Additional information from the terahertz section of the Pittcon Review article.
Manufacturer: Advantest Corporation
Product name: TAS7500
Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy/imaging analysis system
For: Lab analysis
New this year: Entirely new product, consisting of two models, spectroscopic and imaging, designed specifically for pharmaceutical analysis.
Suggested applications: Effective 2D/3D analysis of polymorphic crystalline structures, tablet coatings, tablet densities
Primary benefits: Rapid, non-destructive imaging and analysis of pharmaceutical samples in liquid or solid state. Proprietary THZ optical sampling technology enables higher-speed, more stable and repeatable measurements that deliver improved quality, increased productivity, and lower costs.
Unique features: Configurable and compact bench-top design
Manufacturer: Applied Research & Photonics
Product name: Terahertz scanning reflectometer
High sensitivity terahertz scanning reflectometer
For: Laboratory analysis
Portable: 12 X 12 X 10 in.
Measurement mode: Reflection
Special accessorydescription: Comes with PC and analysis software. Sample chamber included.
Special features: Capable of measuring solid, liquid, and gasous samples
Suggested applications: Transdermal drug delivery, permeation kinetics of analytes in to tissue or other substrates, direct measurement of diffusion kinetics and concentration gradient.
Primary benefits: Capable of measuring permeation kinetics and diffusion concentration gradient in a noninvasive and nondestructive (in situ) fashion.
Unique features: No consumables, long life, and virtually maintenance free operation