Thermo Scientific

(Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific)

Thermo Fisher Scientific is a leading provider in the analytical and laboratory technologies industry, helping the pharmaceutical industry drive innovation and productivity. Our products and services can help you make your drug discovery and development processes faster and more efficient. Our material characterisation solutions offer features and benefits that can span the pharmaceutical market from formulation to manufacturing.

We use continuous processes to allow reliable, one-step scale-up from development to production. If your company’s projects involve any of the following then we can help solve your pharmaceutical challenges:

  • Hot melt extrusion
  • Continuous granulation 
  • GMP extrusion 
  • Online optical spectroscopy
  • Analysis of rheological properties and microscopic structure 
  • Investigating viscoelastic or extensional flow behaviours 

Visit our stand to take a closer look at our new Thermo Scientific Pharma 11 – a unique, flexible twin screw extruder for hot melt extrusion and twin screw granulation - helping scientists in the early development of new drug research and development formulation.

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Stable Micro Systems Ltd


Stable Micro Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of materials testing instrumentation for over 18 years, will be displaying its revolutionary Powder Flow Analyser. The instrument provides an accurate and reliable method of measuring the flow characteristics of dry and wet powders.

Supported by our worldwide distributor network, manufacturers can avoid typical problems such as batch and source variation, caking during storage, bridging in hoppers and sticking during production. The TA.XTplus Texture Analyser can also measure the hardness of granules or micro spheres, tablet disintegration and swelling and will perform mucoadhesion tests.

Visit our stand for a revealing demonstration of these two products and discuss your testing requirements with our product specialists.

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Retsch UK Ltd

Solutions in Milling & Sieving

Retsch is active in the fields of homogenizing laboratory samples for analysis as well as particle size analysis of solid substances. On the basis of more than 90 years' experience we have developed into the leading instrument manufacturer in these technologies.

Retsch instruments are used in science and industry for preparing samples for a wide range of different analytical methods as well as for particle size analysis in the context of production control and quality monitoring.

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Bosch GmbH

Invented for Life

Hüttlin: process engineering expert for the pharmaceutical industry

For over 25 years, the process technology expert Hüttlin supplies equipment for granulating, drying and coating of powders used in the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. Hüttlin, with headquarters in Schopfheim, Germany, was integrated into the Bosch group in 2011. Together with the Bosch affiliate Manesty, Hüttlin completes Bosch’s process technology portfolio for solid pharmaceuticals.

The product range comprises high shear mixers, granulators and fluid bed systems, as well as all corresponding process and machine components. The modular design of the equipment allows for flexible adaption to all batch sizes and customer requirements, from single machines for laboratory applications to large production lines.

On 300 square meters, Hüttlin offers state-of-the-art equipment for the formulation and development of solid dosage forms, as well as their scale-up to production equipment. We look forward to supporting with one of your next projects!

Manesty: tablet presses and coaters for the pharmaceutical industry

For over 90 years, Manesty supplies high-quality tablet presses and coaters to the pharmaceutical and process industry worldwide. Manesty was integrated into the Bosch group in 2011 and now operates under the name of Bosch Packaging Technology Ltd. Together with the affiliate Hüttlin, Manesty completes Bosch’s process technology portfolio for solid pharmaceuticals.

145 employees develop innovative and tailor-made solutions at the production site in Knowsley, Great-Britain. All Manesty tablet presses and coaters offer transferable parameters, easy scale-up and flexible batch changeovers – from laboratory to production scale. The machines are designed to meet the rising market requirements for flexibility, efficiency and reduced life-cycle costs.

The Manesty portfolio is rounded out by an own research and development department, an international service program and individual training offers. We are happy to assist you with all your projects!

Shin Etsu PFMD GmbH

Shin-Etsu began producing pharmaceutical excipients in 1962. Since then, thanks to feedback from our customers and inspection by the FDA, we have further developed and improved our quality and control systems to high standards. Shin-Etsu's cellulose excipients can make a valuable contribution in various areas of pharmaceutical technology, for example as film coatings, binders and thickeners.

We will be exhibiting our L-HPC grade at forthcoming events. L-HPC is a dual-functionality excipient: binder and disintegrant. We have various particle sizes and shapes for your high shear, fluid bed and roller compaction processes. For more process conditions please come and visit our stand. We also supply low viscosity Hypromellose under the trade name Pharmacoat® which is widely used as a binder for granulation, and is available in various viscosity grades for granulation purposes. We will also be available at our stand for you to take a closer look at our new NBD grade for ODT tablets and direct compression.

To improve on our technical services we have now opened a new application laboratory for customer trials, and are now offering QbD samples for your development.

