MICROFLUIDICS SHOWCASES THE LATEST IN HIGH PRESSURE FLUID PROCESSING AT ACHEMA 2012
The Fitzpatrick Company, Quadro Engineering and Microfluidics are combining the strength of three leading process equipment brands at ACHEMA 2012 (June 18 - 22) in FRANKFURT, Germany in Hall 5.0, Stand Nos. C8, C12 and D7, respectively. They will be exhibiting cutting-edge process equipment and global support service solutions for solid, semi-solid and liquid processing.
Microfluidics features a variety of high pressure fluid processors that place shear stress on fluids to permit controlled, efficient cell disruption and produce highly effective, reproducible liposome preparations, emulsions and ultra-fine suspensions(from 1mL – 50L per minute).
The Company will be exhibiting the following equipment at ACHEMA:
M-110EH - designed for particle size reduction (submicron and Nano-scale), deagglomeration, cell disruption, immiscible liquid emulsions, solid-in-liquid suspensions, and liposomes. This is a mobile, high shear fluid processor that can achieve continuous operating pressures to 30,000 psi (2069 bar).
M-110P – designed to achieve continuous operating pressures up to 30,000 psi (2069 bar), and deliver production of stable Nanodispersions and Nanoemulsions, cell (i.e. coli, yeast, etc.), micro/Nanoencapsulation in polymers/liposomes/oils and deagglomeration. The Processor maximizes the energy-per-unit fluid volume, resulting in uniform submicron particles. This is a bench-top processor that works anywhere, without compressed air or hydraulic cooling water, and runs on a standard 120V, 20 Amp, single-phase power outlet.
M700 - Microfluidizer Processor for continuous high shear fluid processing in industrial environments - generates up to 30,000 psi operating pressure (40,000 psi available as a special option), for premium results. It provides repeatable, uniform particle size results to submicron distributions, offers guaranteed scale-up from R&D to full production, operates in continuous or batch mode, and can process at a wide range of pressures and flows.
For more information, please contact:
Telephone: (617) 969-5452
Microfluidics, a business unit of IDEX Corporation, is the exclusive producer of Microfluidizer® high-shear fluid processors for uniform particle size reduction, robust cell disruption and bottom-up nanoparticle creation. Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, cosmetic, nutraceutical, food and energy companies use the processors to research, develop, optimize efficiency for, and guarantee scale-up of product formulations from lab to production. Microfluidics has installed more than 3000 processors at customer sites in 50 countries around the world. The innovative Microfluidics Technology Center near Boston, MA offers the expertise of engineers with a wide range of nanotech and application experience in proof-of-concept and process-development services. By producing smaller particle sizes and narrower distributions than other technologies, the Microfluidizer® processor enables companies to create tiny particles that achieve big results.
Microfluidics to Present ‘From Batteries to Biofuels’ Webinar
Presentation to Demonstrate How Nanotech Processing Can Create More Efficient and Effective Alternative Fuels
Newton, MA, April 25, 2012 – Microfluidics the international leader in high shear liquid processing, today announced that it would be presenting a webinar entitled From Batteries to Biofuels - Advancements in Equipment Solutions for Green Energy Production on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM EDT.
Register here for 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM (world time here)
Dr. Mimi Panagiotou, Chief Technology Officer for IDEX MPT Group, will make the webinar presentation. Dr. Panagiotou heads the development of Microfluidics Reaction Technology (MRT), an award-winning process intensification technology to manufacture nanosuspensions from the “bottom up”. She is also the co-inventor of two patents and the co-author of over 60 papers.
“Innovative energy companies use nanotechnology to enhance, batteries, fuel cells, catalytic reactions and photovoltaics. They also use it to convert cellulose into a high value/performance material and improve performance of fluids used to heat transfer.” said Dr. Panagiotou. Microfluidics’ technology
can help alternative energy developers to produce Nano-cellulose, reduce catalyst amounts in fuel cells, enhance the heat transfer characteristics of fluids and achieve guaranteed scale-up from lab to production.”
