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Agilent’s Vaya Raman-Handheld Spectrometer for Raw Material Identification

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Designed to be used in a GMP-compliant warehouse, the Agilent Vaya Raman system accelerates the identification test by enabling raw-material testing through transparent and opaque containers. Leveraging a patented optical design and algorithm, Vaya uses spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS) technology to transform the reception of raw materials.

Vaya is a self-contained, handheld, battery-powered scanner. It includes a spectrometer coupled to a NIR CCD detector, and an 830 nm laser. With its aluminum shell, Vaya is built tough for extended use in warehouses or cold rooms. With its all-around protective rubber bumpers, tough screen, and keypad, it can withstand drops during operation with minimal sustained damage. It also comes with a hand strap to decrease user fatigue during prolonged use. After use, the user can easily clean the system with ethanol or a diluted bleach solution.