News | February 15, 2011

Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Next-Generation Handheld Analyzer For Raw Material Identification

Source: Thermo Scientific (formerly Ahura Scientific and Polychromix)

TruScan RM Increases Speed of Material Identification at the Point of Need and Ensures Ability to Meet Stringent Compliance Requirements

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, recently announced the release of the Thermo Scientific TruScan RM, a handheld analyzer designed for rapid identification of raw materials and finished product inspection. TruScan RM builds on the proven capability of the flagship TruScan analyzer, which is now used at hundreds of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) sites globally to deliver advanced new features and capabilities.

At just under two pounds (0.9 kg), TruScan RM is less than half the size and weight of the proven TruScan analyzer and delivers results up to five times faster. With a new state-of-the-art optical platform, TruScan RM performs rapid material identification of a broader range of chemical compounds, even those for which Raman analysis was traditionally considered too slow. The analyzer's built-in smart features and customizable security settings ensure confidence to comply with stringent regulatory requirements, while the new software helps make it easier to deploy in pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities to rapidly achieve operational efficiencies.

"The ability to accurately identify and validate raw materials entering the supply chain is critically important to ensure that high-quality, effective drugs reach the consumer," said Chris Petty, vice president and general manager of Thermo Fisher Scientific's portable optical analysis business. "The enhancements made to our next-generation Raman analyzer make it easier than ever for GMP facilities to work more efficiently and ensure compliance with stringent regulatory guidelines."

Designed for use at the point of need, TruScan RM identifies molecular differences in raw materials, as well as finished products, and provides a simple pass or fail reading within seconds. This enables customers to realize significant time and cost savings while improving product safety. The instrument uses sophisticated chemometric algorithms to empower non-expert personnel to accurately identify thousands of materials and compounds without advanced chemistry training. TruScan RM also meets stringent GMP requirements and it is CFR Part 11 compliant and CE certified.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of nearly $11B, we have approximately 37,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, which offer a unique combination of continuous technology development and the most convenient purchasing options. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve analytical challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications.

SOURCE: Thermo Scientific (formerly Ahura Scientific and Polychromix)