Raw Material Identification in Pharma QC

Rapidly Confirm Raw Material ID Through Colored and Opaque Packaging, and Streamline the Drug Manufacturing Process
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Confident identification and quality assurance of incoming raw materials is a critical step in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. The Agilent Vaya Raman system enables fast inspection of incoming raw materials through packaging without increasing costs, by reducing the need for sampling.

The Agilent Vaya Raman handheld spectrometer increases raw material identity-verification throughput without increasing costs by reducing the need for sampling. Vaya works through transparent and non-transparent containers, giving you more testing flexibility. Make your current testing faster, and dramatically cut your costs with true through-barrier analysis.

Vaya improves current testing protocols—from low volume sampling to 100% identification testing—and if regulators require more testing in future, you can move to a higher-throughput process without any additional equipment. The system combines conventional handheld Raman spectrometer technology with unique spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS) for maximum sample/container compatibility. With a dedicated raw material identification workflow, Vaya is fast, fully compliant, easy to deploy, and simple to use, requiring minimal training or operator skill.


  • Work smarter: raw material identification through opaque containers in seconds. No sampling booth needed, minimum material handling
  • Compatible with most raw materials and containers: SORS handheld Raman spectrometer technology verifies raw material identity without interference from the container or liner, minimizing fluorescence
  • Fast and robust to container variation: Vaya works faster than conventional handheld Raman spectrometers through transparent containers and handles opaque containers like white or colored tubs, FIBCs, papers bags, and amber bottles
  • Preserve container integrity: eliminate exposure to hazardous materials, maintain the shelf life of sterile contents, and prevent unnecessary waste
  • Easy to use: dedicated raw material identification workflow with clear pass/fail analysis and intuitive method development wizard, requires minimal training
  • Makes GMP compliance easier: batch identification and method development with full reporting and audit trail, method validation module with positive and negative challenges and reporting, quick PQ with traceable test piece
  • Meet data integrity standards: built-in technical controls ensure the security of your data, control access, and facilitate compliance as defined by US FDA 21 CFR Part 11, EU Annex 11 and similar national electronic record regulations
  • Ready to deploy: LIMS-compatible data, 2D-barcode reader for fast data input/method selection and Wi-Fi for data synchronization

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