Freeman Technology shows how FT4 Powder Rheometer® supports pharmaceutical process improvements at IFPAC Annual Meeting


Thursday 17 January 2013

Visitors to the Freeman Technology booth at the annual IFPAC Meeting (22-25 January Baltimore, MD, USA) can find out how the company’s FT4 Powder Rheometer® universal powder tester is being used by pharmaceutical manufacturers to support improvements in pharmaceutical processes. In addition, Managing Director Tim Freeman, a former Chair of the AAPS PAT Focus Group, will make two conference presentations. On Wednesday 23 January he will speak about ‘Examining the Need for a Multi-faceted Approach to the Characterization of Powder Properties for Pharmaceutical Manufacture’, and on Friday 25 January will discuss ‘The Effect of Humidity on the in-process Behaviour of Powders’.

“While the pharmaceutical industry continues to make greater use of traditional on-line techniques and newer real-time technologies, there are a number of at-line technologies that are really advancing process understanding,” said Tim Freeman. “These include particle imaging, for example, and bulk powder characterization systems. By providing the information needed to rationalise particle and powder behaviour they support the attainment of better powder processing performance, which is vital for greater manufacturing efficiency. I hope my presentations will show how modern powder characterization techniques support the development and implementation of both QbD and PAT.”

The FT4 Powder Rheometer uses patented dynamic methodology, automated shear cells and bulk property tests, including density, compressibility and permeability, to quantify powder properties in terms of flow and processability. It delivers data that maximise process and product understanding, accelerate R&D and formulation, and support process optimisation.

For information on IFPAC 2013, please visit http://www.ifpacpat.org

See the team on Booth 505 or for further product information visit www.freemantech.co.uk.

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