Elemental / phase analysis to molecular structure
X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) are established analytical methods in drug discovery and production quality control. From identification of active ingredient (API) via traditional remedies or by serendipitous discovery to so-called "rational drug design," Rigaku has been on the forefront in the development of single crystal diffraction instruments and software for both macromolecular and small molecule structure determination. Many aspects of discovery, design, development and formulation processes require structural information acquired by X-ray diffraction techniques. Phase analysis and polymorph identification are common analytical needs within both pharmaceutical development and production. Rigaku offers a range of instruments and software solutions to ensure critical quality attributes (CQAs) and process parameters (CPPs) for regulated (FDA part11 compliant) and non-regulated environments. Rigaku products range from crystal diffraction screening and high-resolution data collection systems to 3D structure refinement and imaging software.
Handheld Material Analysis
The Rigaku Progeny 1064 nm handheld Raman analyzer transforms material analysis for pharmaceutical companies by integrating the most versatile tool into existing workflows. Progeny utilizes 1064 nm-based Raman spectroscopy enabling accurate analysis through packaging for raw material identification (RMID), verification of finished products, or authentication for anti-counterfeit prevention.
Application NotesThe following application notes are relevant to this industry
Small Molecule, Single crystal
The HyPix-6000HE detector and its ability to resolve reflections at close crystal-to-detector distances
Crystal structure analysis of powder sample of pharmaceutical cocrystals by the Rietveld method and quantitative analysis of impurities
Quantitative analysis of polymorphic impurities in a drug substance by the calibration method using a benchtop X-ray diffractometer
Protein, Single crystal
Total reflection XRF (TXRF)
EGA, Thermal Analysis
XRD, Thermal Analysis
How to Evaluate Solid Pharmaceutical Drugs (2): Confirming the Presence/Absence of Amorphous Substance
X-ray CT, Computed tomography
Rigaku recommends the following systems:
Benchtop tube below sequential WDXRF spectrometer analyzes O through U in solids, liquids and powders
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-above multi-channel simultaneous WDXRF spectrometer analyzes Be through U
Tube below, single element WDXRF analyzer for quality control applications
High-power, tube-below, sequential WDXRF spectrometer with new ZSX Guidance expert system software
Our most popular diffractometer for Chemical Crystallography and Mineralogy, configured with either single or dual microfocus sealed tube X-ray sources and an extremely low noise direct X-ray detection detector.
A benchtop single crystal X-ray diffractometer ideal for chemical crystallography and teaching.
An entry-level single crystal X-ray diffractometer for Chemical Crystallography configured with microfocus sealed tube technology and a direct X-ray detection detector.
Our most popular diffractometer for Protein Crystallography, configured with a high-flux rotating anode X-ray source and an extremely low noise direct X-ray detection detector.
Spectacular performance combined with dual wavelength versatility, provides the perfect answer for high-capacity Chemical Crystallography labs or for X-ray facilities that support Chemical Crystallography and Protein Crystallography.
A bespoke, extremely high-flux diffractometer with custom enclosure and the flexibility to utilize both ports of the rotating anode X-ray source.
A curved single crystal X-ray diffraction detector based on direct X-ray detection technology with a higher 2θ range compared to a flat detector.
A new and fully integrated electron diffractometer for measuring submicron crystals, utilizing a seamless workflow from data collection to structure determination of crystal structures
New 6th-generation general purpose benchtop XRD system for phase i.d and phase quantification
Advanced state-of-the-art high-resolution XRD system powered by Guidance expert system software
Highly versatile multipurpose X-ray diffractometer with built-in intelligent guidance
High-performance, multi-purpose XRD system for applications ranging from R&D to quality control
Compact X-ray diffractometer for quality control of materials that is easy to use and is ideal for routine work
Handheld Raman for raw material identification and finished product authentication using 1064 nm Raman analysis.
User-inspired data collection and data processing software for small molecule and protein crystallography.
The smallest detachable motorized goniometer head on the market.
Robotic sample changer to provide unattended data acquisition, enhanced productivity and standardized workflow to your research environment.
Automated tool for performing in situ crystallography experiments on existing X-ray diffractometers.
Automated crystal transport, orientation and retrieval robot specifically designed for high-throughput structural biology.
Performance EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin-films
Variable collimator small spot 60 kV EDXRF system featuring QuantEZ software.
EDXRF spectrometer with powerful Windows® software and optional FP.
High-performance, Cartesian-geometry 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
2D X-ray detector with latest semiconductor technology designed for home lab diffractometers
Extremely low noise, compact, detector based on direct X-ray detection technology.
A curved detector based on direct X-ray detection technology with the highest 2θ range at a single position available for the home lab.
Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) Kratky camera system.
High-speed, stationary sample microtomography of large samples
Ultra-high resolution nanotomography using parallel beam geometry
High-resolution benchtop microtomography of large samples
TG-DTA is a hyphenated technology generally referred to as simultaneous thermal analysis (STA).