Freeman Technology Shows how FT4 Powder Rheometer® Supports Pharmaceutical Process Improvements at IFPAC Annual Meeting Booth 505

Tewkesbury, UK: 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 January 23rd he will speak about 'Examining the Need for a Multi-faceted Approach to the Characterization of Powder Properties for Pharmaceutical Manufacture', and on Friday January 25th 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.

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About Freeman Technology

Freeman Technology specializes in systems for measuring the flow properties of powders and has over a decade of experience in powder flow and powder characterisation. Expert teams provide detailed know-how alongside the company's universal powder tester, the FT4 Powder Rheometer®.

The FT4 Powder Rheometer uses patented dynamic methodology, a fully automated shear cell and several bulk property tests to quantify powder properties in terms of flow and processability. Systems are installed around the world across many different industries. They deliver data that maximise process and product understanding, accelerating R&D and formulation towards successful commercialization, and supporting the long term optimization of powder processes.

Freeman Technology's headquarters are in Gloucestershire, UK, with a wholly owned subsidiary in the USA and distribution partners in Canada, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. In 2007 the company received the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation and in 2012 the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade.




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