McPherson Inc.: The Raman Workstation, a unique open-architecture single-stage Raman instrument, provides high throughput and low scatter. All elements are mounted, aligned and integrated with a research-grade 350nm, f/4.8 spectrometer with CCD and software. The user-friendly single-stage instrument assures good signal to noise and ease of use for detection of Raman shifted above about 300 wavenumbers from the Raleigh scatter. Open architecture means room to grow. If need arises to modify operating conditions, system elements may be specifically modified, altered or replaced.