Micromeritics Scientist to present at the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying Conference taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, September 24 – 25, 2013.
Attendees to this conference include regulators, development, production, and validation professionals who will have an opportunity to network and get updated information on current and emerging technology and regulations. In addition to regulatory, process, and technology information, highlights include aspects of development associated with freeze drying, implementation of new monitoring methods, and procedures to assure product quality and stability.
Myke Scoggins, a Micromeritics scientist, will be presenting a poster on the company’s ability to make surface area measurements on intact lyophilized cakes utilizing a special lyophilization vial holder. He will be available to discuss his findings that measuring intact cakes gives a better representation of the true surface area of these type samples.
To date, surface area measurement of lyophilized samples required sample manipulation that effectively alters the sample prior to analysis, resulting in a higher surface area than that of an intact cake. BET surface area measurements generated by the gas adsorption analytical technique can be used to determine shrinkage, collapse, and optimal cooling/drying rates as indicators for product performance and manufacturing process optimization.
More information on the PDA Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying Conference https://europe.pda.org/index.php?n1=665&n2=689&id=913&content=Overview
Micromeritics Instrument Corporation
In business for over 50 years, Micromeritics is a leading supplier of materials characterization analytical laboratory instrumentation and services. The company manufactures a broad line of automated laboratory instruments that measure physical characteristics of powders and solids for fundamental research, product development, quality assurance and control, production, and process control applications.
Measurements obtained include particle size, particle shape, surface area, pore volume, pore size and pore size distribution, material density, catalytic activity, and temperature-programmed reactions. Micromeritics’ Particulate Systems division features a line of materials characterization instruments that measure nano particle size, zeta potential, particle shape, high-pressure adsorption isotherms, dynamic vapor sorption, activity and selectivity of catalysts, surface energy, segregation testing, and determination of low levels of iron content in a variety of materials.
The company also operates Micromeritics Analytical Services and Micromeritics Pharmaceutical Services, both providing contract sample analyses and consulting services.