RapID – Portable Raw Material ID Verification

ID testing of materials in opaque containers can create a bottleneck in pharmaceutical manufacturing. A dedicated sampling area is needed to open, sample, test and re-seal each container to verify the content’s identity. The RapID system uses spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS) technology, which is a unique Raman variant ideally suited to noninvasive ID verification of raw materials. The RapID system allows the operator to verify the contents of each container through opaque and colored packaging in seconds, enabling release immediately into production. This saving on handling and lab testing reduces the overhead from hours or days to only minutes per batch.




RapID™ is the next generation in portable Raman raw materials ID verification, extending high-throughput spectroscopic identification through clear packaging to non-transparent and coloured containers – even multi-layer paper and plastic sacks.


System Use

RapID in production – In routine operations, the RapID system is simple to use and highly suitable for warehouse or material storage environments. Using SORS technology, the system can positively identify raw materials through packaging. Bar code scanning of batch, materials, and container information can be used to streamline routine operation.

Adding Library Items – Library items are created through a simple process of training, validation, and release to production, meaning that all materials, even uncommon ones, can be easily added.



RapID is designed to be used in a production environment at a place close to ‘goods-in/goods receivable’, and as such is a robust system designed for simple use. It is operated by “gloved-hand” touch screen with user-friendly 21 CFR Part 11 compliant software. Through its simple interface, touch screen operation, and bar code reader users can quickly add, use, and transfer ID verification models. RapID can be optionally connected to a network wirelessly or through a wired network connection for data synchronisation and database backup.


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