Thermo Fisher Scientific has released a new Raman spectroscopic analyser for process monitoring for a variety of applications, including biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The Thermo Scientific Ramina Process Analyzer offers non-destructive and continuous analysis without the need for sample preparation, with rapid system setup and deployment in as little as 15 minutes. The compact system utilises a range of patented probes to maximise the speed and sensitivity of results, enabling fully automated in situ measurements to calculate concentrations in a reaction vessel.
The Ramina Process Analyzer offers a rapid and easy-to-use alternative to offline manual or automated wet chemistry testing, and is simpler to install and use compared to traditional Raman process monitoring systems. The Ramina comes with everything the user needs to start collecting data, including a Raman spectrometer and fibre optic probe, as well as a portable monitor, mouse, keyboard and laser safety goggles. It is factory calibrated and its solid-state construction offers long-term stability. Users can also use multiple systems in parallel to test different reaction vessels simultaneously, or combine a number of probes in one vessel.