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Spray drying is an important manufacturing process for pharmaceuticals and other formulated products. The workshop will cover:
- When does spray drying make sense as a process?
- What challenges are there for this process for bio active materials?
- What properties are needed in a spray-dried formulated product?
- How are these properties measured?
- How can the formulation and process conditions be designed to create the desired properties?
The workshop will include an overview of the science behind spray drying, some relevant industrial examples as well as an interactive group session
 

Attendees will receive a valuable grounding in the science and technology of spray drying and how this can be used in designing formulations and using formulation processes.

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Welcome and Introduction

Jim  Bullock

Jim Bullock, Director, iFormulate

9:15 Why choose spray drying?

Jim  Bullock

Jim Bullock, Director, iFormulate

 

What are the alternatives? Advantages and disadvantages. What properties do we want from our spray-dried formulated product? How are these properties measured? Particle size, shape, microstructure, moisture, flow, friability, strength., encapsulation,
                - Includes interactive session.

9:50 Spray drying finish to start

York David

York David, Professor, Leeds University

  • Drying parameters and options, atomisation conditions, fluid properties, formulation components.
  • Drying sensitive (bio)materials. Importance of equipment design, start up and shut down.
  • Scale up to manufacture
  • 11:15 Industry Approches - A Flavour

    Jim  Bullock

    Jim Bullock, Director, iFormulate

     

    Examples of practical spray drying approaches from industry – pharma and elsewhere. Novel approaches and methods.

    11:30 Industry Case Study – Phase Changes and Structure

    York David

    York David, Professor, Leeds University

    12:20 Closing Remarks - How can you learn more?

    Jim  Bullock

    Jim Bullock, Director, iFormulate

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