B&W Tek NanoLIBS® Handheld LIBS Analyzer for the Pharmaceutical Industry

B&W Tek NanoLIBS® Handheld LIBS Analyzer for the Pharmaceutical Industry

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



The NanoLIBS is a state-of-the-art handheld Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy instrument using elemental analysis for identification and investigation of raw materials such as ionic salts such as NaCl and KCl within a regulated environment. Compact and agile, the NanoLIBS can be used by non-technical users to rapidly identify samples in the lab, warehouse, loading dock or field, helping to eliminate quarantine areas and expedite materials through the manufacturing lifecycle. It is the only handheld LIBS device on the market 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 variety 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 technical & non-technical users to make their job easier
Versatility – measure a variety of samples in a variety of environments with just one unit
Data Reproducibility – superior hardware ensures that results are consistent and reliable
Performance – robust multivariate algorithms guarantee accuracy when testing and identifying materials


  • Incoming Material Identification
  • Unknown Substance Investigation
  • At-line Sampling & Final Inspection
  • Nondestructive Counterfeit Detection

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State-of-the-Art Identification Software 

The NanoLIBS comes standard with B&W Tek’s proprietary NanoLIBS OS software installed within the unit, which allows for identification and investigation, library and method development, and data storage/ transfer. The NanoLIBS ID software with a secure database, is designed for use on PCs for data and methods management, allowing customers to review data, generate reports, export data, and integrate to their LIMS system. The NanoLIBS ID and NanoLIBS OS software packages are 21CFR part 11 compliant with IQ/OQ documentation and services available for pharmaceutical customers.

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


LOD (Element Dependent) 10ppm – 10,000ppm
Accuracy 5 – 15%
GUI Intuitive
Display LED Color, Touchscreen,
Glove Operable
Operation Point & Shoot
Time to Result 1-2 Seconds (Typical)
PC Connection Wi-Fi/USB
Battery Life 4 – 8 Hours
Operating Temperature 0 – 40°C
Weight 3.5 – 5.5lbs
Dimensions (Approx) 11 x 3.5 x 11 inches
*Subject to Change










B&W Tek NanoLIBS


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