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Neuhaus Neotec

Specialist in particle technology:

  • Continuous fluid bed plants
  • Batch fluid bed technology
  • Roll grinders

Neuhaus Neotec specialises in building plants for the food industry, the fine chemistry, the chemical and the pharmaceutical industries. In mechanical engineering for the processing of coffee, we are one of the world's leading manufacturers. With the takeover of the company Heinen Drying in 2010, we have expanded our business area "Particle technology". Based on this extensive know-how we develop fluidised bed plants for continuous as well as discontinuous (batch) operation.

  • Fluid bed drying
  • Agglomeration
  • Spray drying agglomeration
  • Fluid bed spray granulation
  • Coating
  • Micro-encapsulation

In our professional pilot plant, we simulate your individual requirements on a laboratory scale, optimise product properties and test process parameters for large production plants.

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Particle Processing Equipment

It is our mission to ‘Reduce and optimize your R&D costs in particle processing’.

ProCepT has 20 years’ experience in particle processing technology. We specialize in lab-scale R&D equipment for agglomeration, drying, coating and mixing applications. With the focus on small scale equipment it is ProCepTs mission to reduce and optimize customers R&D costs in particle processing.
Worldwide ProCepT has built up strong references in Pharma, Biotech, Fine Chemical, Nutraceuticals and Food. Our engineering concept is based on: Modularity, Visibility, Accuracy and Customization.

Our team is strong and multifunctional. We have a high expertise in the R&D domain. Innovative thinking is our key challenge.

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Innopharma labs

Seeing the Unseen

Innopharma Labs develop efficient, reliable and rapid direct measurement PAT analysers that support research, development and investigational experiments resulting in greater knowledge and more robust manufacturing processes. Innopharma Labs products provide high quality data and images to understand processes such as blending, granulation, roller compaction/milling, compression and packaging in greater detail helping to reduce time to generate experimental data, scale-up time and product losses resulting on improved yields.


On-Line/At-Line Real-time 3D Particle Characterisation
Eyecon™ is a non-invasive, real-time 3D particle characteriser capable of giving live particle size and shape information. It increases process understanding and subsequently control for granulation, milling, and spheronisation processes. Unique instrument features include:

  • non-product contact
  • on-line or at-line configuration
  • real time size & shape data & images
  • intuitive and user friendly interface
  • portable

Benchtop NIR Chemical Imaging

The Eyemap™ Is a high speed chemical imager designed to provide invaluable information on product make-up and ingredient distribution in a pharmaceutical PAT setting. Near Infrared Chemical Imaging (NIR-CI) combines the advantages of conventional IR and advanced optical imaging technology to give spatially resolved chemical analysis.

On-Line Real-Time Multi-point NIR Imaging

MultiEye™ combines the near-infrared chemical imaging of Eyemap™ with the valuable real-time process control features of Eyecon™, MultiEye™ provides a system for live monitoring of blend homogeneity on a chemical level. Using multiple single-point probes placed at different points within a blender, mixer or granulator, Multieye™ provides a live view of the concentrations of APIs and excipients at each location and to assist in detecting process end points. Other applications include precise monitoring of the moisture content within granulation processes, and the monitoring of ribbon density in roller compaction.

Alexanderwerk & Orthos Engineering

The Alexanderwerk Group specialise in the development and production of compaction and granulation machines for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, to convert poor-flowing powders into free-flowing granules of higher density. Consequently:

  • Granular materials are more easily and accurately dosed (e. g. feeding into tablet presses)
  • Less dust occurs inside machines or working spaces; resulting in lower OEL’s and subsequent reduced health risks to operators. The noticeable reduction in dust also results in extended machine life of the final form machinery.
  • Solubility or dispersion rates are often improved by the formation of the compacted granulates.
  • Homogeneous distribution of the active substance.

With their WP 120 Pharma unit (as seen at University of Sheffield) Alexanderwerk offers a roller compactor specifically designed for use in R&D departments or small scale production. Even batches of as little as 5g can be processed on the WP 120 Pharma.

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Sympatec develops, manufactures, sells, services and supports an innovative range of best instruments for particle size and shape analysis in laboratory and process for customers worldwide. With continuous innovations in the technological fields of laser diffraction, dynamic image analysis, ultrasonic extinction and photon cross-correlation spectroscopy (PCCS) Sympatec makes a prominent contribution to the development, production and quality control of most challenging particulate systems.

Typical applications cover dry powders and granules, fibres, suspensions, emulsions, gels, sprays and inhalants within a size range from 1 nm to 30,720 µm. Modular instruments show great versatility and can be adapted to the specific task within your laboratory. The proven measurement technologies are also available for integration into your process. Moreover, the instruments reliably deliver most accurate, reproducible and comparable results at shortest measuring times.

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International Granulation Workshops

The Granulation Conference showcases the latest in agglomeration, granulation and particle technology.

We welcome your abstracts for oral or poster presentations, or any enquiries that you may have.