Ensuring Pharmaceutical Quality and Security

Pharmaceutical and biotech research companies invest heavy resources into the development of drugs to make the world a better place. Yet, according to one international study, 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified.

While some people are profiting, the number of casualties from this deception is rising. The harm is real. The World Health Organization estimates that at least 72,000 children die of pneumonia and 69,000 people die of malaria each year as a result of counterfeited treatments. In the U.S., counterfeit versions of a popular over-the-counter weight-loss medication were distributed to patients containing the controlled substance sibutramine instead of orlistat. The FDA warned of harmful interactions for certain unwitting populations.


The adoption of Kroma in the pharmaceutical industry can greatly reduce the ever-growing number of counterfeit drug-related injuries. Prior to filing any medical prescription, pharmacists could easily check their inventory to ensure quality, check shelf life, detect counterfeits and quickly and accurately determine if their drugs are indeed safe.

Kroma is the only available portable spectrometer that can go beyond 1,700nm. With range up to 2,500 nm, Kroma makes seeing beyond vision even easier. Using Kroma can improve safety and authenticity inpharmaceutical drugidentifications and ensure secure and documented process setup complying with FDA 21 CFRPart 11 regulations.

  • Easy-to-use, mobile based NIR Spectrometer enables tracking and drug quality control throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Monitors efficacy of active ingredients in various medications.
  • In a world where drugs are widely circulated, gives patients increased confidence in their treatment plans.

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