Invensys APV, a supplier of process equipment to the pharmaceutical industry, will demonstrate its new technologies at the upcoming Achema 2003 exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany.
The company recently invested in a brand new 2,000square metre test centre at the company headquarters near Copenhagen,Denmark, which, it hopes will meet the needs of the industry.
"Chemical and pharmaceutical companies have to comply with strict GMP standards and stringent demands for quality and consistency in theend-product," said Managing Director of Anhydro, Niels Pedersen. " The new test centre will enable us to maintain aleading position in the industry with test facilities that can be reliably upgraded to full production levels."
Three core technologies will be promoted at the show including the Anhydro Pilot Spin Flash® Dryer SFD-47 together with theInvensys Intelligent Integrator process control unit, and APV laboratory homogenisers.
The Anhydro pilot Spin Flash Dryer, type SFD 47 - designed for small-scale, continuous production and test work - is based on a drying concept developed and patented by Anhydro.
The company reports that the Invensys Intelligent Integrator process control system enables pre-programming of production parameters via the operator touch screen. The centralised, automation control system delivers data collection and control of recipes from the raw material stage through tofinished production.
The APV-1000 and APV-2000 laboratory homogenisers - used to help improve existing products or to develop new ones - deliver reproducible results for micro-emulsions, suspensions, emulsions and cell disruption that can be applied to full-scale production, claims the company.
Achema 2003, an exhibition on chemical engineering, environmental protection and biotechnology, will take place in Frankfurt on 19-24 May 2004.