Medelpharm Tablet Press Manufacture for Compaction Simulation and Powder Analysis
Medelpharm is a specialist in the development, design, and manufacture of research and development (R&D) tablet presses for powder compression.
This high-precision engineering company provides intelligent tablet press technology and software development solutions for powder analysis and formulation
Medelpharm focuses on continuous development of innovative research presses (hardware and software), compaction simulation of industrial production cycles, powder characterisation and formulation services, compression, and material science in the pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetics markets.
R&D press for tablet development
The new STYL’One Evolution tableting instrument is a high-speed, all-in-one multilayer tool designed for use in tablet development from early formulation to scale-up at production speed.
The machine characterises essential powder properties and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). It tests their suitability by simulating industrial production cycles, typically up to 400,000 tab/hour (dwell time <2ml), with only a few grams of powder needed.
Machine operator protection during tablet production
Making no compromises on user protection during tableting, from early research to multilayer production scale-up, Medelpharm follows a global trend. The company offers different levels of operator protection from wash-in-place to full containment OEL 5 for the most potent drug substances.
Dry granulation compaction for small scale development
Dry granulation with roll compaction hybrid modelling is a topic intensively pursued by Medelpharm in close cooperation with the University of Düsseldorf.
Quality by Design (QbD) R&D tablet press
QbD is a concept to produce a drug in a repeatable and cost-effective way. The QbD concept is in the heart of the design and develpment of the STYL’One R&D tablet press.
Powder compaction analysis software
The ANALIS data acquisition and control package automatically explores and analyses the design of formula with efficiency in investigating critical attributes.
Collected data is analysed and presented in a user-friendly tabular or graphical format.
Tablet compaction and powder analysis
The STYL’One Evolution is easy to use, with a compact, door-size design. It offers a clean and easy exchange of B, D (EU │TSM) oversized, core rods.
Valuable accessories are available such as the micro-dosing unit, a tab-in-tab device, a good manufacturing practice (GMP) module with weight regulation and force feeding, and a heated die.
STYLCAM / STYL’One has been installed more than 100 times worldwide and users are still enjoying ease of-use with no trade-off.
Training courses for tablet formulation and production
Medelpharm offers a range of training courses that are recognised by French authorities. The company aims to offer its extensive knowledge through effective training.
Medelpharm also offers its professional tableting instruments to various universities for training purposes so students can gain experience on current and future working methods. The company has university partnerships worldwide.
Maintenance, FAT, and SAT
Medelpharm offers services such as URS definition, installation, FAT, SAT, training and support, maintenance, and calibration, as well as consumables and wear and tear parts.
Powder processing solutions
Medelpharm distributes renowned and innovative technologies in powder processing from lab-scale to production with brands such as supplier of special process machines LB Bohle, manufacturer and developer of equipment for the production of pellets Caleva, and manufacturer of pharmaceutical hammer mills Fitzpatrick.
Conical mill for particle size reduction and uniform tableting
Quadro designs and manufactures leading technology for uniform size reduction, sieving, deagglomaration and dispersion.
Procept offers a comprehensive range of lab scale R&D particle processing equipment for drying, agglomeration, coating and mixing applications.
In mid-2017, Medelpharm decided to leave its laboratory in the heart of the University of Lyon and built a laboratory on its own premises. This laboratory has a controlled atmosphere so it can perform powder characterisation and analysis.
It also houses innovative measuring equipment such as the STYL’One Tableting Instrument, Smart Test 50, a CALEVA mini coater, a Quadro SLS multifunctional scalable lab system and a Comil U5, as well as an Accupyc (Micromeritics) Helium Pycnometer to measure true density, a turbula mixer, a disintegration bath and a friability tester.
Medelpharm is headquartered in Lyon, South-East France. Its team of experienced scientists provide powder characterisation services for screening of numerous formulations and testing powder flowability, powder densities, and tabletability.
Distribution of the STYL’One Tableting instrument is part of a global partnership with the Romaco Group.
Products and Services
This tablet press provides early formulation characterisation of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) to high-speed multi-layered formulation scale-up.
Maintenance and Calibration
Tablet presses from major brands are extremely strong mechanical machines that have been producing tablets faithfully over many years. But it comes the day when they have lost part of their efficiency and ease-of-use and cannot cope with modern technology any longer.
MEDELPHARM provides a range of software solutions for data analysis.
MEDELPHARM’s services accompany you in formulation, powder analysis and characterisation.
External Lubrication on STYL’One Evolution
The STYL'One Tableting Instrument provides external lubrication using sprayed-on tooling at low-ejection forces to increase tablet strength.
Multi-Layer on STYL’One Evolution
STYL'One Evolution can combine up to three different materials in a multi-layer format, with adjustable layer weight and tamping force.
QbD vs Troubleshooting
Reducing time to market is one of the ultimate goals for every pharmaceutical lab.
Styl’One Tool for QbD in Tableting
Quality by Design (QbD) is at the heart of the development of a tablet formulation.
Troubleshooting Tablet Defects in No Time
There are numerous tablet defects, including chipping, picking, sticking, cracking, lamination and capping. Lamination and capping often occur during scale-up and are the main issues in the tabletting industry.
Exploring New Horizons of Tableting with Medelpharm
Thousands of formulators on more than four continents are exploiting Medelpharm's unique easy-to-use multi-layer research press.
Rapid Development of Robust, Large-Dose, Direct-Compression ODTs
Orally Disintegrating Tablets (ODT) are a well-established dosage form that improves patient convenience, enabling patients to take their medicines without resorting to the need for a glass of water to facilitate swallowing.
STYL‘One Nano New Gen R&D Tablet Press
From pure active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) characterisation to formulation assessment, tabletting has never been so simple and so powerful at the same time.
Medelpharm has announced a forthcoming product launch of the STYL’One Nano at the ALL4PACK exhibition in Paris, France.Read more
Medelpharm has unveiled a new generation of research and development (R&D) press with the STYL’One Nano.Read more
Medelpharm is pleased to announce its attendance of the AAPS PharmSci 360 conference.Read more
Medelpharm is pleased to announce its attendance at CPhl Worldwide - IFEMA, the Trade Fair Institution of Madrid.Read more
Medelpharm describes how it impressed visitors at the ACHEMA expo in Frankfurt with the presentation of the STYL’One Evolution Multilayer Compaction Simulator.Read more