From the evolution of handheld spectroscopy comes Progeny, the first handheld Raman analyzer designed to be customizable and flexible for seamless integration into any work environment. Now you can perform lab-quality analysis of the widest range of solids, powders, liquids, and other substances to ensure consumer safety around the globe. Progeny provides the power of Raman spectroscopy in a handheld form with no compromises. Users are empowered to choose the complexity of the task at hand. Progeny’s unique software design provides articulate communication of a simple PASS/FAIL decision or more detailed analysis results — for a variety of applications in the lab, in the field or wherever data is needed. At Progeny’s core is an advanced miniature VPG-based 1064 nm optical engine offering benchtop quality analytical performance in a rugged, ergonomic and IP-68 sealed enclosure. Progeny’s fully customizable workflow software is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant and boasts a smartphone inspired user interface (UI), shortening the learning curve, allowing rapid implementation of material ID methods, and significantly improving return on investment.
  1. Features
  2. Specification

By integrating Progeny into the development of new applications or adapting it to current workflows, you can expect the ability to:

 - Accurately analyze your materials through packaging

 - Minimize the learning curve with a smartphone inspired interface

 - Increase confidence in your material ID  with unparalleled sensitivity

 - Measure a wide range of materials with interference-free data

 - Expand your data transfer flexibility (LIMS, wireless, and docking station)




Mode of Operation 

Handheld, or benchtop using optional docking station

Efficiently identify raw materials at the point of need 


29.9cm x 8.1cm x 7.4cm 
(11.8in x 3.2in x 2.9in) 

Allows for single-hand operation


~1.6kg (3.5lbs)

Graphical User Interface 

Touchscreen and softkeys

Smartphone-inspired or protective gloves operation to fit any environment need

Protection Rating


Minimizes cross-contamination risk and allows outdoor operation


> 5 hrs

Long-lasting charge with options for a recharger or docking station for 24/7 operation

Measurement Accessories

Adjustable focus nose cone, multiple size vials adaptor     

Best results and confidence from a variety of packaging materials and sample shapes


Excitation Wavelength 

1064 nm

Measure typical Raman detectable materials plus materials that cannot be detected at lower excitation wavelengths, due to fluorescence interference

Output Power and Exposure Time

30-490 mW adjustable laser excitation power, 5 ms to 30 s adjustable exposure time

Allows for customization of analysis parameters to obtain most accurate analysis of your specific materials 

Spectral Range

200 - 2500 cm⁻¹ 

Covers the most relevant molecular information spectral features for material ID

Spectral Resolution 

8 - 11 cm⁻¹ (FWHM) 

High resolution reveals minor differences in similar materials

Grating Technology 

Transmissive volume phase grating 

Robust design for years of alignment-free operation

Spectral Efficiency

> 90 %

High sensitivity, fast analysis


512 pixels, TE cooled InGaAs

High resolution results

Local Control

Ultrafast quad-core processor; Bluetooth®, WiFi wireless, USB. High contrast, high resolution
touch screen

Flexible operation: manual use by touch screen and large buttons or remote operation by PC or tablet using Bluetooth®  or wireless 


Material ID Algorithm

Wavelets-based, patent pending, for RMID and mixtures. HQI and pValue    

Increases confidence in material ID with unparalleled sensitivity and accuracy

Quantitative Analysis 

On-board chemometrics  package (optional) including development and prediction mode

Extends usability to provide mixture analysis of semi-finished and finished products 

Included Standard Library     


Pharmaceuticals and chemicals validated spectra

User-Created Library 


On-board database of your materials, rapid addition of new materials to your custom library

User Created Workflows and Reports


Fully customizable to fit your needs 


Electronic Records and Signature 


Compliance with pharmacopoeia and regulatory requirements

Barcode Supported 

Yes, linear and 2D built-in camera

Error free sample information entry

Scan Delay 

Yes, user defined

Increase spectral quality consistency between operators



FDA 1040, 21 CFR, CE


External Battery Supply

100 ~ 240 VAC / +24 VDC


Operating Temperature

-20 to 50°C