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Pre-Interphex 2010 Product Releases.

Pharmaceutical Technology
Volume 34, Issue 3, pp. 83-87



Powder filling
Capsugel's Xcelodose S system offers automated, programmable, and precise metering of drug powder into capsules or other containers by weight. The unit allows companies to fill capsules with drug substances alone, thereby eliminating the need for excipient compatibility and preformulation activities. The device weighs doses as low as 100 μg and greater than 100 mg with an accuracy of < 2%. Capsugel, Greenwood, SC http://www.capsugel.com/ tel. 800.845.6973



Container closures
BioClosure Systems are a line of container closures suited for clean pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and laboratory applications. The closures are practical for repeated or single use and work with flexible container systems, laboratory bottles and apparatuses, and sampling and storage receptacles of glass, plastics, or metal. AdvantaPure, Southampton, PA http://www.advantapure.com/ tel. 888.755.4370



Tablet press
Specialty Measurement offers the MiniTab press, which is designed to manufacture tablets ranging from 0.5 to 4 mm in diameter. The introduction model can produce < 300,000 tablets/h; larger models will be capable of making > 2 million tablets/h. The compact size of the machine, less than 250 500 500 mm, makes it ideal for glove-box applications. SMI, Lebanon, NJ http://www.smitmc.com/ tel. 908.534.1546



Double rotary tablet press
Fette's 3200i double rotary tablet press is suitable for large to medium-sized nutritional batches. The press's segment technology helps increase productivity for single-layer and double-layer tablets.The unit's exchangeable segment turrets simplify cleaning, increase yield, and speed format change. The device also enables automatic process monitoring. Fette America, Rockaway, NJ http://www.fetteamerica.com/ tel. 973.586.8722



Outsourced services
Pfizer CentreSource provides solutions for sterile manufacturing, high-containment manufacturing, and oral and solid dosage forms. Its capabilities draw upon Pfizer's global network of facilities, technologies, and expertise to fulfill a broad range of sourcing and outsourcing requirements, regardless of dosage form, batch size, or the complexity of the process. Pfizer CentreSource (PCS), Kalamazoo, MI http://www.pfizercentresource.com/ tel. 269.833.5844


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