Industry News

May 2018

Advancing the science of OINDPs: Copley Scientific joins IPAC-RS

Nottingham, UK: Copley Scientific, a global leader in the design and manufacture of inhaler testing equipment, is pleased to announce that it has joined the International Pharmaceutical Aerosol Consortium on Regulation and Science (IPAC-RS) as an Associate Member. Full article

Copley Scientific Appoints Local Expert as Chief Operating Officer

Nottingham, UK: Following the recent expansion of its UK Headquarters, Copley Scientific is pleased to announce a new addition to its senior management team, in response to a record year for sales and the continued success of the business. Full article

IDIS software makes it easy to comply with USP Acceptance and Prednisone PVT Testing

New acceptance criteria functionality in IDIS allows users to configure rules and limits for USP Acceptance Tables A, B, S, and L. As tests are performed, using unique tracking and scheduling, data from different runs can be automatically combined and checked against set limits. Full article

Agilent’s Dissolution Workstation Goes Remote

As the need for a truly compliant solution in the lab grows, it’s important to consider new ideas and inspect the data gathering environment as a whole. Dissolution testing is often performed in an isolated setting - free from analytical instrumentation -and is regularly overlooked when it comes to data integrity. This can be a costly mistake. Full article

Hablas Español?

El curso de capacitación Dissolution 1-on-1 es el curso más completo de este tipo. Esta capacitación en línea y autodidacta es una adaptación de nuestro programa Fundamentals of Dissolution. Fue desarrollado para permitir que los químicos aprendan interactivamente a su propio ritmo. Los siete capítulos cubren todo, desde teoría hasta lecciones prácticas sobre cómo realizar una prueba real. Full article

Logan Instruments Demonstrates its Pillar of Innovation with Collaborative Project Initiatives

Logan Instruments’ 2018 is off to a great start, with consistent business focusing on one of the pillars of the organization: INNOVATION. This aspect of their business strategy is paramount in this industry. Full article

Teledyne Hanson Releases Phoenix Dry Heat Diffusion Cell Testing

Los Angeles, CA: Teledyne Hanson Research announced the release of the Phoenix™ family of dry-heat diffusion testing instruments. The Phoenix product line-up includes an advanced dry-heat diffusion cell, a compact six-cell manual sampling system, and a robotic platform capable of unattended testing of up to 24 diffusion cells at once. Full article

Simulations Plus Releases GastroPlus Version 9.6

Lancaster, CA: Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP), the leading provider of modeling and simulation solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemicals industries, has released version 9.6 of its flagship physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling program, GastroPlus™. Full article

Simulations Plus Launches Version 2.0 of PKPlus

Lancaster, CA: Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP), the premier provider of simulation and modeling software and consulting services for pharmaceutical development from earliest discovery through all phases of clinical trials, announced the launch of version 2.0 of PKPlus, a major update to its software for analysis of preclinical and clinical trial data. Full article

February 2018

Dissolution Discussion Group (DDG) - Online Meetings

The DDG website has been available since 1998 providing a bulletin board for the international dissolution community of scientists for free and interactive discussion on a multitude of topics. Agilent Technologies sponsors this worldwide... Full article

Reflecting on an Excellent Last Quarter and Looking Ahead to 2018

Logan Instruments saw 2017 close with a string of exciting opportunities and developments. In the middle of November, their biggest and most anticipated annual show (AAPS) was a huge success... Full article

Faster, More Reproducible Dry Powder Inhaler Testing — Copley Scientific Introduces TPK™ 2100 Critical Flow Controller

Nottingham, UK: Following a successful preview at the 2017 Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD) Europe conference, Copley Scientific, the world’s leading manufacturer of inhaler test equipment, has launched its new 3rd generation Critical Flow Controller... Full article

Copley Scientific Introduces New, Upgraded Breath Simulators for Inhaled Product Testing

Nottingham, UK: Copley Scientific, the world’s leading manufacturer of inhaler test equipment, launches new advanced breath simulators, the BRS 2100 and BRS 3100, for orally inhaled product (OIP) development and testing... Full article

Copley Scientific Showcases New TPK™ 2100 Critical Flow Controller for Dry Powder Inhaler Testing at DDL2017

Nottingham, UK: Copley Scientific, the world’s leading manufacturer of inhaler test equipment, presented its new 3rd generation Critical Flow Controller—the TPK™ 2100—for the testing of dry powder inhalers (DPIs) at the 2017 Drug Delivery to the Lungs conference (DDL2017) in Edinburgh. Full article

November 2017

New Product Enhancements from Agilent

There are several new product changes from Agilent. The 708-DS Dissolution Apparatus has a new evaporation cover. The Chinese Pharmacopeia (CP) specifies... Full article

