Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. will display the Thermo Scientific Pharma 11 parallel co-rotating twin-screw extruder at the 2012 AAPS conference. The 11 mm extruder is designed to minimize material costs, be easier to use and optimize laboratory space. To achieve this, the benchtop Pharma 11 uses a minimal amount of sample material (20 g) and features a touchscreen with integrated feeder control. The company offers a complete strandline, containing air-cooled conveyor belt and adjustable pelletizer, all with the convenient footprint of a standard fumehood.
The new Pharma 11 extruder features a throughput of 20 g/h to 2.5 kg/h and can be converted from hot melt extrusion (HME) to twin screw granulation (TSG) applications. The extruder is designed for a range of drug development applications including drug delivery systems, implants, tablets and granules. The GMP-compliant device is also suitable for clinical trials, and the compact design makes it suitable for glove box applications.
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