Advanced 1064 nm Handheld Raman Spectrometer

    Perform lab-quality analysis of the widest range of solids, powders, liquids and other substances with the Rigaku Progeny 1064 nm handheld Raman analyzer. Designed to be customized and flexible for seamless integration into any work environment for:

    • Raw material identification (RMID) of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic ingredients
    • Verification of trial materials, chemical, solvents and cell culture media
    • Authentication of finished products and anti-counterfeit prevention

    Progeny Overview

    Streamlining material ID workflow with handheld Raman

    Progeny is a technologically advanced handheld Raman spectrometer, expertly designed for processes including incoming material receiving, the warehouse, clean room, laboratory analysis and mobile lab. With the push towards 100% raw material inspection, the Progeny handheld Raman analyzer enables users to reduce workflow steps and make immediate decisions. Progeny's software provides fast and simple PASS / FAIL results, helping to achieve leaner manufacturing processes and lower costs per analysis without compromising quality.

    1064 nm laser for superior Raman performance

    Unlike other handheld Raman spectrometers, Progeny successfully minimizes sample-induced fluorescence interference with the use of a unique 1064 nm excitation laser for expanded raw material identification. Sample moisture content is not an issue either. The Progeny handheld Raman spectrometer delivers the industry’s widest and most comprehensive range of raw material identification and finished pharmaceutical product authentication in a handheld, sealed platform.

    Regulatory compliance with handheld Raman

    Manufacturers must comply with rigorous requirements to ensure consistent production of safe and effective products. The Progeny handheld Raman analyzer facilitates regulatory compliance by providing a complete IQ/OQ/PQ protocol package, unique and truly compliant 21 CFR Part 11 digital signatures and an integrated camera for barcode reading to ensure error free data entry.

    Progeny is an FDA 1040, USP, EP, MHRA GMP approved technique.

    Progeny Features

    By integrating the Progeny handheld Raman analyzer into the development of new applications or adapting it to current workflows, you can expect the ability to:

    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)

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    Progeny Specifications

    Technique Handheld Raman with 1064 nm excitation wavelength
    User interface Touchscreen; Large, softkey buttons
    Advanced software Administrator-created workflow methods
    Rapid addition of new materials to custom library
    On-board barcode scanner
    Connectivity USB, WiFi
    On-board digital camera Included
    Battery power Included: Two rechargeable Li-Po
    Certifications FDA 1040, 21 CFR, CE
    Additional services IQOQPQ document and on-site validation services
    Performance qualification and recertification services
    Raw Material Identification SOP documentation
    Warranty 24 month

    Progeny Options

    The following accessories are available for this product:

    Vial Holder

    Vial holder allows the user to adjust the sample position to optimize the laser focus for different sized vials. It attaches to the front of the unit and secured with a thumb screw.

    Bottle Adapter

    Bottle adapter forms to bottles of different sizes and shapes. It snaps onto the nosecone.

    Periscope Adapter

    Periscope adapter allows the user to adjust the laser focus to reach different sample heights.  It attaches to the front of the unit and secured with a thumb screw.

    Docking Station

    Offers uninterrupted, versatile, and stationary operation while providing a continuous charge. Transfer (via USB or WiFi) and sync data directly to LIMS server while instrument is safely docked.


    Holster provides hands-free transport of the analyzer.

    Protective Boot

    Protective boot provides a safeguard cover (not required)

    Progeny Application Notes

    The following application notes are relevant to this product

    Progeny Resources


    Use of Low-Frequency Raman Spectroscopy to Differentiate Almost Isoenergetic Polymorphs Watch the Recording
    Material Identification and Verification Watch the Recording
    Polymorph Monitoring Using 1064 nm Handheld Raman Watch the Recording
    Verification of Finished Drug Products Using 1064 nm Handheld Raman Watch the Recording
    1064 nm Handheld Raman in Action Workshop for Pharmaceuticals Watch the Recording
    Data Integrity within Material Analysis with the Rigaku Progeny 1064 nm Raman Analyzer Watch the Recording

    Rigaku Journal articles

    adobe Advantage of handheld Raman spectrometer with 1064 nm excitation in pharmaceutical raw material identification Read the Article

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