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:

Bottle Adapter

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

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.

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.

Protective Boot

Protective boot provides a safeguard cover (not required)

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.

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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