How To Achieve Rapid & Precise Moisture Analysis for Healthcare Products



Healthcare products come in many forms and are made by a wide variety of processes. However, the one parameter that nearly all products share is the need for precise control of moisture content.

Moisture analysis in the pharmaceutical industry is widely accomplished using infrared gravimetric moisture balances. Traditional infrared moisture balances are a relatively rapid approach to verifying moisture content but can take 20 minutes or more to complete. Furthermore, traditional moisture balances only measure the temperature of the drying cavity, not of the sample itself. The inability to directly measure sample temperature can easily result in scorched samples and inaccurate results.

This study demonstrates that SMART Q can rapidly analyze a wide range of healthcare products for moisture content with an average difference of 0.002% compared to oven reference results.