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Raman spectroscopy can very quickly identify and characterize the active pharmaceutical ingredient inside a pill.  Below is a short summary of our current drug database.  Spectra for the different drugs are displayed to the right (click on picture to open a full detailed pdf version). Below is a summary of our current drug database.

Due to the unique signature each drug generates, a spectral drug database can be used to detect counterfeit drugs or as a method of validating that the correct dosage/API is in the proper vial.
Drug Database
WELLBUTRIN SIMVASTATIN IBUPROFEN CELEBREX
VERAPAMIL AMITRIPTYLINE HCL LISINOPRIL RANITIDINE (Zantac)
TIAZAC OLANZAPINE FUROSEMIDE LORATADINE
CALCIUM / VITAMIN D ETODOLAC (Lodine) VITAMIN B1 ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE
ASPIRIN BUSPAR (Buspirone) SINGULAIR DIGOXIN
MAG 64 (MgCl) GABAPENTIN ACIPHEX PLENDIL (Felodipine)
COUMADIN (Warfarin) OMEPRAZOLE BENADRYL DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Active Compond versus a Placebo

Raman analysis of an API compound vs. Placebo through the blister pack.  The spectra are clearly different in chemistry and no Raman signal is observed from an empty blister pack.  Raman analysis can quickly (< 40 ms) identify an active compound through the blister pack. Raman Analysis of Active Compound vs. Placebo

Spectral Comparisons (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Aspirin)

Spectra of Tylenol, Ibuprofen, and Aspirin are compared. The spectra are clearly different in chemistry.
Raman Analysis of Common Pharmaceuticals