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The specialist Liverpool based chemical intermediates company, Liverpool Chirochem (LCC), has raised £1.5 million in equity finance to support growth plans and increase production capacity overseas. more

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Automation consultancy GB Innomech has announced the development of a pilot-scale production system for Aston Particle Technologies (APT). This system will help APT speed up the commercialisation of its dry particle coating technology more

Technology

BASF has announced plans to build a world-scale ibuprofen production plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, which is scheduled to be completed in 2021. Additionally, it will expand its facilities in Bishop, Texas, to be completed in early 2018. more

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Robert Sedlock, Natoli Engineering Company, explains how detailed formulation development helps avoid production problems more

Opinion

With mounting pressures and a variety of hurdles thrown at the pharmaceuticals market — from escalating R&D costs right through to fiscal and governmental austerity measures — production schedules need to be tight and problems quickly rectified... more

Technology

The VirTis range of pilot-scale freeze dryers offers the user 0.142 to 2.13 m2 shelf areas in 1 to 15 shelf configurations and with 25, 35 and 50 l format condenser capacities. All systems are designed to occupy a compact footprint in a fully... more

Technology

Labcell Ltd, the exclusive UK distributor for Decagon Devices, is promoting the AquaLab Series 4TE water activity analyser as an accurate, quick, simple and cost-effective way in which pharmaceutical companies can gain valuable information about... more

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The new range of GMP PharmaBottles from Sampling Systems is ideal for production and laboratory work. The range is made to the highest standards from 316L stainless steel and is available in a wide range of sizes from 1 to 20 l. The containers are... more

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The Thinky ARE-500 mixer from Intertronics is a high-performance, industrial, non-contact planetary mixer that is suitable for all engineering compounds — liquids, pastes and powders. It mixes, disperses and degasses materials in seconds to... more

Technology

SP Scientific has produced a new technical brief that summarises the energy saving features available on its Hull range of production freeze drying systems. more

Technology

Mettler Toledo has introduced a new process weighing software, the IND560fillplus. This new formulation solution meets the needs of basic and complex filling and blending applications, while preserving the ease of use associated with Mettler Toledo’s more

Technology

Sensors, fixings and accessories can be the weakest link in stringent hygienic food and beverage processing or pharmaceutical production. SICK has extended its range with new Inox and Hygienic sensors and mountings to deliver seamless protection... more

Technology

In 2011, five technically leading companies in the field of special machine engineering founded the strategic alliance Excellence United. Bausch+Ströbel, Fette Compacting, Glatt, Harro Höfliger and Uhlmann are cooperating to offer a range of... more

Technology

Hermes Pharma, a division of Hermes Arzneimittel GmbH, recently completed a successful inspection by the FDA of its production facility in Wolfratshausen, Germany. The inspection stemmed from Hermes Pharma’s status as a manufacturer of food... more

Technology

Creating and managing standard operating procedures (SOPs) to meet quality control system requirements necessitates a great deal of pharmaceutical company staff’s time and effort. There is therefore an understandable reluctance to update SOPs... more

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Sophisticated conveyor systems are major elements in production logistics solutions, enhancing the total efficiency in production, testing and packaging lines. The requirements on the equipment are increasing over time, typically on additional... more

Technology

The ROTO CUBE is a high shear granulator and single pot processor for the complete wet granulation and drying process of any type of product, from the loading of raw materials to the discharge of dry granules. more

Technology

Optimal Industrial Automation has produced a new set of brochures describing the features, benefits and range of application for all the modules in synTQ V4.0, its newly released software suite for process analytical technology implementation... more

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Kason has introduced an ultra-low profile, 1016 mm diameter Flo-Thru Vibroscreen sifter, with flat dust cover that fits tight spots between storage and process equipment. more

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Measuring product breaking force is a standard procedure in every tablet manufacturing facility. Like all instrumentation, regular qualification of a hardness tester is mandatory. In order to ensure that the instrument is functioning within... more

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