Granulation Course

24th - 25th June 2013  (Mon-Tues)

Venue: Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Chemical & Biological Engineering Department, Portobello Street, Sheffield, UK (map). Note: this is not the same venue as the Conference.

Please click here for the Granulation Course timetable.

Prior to the conference there will be a 2-day Granulation Course. Led by experts from the pharmaceutical, food, and detergent industries, this course is designed for you if you work in industrial granulation or are a PhD student. The Course will comprise a 'hands-on' granulation experience as well as a variety of lectures in order to explain the current challenges facing the granulation community.

The cost for attending the Course is £350. To register for the course please click here. Please complete the registration forms and then they will be added to your shopping basket.

The Granulation Course will begin with registration at 8:00 - 8:50 am (Monday 24th June) just inside the Robert Hadfield building (Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering) on the ground floor (map).




1. Introduction to Granulation Mr James Cartwright, GSK
2. Wet High Shear Granulation Regime Map  Dr Ian Gabbott, AstraZenenca
3. Batch granulation: Process and Formulation Variables Prof. Agba Salman, University of Sheffield
4. Continuous Processing in the Pharmaceutical Industry Mr James Cartwright, GSK
5. Powder Characterisation Dr Gerhard Niederreiter, Nestle Research
6. Mathematical Modeling of Granulation Processes  Prof. Jim Litster, Purdue University
7. Troubleshooting in Granulation Processes Mr Nigel Somerville Roberts, P&G

Practical sessions

1. Continuous granulation Mr James Cartwright, GSK
2. Roller compaction 

Dr Bindhu Gururajan, AstraZeneca
Mr Manfred Felder, Alexanderwerk

3. Extrusion: Spheronisation Dr Csaba Sinka, University of Leicester
4. Batch Granulation 

Dr Bob Sochon, GSK

Mr James Osborne, Nestle Research

5. Tabletting  Dr Vikram Chouk, Addivant Global Technology
6. Finished product characterisation Dr YuenSin Cheong, P&G

For those people who are staying in Sheffield on Tuesday night (25th), then come join us for some drinks at Browns Bar & Brasserie after 7:00 pm!

course map