Tuesday 25 February 2014
Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology, will talk about the value and importance of relevant powder flow characterisation as part of a workshop organised by Mixing Consultants Inc. The workshop covers the 'Design and Implementation of Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Processes' and takes place from 4-6 March 2014 in Puerto Rico. Invited experts and industry leaders from around the world will deliver this educational course for pharmaceutical professionals working at the forefront of developing continuous manufacturing processes. The application of Quality by Design (QbD) and Process Analytical Technology (PAT) within the context of continuous manufacture is a central theme. .
Batch production is currently the norm within the pharmaceutical industry. Consecutive process steps are undertaken, with analysis between each step determining success. However this manufacturing approach is coming under scrutiny as the industry targets greater process efficiency. Continuous processing is perceived as offering a number of advantages including better asset utilisation, faster process development, minimal scale-up, less waste, reduced manufacturing costs and improved containment.
Tim Freeman's presentation, entitled Measuring and understanding powder flow, explores the importance of fully understanding powder behaviour within the context of the processing environment. From the starting point of a discussion of the fundamentals of powder behaviour and the mechanisms that define powder flow, the talk will cover the latest methods of measuring powder flowability. The relevance and value of dynamic powder testing will be highlighted with reference to experimental work showing correlation between dynamic powder properties and the performance of powders in process steps such as die filling, tableting and wet granulation.
Full details of the course program, fees and how to register are available here.