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Course Title: Practical Introduction to Near IR and Raman Spectroscopy
Categories: 1 - Chemometrics
2 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
3 - Raman Spectroscopy
4 - Spectroscopy
5 - Infrared Spectroscopy
Instructor(s): Frederick Long Course Number: 130
Affiliation: Picatinny Arsenal
Course Date: 03/06/2017 - Monday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $575 ($775 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
This course will serve as a practical, introduction to NIR and Raman spectroscopy and their applications in industry. It is aimed at chemists and engineers who need a practical understanding of NIR and or Raman spectroscopy. Near IR and Raman spectroscopy are versatile process analytical technologies. Numerous example applications of NIR and Raman spectroscopy will be described including raw material identification, moisture prediction, excipient quality control, tablet content uniformity, and online process control. Relevant regulatory guidance (FDA and USP) will also be discussed. The relative advantages of Raman and NIR with other optical spectroscopic methods will also be discussed.

Target Audience
The course assumes little or no experience with NIR or Raman.

Course Outline
Introduction to Spectroscopy
Origin of NIR and Raman Spectra
NIR and Raman Instrumentation Issues
Basic Introduction to Statistics & Chemometrics
Case Studies
Summary and Wrap-up

Course Instructor's Biography
Dr. Long, the founder of Spectroscopic Solutions provided consulting and training in the areas of process analytical technology, spectroscopy, and statistics for regulated and non regulated industries for fifteen years. His firm did done work for numerous international pharmaceutical, consumer health-care companies, and scientific instrumentation suppliers. Spectroscopic Solutions provided training for numerous firms including Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi-Aventis, Schering-Plough, Astra-Zeneca, Wyeth, and Novartis. He received his S.B. and S.M. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Columbia University. In 2016 Dr. Long joined Picatinny Arsenal as a physicist.