Posted: May 12, 2009

Microfluidics Debuts Revolutionary Technology for Bottom-up Nanoparticle Creation

(Nanowerk News) Today at ACHEMA 2009 conference in Frankfurt, Germany (11-15 May), Microfluidics debuted its revolutionary Microfluidics Reaction Technology (MRT) to a global audience. Combining an impinging jet processor with expert process development in collaboration with the Microfluidics Technology Center, MRT enables continuous drug crystallization, efficient nanoencapsulation synthesis of fine chemicals through single or multiphase reactions, and process intensification.
The exclusive bottom-up technology has demonstrated the ability to produce high purity nanoparticles 40% smaller than any other method for a wide variety of drugs. MRT has received a Nano50™ Award for its contributions to nanotechnology innovations and improvements.
Microfluidics Chief Technology Officer, Thomai “Mimi” Panagiotou, Ph.D., will be at ACHEMA exhibit hall 5.0, booth F34, to meet individually with researchers from the biopharmaceutical, chemical, energy and other industries to discuss solutions for complex formulation challenges.
“Microfluidizer® processors are well-known around the world for their superior top-down particle size reduction capabilities, unique uniformity and repeatable results during scaleup,” said Dr. Panagiotou. “With the introduction of MRT, we are able to supplement and expand these leading product offerings to help customers achieve results that are simply not possible using any other technology. By leveraging the broad nanotechnology applications experience of research engineers in our lab, in conjunction with a specially configured processor, companies with demanding particle size and precise properties control requirements will finally be able to reach their goals.”
In addition to MRT, the Microfluidics team at ACHEMA will exhibit the popular flagship M-110P “Plug and Play” processor, which features continuous operation at pressures up to 2069 bar (30,000 psi) on a standard electrical outlet, with no need for compressed air or hydraulic cooling water. The company will also offer a complimentary sample processing in the Microfluidics Technology Center to qualified companies at ACHEMA.
Conference attendees at the Microfluidics exhibit booth will be eligible to win a complimentary Process Development Consulting engagement or customized application-specific training session.
Source: Microfluidics (press release)
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