New tools for troubleshooting formulation development using Raman imaging

Sponsored by: Renishaw

Focused on:

  • Raman Imaging

Date: 27 September


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

An introduction to the RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser

Drug development has become increasingly difficult.

The rise of computational methods for drug design has yielded increasingly complex molecules which, although very potent and target-specific, often have poor drugability. An increased emphasis on quality-by-design approaches to drug development has meant that the regulatory authorities, now more than ever, expect to see sound scientific rational behind drug design choices.

Understanding formulation design space and the interplay raw materials and processing parameters have on the final drug product have never been more important.

So, why use Raman imaging?
Because it can help you to develop your product more easily by delivering all the key chemical information about the formulation:

• Components
• Polymorphism
• Distributions (uniformity)
• Particle size (agglomeration)
• Relative concentrations
• Contaminants
• Degradants
• Morphology

Raman imaging is information-rich, non-destructive, non-invasive and quantitative.

Register for this webinar to learn more about Raman imaging and how it can help you to understand your formulation, troubleshoot formulation problems and de-risk the drug development process.

Presented by

George Butcher,

Pharmaceutical Product Manager

George graduated in chemistry from the University of Surrey and his experience in formulation has ranged from agrochemical through oral solid dose and topical formulation development. The key focus of much of his career has been in the development of novel instrumentation to understand formulation performance, allowing scientists to better predict drug performance in vivo.

Tim Smith,

Applications Manager

Tim Smith graduated in chemistry from the University of East Anglia and is the manager of the Raman Applications group at Renishaw plc. He has 18 years’ experience using a range of Raman research instruments and has provided ground-breaking advances in the application of Raman imaging to pharmaceutical materials. Tim is the application lead on the RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser, the culmination of years of experience and knowledge, to produce a dedicated imaging product for mainstream use in the pharmaceutical industry.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to Raman imaging
  • Learn how Raman can be applied to troubleshoot formulation issues
  • Understand how RA802 overcomes the limitations of conventional Raman microscopes
  • Case studies on using Raman imaging for product investigations


  • Head of R&D
  • Head of Materials Science
  • Head of Formulation Development
  • Materials Scientist
  • Principal Scientist
  • Principal Chemist
  • Senior Scientist
  • Senior Chemist
  • Head of Physical Characterisation
  • Spectroscopist
  • Head of Analytical
  • Solid State Chemist
  • Head of Process Development
  • Formulation Scientist
  • Head of Product Characterization
  • Process Development Scientist
  • Senior Research Investigator
  • Research Scientist
  • Senior Research Scientist
  • Analytical Scientist
  • Laboratory Analyst
  • Senior Laboratory Analyst
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Research Manager
  • Research Director
  • Formulation Chemist
  • Development Technologist
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Technologist
  • Chief Chemist
  • Associate Scientist
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Applications Scientist
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Team Lead
  • Research Technician
  • Technology Research Manager
  • Total Quality Manager
  • QbD Manager