Evonik Purchases Twin Screw Extruder for Improving Medical Melt Extrusion Technology Services

SpecialChem - Jun 6, 2011

Evonik Degussa Corporation has announced the purchase of a Leistritz Nano 16mm (TSE) Twin Screw Extruder to serve the growing number of customers using pharmaceutical melt extrusion technology. Installed at the Evonik Pharma Polymers Technical Lab in Piscataway, NJ, the new extruder is equipped with a micro-plunger feeding system and precision T-12 K-Tron top feeder. The TSE tackles solubility and bioavailability issues of poorly soluble drug substances, taste-masking, controlled/sustained release and continuous manufacturing applications. Twin screw extruders have become the industry standard in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products from feasibility to commercial scale. "At early stages of melt extrusion formulation...

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