AAPS Exhibitor Roundup

November 9, 2006
Pharmaceutical Technology Editors

ePT--the Electronic Newsletter of Pharmaceutical Technology

Abitec, Distek, Hanson Research Corporation

AAPS Exhibitor Round-Up

AAPS, San Antonio, TX (Oct. 29)-Abitec Corporation (Columbus, OH, www.abiteccorp.com), a producer of pharmaceutical ingredients, released a CD detailing its product information and company overview. Contents of the CD include brochures on “Capmul,” “Captex,” “Destinations,” “Performance Products,” and “Sterotex.”

AAPS, San Antonio, TX (Oct. 29)-Distek (New Brunswick, NJ, www.distekinc.com) and LEAP Technologies (Carrboro, NC, www.leaptec.com) launched the “Mini-Arch” and “Mini-Dip” probes for the “Opt-Diss” ultraviolet (UV) fiber optic system, which allow in-situ UV measurements in small-volume vessels (<200 mL). The Mini-arch probe delivers the benefit of full transmittance and reduces particle and bubble entrapment.

AAPS, San Antonio, TX (Oct. 29)-A “lite” version of the “Bill” dissolution data system (DDS) was introduced by Hanson Research Corporation (Chatsworth, CA, www.hansonresearch.com). The new “Bill DDS Lite” system helps dissolution analysts develop and save method protocols, download protocols to instruments, and manage data in a secure 21 CFR 11-compliant environment. The system can be upgraded with LIMS interfacing after installation.

AAPS, San Antonio, TX (Oct. 29)-Jasco (Easton, MD, www.jascoinc.com) introduced the “P-2000” polarimeter which offers fast measurements for a variety of measurements. The instrument offers the choice of 15 wavelengths and has a minimum readable angle of 0.0001.

AAPS, San Antonio, TX (Oct. 31)-L.B. Bohle (www.lbbohle.com) exhibited the “LM 40” laboratory blender, which offers effective bin blending volumes of 20-85%. The blender achieves fast and gentle homogenous blending with very low blending speeds possible. Unlike other models, the unit is not powered with a battery pack thus eliminating the need for stopping to recharge.

AAPS, San Antonio, TX (Oct. 29)-A new benchtop spheronizer was introduced by LCI Corporation (Charlotte, NC, www.lcicorp.com). The “Q-120T” enable researchers and product developers to evaluate batch sizes as small as 50 g while generating product that is indicative of a full-scale production system.

AAPS, San Antonio, TX (Oct. 29)-Southwest Research Institute (SwRI, San Antonio, TX, www.swri.org) was awarded a four-year, $700,000 contract by the National Institutes of Health to formulate short-interfering RNA (siRNA) macrobiotics for targeted drug delivery to prevent HIV, herpes simplex virus (HSV), and human papilloma virus (HPV). The program has four main projects: “Novel siRNA Microbicides to Prevent HIV-1 Infection,” “Novel Microbicides to Prevent and Treat HSV,” “siRNA Structural Optimization,” and “Novel siRNA Microbicides to Prevent and Treat HPV Infection.” SwRI will direct the formulation core, which focuses on the development of a nanoencapsulated siRNA formulation for mucosal delivery.

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