Freeman Technology Presents New Work at AAPS 2011 on Measuring Meaningful Powder Flow Properties
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Press release date: September 28, 2011
28 September 2011 : Tewkesbury, UK: As well as exhibiting the FT4 Powder Rheometer at this year's AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition (24-27 October 2011; Washington DC), Freeman Technology will present a poster detailing a comparison of dynamic powder characterisation with traditional tapped density methods for assessing powder flowability. This highlights the greater sensitivity of dynamic methods for predicting the impact of consolidation on flow behaviour, underlining the technique's value in optimizing manufacturing processes. In addition, in his role as chair of the AAPS PAT (Process Analytical Technology) focus group, the company's Director of Operations Tim Freeman, will moderate a sunrise session on Wednesday 26th October covering QBD (Quality by Design) and PAT.
Freeman Technology's poster 'Measuring more meaningful powder flow properties - the limitations of "Compressibility Index" data', will be displayed from 1pm - 5pm on 24 October in Hall C. It includes new data showing that changes in powder flowability resulting from compaction, as directly measured in dynamic testing, can be an order of magnitude greater than the changes induced in density by tapping. These findings highlight the importance of dynamic characterisation in process related studies, where it can be crucial to understand how compaction influences in-process performance. Furthermore they provide evidence of how tapped density measurements can be misleading when seeking to understand flow behaviour.
As chair of the AAPS PAT focus group, which primarily resides within the Manufacturing, Science and Engineering section of the society, Tim Freeman is spearheading efforts to shape the group as a centre of excellence for this important topic. The sunrise debate will consider the links between PAT and QbD, their current status within the pharmaceutical industry and the challenges involved in implementation. In addition, there will be a PAT FG meeting at the conference on Weds 26th Oct, from 12.00 to 1.00. All those interested in PAT are welcome at both events - for full program details see: http://www.aaps.org/Meetings_and_Professional_Development/Conference_Mini_Sites/2011_AAPS_Annual_Meeting_and_Exposition/Program/. For information about powder characterisation go to www.freemantech.co.uk
About Freeman Technology
Freeman Technology specialises in providing systems for the measurement of powder flow properties and has over a decade of experience in powder flow and powder characterisation. With a significant commitment to R&D and applications development, the company delivers extensive know-how alongside its universal powder tester, the FT4 Powder Rheometer. An expert team guides and supports users in addressing their individual powder challenges, the process relevance of powder characterisation data being a key focus. The result is world-leading solutions for understanding powder behaviour, whether in development, scale-up, processing, quality control, or wherever powders have a role. In April 2007 the company received the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
Freeman systems are installed around the world in a diverse range of industries -chemical, pharmaceutical, toners, foods, powder coatings, metals, ceramics, cosmetics and many others. Correlating the powder data they supply with processing performance enables clients to quantify and exploit operational experience to optimise their processes. www.freemantech.co.uk
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Tim Freeman, Director of Operations
Freeman Technology Ltd, 1 Miller Court, Severn Drive,
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8DN, United Kingdom
Tel:+44 (0)1684 851 551 Fax: +44 (0)1684 851 552