Rolling into the Last Quarter of 2017 with an Exciting Launch

This year has been particularly exceptional for Logan Instruments. It has seen continued growth by adding new customers to its already expansive outreach across the country and globe. Full article

Eclipse 5300 Dissolution Sampler by Distek receives CE, ETL, and FCC Mark Approval

North Brunswick, NJ - Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing instruments for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, is pleased to announce that the Eclipse 5300 Dissolution Sampler has now received CE, ETL, and FCC mark approvals. Full article

Pharma Test Announces New Line of Integrated Online Dissolution Systems

Hainburg, Germany—October 2017—Pharma Test Apparatebau AG, a leader in the field of high-value testing equipment for the pharmaceutical industry, announced its new line of automated online tablet dissolution systems today. Full article

August 2017

Register for Leading Ingredient & Solutions Tradeshow SupplySide West 2017

PHOENIX, Arizona — SupplySide West is Now Vegas-Legal - Nutrition industry’s leading ingredient show celebrates its 21st year with more exhibitors, more education and new features. Full article

Pion Inc.'s Addition of UK's Sirius Analytical Instruments Forms One of World's Most Comprehensive IVPD Companies

Will Expand on Pion's Global Leadership Position in Analytical Instrumentation and Build Opportunities in Large Molecule Space Full article

Dissolution of Micro- and Nano-spheres Utilizing Float-A-Lyzer™ Attachments with the 708-DS

Novel dosage forms like microspheres and nanoparticles present a challenge when developing a standard method for in-vitro release. Currently, there are no compendial methods for these dosage forms and information on such drug release methodology is limited. Full article

Summer Time is an Exciting Time at Logan Instruments

Logan has launched a new initiative to boost its scale and scope on the domestic marketplace. In May, they hired, Sean Hill, who comes to them with a diverse, successful professional history... Full article

May 2017

Agilent Online UV Dissolution Software Updates

Agilent’s Cary 60 and Cary 8454 UV-vis spectrophotometers are ideal for online UV dissolution systems. Easily pair a 708-DS Dissolution Apparatus with either spectrophotometer for a single-source UV dissolution testing solution. Full article

Teledyne Hanson Research Releases Vision Protocol Manager

For dissolution labs running Vision equipment, Hanson’s new software manages all instruments, users, and protocols in a single desktop view. Full article

ERWEKA Introduces the New USP 4 DFZ ll

March 22, 2017—ERWEKA, the premium brand of test equipment for the pharmaceutical and life science industries, introduces the new USP 4 Flow-Through Cell DFZ ll. Full article

Distek, Inc., Releases Eclipse 5300 Automated Dissolution Sampler

North Brunswick, NJ—February 22, 2017—Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing instruments for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry as well as an experienced provider of validation and qualification services, announced today the release of the Eclipse 5300 automated dissolution sampler. Full article

Distek, Inc., Releases Model 2500 Select Bathless Dissolution Tester

North Brunswick, NJ—April 17, 2017—Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing instruments for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry as well as an experienced provider of validation and qualification services, announced today the release of the Model 2500 Select Bathless Dissolution Tester. Full article

Simulations Plus Releases GastroPlus™ Version 9.5

LANCASTER, CA—April 5, 2017—Simulations Plus, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLP), a leading provider of modeling and simulation solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemicals industries, today announced that it has released version 9.5 of its flagship PBPK modeling program, GastroPlus™. Full article

Simulations Plus Finalizes Distributor Agreement with Korean Company

LANCASTER, CA—April 6, 2017—Simulations Plus, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLP), a leading provider of modeling and simulation solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemicals industries, today announced that it has entered into a distributor agreement in South Korea with Quantum Bio Solutions (Q-Bio). Full article

NEW SUSPENSION DRUG TESTING SYSTEM FROM LOGAN INSTRUMENTS CORP.—MORE DETAILS REVEALED

Somerset, NJ—April 20, 2017—With a large array of products, Logan Instruments Corp. has further improved upon its latest suspension system with a switchable dry-heat compartment. Full article

February 2017

Alliance Calibrations Group and Logan Instruments Form Partnership

Alliance Calibrations Group (ACG), a multi-OEM equipment service company for analytical laboratories, and Logan Instruments, one of the world’s leading experts in dissolution, are announcing a partnership for the maintenance, calibration, validation, repair, and distribution of Logan’s product lines in the northeastern United States. Full article

Agilent Dissolution Vessels—the TruAlign Difference

As the dissolution industry continues to trend toward mechanical qualification (MQ) and away from the USP Performance Verification Test (PVT), vessel quality is under more scrutiny than ever before. With no standardized chemical testing, how are vessel irregularities—most of which are invisible to the naked eye—detected? Full article

Agilent 280-DS MQS Capabilities Extended

The measurement device that has taken the dissolution industry by storm now has even more capabilities. The 280-DS Mechanical Qualification System (MQS) provides laboratories with a solution to rethink how qualification of USP Apparatus 1 and 2 is managed. Full article

