Why choose NanoRam?

The NanoRam® handheld Raman spectrometer is the premier choice for rapid incoming raw material identification in pharmaceutical cGMP facilities as well as counterfeit drug detection. The NanoRam is the first and only handheld Raman spectrometer designed from conception to specifically address the needs of pharmaceutical manufacturing. As a result, the NanoRam has been designed to provide the most robust identification and investigation algorithms while still maintaining ease of use by end-users, developers, and administrators; all while fully complying with 21 CFR Part 11 regulations.

We have the most advanced and comprehensive family of portable Raman spectrometers, but superior technology is not the only reason to choose the NanoRam. We firmly believe in partnering with each and every one of our customers to provide a total solution, so supplying you with cutting edge instrumentation is just part of our commitment towards helping you reach your ultimate goal. Our applications services team provides a variety of services to get you up and running with your new handheld Raman analyzer including IQ/OQ/PQ implementation as well as method and library development and validation services.

Our strong history of innovation and commitment to education & support, coupled with our user-friendly, high performance solutions have made B&W Tek the leading choice in portable & handheld Raman spectroscopy for raw material identification and counterfeit drug detection.


Accessories for a variety of Packaging
Touch Screen
High-Brightness OLED Display

TE Cooled
Laser & Spectrometer
Barcode Reader
Embedded Dual-color
2D Scanner
Intuitive Software
For Both Technical &
Non-technical Users
Rugged Housing
Dust & Splash
Proof for Easy Cleaning

Explore the NanoRam

Feel free to explore the features of the NanoRam handheld Raman spectrometer and try out a virtual demo of its user friendly software interface in both identification and investigation modes. By hovering your mouse over the six purple dots around the NanoRam, you can get a glimpse of what makes the NanoRam the most advanced handheld Raman analyzer on the market today. Additionally, by clicking on the touch screen, you can try out a virtual demo which will take you through all the steps to perform an investigation of a unknown material and the verification on the identity of incoming raw material. If you would like to schedule a live demo of the product please don't hesitate to fill out the Contact Us form below.

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Handheld, compact and agile - the NanoRam rapidly identifies and verifies an array of different materials including APIs, excipeients, intermediates and finished products. Perfect for use in the lab, warehouse, loading dock and in the field.


Immersion Shaft

NanoRam FP

For added versatility, the NanoRam FP has a flexible fiber optic probe that is perfect for convenient sampling in warehouse settings and other hard to reach places. A built-in LED indicator shows pass/fail results without having to view the screen.

Bottle Adapter
Distance Regulator
Tablet Holder
Vial Holder

Immersion Shaft

About Our Product

The NanoRam is the state-of-the-art compact handheld Raman analyzer designed for use by non-specialists, and easily operates single-handedly. It allows rapid development of libraries and methods for material identification and verification within cGMP compliant facilities, whether in the lab, the warehouse, the loading dock or the field. Raman spectroscopy is an approved method by US Pharmacopeia, European Pharmacopeia, Pharmacopeia of the People’s Republic of China and is a well-recognized method for compliance with the PICS GMP guide to provide 100% assurance of the identity of each container of starting material. The NanoRam is fully compliant with all governing regulations including 21 CFR Part 11 and Part 1040.10. B&W Tek offers a wide variety of services including assistance with method and/or new library development and other services such as support with IQ/OQ/PQ validation.


Excitation Wavelength 785nm
Laser Output Power 300mW Max Adjustable in 10% Increments
Spectral Range 176cm-1 to 2900cm-1
Spectral Resolution ~ 9cm-1@ 912nm
Detector Type TE Cooled Linear CCD Array
Display High Brightness and High Resolution Touch Screen
Bar Code Reader Linear and 2D Standards
Software Nanoram® OS (Embedded), Nanoram® ID (PC)
Data Formats .txt, .csv, .spc
Connectivity Ethernet, WiFi
Battery Rechargeable Li-ion, >4 hrs Operation
AC Adapter Output: DC 12 V, 2A Minimum
Weight ~2.5 lbs (~1.2 kg)
Size 8.8in x 3.9in x 2.0in (22cm x 10cm x 5cm)
Operating Temperature -20 °C to +40 °C
Storage Temperature -30 °C to +60 °C


The NanoRam handheld Raman spectrometer facilitates fast and convenient transitions between sampling accessories for raw material identification through a variety of packaging. The NanoRam comes standard with the point and shoot, vial holder, and bottle adaptor accessories. These accessories allow you to measure through plastic and glass containers, take in situ measurements of liquids and powders, and measure larger containers only accessible from the top. Additionally, right angle, tablet holder, and immersion shaft accessories are available to facilitate even more sampling situations. The NanoRam comes standard with our proprietary NanoRam OS embedded software, which allows for identification and verification, library and method development, and data storage/ transfer as well as NanoRam ID PC software for data and methods management, allowing customers to export data and generate reports.


Customer Service and Support
Contact our Support Team Members
Technical and Applications Services Overview
Handheld Raman Spectroscopy FAQs
Handheld Raman Spectroscopy Educational Rescores
Introduction to Raman Spectroscopy
Handheld Raman Spectroscopy Webinars
Handheld Raman Spectroscopy Application Notes
The Learning Lab - Handheld Raman
Additional B&W Tek Spectroscopy Products
Portable Raman Spectroscopy Systems
Miniature Fiber Optic Spectrometers
Company Catalog and Comparison Charts
Product Demonstration Videos
Additional Spectroscopy Educational Rescores
Portable Raman Spectroscopy Webinars
Portable Raman Spectroscopy Application Notes
The Learning Lab - Portable Raman
How Does a Spectrometer Work?
Fundamentals of Spectroscopy Video Series
The Learning Lab - Spectrometer Modules
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We encourage you to contact us for more information about the NanoRam handheld Raman spectrometer or any of our other portable Raman spectrometers. Our experienced and friendly staff is happy to assist you with any questions you may have about raw material identification or counterfeit drug detection. We are available to advise you on all aspects of your future implementation, from return on investment and financial justification to technical consulting and applications support. Call us at 1-855-BW-RAMAN or fill out the form to the right so we can get started!