Advanced handheld Raman spectrometer

Material verification and authentication


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

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

Streamlining material ID workflow

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

1064nm laser for superior Raman performance

Unlike other portable Raman spectrometers, Progeny successfully minimizes sample-induced fluorescence interference with the use of a unique 1064nm excitation laser for expanded positive material identification. Sample moisture content is not an issue either. 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

Manufacturers must comply with rigorous requirements to ensure consistent production of safe and effective products. Progeny handheld Raman 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.

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By integrating Progeny 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)
Mode of Operation
Handheld, or benchtop using optional docking station
Efficiently identify raw materials at the point of need
29.9cm x 8.1cm x 7.4cm
(11.8in x 3.2in x 2.9in)
Allows for single-hand operation
~1.6kg (3.5lbs)
Graphical User Interface
Touchscreen and softkeys
Smartphone-inspired or protective gloves operation to fit any environment need
Protection Rating
Minimizes cross-contamination risk and allows outdoor operation
> 5 hrs
Long-lasting charge with options for a recharger or docking station for 24/7 operation
Measurement Accessories
Adjustable focus nose cone, multiple size vials adaptor    
Best results and confidence from a variety of packaging materials and sample shapes
Excitation Wavelength
1064 nm
Measure typical Raman detectable materials plus materials that cannot be detected at lower excitation wavelengths, due to fluorescence interference
Output Power and Exposure Time
30-490 mW adjustable laser excitation power, 5 ms to 30 s adjustable exposure time
Allows for customization of analysis parameters to obtain most accurate analysis of your specific materials
Spectral Range
200 - 2500 cm⁻¹
Covers the most relevant molecular information spectral features for material ID
Spectral Resolution
8 - 11 cm⁻¹ (FWHM)
High resolution reveals minor differences in similar materials
Grating Technology
Transmissive volume phase grating
Robust design for years of alignment-free operation
Spectral Efficiency
> 90 %
High sensitivity, fast analysis
512 pixels, TE cooled InGaAs
High resolution results
Local Control
Ultrafast quad-core processor; Bluetooth®, WiFi wireless, USB. High contrast, high resolution
touch screen
Flexible operation: manual use by touch screen and large buttons or remote operation by PC or tablet using Bluetooth®  or wireless
Material ID Algorithm
Wavelets-based, patent pending, for RMID and mixtures. HQI and pValue   
Increases confidence in material ID with unparalleled sensitivity and accuracy
Quantitative Analysis
On-board chemometrics  package (optional) including development and prediction mode
Extends usability to provide mixture analysis of semi-finished and finished products
Included Standard Library    
Pharmaceuticals and chemicals validated spectra
User-Created Library
On-board database of your materials, rapid addition of new materials to your custom library
User Created Workflows and Reports
Fully customizable to fit your needs
Electronic Records and Signature 
Compliance with pharmacopoeia and regulatory requirements
Barcode Supported
Yes, linear and 2D built-in camera
Error free sample information entry
Scan Delay
Yes, user defined
Increase spectral quality consistency between operators
FDA 1040, 21 CFR, CE

External Battery Supply
100 ~ 240 VAC / +24 VDC

Operating Temperature
-20 to 50°C

24 months

Several accessories are available with Progeny handheld Raman to optimize your analysis of samples presented in varying sizes, shapes and forms.


Adjustable nosecone ships with each instrument. This user adjustable feature optimizes the laser focus to ensure analysis of substances within packaging. It easily attaches to the front of the unit and is secured with a thumb screw.
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 accessory


Docking station expands data transfer portability. Quickly upload records to your LIMS or server. Transfer custom libraries to multiple units while charging the battery. Progeny accessory
Bottle adapter forms to bottles of different sizes and shapes. It snaps onto the nosecone. Progeny accessory
Tablet/universal adaptor can be used to hold samples of varying sizes including pills, capillary tubes, vials and small plastic packets. The tablet holder easily snaps onto the adjustable base adapter Progeny accessory

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