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BASF: Platinium Sponsor

BASF offers comprehensive solutions to the pharmaceutical industry, ranging from a broad, high-quality excipients portfolio to APIs. logo-basf-orangeWith its expertise in polymer chemistry, its worldwide R&D capabilities and the company’s commitment to developing value-adding excipients, BASF continuously creates solutions to challenges related to Instant & Modified-Release, Solubilization, Softgels and Skin Delivery.

Website link: www.pharma-ingredients.basf.com


BIOGRUND: Platinium Sponsor

Filmcoating excellence is BIOGRUND’s core business. Our unique and ready-to-use film coating, sugar-coating, tabletting and colouringDruck products guarantee optimized results in a short time. BIOGRUND assists the nutritional supplement and pharmaceutical industries in the development, formulation and production of solid oral dosage forms. Customized film coating systems for fast, enteric and sustained release as well as premixed tabletting excipients like binders, lubricants, retard release compositions and pigment blends deliver new possibilities to improve your production processes. Easy, fast and reliable! 

Website link: www.biogrund.com


COLORCON: Platinium Sponsor

Colorcon is a world leader in the development, supply and technical support of formulated film coating systems, modified release technologies, and functional excipients for the pharmaceutical industry. Our best-in-class products and technologies are complemented by our extensive application data and value-added services to support all phases of solid oral dose design and development. Our focus on market issues and technology development has earned Colorcon an international reputation as a pharmaceutical supplier of choice.  That reputation is based on the superior product quality, unparalleled technical support, extensive regulatory assistance and reliable supply from multiple locations.

Contact:  Justine Kennell, e-mail: JKennelly@colorcon.com

Website link : www.colorcon.com


EVONIK: Platinium Sponsor

Evonik is a major provider of functional pharmaceutical excipients (EUDRAGIT® & RESOMER®) and advanced formulation solutions for oral and parenteral controlled release applications. As one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, Evonik provides its products in over 100 countries around the world and offers an experienced team who understands the challenges of drug delivery today and tomorrow. The unique portfolio includes market leading pharmaceutical excipients, smart drug delivery technologies, formulation development services, and GMP manufacturing for oral and parenteral drugs.

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FREUND-VECTOR: Platinium Sponsor 

Freund-Vector designs, manufactures and markets processing equipment and services for the processing of powders, particles, beads, pellets, tablets and other solid materials/forms to the pharmaceutical, nutritional, food and chemical industries. Equipment applications include coating, drying, agglomerating, granulating, layering, densification and tablet forming.

The product lines include coating pan systems for applying an aqueous, solvent or sugar film coating; fluid bed systems for granulating, coating and drying; high shear granulator mixers for wet granulation and roll compactors for material densification and granulation.

The European R&D Centre located in Milan is happy to help customers in feasibility studies, testing and process development. Pharmtec SA (located in the Paris area) is the exclusive Freund-Vector representative for France and Benelux.

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Gamlen Tableting Ltd is the specialist manufacturer of the Gamlen Tablet Press (GTP), new-logo-gamlen-10-avri-2013a unique benchtop tablet press and powder compaction analyser for formulation development, product evaluation and small-scale manufacturing in both the laboratory and university setting.  It operates under force control and has been shown to accurately predict the compression behaviour of materials on high speed production machines operating at full speed.  It is used to measure the compactibility of drug substances, excipients, and drug products.  Its super-accurate force and displacement measurement are also used to measure in-die compression parameters such as Heckel and Kawakita plots. And together with a specially developed Tablet Tensile Analyzer (TTA) for evaluating tablet samples, users can get a comprehensive assessment of the tabletability of materials.

Website link: www.gamlentableting.com



Medelpharm is an international enterprise passionate about designing and manufacturing easy–to-use, fast and reliable equipment for formulator scientists or pilot plant development.

