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Find out what's new in oral solid dosage manufacturing technology and Fluid Air, a global leader in electrostatic spray drying, coating, and other powder processing systems.  


Standing along side federally funded research institutions, academic and government labs, and Fortune 500 companies, Fluid Air accepted an award from the prestigious R&D 100 Awards during an awards ceremony held in Walt Disney World on November 17, 2017.

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ithin the world of Oral Solid Dosage, the medications that command the highest premium tend to be the most difficult to process with predictably rare ingredients. These products often require the use of high-shear granulators, mills and Wurster coating fluid beds. These machines are workhorses, often running for decades while requiring only minimal maintenance. When they do fail, however, the result can be the rejection of not just one, but several very high value batches. To help you prevent such failures, here are the five most common areas that can be easily prevented through proper inspection.

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Achieve optimal efficiency with the new and improved Granumill® 007. We have redesigned our impact and screening mill to maximize usability and increase performance.

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A high-shear granulator or high-shear mixer uses a rotating impeller or high-speed rotor (or both) to create flow and shear. High-shear granulation is an effective way to turn powders into dense granules for tableting or coating. Mixing processes vary from each application so when searching for a mixer, here are some key features to look for that can optimize your process and maximize your batch.

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One of the final stages of producing any pharmaceutical or nutraceutical tablet, coating is the essential process that seals a raw tablet, often in order to protect the active ingredients in the drug, protect the stomach lining of the patient, or provide a delayed/time-sensitive release of the medication. In order to achieve these results, the coating process must run smoothly and evenly. Avoiding issues isn’t always an option, but eliminating them when they arise is possible. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to resolve three common tablet coating problems.

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With the large variety of milling equipment on the market, it can be difficult to know which type of mill is appropriate for your process. Here are a few things to look for to help you determine which mill might be best for your application.

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Pharmaceutical companies sometimes choose to buy equipment second-hand, either from another pharmaceutical company or directly from the manufacturer of the equipment. While there exists a large and diverse market for used equipment, there are many things to consider before purchasing any used or refurbished system for processing pharmaceuticals. Here are five questions to ask which should help determine which system will be right for you.

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Purchasing a new fluid bed system isn’t easy. Fluidized beds are expensive, complex, and require a great deal of careful consideration and research before buying. Ordering a machine that can’t meet your process requirements could end up costing much more than anticipated, and there’s no single system available that will suit everyone’s needs. So, where should you start?

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With the ubiquity of personal computers and mobile devices like smartphones and tablets at an all-time high, nearly everyone has become well-acquainted with the experience of computer glitches. While these issues can be frustrating when they happen on a personal computer, the consequences of a potential controls malfunction when it comes to your pharmaceutical processing application can be far greater.

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