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Korsch and Medelpharm form partnership to introduce R&D equipment portfolio

Korsch AG,a global leader in tablet press technology, offering solutions for product development, scale-up, high-speed production, multi-layer, mini-tablet, and WIP/high-containment applications, has announced a strategic partnership with Medelpharm, a global leader in the development of compaction simulator technology, to introduce a new portfolio of equipment geared to R&D-stage production.

The collaboration includes a joint microsite dedicated to the new R&D lineup at www.r-d-in-focus.com.

Leveraging the companies’ combined 135-plus years of experience with small-scale, fully instrumented machines, the R&D product portfolio addresses and overcomes longstanding challenges, from early stage powder characterization and formulation development to scale-up and production support.

The combined Korsch-Medelpharm R&D product equipment lineup includes:  

* XP 1: Robust single-punch tablet press with small batch capabilities 

* STYL’One Nano: Benchtop compaction simulator with integrated analytical software, for single layer formulation development  

* STYL’One Evo: Advanced compaction simulator with integrated analytical software and multi-layer capability, allowing R&D at production speed 

* XL 100: Small-scale rotary press for product development and clinical batch production 

Covering the full spectrum of tableting technology from single-layer to five-layer, as well as core coating capabilities, the new R&D product equipment portfolio serves as a versatile complement to Korsch’s multi-layer production machinery. Notably, the STYL’One Evo offers the ability to simulate all high-speed production presses to predict product performance with minimal material quantities.   

Like the Medelpharm Science Laboratory in Lyon, France, the Korsch Innovation Centers in Berlin and Boston have installed the STYL’One Evo and STYL’One Nano machines for demonstration, testing and, by simulating the full range of Korsch production equipment, product trials with predictive results. The facilities in Lyon and Berlin also are offering contract services including formulation optimization, powder analysis, and material characterization.  

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