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Pharmaceutical ingredients

Produce Superior API’s and Excipients

Manufacturers of active pharmaceutical ingredients are looking to reduce materials to a uniform particle size to increase the surface area which enhances dissolution and the bio-availability of a drug. The rate of dissolution of a tablet or capsule is crucial and inadequacies in bio availability can mean that the ingredients are ineffective or worse, potentially dangerous, leading to toxic overdose. While milling APIs and excipients, it is also important to avoid degradation and change in polymorphic form caused by excessive heat generation.

The Pharmaceutical Micronizer has successfully processed many pharmaceutical ingredients including:

  • Oral powders
  • Injectables
  • Inhalation powders
  • Topical powders
  • Excipients
  • Vitamin compounds
  • Cell cultured powders
  • Amino acid powders
  • Enzyme powders
  • Peptide powders
  • Lactose

Sturtevant’s Solution: Pharmaceutical Micronizer®

The Pharmaceutical Micronizer is the first jet mill listed by the USDA for the sanitary design and fabrication of milling equipment.

The Pharmaceutical Micronizer’s Open Manifold Design allows complete access to the internal material grinding chamber and compressed air chamber for easy cleaning, product changeover or inspection. The Pharmaceutical Micronizer has no moving parts, no jet nozzles and has quick release clamps for easy disassembly by hand without tools.

  • Mill to Low Micron particle sizes
  • Spherical uniform particle shape
  • Better control properties
  • Narrow size distribution
  • No heat or contamination

Pharmaceutical Micronizer® Features

  • Documentation to support FDA validation
  • Sanitary design requires no tools – disassembles by hand
  • Accessibility to all internal areas for easy washing, autoclaving or swabbing
  • Consistent control adjustments for repeatability
  • Fluid filled gauges pre-calibrated for easier validation

The following Sturtevant products process pharmaceutical powders:

Please contact us for more information on our solutions for the pharmaceutical industry.