In a presentation at the 29th Symposium of Particulate Design and
Preparations, on Friday 26 October in Toyohashi, Japan, Dr Nishil
Malde, Asia Pacific General Manager for
Technology, explains how the FT4 Powder Rheometer can be used to
support the optimisation of wet granulation processes.
Image of a granulation blend containing 30% w/w water
Wet granulation is widely applied across the pharmaceutical industry
and elsewhere to produce granules with optimal properties for
downstream operations such as tableting. Identifying and detecting an
endpoint for processing that delivers to this goal is challenging and
critical. The FT4 Powder Rheometer allows the measurement of dynamic
powder properties that have been shown to precisely track the
transition from wet mass to granules and is a proven and useful tool
for wet granulation applications.
Dr Malde's presentation explains how dynamic powder characterisation
is carried out and how it can be used to track granulation processes. A
key focus is how the resulting data accelerate the identification of
optimal processing conditions and support efficient process scale-up.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the subject is invited
to download a white paper on the topic of wet granulation from the
Freeman Technology website
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