Neuland Laboratories Opens Dedicated Process Engineering Lab
Neuland Laboratories Limited, a pharmaceutical manufacturer providing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), complex intermediates and custom manufacturing solutions services to customers located in about 80 countries has brought on-line a fully operational dedicated process engineering lab at its R&D Center. The new lab includes state-of-the-art instrumentation, systems and innovative devices to support operations and safety studies using a QbD approach.
"Our new process engineering lab integrates the key attributes of QbD process understanding, process control, and continuous improvement with advanced equipment, Design of Experiments Software, and Design Space methodology, to optimize process design, operations, and productivity," says Saharsh Davuluri, Joint Managing Director at Neuland.
The new process engineering lab includes a stirred, controlled HEL reaction calorimeter that measures the rate of heat release during reactions. Automated parallel HEL reactors enable a chemist to perform multiple experiments at temperatures ranging from -60 to 225oC. The lab's new thermal screening unit (TSU) indicates the thermal stability of chemicals and safe processing temperatures. Ideal for risk analysis, the TSU uses only 0.5-5 g of sample.