Micro-CT for Pharmaceuticals
Aspirin tablet. scanned with the SkyScan 1272. Voxel size 3 μm

XRM for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

X-ray microscopy (aka micro-CT) can be used to inspect tablets, medical packaging and final products. It’s a non-destructive way of examining the inside of your sample, with sub-micron resolution.

Micro-CT Scan of a Tablet
Scan of a tablet in its packaging, taken with the Bruker SkyScan 1275.

Recorded Live Stream: An Inside Look at Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

See how X-ray microscopy’s used for non-destructibe product inspection and QA of pharmaceuticals and medical devices in Bruker’s live stream – available to watch on YouTube. The stream includes demos, discussion and more:

High Resolution Imaging with FEG-SEM

Due to the high performance at low acceleration voltage of FEG compared to other SEM electron sources, you can study insulating and beam-sensitive materials without sample preparation. Samples are not damaged by the beam and nanoscale features are clearly visible. For example, the image below of zeolite was taken with the Thermo Scientific Phenom Pharos G2, the only desktop FEG-SEM. More about the technique…

FEG-SEM Image of Zeolite