Lighthouse Instruments

LIGHTHOUSE is the leading global provider of optical-based, non-destructive headspace analysis systems and measurement services that lower the cost and ensure the quality of parenteral products.


Pharmaceutical Manufacturing


Charlottesville, Virginia


Measurement services, Benchtop systems, Automated machines, Equipment Lease, Lab Testing, On-Site Testing, Scientific Consultancy, Moisture determination, Oxygen monitoring, Container Closure Integrity testing, Method development and validation, Feasibility studies, Stability studies, Package development, and Process studies

Company Size

51-200 employees

LIGHTHOUSE draws on its years of innovation and expertise to bring you top-of-the-line, robust equipment to keep your products, and by extension patients, healthy and safe. We introduced laser-based headspace analysis platforms into the pharmaceutical industry in 2000 with the help of funding from the Food and Drug Administration. LIGHTHOUSE offers a unique Equipment+ approach to headspace analysis of sealed pharmaceuticals. Our products can rapidly and non-destructively measure 100% of samples for a variety of applications to ensure the quality of finished sterile product. Headspace applications are found throughout the entire product lifecycle and our platforms are used in development, QC, and manufacturing. LIGHTHOUSE goes beyond just equipment and provides you with Measurement Services that can be personalized to suit your needs. Our LIGHTHOUSE scientists support you with contract testing services that include method development, design and execution of scientific studies, and the delivery of lease equipment for on-site testing projects. As the pioneers of this technology, LIGHTHOUSE quality is always improving and we are always pushing the boundaries of our capabilities. We have gained incredible amounts of knowledge and expertise through our work with millions of finished sterile drug samples from pharmaceutical facilities around the world. Our goal is to use this knowledge and expertise to support you in ensuring the quality of your sterile products and processes

What We Do

Customers have validated and registered our equipment with the FDA, EMA, and other national regulatory agencies for use in the US, Europe, and Asia. Our systems are CE-certified and are CFR Part 11 compliant. Complete validation and FAT protocols are available for all FMS-Series and PULSAR In-Line Inspection Systems. Our systems come complete with one or more sets of NIST-traceable calibration standards that are manufactured and certified by LIGHTHOUSE.

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