The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most research-intensive sectors in the world. The high cost and long time frames associated with bringing pharmaceutical products to market mean that companies in this sector need proven, reliable suppliers who will accompany them from the start of formulation development to final drug marketing. In the generic markets, where time and cost are especially critical, suppliers need to provide simple, cost effective solutions to complex formulation issues.
Pharmaceutical Case study
As traditional homogenisation techniques give a broad particle size distribution, when manufacturing microcapsules, this means that the payload in each microcapsule will be slightly different. In pharmaceutical applications, each capsules content must be known exactly to prevent, over or under-dosing of the drug.
The Solution and Benefits
Micropore’s patented membrane emulsification technology was used to produce the microspheres to be used in pioneering new drug delivery methods.
Our customer needed a high degree of control in order manage and measure the size of particles. This allowed the optimal size for a microsphere for this application to be found this is essential for the longer term in view of regulatory body requirements.
The speed with which the team could progress using Micropore’s technology was an important factor for the R&D team.
Our customer said: “We spent about 18 months on this project and made excellent progress in that time. In 12 months, we progressed from experimental to prototype and are now looking at preclinical trials. That’s an impressive time scale to achieve.
How we can help you
Micropore excels at evaluating complex challenges and finding creative, sustainable and scalable solutions.
Working with Micropore was a very positive experience for us. The speed with which we progressed reflects how user-friendly we found the Micropore equipment.