Webinar attendees will learn how Microfluidics technology can optimize energy applications in the areas of:
- Energy generation and storage
- Nanofluids for heat transfer
- Carbon nanotubes
Dr. Panagiotou will answer questions after the presentation.
Register here for 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM
Microfluidics, a business unit of IDEX Corporation, is the exclusive producer of Microfluidizer® high-shear fluid processors for uniform particle-size reduction, robust cell disruption and bottom-up nanoparticle creation. Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, cosmetic, nutraceutical, food and energy companies use the processors to research, develop, optimize efficiency for and guarantee scale-up of product formulations from lab to production. Microfluidics has installed more than 3,000 processors at customer sites in 50 countries around the world. The innovative Microfluidics Technology Center near Boston, MA, offers the expertise of engineers with a wide range of nanotech and application experience in proof-of-concept and process-development services. By producing smaller particle sizes and narrower distributions than other technologies, the Microfluidizer processor enables companies to create tiny particles that achieve big results. To learn more, visit www.microfluidicscorp.com.
617-969-5452 x 240
Microfluidics and Quadro Engineering to Present Webinar on Vaccine and Vaccine Adjuvant Development
Complimentary Event Offers Innovative High Shear Technologies for Scalable, Faster, Reliable and Efficient Development
Newton, MA, January 19, 2012 - Microfluidics and Quadro Engineering today announced that they will be presenting a free webinar on vaccine development using high shear energy technologies. The webinar will take place live on Thursday, February 2, at 10:00 AM ET and again (live) at 2:00 PM.
* Register for the 10:00 am ET webinar here
* Register for the 2:00 pm ET webinar here
This webinar, presented by Thomai “Mimi” Panagiotou, PhD., Microfluidics Chief Technology Officer and Wilf Sangüesa, P.Eng., Liquids Product Manager, Quadro Engineering, will offer data that demonstrates how researchers can achieve micron, submicron and nanoparticle size reductions by using innovative, single pass, high shear energy technologies. These types of high shear methodologies improve vaccine-related emulsions, nanoemulsions, nanosuspensions, slurries and cell disruption.
“High shear energy technologies ensure control of particle size, as well as produce fast, scalable, consistent batches of vaccines and vaccine adjuvants that perform as expected,” said Dr. Panagiotou “In addition to demonstrating how prepared products are more bio-available and their production more efficient, the webinar will also discuss how high shear technologies reduce capital investment, manufacturing and maintenance costs.”
Webinar attendees will learn more about:
- Advancements in cell disruption and wet milling techniques for nanoprocessing of vaccine preparation
- Scaling up for rapid production
- Ensuring repeatable results at high production volumes
- Reducing cleaning times and improving safety through steam-in-place and clean-in-place options
- Improving ROI from efficiency gains and overall cost savings
Microfluidics, Quadro Engineering and The Fitzpatrick Company will be presenting webinars throughout 2012. These will include:
- Green Technologies - March
- Powder Compaction - April
- Challenging Environments - May
- Nutraceuticals – September
- Emulsions - October
- Chemical Production – November
PICKERING EMULSIONS – SUPPORTING THE WORLD OF LIQUID-LIQUID DISPERSIONS
How Robust Pickering (particle-stabilized) Nanoemulsions Can Add Value to New Chemical Formulations
October 13 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time/15:00 Stockholm Time
Pickering Emulsions, highly robust systems that provide high- stability against drop coalescence and offer insensitivity to electrolytes, temperature changes and dilution, can be developed in surfactant-free formulations. These characteristics are potentially advantageous for cosmetic, food and pharmaceutical applications, as well as new materials formulations.
Microfluidics is hosting a webinar presentation featuring Isabel Mira, PhD, YKI Institute for Surface Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden, on her work with Pickering Emulsions on Thursday, October 13 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time/15:00 Stockholm Time.
She will discuss:
- The value of studying Pickering emulsions/particle stabilized emulsions
- The main differences between particle stabilized and surfactant stabilized emulsions
- How to prepare particle stabilized O/W nano emulsions using commercially available particles and technologies
- Some of the unique features of the produced O/W nanoemulsions