FT-NIR Analyzer For Rapid QC Analysis of Lyophilized Materials
FT-NIR Analyzer For Rapid QC Analysis of Lyophilized Materials
June 28 2005

MADISON, Wis. (June 28, 2005) ? Thermo Electron Corporation announces the LyoCheck? solution ? a rugged, easy-to-use package that provides a rapid method for the analysis of lyophilized (freeze-dried) materials using the Nicolet? Antaris? FT-NIR (Fourier transform near-infrared) analyzer. It is the ideal tool for quality control technicians and scientists in industries from biopharmaceutical to food manufacturing who need to perform repeated analyses of lyophilized products for quality assurance and regulatory compliance. This technique offers a modern, fast, and non-destructive method compared to traditional analysis techniques, such as loss-on drying (LOD), gas chromatography (GC), and Karl Fischer titration.
The system is capable of scanning through glass or plastic containers to analyze the sample non-destructively saving time and making 100% QC checking a possibility. This technique is also extremely efficient; typical scan times per sample by FT-NIR are 15-30 seconds, compared to 30-60 minutes necessary for a Karl Fischer titration. Techniques such as GC and LOD are operator-dependent and require carrier gases and specialty equipment while Karl Fischer titration requires solvents and solvent disposal. Another key advantage of FT-NIR is that multiple parameters can be measured from a single spectrum providing more information about your sample in less time.
LyoCheck is a turnkey package including all the components necessary for robust quality testing in a regulated setting ? FT-NIR analyzer, software, ValPro? System Qualification, a Lyophilization Method kit, procedures, IQ, calibration, training, and set-up services. Based on the 2001 R&D award-winner, the Nicolet? Antaris? FT-NIR, LyoCheck is ensured to provide rapid return and vastly improved efficiency and precision in the quality assurance for lyophilized products.
A seminar tour on this topic will take place in select locations throughout the U.S. and Europe in 2005. For more information, please call +1 800-532-4752, e-mail analyze@thermo.com or visit www.thermo.com/nir.
About Molecular Spectroscopy
Ideal for investigative analysis or quality control applications, spectroscopy systems from Thermo Electron are used to determine the molecular composition of a wide range of complex samples including liquids, solids and gases. Supported by an expansive range of applications, techniques such as infrared, Raman, UV/Vis and fluorescence provide a molecular fingerprint for both qualitative and quantitative analysis. For more information, visit www.thermo.com/spectroscopy.
About Thermo Electron Corporation
Thermo Electron Corporation is the world leader in analytical instruments. Our instrument solutions enable our customers to make the world a healthier, cleaner and safer place. Thermo's Life and Laboratory Sciences segment provides analytical instruments, scientific equipment, services and software solutions for life science, drug discovery, clinical, environmental and industrial laboratories. Thermo's Measurement and Control segment is dedicated to providing analytical instruments used in a variety of manufacturing processes and in-the-field applications, including those associated with safety and homeland security. Based near Boston, Massachusetts, Thermo has revenues of approximately $2.7 billion, and employs approximately 11,000 people in 30 countries.
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