You are looking for assistance in powder characterization, solid dosage formulation or production trouble shooting?
Medelpharm can offer you a comprehensive portfolio of multi-functional Tableting Instruments and high-speed Compaction simulators, Process equipment and extensive Services in tabletting, granulation and coating.

In Lille Medelpharm will present to you LIVE the STYL’One multilayer Tableting Instrument and the CALEVA, Multilab: Granulator, extruder and spheronizer, an all in one small lab unit │ from powder to pellets in 30 minutes.

Made by people for people.

Website link: www.medelpharm.com




Pharma Test Apparatebau AG, Hainburg, Germany

Pharma Test is one of the world leaders in the dissolution and galenic drug test equipment market. The company was founded over 35 years ago in Germany/Hainburg and has its own local production facilities. As you would expect, Pharma Test equipment conforms to all of the standards required in the international Pharmacopoeia, local FDA’s, ASTM and other standards. So Pharma Test instruments can be used with absolute confidence in conformity to whichever norm you have to work with. New dissolution apparatus such as the dispersion releaser are currently being developed to allow pharmaceutical quality control departments to test the release rate of nanomedicine, microparticles and semi-solid dosage forms in a very reproducible way. Our 12+2 vessel dissolution tester PTWS 1220 is now a standard test equipment for biowaiver tests.




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

ProCepT has more than 20 years’ experience in particle processing technology. We specialize in the development of lab-scale R&D equipment for drying, agglomeration, 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 our application lab we daily use and demonstrate all our processing equipment. Our team is strong and multifunctional. We have a high expertise in the R&D domain. Innovative thinking is our key challenge. We need to stay focused on the changing needs and demands of our clients. This requires open and transparent communication.

Website link: www.pro-c-ept.com



Shin-Etsu began producing pharmaceutical excipients in 1962. shin-etsu-logo-1-dec-2017Since 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 a dual-functionality excipient: binder and disintegrant. We have various particle sizes and shapes for your high shear, fluid bed and roller compaction processes. 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. 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. Controlling the particle size and chemistry of the Hypromellose we can also use the Hypromellose as matrix forming agent in tablets which can give you up to 12 hours release profile depending on the formulation and API solubility, this product is under the trade name Metolose SR®. We are the main suppliers for Shin-Etsu Aqoat® (HPMCAS) and HPMCP for solid dispersion and enteric coating applications. 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. Please visit the booth for more information.

Address: Rheingaustraße 190-196, Building H346, 65203 Wiesbaden, Germany
Tel. +49 611 9626199
E-mail: contact@se-pfmd.com
Web-Site: www.se-pfmd.com


SIRIUS ANALYTICAL: Platinium Sponsor

Sirius Analytical is a market leader in Sirius Analytical 533 Spotthe fields of measurement of physicochemical properties, biorelevant solubility and dissolution and in vitro modelling of in vivo behaviour of formulated biological drugs. Our expertise areas include the delivery of oral, inhaled, injected and transdermal drugs. Sirius also offers analytical and consultancy services to help our customers solve all kinds of small and large molecule formulation challenges. 

Website link: www.sirius-analytical.com



SOTAX is a global leader in providing high-quality dissolution testing systems, automated sample preparation workstations fosotax-logo-2-dec-2016r content uniformity, assay and blend uniformity testing, as well as physical tablet testing instruments for the pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, medical device and biopharmaceutical industries. Founded in 1973 in Switzerland, SOTAX is a fast-growing group represented globally by local SOTAX agencies (USA, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, France, Great Britain, Czech Republic, India and China) and distributors dealing with sales, service and validation of instrumentation. SOTAX also offers technical and analytical services.

For more information, visit us at www.sotax.com.


Thermo Fisher SCIENTIFIC: Platinium Sponsor

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees in 50 countries. thermo-fisher-scientific-logo-19-dec-2017Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.

Thermo Fisher Scientific supplies innovative solutions for the world’s pharmaceutical industry.

Our instruments cater to a broad range of process requirements for even the most challenging drug formulations.

For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com/extruders