NanoLIBS - LIBS Analyzer for the Pharmaceutical Industry

The NanoLIBS is state-of-the-art handheld Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy instrument using elemental analysis for identification and investigation of raw materials, such as ionic salts like KCl and NaCl within a regulated environment.

The NanoLIBS is both agile and compact, and can be used by non-technical users to rapidly identify samples in the warehouse, lab, loading dock or field, helping to expedite materials through the manufacturing lifecycle and eliminate quarantine areas.

The NanoLIBS is the only commercially available handheld LIBS device addressing specific raw material ID applications with full regulatory compliancy.

The NanoLIBS is fully compliant with all governing regulations, including 21 CFR Part 11 and Part 1040.10, and can play an integral role in cGMP-compliant facilities. B&W Tek offers a wide range of services, including assistance with method and/or new library development, as well as support with IQ/OQ/PQ implementation.

Intuitive software – a user-friendly interface for both non-technical and technical users to make their job easier

Versatility – measure a wide range of samples in a variety of environments with just one unit

Data reproducibility – superior hardware guarantees that results are reliable and consistent

Performance – robust multivariate algorithms ensure accuracy when materials are tested and identified


The key applications of the NanoLIBS are as follows:

  • Nondestructive counterfeit detection
  • At-line sampling and final inspection
  • Unknown substance investigation
  • Incoming material identification


The key features of the NanoLIBS include:

  • Compatible with LIMS systems
  • Multi-language support
  • Intuitive software for non-technical and technical users
  • Batch scanning option for large volume operation
  • Wi-Fi communication for data sync and management
  • Embedded 1 and 2 dimensional barcode scanner
  • High-brightness touch screen display
  • IP-54 rated

Technical Details

State-of-the-Art Identification Software

The NanoLIBS comes as standard with B&W Tek’s proprietary NanoLIBS OS software installed inside the unit, which enables identification and investigation, data storage/transfer, and library and method development. The NanoLIBS ID software has a secure database and is designed for use on PCs for data and methods management, enabling customers to review data, generate reports, export data, and integrate to their LIMS system.

The NanoLIBS OS and NanoLIBS ID software packages are 21CFR part 11 compliant with IQ/OQ documentation and services available for pharmaceutical customers.

The NanoLIBS also provides secure Wi-Fi and Ethernet synchronization capabilities with network terminals in order to optimize resources and time. NanoLIBS OS is capable of report and data transfers in order to centralize information, such as libraries, final reports and methods, in general servers.

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