Industry News

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

Novmeber 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