2009 Pre-Interphex Showcase: Laboratory Equipment
The “IND560” weighing terminal from Mettler Toledo allows users to choose between conventional strain gauge or high-precision, electromagnetic-force restoration weighing technologies. The unit is compatible with direct program logic controllers such as Profibus and DeviceNet, as well as Ethernet communication interfaces and internal and external digital I/O control. An IP65-rated panel and IP69k heavy-washdown mounting are available options.
Atlantic Scale Co., Nutley, NJ
Mallinckrodt’s “DILUT-IT” premixed dissolution media concentrates are designed to reduce the preparation time by as much as 75%. The concentrates also help reduce costs and increase flexibility. The product is intended to improve the quality and consistency of the media produced, thus simplifying regulatory compliance for quality-control laboratories.
Mallinckrodt Baker, Phillipsburg, NJ
The “Anatel TOC600” on-line total-organic-carbon analyzer is designed for pharmaceutical water measurement. Its patented stop-flow oxidation technology provides complete oxidation of an aliquot of water and fully complies with USP Chapter <643> and EP 2.2.44. The Anatel TOC600 unit’s wide dynamic range allows for monitoring an array of water-system applications.
Hach Ultra Analytics, Grants Pass, OR
The “XploRA” Raman microscope is part of Horiba’s series of spectroscopy solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. The device facilitates polymorph identification and tablet-composition analysis. The unit adds chemical analysis to imaging and has the full functionality of a microscope. The instrument is compact and easy to use.
HORIBA Jobin Yvon, Edison, NJ
Handheld material verification
The “TruScan” handheld instrument for rapid material verification is designed to facilitate the inspection of incoming raw materials. TruScan allows users to save time and cost in material sampling. Nontechnical staff can easily operate the instrument to nondestructively test materials, even through plastic or glass containers. TruScan supports 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.
Ahura Scientific, Wilmington, MA
ABB offers a reliable Fourier transform infrared analyzer with a low cost of ownership. The instrument is designed for quality assurance, quality control, formulation, research, and development laboratory applications. The versatile unit has a universal sampling compartment and accommodates a wide range of accessories.
ABB Analytical Business Unit, Québec, Canada
Anton Paar presents the “Rheolab QC,” a rheometer specially designed for quality assurance. The instrument performs applications from quick single-point checks to complex rheological investigations. Analysts can operate the instrument manually or with the “RheoPlus” software.
Anton Paar, Ashland, VA
The “XDS MasterLab” system is based on XDS near-infrared (NIR) technology and performs rapid, nondestructive measurements of solid dosage forms and solids in vials. The system can perform automated transmission or reflectance analysis of a tray of multiple tablets or vials. Results are available in less than a minute.
FOSS NIRSystems, Laurel, MD
Total organic carbon analyzer
The “Sievers 500 RL” on-line total organic carbon (TOC) analyzer delivers the accuracy, automation, and confidence needed for switching from laboratory to on-line TOC. The unit uses no reagents and provides continuous quality assurance for real-time water release and cleaning validation. The four-port “Super iOS” standards-introduction device automates system protocols.
GE Analytical Instruments, Boulder, CO
Stackable stability chambers
Caron’s 10-ft3 stability chambers were designed in accordance with ICH Guideline Q1A. The units are suited for applications such as new drug compound testing; product shelf life testing; stability and packaging testing; and temperature and relative humidity (RH) studies. The stackable configuration enables independent temperature and RH settings.
Caron Products and Services, Marietta, OH
Endotoxin testing system
Charles River Laboratories offers its “Endosafe-PTS” 15-minute quantitative endotoxin testing system. The system is licensed by the US Food and Drug Administration for end-product release testing. The PTS system is a handheld portable unit that facilitates point-of-use testing. Disposable cartridges are preloaded with the reagents needed to run the assay.
Charles River Laboratories, Wilmington, MA
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Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham MA