Processing Capabilities

The experimental work is conducted in well equipped laboratories. For many processes, miniaturized equipment is available allowing us to screen optimal formulations with a minimum of drug required. Our processing capabilities include:

Oral solid dosage forms

  • Micronization, milling (dry and wet), blending, sizing

  • Granulation (aqueous and organic)

    • Fluidized bed

    • High shear

    • Rotor granulator

    • Extrusion / cutting (dry and wet, 20x L/D)

    • Mixer torque rheometer

  • Pelletisation

    • Extrusion / spheronization

    • Layering technologies

  • Tabletting

    • Fully instrumented single punch press

    • Rotary presses

    • Compaction simulator (Huxley Bertram)

  • Coating (aqueous and organic)

    • Fluidized bed

    • Perforated pan

  • Hot melt extrusion

  • Lyophilization

Suspensions/emulsions dosage forms

  • Milling:

    • Bead mill (continuous and batch mode)

    • Planetary ball mills (dry and wet)

  • High pressure homogenizer

  • Lyophilization / spray drying

  • Sterilization (gamma-irradiation, steam, dry heat) 

Microparticles & Implants

  • Polymeric carriers:

    • Emulsion techniques: O/W, W/O/W, O/O

    • Phase separation / coacervation

    • Spray drying

    • Hot melt extrusion

  • Lipidic carriers

    • Spray congealing

    • Melt emulsification

    • Solid lipid extrusion

Liposomes

  • High pressure homogenisation

  • Liposome extruder

  • Solvent injection system

  • Lyophilization

  • Tangential flow filtration

  • Sterile filtration

For further information on our processing capabilities and to request the equipment list, please contact us.