Hanson Research Acquired by Teledyne Instruments

The acquisition of Hanson Research by Teledyne Instruments signals a new era of expanded growth and accelerated innovation in dissolution and diffusion-testing segments. Full article

ERWEKA Has Launched the DVC-24—Dissolution Vessel Cleaning Faster Than Ever Before

ERWEKA, the premium brand of test equipment for the pharmaceutical and life science industries, has launched the new Dissolution Vessel Cleaner DVC-24. Full article

November 2016

Agilent Dissolution Systems Digital Source Book Now Available

The Dissolution Systems Source Book has been released in three different formats: printed catalog, PDF, and now an interactive version we are excited to call our Digital Source Book. Full article

Simulations Plus Releases PKPlus™ Version 1.0 Next-Generation Software for Preclinical and Clinical Trial Data Analysis

Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP), the premier provider of simulation and modeling software and consulting services for pharmaceutical discovery and development, today announced that it has released version 1.0 of PKPlus, its next-generation software for analysis of preclinical and clinical trial data. Full article

Hanson Research Releases New Phase One™ Disintegration Tester

Hanson Research, well known for its broad line of dissolution-testing and diffusion-testing instruments, announced today it has extended its offerings to include disintegration testing. Full article

Distek, Inc. Releases Opt-Diss 410 In Situ UV Fiber Optic System for Dissolution Testing

Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing instruments for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry as well as an experienced provider of validation and qualification services, announced today the release of the Opt-Diss 410 next generation in situ UV fiber optic system for dissolution testing. Full article

Waters and SOTAX Group Sign Co-Marketing and Re-Seller Agreement

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) announced today that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with the SOTAX Group, a global developer and manufacturer of equipment for dissolution testing, automated sample preparation, and physical testing of pharmaceutical dosage forms. Full article

Dissolution Accessories Appoints Vortex as Its U.S. Distributor

Dissolution Accessories and Vortex Sales Group LLC today jointly announced an agreement making Vortex the U.S. distributor for the Dissolution Accessories product line. Full article

August 2016

850-DS 8-Channel Filter Plates

AGE Whatman has increased its offering of 8-channel filter plates for use in the Agilent 850-DS autosampler and now offers a variety of filter plates with a pore size of 0.2 µm. Full article

Logan Instruments Corp. Introduces New Dry Heat Automated Topical and Transdermal System

The System 914 combines the features of the DHC-6T, a waterless system, with a new automated sampling system where the syringe pump takes samples from the cells to a sample collector using program parameters selected with the sampling controller. Full article

Pion Inc. Is on the Verge of Releasing Brand New FLUX Technology

The need to test finished drug products for their absorption potential in order to predict pharmacokinetic performance has been a topic of great interest to the drug development community. Full article

Simulations Plus Releases DDDPlus Version 5.0

Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP), the premier provider of simulation and modeling software and consulting services for pharmaceutical discovery and development, today announced that it has released Version 5.0 of its DDDPlus™ in vitro dissolution experiment simulation software. Full article

Hanson Research to Host USP Dissolution Courses October/November 2016

Hanson Research Corporation has been selected to host USP courses on Dissolution Theory and Best Practices, and Validation of Dissolution Procedures at Hanson’s headquarters in Chatsworth, California during the last week of October and first week of November, 2016. Full article

Distek, Inc., Awarded U.S. Patent for Multi-Motion Assembly Design

Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing instruments for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry as well as an experienced provider of validation and qualification services, has been awarded U.S. Patent 9,333,469 for its multi-motion assembly design. Full article

Distek, Inc. Releases BIOne Single-Use Bioreactor System

Distek, Inc., has developed a benchtop-scale, single-use bioreactor (SUB) system for mammalian cell growth and recombinant protein production. Full article

Copley Scientific Celebrates Seven Decades of Responsive Service to the Pharmaceutical Industry

Copley Scientific, a family-owned company that began supplying glassware to the UK pharmaceutical industry in 1946, is celebrating the seven decades of success that have led to its current position as the global leader in inhaled product testing equipment. Full article

ERWEKA Presented Three New Products at Analytica in Munich

ERWEKA, the premium brand for test equipment for the pharmaceutical and life science industries, presented three new products at this year’s Analytica in Munich. Full article

SOTAX Releases C+, Centrifuge Additon for Fully Automated Sample Preparation Clarification

SOTAX has launched the C+, an automated centrifuge module for clarification of samples during fully automated sample preparations. Full article

Dissolution Accessories Introduces Certified Automation Syringe Filter, Suited for All Automation Machines

Dissolution Accessories introduces a cost-effective automation syringe filter. The Dissolution Accessories syringe filter has exact dimensions to ensure proper alignment and a smooth filter-to-filter release. Full article

