Malvern Exhibits Proven PAT Solutions for Real-Time Particle Sizing at Interphex 2010

Malvern Instruments Booth # 937

Malvern, UK: Interphex, April 20-22 New York, provides an excellent opportunity to learn how proven PAT (process analytical technology) solutions from Malvern are transforming the control of key unit operations such as milling. Insitec real-time particle size analyzers deliver a data stream for automated control enabling pharmaceutical manufacturers to achieve more consistent product quality, higher throughput and reduced waste. Also on display will be complementary analytical tools that provide relevant insight across the product cycle. These include Mastersizer, a powerful and flexible off-line laser diffraction particle size analyzer, and SyNIRgi, a chemical imaging system that provides information about the spatial location of chemical species within a sample.

In- and on-line Insitec solutions measure full particle size distributions at a rate of up to four per second generating a real-time data stream that promotes a better understanding of powder processing operations. These data also provide a basis for automated control. With on-line analysis in place, design of experiment studies become faster and more accurate, since the impact of process changes are immediately obvious. For manufacture, automated control gives the process the flexibility to consistently maintain product specifications, even when feeds vary, an approach closer to the vision of pharmaceutical manufacture captured in ICH Q8, Q9 and Q10.

The Insitec range includes robust at-, in- and on-line particle sizing solutions that provide 24/7 measurement within the process environment and comply with the stringent requirements of the sector. Maintenance is minimal and reliability extremely high. Technology is available for both wet and dry streams containing particles in the size range 0.1 to 1000 microns.

About Malvern Instruments
Malvern Instruments provides a range of complementary materials characterization tools that deliver inter-related measurements reflecting the complexities of particulates and disperse systems, nanomaterials and macromolecules. Analytical instruments from Malvern are used in the characterization of a wide variety of materials, from industrial bulk powders to nanomaterials and delicate macromolecules. A broad portfolio of innovative technologies is combined with intelligent, user-friendly software. These systems deliver industrially relevant data enabling our customers to make the connection between micro (such as particle size) and macro (bulk) material properties (rheology) and chemical composition (chemical imaging).

Particle size, particle shape, zeta potential, molecular weight, chemical composition and rheological properties measurements are now joined by advanced chromatography solutions (GPC/SEC), extending Malvern's technologies for protein molecular weight, size and aggregation measurements, and synthetic polymer molecular weight and distribution. The company's laboratory, at-line, on-line and in-line solutions are proven in sectors as diverse as cement production and pharmaceutical drug discovery.

Headquartered in Malvern, UK, Malvern Instruments has subsidiary organizations in all major European markets, North America, China, Korea and Japan, a joint venture in India, a global distributor network and applications laboratories around the world.

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Kapler Communications
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Marisa Fraser,
Malvern Instruments Inc.
117 Flanders Road,
Westborough, MA 01581-1042 USA
Tel: +1 508 768 6400;
Fax: +1 508 768 6403

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Alison Vines,
Malvern Instruments Ltd
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Worcestershire WR14 1XZ UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1684 892456;
Fax: +44 (0) 1684 892789

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