Leistritz to host 12th annual Pharmaceutical Extrusion Seminar June 7-8, 2017

Special emphasis on the extrusion of multi-functional device dosage forms for filaments, tubes, films and laminates

Leistritz will host the 12 th annual Pharmaceutical Extrusion Seminar on June 7-8, 2017.  In addition to melt extrusion and granulation processes, a special focus will be on multi-functional medical devices- a fast growing trend!

This “hands-on” seminar starts with the basics and explains why extrusion is the preferred manufacturing methodology to make consistent/repeatable devices and dosage forms, as well as highlighting cutting-edge extrusion technologies being developed today.  Anyone involved with pharmaceutical or medical device extrusion

will benefit by attending this program.  Some of the topics include:

  • Twin screw extrusion theory and design
  • Comparison of co-rotating and counterrotating twin screw extruder technologies
  • Downstream systems for pelletizing, tubes, filaments, films, molding and unique shape extrusion
  • Die design and computer modelling
  • Single screw extrusion theory and design
  • Upstream equipment designs for feeding, material handling and containment
  • Staging of unit operations in an extrusion system to facilitate continuous compounding and part fabrication
  • Scale-up of the extrusion process- R&D, pilot scale and production
  • Cleaning and maintenance of extrusion equipment in a cGMP environment
  • Equipment and process validation practices and documentation
  • Advantages of continuous extrusion as compared to batch processes
  • Mixing techniques for poorly soluble and heat/shear sensitive API’s
  • New emerging extrusion technologies, i.e. supercritical foaming and co-extrusion

“Hands-on” demonstrations at Leistritz process laboratory will include:

  • Co-extrusion system extruding a multi-layer tube
  • nano-16 twin screw extrusion system processing 50 gram batch samples
  • Film/lamination extrusion system as used for transdermal or dissolvable film applications
  • Micro-pelletization extrusion system producing ½ mm pellets for direct capsule filling
  • Extrusion system for compounding heat/shear sensitive API’s via melt extrusion

Classroom sessions are held at the Holiday Inn Select in Clinton, NJ, and extrusion demonstrations at the nearby Leistritz Process Laboratory in Somerville, NJ.

In addition to Leistritz staff, outside industry experts will contribute to the program content.

Price to attend:  Early registration, by May 12, 2017, is $820; after this date cost is $920.

To register for this program contact Sarah Scovens at 908/685-2333, x614 or e-mail sscovens@leistritz-extrusion.com or see this link: www.leistritz-extrusion.com

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