Dedicated IR Pilot Program Ensures Immediate and Easy System Operation

IR Pilot

IR Pilot offers a total of 23 application programs as standard, making it easy for operators with minimal FTIR experience to analyze samples by simply selecting the analysis purpose and accessory. There is no need to set parameters. It enables the measurement of multiple samples with only one click.

Identification Test Program

This program makes pass/fail judgments for test samples based on verification methods described in Pharmacopoeia and standards specified in each country, such as "Infrared Spectrophotometry" in the Japanese Pharmacopoeia and Japan's Specifications and Standards for Food Additives. In addition to identification tests for pharmaceutical and food product identification tests, the program can also be used for acceptance and pre-shipment inspections. The program calculates the difference between peak wavenumbers from standard and test samples and the difference between the peak intensity ratios and then prints a report of pass/fail judgment results. It includes spectra for the 57 substances specified in Japan's Specifications and Standards for Food Additives.

Contaminant Analysis Program

The contaminant analysis program identifies measured contaminants using Shimadzu's proprietary identification algorithm (Japanese Patent No. 5205918) in combination with a spectral library containing more than 550 spectra for substances commonly detected as contaminants. After data analysis, it automatically makes a pass/fail judgment and creates a report. Even if the contaminant is a mixture, it searches for major and minor components and displays their ranks. Since the number of components in the mixture does not need to be specified, even operators with minimal infrared analysis experience can easily analyze samples.

Shown here is an analysis of a contaminant attached to a tablet surface using the Contaminant Analysis Program. The results showed Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) was the major component, and sugar and calcium carbonate were the accessory components. Since the two accessory components are often used as tablet components, it is estimated that the components were scraped up at the same time when scraping the contaminant.

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