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Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals

Elemental / phase analysis to molecular structure

In medicine, biotechnology and pharmacology, drug discovery is the process by which drugs are discovered and designed. In the recent past, most drugs have been discovered either by identifying the active ingredient from traditional remedies or by serendipitous discovery. A new approach, using so-called "rational drug design", has been to understand how disease and infection are controlled at the molecular and physiological level and to target specific entities based on this knowledge. Given this importance, Rigaku has been at the forefront in the development of single crystal diffraction for both macromolecular and small molecule structure determination. Rigaku products range from crystal diffraction screening and high-resolution data collection systems to 3D structure refinement and imaging software.

X-ray powder diffraction is extensively used in the drug discovery, design, development and formulation processes to obtain critical knowledge about pharmaceutical products. Many parameters required by the FDA, legal patent issues and drug performance are only accessible by employing XRD. With the introduction of systems specifically developed with the pharmaceutical industry in mind, XRD is now both cost-effective and easy-to-use. Phase analysis and polymorph identification are common analytical needs within both pharmaceutical development and production. In addition, crystal structure determination, the study of non-ambient behavior, and overall morphology help to provide a complete understanding of the properties of a pharmaceutical agent.

Rigaku recommends the following systems:


Benchtop tube below sequential WDXRF spectrometer analyzes O through U in solids, liquids and powders

A microfocus single crystal X-ray diffractometer configured with an HPC direct detection X-ray detector and either one or two microfocus X-ray sources.

New 6th-generation general purpose benchtop XRD system for phase i.d and phase quantification

Highly versatile multipurpose X-ray diffractometer with built-in intelligent guidance

Handheld Raman for raw material identification and finished product authentication using 1064 nm Raman analysis.

A benchtop single crystal X-ray diffractometer with the latest technology HPC X-ray detector, ideal for self-service crystallography.

An upgradeable single crystal X-ray diffractometer for structural analysis of small molecule samples

A high performance single crystal rotating anode X-ray diffractometer with a low noise direct detection HPC X-ray detector.

A high-flux, versatile X-ray diffractometer with HPC X-ray detector for multipurpose diffraction experiments and small samples

High-performance, multi-purpose XRD system for applications ranging from R&D to quality control

User-inspired data collection and data processing software for small molecule and protein crystallography

Automated tool for performing in situ crystallography experiments on existing X-ray diffractometers

Automated crystal transport, orientation and retrieval robot

High power, tube below, sequential WDXRF spectrometer with Smart Sample Loading System (SSLS)

High power, tube above, sequential WDXRF spectrometer with new ZSX Guidance expert system software

High power, tube above, sequential WDXRF spectrometer

WDXRF spectrometer designed to handle very large and/or heavy samples

High-throughput tube below multi-channel simultaneous WDXRF spectrometer analyzes Be through U

Performance EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin-films

PILATUS3 R hybrid pixel array detector (HPAD) for X-ray crystallography

Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) Kratky camera system

New variable collimator small spot 60 kV EDXRF system featuring QuantEZ software.

EDXRF spectrometer with powerful Windows® software and optional FP.

A customized single crystal X-ray diffraction system that has the capabilities of utilizing both ports of a rotating anode X-ray source.

High-speed, stationary sample microtomography of large samples

High-performance, Cartesian-geometry EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin films

Ultra-high resolution nanotomography using parallel beam geometry

Tube below, single element WDXRF analyzer for quality control applications

TG-DTA is a hyphenated technology generally referred to as simultaneous thermal analysis (STA).

 

 

2D X-ray detector with latest semiconductor technology designed for home lab diffractometers

Compact, highly sensitive X-ray detector for single crystal applications

A unique curved single crystal X-ray diffraction detector

High-resolution benchtop microtomography of large samples

A microfocus sealed tube single crystal X-ray diffractometer that is low maintenance and perfect for screening and evaluating protein crystals.

A single crystal X-ray diffractometer with high-flux microfocus rotating anode X-ray generator and direct detection, HPC X-ray detector.

A bespoke single crystal X-ray diffractometer with custom enclosure and the flexibility to utilize both ports of a rotating anode X-ray source.

A versatile and high-flux dual-wavelength (DW) X-ray diffractometer with an HPC X-ray detector for multipurpose diffraction experiments