BaySpec Inc. has released the Xantus handheld 1064-nm Raman analyzer. Designed to accommodate difficult-to-measure real-world samples and to reduce fluorescence interference, it features ultrahigh throughput, no moving parts and ruggedized performance in a compact form factor weighing <5 lb. It is suitable for applications in medical diagnostics, counterfeit drug detection and process automation technology, and for industries including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, wine and beer. Features include fast data acquisition with flexible sample identification library development and an operating temperature range from –20 to 40 °C. It can operate in >85% relative humidity environments and can be customized with various fiber optic probes. It is available in two models: Xantus-0 and the Xantus-1. Both reduce stray light by 0.05% and have 1024 pixels.