April 1, 2008 — /EXTON, PA/ — NETZSCH Fine Particle Technology, LLC announces the opening of a pharmaceutical lab equipment testing facility at the organization’s headquarters in Exton, PA. NETZSCH invites members of the pharmaceutical industry to test their processes on the MiniVac and MicroCer deaerating, grinding, and dispersion lab-sized equipment within the 4,000-square-foot facility with the one-on-one support of a NETZSCH technician. An additional 1,200-square-foot area is dedicated to pharmaceutical assembly and factory acceptance testing.
Designed for small-batch trials, NETZSCH’s MiniVac and MicroCer are ideal for pharmaceutical researchers working with high-quality, high-cost materials to achieve precise, repeatable results that can be scaled up to NETZSCH’s full-size production machines.
The MiniVac removes micronized gases and trapped air from liquids, pastes, and masses having a wide range of viscosities using the VTR (Vacuum Thin-Film Rotation) principle. It is capable of operating continuously without a feed pump.
The MicroCer provides metal-free grinding of high-quality products. Its centrifugal separation system enables the use of the smallest grinding media from 0.05 to 0.8 mm for grinding down to the nanometer range.
“NETZSCH’s experience in the pharmaceutical industry helped us develop the highest quality products to meet the demanding needs of the business,” says Harry Way, technical director for NETZSCH. “Our new testing facility gives pharmaceutical professionals the opportunity to test their own processes on our equipment and see the advantage for themselves.”
NETZSCH Fine Particle Technology, LLC, an affiliated company of the Germany-based NETZSCH Feinmahltechnik GmbH, provides customized grinding, mixing, dispersing, kneading, deaeration, classifying, press, and laboratory solutions for the paint and coating, pigment, pharmaceutical, food processing, ceramics, agricultural, minerals processing, cosmetics, and R&D markets. More than 130 years of experience, targeted development, and daily contact with customers, combined with process engineering know-how and an extensive machine and plant program, make NETZSCH one of the world’s leading suppliers.