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Molecular Spectroscopy

Posted on 01 August 2012

Welcome to the first in our new series of interviews with scientists and science business owners based on the Park.

The purpose of these profiles is for you to get to know other tenants on site, what they do, what they offer and how it could benefit you and your business. We have leading edge science taking place throughout the Park and more interactivity could benefit you and other businesses.

Our first interviewee is Neville Broad, Managing Director of Authenticate who discussed what his company does and how he can be of service to your business.

About Neville

Neville W Broad PhD is the Managing Director at Authenticate Limited and has recently branched out creating a new division of the company: NWBSpectroscopy.

Neville studied at University of London School of Pharmacy in order to work in the investigative industry and is one of the UK’s foremost experts in counterfeit analysis.

Neville gained experience as a Technical Manager at Abbot Laboratories and a Team Leader at Pfizer amongst others. As well as running his business, Neville finds the time to be an Honorary Lecturer and mentor students at the University of Kent.

Tell us a bit about your company and what you do:

As a company, Authenticate take part in counterfeit analysis/training and the reviewing of new spectroscopy technology, mainly in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields but also within the food industry. The most successful arm of the business that has recently been launched is NWB Spectroscopy; which specialises in Molecular Spectroscopy.

With over 30 years experience in GxP, we offer independent, trusted analysis and can consult on instrument qualification (lifecycle) documentation, as well as new market potential review for spectroscopy.

Current clients include JDSU, Rigaku Raman Technologies and brand owners in the pharmaceutical industry.

What can Authenticate do for other businesses on the Park?

We can provide a consultancy service with regard to improving areas of marketing that may not have been thought of.

We provide consultancy and training on spectroscopic related fields, including:


  • Training modules, with practical examples on IR, NIR and Raman Counterfeits analysis using rapid techniques via our laboratory or field based support 
  • Anti-counterfeit analytical strategy - in-house training provided by our experts 
  • Spectroscopic equipment and related software evaluations (such as miniaturized instrumentation for remote analysis) 
  • Regulatory strategy, equipping the customer to meet Note for Guidance requirements for NIR and Raman as alternative methods 
  • Lifecycle documentation services for equipment vendors and Industry (IQ, OQ, PQ, etc.) 
  • Review of alternative techniques for industry, including FT-IR, NIR, Raman and XRF 
  • Process Analytical Technology projects scoping and support 


If you would like to know more about Authenticate or NWBSpectroscopy please contact Neville Broad on 07516 763601 or visit the website.

If you would like your business to be profiled as part of this series, please contact Wesley Horan or Emma Elgar or call 01795 506316.

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