Cobalt Light Systems Ltd
Cobalt was established in 2006 to develop its novel technologies into a range of Raman applications for laboratory and industrial analysis. The underlying technology is exclusive to the company and was invented at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK.
Cobalt Light Systems develops products and technology for non-invasive sub-surface analysis. They have unique and proprietary analysis systems with applications in many areas. At the heart of their technology is the ability to rapidly and accurately measure chemical composition without touching or changing the sample.
Cobalt's transmission Raman technology enables high-performance non-destructive and non-invasive bulk assay of dosage forms such as capsules, tablets, gels, solutions/suspensions or powders without sample preparation. Easier to implement than other spectroscopic methods, Cobalt's transmission Raman technology simplifies method-development for routine quality control.
The instrument is able to analyse a large number (typically >100) of capsules or coated tablets. Once a model is built the user simply fills the removable tray and loads it into the instrument. The analysis is automated and the in-built multivariate analysis and reporting tools convert your batch samples into CU test results. The software is 21CFR part 11 compliant.
INSIGHT100 is a table-top container-screening device for use at security checkpoints such as airports, government buildings and other passenger hubs. The system screens liquids, powders or gels, within sealed containers such as glass or plastic bottles, tubs and other common containers. The detection capability is extremely high and false alarm rates have been demonstrated to be <0.5% (Loeffen, P.W. et al,, proc. SPIE, 2011). To screen a bottle takes less than 5 seconds.
RapID is the next generation in materials verification, extending high throughput spectroscopic identification capability from clear containers to non-transparent and coloured containers and even layered paper or plastic sacks.
RapID allows pharmaceutical manufacturers to achieve fast, accurate material identity verification in seconds without the need for laborious sampling regimes. Incoming goods are often supplied in opaque packaging such as sacks, plastic tubs, Winchester glass and plastic bottles, which makes identification difficult and expensive. RapID removes the cost and resource of opening and sampling each container, avoiding the need for expensive sampling booths. Additionally, RapID was designed to meet the stringent requirements of current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) and 21 CFR Part 11-compliant environments.