Year: 2008-09

Company: Gilead Sciences

Liaison(s): Gerard M. Jensen

The Gilead team has been working to implement an efficient method of using RAMAN spectrometry to identify raw materials and bulk tablets as they are received at Gilead Sciences. The group has been working on-site at Gilead throughout the spring semester. Using a RAMAN spectrometer from ThermoScientific, along with software such as TQ Analyst and OMNIC, the team has created databases of spectra for each compound/tablet of interest. These spectra are intended to verify the identity of a compound without opening the packaging, with the ultimate goal of simplifying materials identification as samples are delivered to Gilead’s facility in San Dimas.