History

2014 - rap.ID installs #100th Single Particle Explorer (SPE). Image directed spectroscopy becomes standard in the identification of foreign particulate matter in the pharmaceutical production. The Bio Particle Explorer (BPE) is rewarded with the “Innovation Village Award”

2013rap.ID Inc., NJ USA is born. Contract testing services and customer support is now in the united states of America.

2012 - rap.ID celebrates its 10th year in redefining the art of microparticle identification. Shaping the technology and releasing now the fourth generation of image directed spectroscopy. With the new version the combination of metal.ID and raman.ID in the SPE units becomes more and more popular in the automotive and the pharmaceutical industry. This becomes possible with the real combination of structure information from the raman.ID with the elemental composition information from the metal.ID in the spectra search tools. The second generation of the Layer Explorer UT 2.0 now finally combines the measurement with interferometry and white light interference in one single analysis step.

2011 – The SPE biopharma becomes popular in the identification of silicone droplets and protein agglomerates. More than 10 foreign particulate matter characterization studies have been carried out and successfully used in new drug applications for OINP Products, such as Nasal Sprays and Inhalers.

2010 – raman.ID + metal.ID is established in @ line particle identification in parenteral production processes at several facilities. Providing instant information about the particles origin of foreign particle rejects. More than 10 Layer Explorer systems with UT extension are installed worldwide to control spray-on and baked-on silicone layers down to 20 nm.

2009 – Presentation of the now 50 times more efficient Raman 2.0 high-throughput module for Bio Particle Explorer. Installation of the metal.ID + Raman.ID combination system at our pilot customer’s facility. Introduction of the Layer Explorer UT technology, a range extension to measure baked-on silicone layers down to 20 nm.

2008 – Presentation of metal.ID.

2007 – First presentation of Layer Explorer. This novel technology allows for measuring the thickness and distribution of silicon layers in glass and plastic syringes without destroying them. With this method it is possible to determine the optimal siliconization parameters while ensuring minimized break-out force of the stopper.

2006 – rap.ID is nominated for the Innovation Award of the German Economy for developing a system for the rapid identification of microbiological contaminants.

2005 – To meet increasing quality requirements, rap.ID relocates to its new own laboratory, which includes an REM/EDX system, an optical particle counter, and an FT-IR spectrometer. ISO 9001:2000 certification is completed. rap.ID is now able to satisfy the recently growing demand for the filtr.AID filter elements the company manufactures in its own cleanrooms.

2004 – rap.ID receives US patent for its filtr.AID membranes for microparticle identification.

2003 – rap.ID is granted German patent for its filter substrate filtr.AID and other components.

2002 – Foundation of the company by Dr. Markus Lankers and Dr. Oliver K. Valet

2001 – German patent for the core components of the Particle Explorer system.