Low-cost portable Raman instrument, a tool toward counterfeit medication identification

Bourgeois, Jean-Pascal (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Vorlet, Olivier (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

We have successfully built a low-cost (under 500 CHF) portable Raman spectrometer based on scavenged, consumer electronics. The instrument prototype is designed as a tool to help identify counterfeit medication in low-income coutries. As a proof of concept, we confirmed the presence of acetaminophen, a type of analgesic, in over-the-counter drugs from around the world.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIA-FR
Institute:
ChemTech - Institut des technologies chimiques
Date:
2018-12
Pagination:
2 p.
Published in:
CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry
Numeration (vol. no.):
2018, vol. 72, no. 12, pp. 905-906
DOI:
ISSN:
0009-4293
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