes with a unique 1064nm laser and 4C technology. As a differentiator to other handheld Raman instruments, users can now widen their investigation to include analysis of coloured substances found in packaging and overall threat identification. The Progeny ResQ library contains >13,000 compounds which include common materials, TICs/ TIMs, explosives, narcotics and mixtures. Progeny ResQ can ideally be used by any customs, Gardai, army, navy representatives, individuals involved in firefighting and airport or ferry port security teams to rapidly identify materials.
“We are thrilled to work with a company of the calibre of Rigaku Analytical,” said Antech Managing Director, Dermot Harrington. “Rigaku supply unrivalled innovation and technology that we feel will greatly benefit the relevant industries in Ireland” he continued.
Antech is a leading supplier of scientific analysers to the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland and Britain. Antech, a Waterford based company, offers products from leading suppliers such as Copley Scientific, Cobalt Light Systems, Tornado Spectral and many more.
For further information or a demonstration of any of Rigaku’s products please contact us today.
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