ProjenyFrom the evolution of handheld spectroscopy arrives Progeny – the first handheld Raman analyzer designed to be customizable and flexible for seamless integration into any work environment. Now you can perform lab-quality analysis of the widest range of solids, powders, liquids, and other substances to ensure consumer safety around the globe. Progeny provides the power of Raman spectroscopy in a handheld form with no compromises. You are empowered to choose the complexity of the task at hand. Its unique software design provides articulate communication of simple PASS/FAIL decision or more detailed analysis results for a variety of applications in the lab, in the field, or wherever you need data.

  • Accurately analyze your materials through packaging
  • Minimize the learning curve with a smartphone-inspired interface
  • Increase confidence in your material ID with unparalleled sensitivity
  • Measure a wide range of materials with interference-free data
  • Expand your data transfer flexibility,LIMS, wireless, and docking station

Raw material & chemical verification

In the lab, in the warehouse and in the field, Raman spectroscopy provides fast,accurate and non-destructive analysis of chemicals and raw materials, so you can be sure.

Rigaku Raman handheld and portable analyzers enable manufacturers to meet regulatory demands, improve product quality through increased testing, significantly reduce expensive laboratory analysis costs, and ensure a fast and ongoing return on investment.

Narcotics & explosives

Raman analyzers give first responders, police officers, firefighters, bomb squads and the military a powerful tool for rapidly evaluating suspicious materials to determine if they are explosive or contraband.

Rigaku Raman is at the forefront of designing and commercializing innovative new products that address the key needs of first responders and law enforcement officials.

Anti-counterfeit validation

Estimated to be a $75-billion-per-year business, counterfeit drugs are implicated in the deaths of an estimated 700,000 people around the world annually. 10% of the global drug market may be counterfeit, according to the World Health Organization, and the figure may be close to 25% in developing countries.

Using Raman, the chemical composition of all components of a pharmaceutical dosage — APIs, excipients, fillers, dyes, coatings — are used to create a unique spectrum or chemical “fingerprint” representing an authentic formulation.

Rigaku Raman analyzers provide fast, accurate and economical field and warehouse inspection of final products, materials and chemicals to help ensure against counterfeiting.

Threat screening

Rapid identification of hazardous materials is Raman’s forte. Hazmat teams, fire fighters, bomb squads, police officers, security agencies and the military employ Raman analysis to quickly identify unknown liquids and solids to determine whether they are hazardous or benign.

Rapid identification helps minimize the risk and expedite remediation. Rigaku Raman analyzers provide a powerful tool for maintaining public safety by putting state-of-the-art analysis in the hands of field personnel.

Our products are designed to be not only fast and accurate, but to be rugged and easy to use as well.

Mineral & gemstone

Raman analysis is a natural for non-destructive identification of geological materials, authentication and anti-counterfeiting of gemstones, and origin identification of minerals and gemstones.

Rigaku Raman analyzers provide fast field identification and authentication of minerals and gemstones. Our easy-to-use, rugged, handheld devices provide fast, accurate analysis.

Handheld Raman Analyzer

FirstGuardTM is a new breed of handheld instrumentation, designed to be taken into the factory warehouse or the field for real-time, fast sample measurements. Equipped with an integrated vial holder, switchable lithium ion battery, and optional barcode reader, the FirstGuard is ideal for GMP facilities and is configured with secure software for 21 CRF part 11 compliance. Bringing analysis to the point of need, the FirstGuard can significantly cut the time and costs associated with lab testing, ensure product quality and provide a rapid return on investment
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Unlike most sample analysis techniques, there is no sample preparation needed for FirstGuard. It can penetrate plastic bags or clear/amber-colored glass bottles while not altering or destroying the sample, thus maintaining sample integrity. The FirstGuard is designed from the ground up for field use, with an active trigger built into an easy to grip handle.

Operated very much like a point-and-shoot camera, the FirstGuard delivers accurate identification results in a matter of seconds. Since the identification is based on the chemical fingerprint on the molecular level, there is no chance for mix-up or human error.

Due to our software’s unique open architecture, the user can either build their own spectral library based on their collection of standard samples or import tens of thousands of high quality spectra from third party specialty Raman databases (such as forensics, toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, minerals or high volume-production solvents).

The FirstGuard is run by a full-featured Windows-based ultra-compact computer, thus it is easy to download data or communicate with centralized facilities using optional WiFi.

Portable Analyzer

Need the sensitivity of 785nm, but sometimes have fluorescence issues? XantusTM–2 is the world’s first dual wavelength handheld Raman analyzer. It is designed specifically to overcome the intrinsic fluorescence issues found in many materials. Its two wavelengths give you the largest array of materials analysis device on the market today.
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The Xantus-2 is the industry’s first dual wavelength handheld Raman analyzer. It is equipped with 785 and1064nm lasers stabilized for Raman spectroscopy, giving it a unique combination of high sensitivity and minimized fluorescence.

It can penetrate plastic bags or clear/amber-colored glass bottles while not altering or destroying the sample, thus maintaining its integrity. And its open spectral library means that users can either build their own library using a collection of samples or import from 3rd party specialty Raman databases (such as forensics, toxic chemi-cals, or high volume-production solvents). Best of all, it’s half the cost of a typical bench-top Raman analyzer with no loss of sensitivity.

Handheld Raman Analyzer

Xantus-MiniTM is designed to meet the needs of people on the move, allowing personnel to quickly and accurately identify unknown chemical substances on the spot. It is battery operated, lightweight, ruggedized, and easy to use. The Xantus platform is flexible to accommodate different excitation wavelengths and detector array options, ideal for integration on tactical robots.
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The Xantus-MiniTM is equipped with a 532, 785, or 1064nm laser stabilized for Raman spectroscopy. The quick and accurate chemical identification of suspicious materials offers homeland security and law enforcement personnel a unique tool to deter potential terrorist threats. At the heart of every Xantus-Mini is a transmissive VPG that delivers unsurpassed optical throughput. The 1064nm model offers the most chemically informative spectral region, thus leaving no pixels wasted. The detector array delivers high sensitivity at an optimal cost.

Xantus-Mini runs on Rigaku Micro 2020 for PC and mobile devices, the software that has an intuitive, streamlined user interface and can output data in .csv or other formats for easy importing to other applications. The embedded mobile technology contains baseline correction functionality that is intelligently built in, which greatly facilities reduction in fluorescence interference and accounts for drift in background. Xantus-Mini not only has no moving parts but also has its sensitive optical engine shock-resistant mounted, resulting in a durable instrument that has withstood the rigors of field testing.

Output power: up to 490 mW
Linewidth: 0.2 nm FWHM typical