Our Equipment

Key Equipment Type Brand Comment
Crystallisation, Solid State and Preformulation Parallel Crystalliser – Crystal 16 Technobis Used to build solubility curves. 16 parallel screens in volumes 0.5 – 1.5 mL
Crystalline Technobis Crystallisation process design up to 8 mL with overhead stirring
FTIR Shimadzu Used to confirm the identity of a material and to differentiate between polymorphs
DSC Mettler Toledo Thermal and thermodynamic stability of materials with autosampler
EquaVAP Evaporator EquaVAP Used to evaporate solvent from vials in plates
XRPD Malvern Panalytical Identification of solid state forms
VacMaster Filtration Unit Biotage Used to assess filtrations before scale-up
TGA Mettler Toledo Levels of loosely bound solvent
Microscope Leica High resolution assessment of crystallinity, particle shape and size
Microscope Zeiss Assessment of crystallinity and particle shape, and futureproofed for hot stage work
Lab scale fluid energy mill FPS Used to control the size of seed used in crystallisation studies
Tapped bulk density Anton-Paar Used to assess flowability of powders handled
Malvern 3000 particle sizer Malvern Panalytical Particle size measurements
Stability chambers Camlab Investigational stability of drug substance and drug product
Stability oven Memmert Used to evaluate the stability of API over time under controlled temperature, humidity and light environments
Blaze 900 probe Blaze Used for in-process particle characterisation by imaging and chord length distribution analysis
Radley Reactor-Ready Radley Universal reactor work station with a range of easily interchangeable vessels from 250 mL to 5 L which can be configured to suit the chemistry and scale needed for each project
microDISS Profiler Pion Used to measure the dissolution profiles of API in physilogic media
DVS Intrinsic Plus Surface Measurement Systems Ltd. Gravimetric vapor sorption analyser used to measure the hygroscopicity of a solid
Mya 4 Reaction Station Radley A 4-zone reaction station offering safe and precise heating, active cooling, software control and data-logging for 24/7 unattended chemistry