A defining feature of the patented PolarDry Model 0.1 is its diminutive size. This compact spray dryer is smaller than its parent models but retains the same features, including the cGMP design. The PolarDry Model 0.1 can be easily disassembled for autoclave sterilization. By producing small-scale samples with minimum product loss, the Model 0.1 allows for greater feasibility testing of expensive materials. The smaller dimensions allow it to fit inside spaces such as most lab fume or containment hoods, where noxious solvents, potent APIs, and oxygen-sensitive materials can be safely tested. As a result, research of new products will be more efficient and cost-effective before committing to full-scale testing. Operation of the “all-in-one” system will help mitigate maintenance and installation costs. Unlike same-sized competitive systems, the Batch Architect PLC controls come equipped with a data-logging feature. The Model 0.1 is compatible with optional high-temperature and ultrasonic spray drying nozzles that ensures overall superior microencapsulation; the ultrasonic nozzle is particularly suited for creating small particles less than 10 microns, and formulators can still use the Model 0.1 as a standard spray dryer with two fluid nozzles. Other benefits include zero need for an atomizing heat (nitrogen acts as both drying & atomizing gas) and low volatility loss.
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