Nanomedicines: Technical and Regulatory Perspectives Workshop

March 20-22, 2017 | USP Meetings Center | Rockville, Maryland, USA Full article

May 2016

Logan Instruments Corp. Merges Its Latest Suspension System with USP 4 Testing Methods

April 6, 2016—With the success of the SUS-4000 Suspension System, Logan Instruments Corp. has advanced its design to accommodate USP 4 testing methods within the same system. In operation, the dry heat module stays in the horizontal position for suspension-cell tests. For USP 4 application, the dry heat module is moved to the vertical position, where end users can insert flow-through cells. Full article

Redefining Dissolution Qualification

Originally webcast on January 26th, 2016, to a wide audience, this webinar provides an in-depth examination of the USP Performance Verification Test and the ramifications of moving to the enhanced Mechanical Qualification (eMQ) alternative. Viewers will gain insight to the historical background and current practices regarding qualification of USP Dissolution Apparatus 1 and 2 as well as an improved model moving forward. Full article

Pion Inc. Acquires the Service Business of Vortex Sales Group

Billerica, MA, USA—April 6, 2016—Pion Inc. announced today the acquisition of the services division of Vortex Sales Group on February 2, 2016. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. With the acquisition of these service contracts and service and support team members, Pion Inc. is broadening its offerings into the pharmaceutical laboratory with new instrumentation services geared toward the Analytical R&D and Quality Control laboratories. Full article

Desk Book of Pharmaceutical Dissolution Science and Applications

Question: What can you expect when expert scientists across the globe come together to publish a book on pharmaceutical dissolution science and applications? Answer: A masterpiece book—Desk Book of Pharmaceutical Dissolution Science and Applications. Full article

Hanson Research Launches New HRCare 360 Support Program

Los Angeles, CA—May 9, 2016—Hanson Research Corporation today announced the launch of HRCare 360 Support, a comprehensive program covering all dissolution and diffusion testing systems manufactured by Hanson Research. The release comes in the same year as Hanson's announcement of a three-year warranty for all instruments sold in 2016 in celebration of its 65th year in business. Full article

Distek, Inc., Celebrates 40 Years in Business

North Brunswick, NJ—March 22, 2016—Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical laboratory testing instruments, accessories, and validation services, is proud to celebrate 40 years in business. Full article

Distek, Inc., Releases Next Generation Sample Probe & Filter for Manual and Semi-Automated Sampling

North Brunswick, NJ—February 23, 2016—Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical laboratory testing instruments, accessories, and validation services, announced today the release of its next generation sample probe and filter as the preferred product for manual and semi-automated sampling. Full article

February 2016

Upcoming Audit? Get Prepared with the New Dissolution Workstation

Software The new Agilent Dissolution Workstation software can help you meet your regulatory requirements. This paperless, compliant solution organizes all your dissolution methods and test data while controlling access and preventing unwarranted changes or errors. There’s no easier way to satisfy the necessary requirements for data storage and traceable records than this easy-to-implement software solution. Full article

Expanding In Product Development for Logan Instruments Corp. with Balloon Catheter Instrumentation and More

Somerset, NJ—January 17, 2016—Logan Instruments Corp. has diversified its portfolio through the expanding use of their Disso III-7 instrument. This year Logan Instruments Corp. has worked with customers on the development of instrumentation for the characterization and testing of combination products. With vast engineering knowledge, Logan Instruments Corp. has provided customers with Disso III-7 equipment for the evaluation of balloon catheters without the large cost of reinventing a brand new system. Full article

Pharma Test Announces Acquisition of J&M

Hainburg, Germany—January 2016—Pharma Test Apparatebau AG, a leader in the field of high-quality testing equipment for the pharmaceutical industry, announced today that it has acquired J&M Analytik AG, a German manufacturer and developer of fiberoptic diode-array spectrometer systems for laboratory and process applications. Full article

Hanson Research Announces Three-Year Warranty for Release-Rate Testing Instruments

Los Angeles, CA—February 1, 2016—Hanson Research announced today that it has increased the warranty period on its dissolution testing and diffusion testing instruments from one year to three years at no additional cost for all purchases invoiced and shipped during 2016. The 65th Anniversary Warranty program triples the industry average of one year, and in conjunction with Hanson Research’s global network of service and support professionals, it provides increased peace of mind and greater security for investments in laboratory equipment. Full article

USP Releases Online Database of Dissolution Methods

Rockville, MD-December 16, 2015—The USP Dissolution Methods Database is now available online. The database contains the test conditions (except Tolerances or Acceptance Criteria) as stated in the sections of the United States Pharmacopeia—National Formulary (USP-NF) referring to dissolution, disintegration, or drug release tests in the respective USP drug product monograph. Full article