Visitors to the 'Characterisation Instrumentation for Formulation' seminar and workshop in Huddersfield (UK) on 9 May 2011 will have the opportunity to learn how Freeman Technology's FT4 Powder Rheometer supports modern formulation goals.
The aim of the event, which is organised by Intelligent Formulation Ltd, is to highlight the range of characterisation techniques available, with demonstrations from leading instrumentation manufacturers. For further information, and to book a free place, visit
Almost all pharmaceutical products are either commercialised in powder or solid form, or pass through it at some point during manufacture. Powder characterisation is therefore an essential aspect of formulation. The development of optimal products requires an understanding of powder behaviour: how to quantify it and how to manipulate it towards a desirable outcome. The FT4 Powder Rheometer incorporates multiple testing strategies that deliver data to support secure decision-making throughout the formulation process and beyond.
A universal powder tester, the FT4 uses patented dynamic methodology, fully automated shear cells, and several bulk property tests - including density, compressibility, and permeability - to quantify powder properties in terms of flow and processability. Correlating this data with processing performance enables users to optimise powder processes.