The Pharmaceutical Analysis of Powders – Particle Size Determination seminar is to be held March 1st at Bella Sky in Copenhagen and is co-organized by Malvern Instruments and Particle Analytical.

If you are working with products manufactured from powdered solids in the pharmaceutical industry, this might be the course for you.

The most important physical property of particulate samples is particle size – this has a direct influence on material properties such as reactivity, dissolution rate, stability, flowability and handling. Therefore, particle size distribution should be known, and also controlled. Ultimately this helps to protect patients, but it also helps us avoid unpleasant surprises during manufacture!

The primary purpose of this course is to review the various properties of powdered solids in relation to development and manufacture pharmaceutical products. In particular, experimental techniques and equipment for evaluating important properties of powders will be discussed and related to both the underlying principles and some common industrial problems. We’ll give you an overview of methods and regulatory requirements, and, based on real life examples, we will go through commonly-observed pitfalls in particle size determination, and how to avoid them.

What will you learn?

On completion of the course, you’ll have an overview of the requirements for powder characterization in this sector – and you’ll be able to recognize and avoid the most common pitfalls in particle size determination.