FPS is a leading company in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical fields, developing, manufacturing and installing worldwide its own range of Fine Size Reduction machines and Containment Solutions (sterile and highly toxic API).
Following the enlargement and modernisation of the production facility in Fiorenzuola d’Arda, Italy, FPS dedicated a specific area to the new R&D and test centre. Three ISO8 grade test suites allow the execution of short to medium duration micronisation technical tests, ranging from laboratory to production quantities.
The centre is equipped with up-to-date machines and modern instruments to assure product and operator protection during activities to assess process validity/optimisation. Special configuration of micronisation equipment can be arranged for dedicated testing on a large range of size reduction machines:
- Spiral Jet mills
- QMills (loop type)
- Pin mills
- Hammer mills
Additional services related to particle size reduction include:
- Cryogenic operations
- PSD Analysis
Starting from June 2016, an isolator will be available in the test centre for technical test on HPAPIs with R&D and Lab Jet Mills, up to PilotMill-6 and Pin Mill-100 units. The isolator will be complete with gravimetric feeder and PLC controls. The isolator will be exhibited during next Pharmintech and Powtech shows in April.
Rental units are also available to carry out testing at customers' premises. The necessary technical support is assured by FPS experienced technicians.