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Pharma in Focus 02/2018
Coperion has launched a completely flexible continuous pharma extrusion system suitable for research and development, as well as for small-scale production.
The ActiFlow™ Bulk Solid Activator optimizes bulk material feeding
This recent system provided by Coperion K-Tron illustrates a pharmaceutical conveying system to unload mannitol from bulk bags and then deliver it continuously via high accuracy loss-in-weight feeders to compactors below. The system focused on accuracy of delivery as well as cleanability.
Continuous processing in the pharmaceutical industry is clearly gaining momentum and is well positioned for even further advancement in the future. This article by Dave Di Prospero of CRB USA is a prime example of the advances of the current FDA approved drugs manufactured by continuous processes.