Raman Spectroscopy for Quantitative Analysis in the Pharmaceutical Industry


  • José Izo Santana da Silva de Jesus Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo, Professor Lineu Prestes Av 580, Cidade Universitária, 05508-000 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • Raimar Löbenberg Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Katz Group-Rexall Centre for Pharmacy & Health Research, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Nádia Araci Bou-Chacra Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo, Professor Lineu Prestes Av 580, Cidade Universitária, 05508-000 São Paulo, SP, Brazil




Raman spectroscopy is a very promising technique increasingly used in the pharmaceutical industry. Due to its development and improved instrumental versatility achieved over recent decades and through the application of chemometric methods, this technique has become highly precise and sensitive for the quantification of drug substances. Thus, it has become fundamental in identifying critical variables and their clinical relevance in the development of new drugs. In process monitoring, it has been used to highlight in-line real-time analysis, and it has been used more commonly since 2004 when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched Process Analytical Technology (PAT), integrated with the concepts of Pharmaceutical Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) for the 21st Century. The present review presents advances in the application of this tool in the development of pharmaceutical products and processes in the last six years.


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Jesus, J. I. S. da S. de, Löbenberg, R., & Bou-Chacra, N. A. (2020). Raman Spectroscopy for Quantitative Analysis in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Journal of Pharmacy &Amp; Pharmaceutical Sciences, 23(1), 24–46. https://doi.org/10.18433/jpps30649



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