Industry News

August 2021

LOGAN C&D 360 Patch Coat and Drying System

Logan Instruments is proud to present the C&D 360 patch coat and drying (C&D) system with a built-in dryer. The C&D 360 consists of a motorize dual-peak-blade, which controls the thickness of the coating and an online heater to dry the patches. It is designed for small scale production of transdermal patches in the lab. Full article

Pharma Test Announces Improved PT-DDS4 Media Preparation and Degassing System

Germany, Hainburg, July 2021 - Pharma Test announces an improved PT-DDS4 Media Preparation and Degassing System with an optimized tank and pipe outlet with bigger wheels for better daily handling. Full article

DWS Triple Release Offers Major Enhancements

Agilent’s Dissolution Workstation Software (DWS) version 1.7 is now available to further facilitate compliance in your laboratory. This release provides significant updates to all three versions of the DWS platform - the core software for traditional manual or semi-automated systems as well as the 280-DS Mechanical Qualification System (MQS) and 400- DS small volume USP apparatus 7. Full article

ERWEKA releases DT 950 Series Dissolution Systems powered by Disso.NET 4.6

Langen, July 12th, 2021 - ERWEKA GmbH is proud to announce the release of the new ERWEKA DT 950 dissolution systems powered by our latest Disso.NET software version 4.6. The software controlled, semi-automatic dissolution systems are the perfect entry to dissolution automation - no matter what type of system you want to run, from offline, to online... Full article

Distek, Inc. Releases BIOne Mixing System for Upstream and Downstream Benchtop Applications

July 15, 2021, North Brunswick, NJ - From the company that has brought you over 45 years of excellence in laboratory pharmaceutical instruments, Distek, Inc. is proud to introduce the BIOne Mixing System. Full article

May 2021

Copley Announces a Major Upgrade of World’s ‘Go To’ Inhaler Testing Portfolio

01 March 2021, Nottingham, UK: Copley Scientific, the global leader in inhaler testing equipment, is marking the company’s 75th anniversary with a significant upgrade of its comprehensive, integrated range for measuring the critical attributes of orally inhaled and nasal drug products (OINDPs), notably delivered dose uniformity (DDU) and aerodynamic particle size distribution (APSD). The upgrade marks a major evolution in Copley’s offering, which now includes... Full article

Automated USP 4 UV Online System, System ADR III-7, and Permetro 3700

Logan Instruments is proud to present the 4000 UV Online System. The System 4000 Online consists of six essential devices based on the Disso 4000. It is a USP apparatus 4 automated with a system controller and sample collector. One of the many applications worth mentioning is the system’s capability to test injectables. The dissolution profile below was generated by the System 4000. Full article

DT 950 - ERWEKAs First digital Dissolution Tester

ERWEKA GmbH is proud to announce the release of its first digital Dissolution Tester - the ERWEKA DT 950 series. Equipped with groundbreaking embedded PC technology, a 7" touch display with advanced, easy to use interface, the intelligent TestAssist for simple error-proof testing and an unprecedented upgradeability, the DT 950 series with 6, 7, or 8 test stations, is ready for the requirements of today and for the challenges of the future. Full article

Applications Expanded for Agilent 400-DS

With the development of novel dosage forms, dissolution testing requirements for combination medical devices becomes continually more important. While initially designed for the testing of drug-eluting stents, the Agilent 400-DS has evolved to fulfill requirements. It can test products including medicated contact lenses, pacemaker leads, implants, and polymeric rings. As many of these tests are performed over long time periods, the 400-DS combines the traditional USP apparatus 7 requirementswith innovative design attributes that make it ideal for such experiments. Full article

Distek, Inc. Releases BIOne 1250 Dual Bioprocess Control Station

North Brunswick, NJ - From the company that has brought you over 45 years of excellence in laboratory pharmaceutical instruments, Distek, Inc. is proud to introduce the BIOne 1250 Dual Bioprocess Control Station. Full article

February 2021

New e-Training Service from Copley for Pharmaceutical Testing

Copley Scientific is now delivering e-Training, offering customers across the globe remote access to expert tuition on in vitro test methods for pharmaceutical dosage forms, notably for orally inhaled and nasal drug products (OINDPs). Customers can choose from a range of standard training packages or specify a bespoke session, with reliable, professional, live-streaming ensuring a high quality, interactive experience. Sessions on Installation Qualification and Operational Qualification (IQ/OQ) help customers to get new systems up and running while application-specific training ensures best practice. Full article

Distek’s New ezfill+ Dissolution Media Preparation System Now Offers Data Integrity Support

North Brunswick, NJ — Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing instruments for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry has just released its new ezfill+. Like the ezfill 4500 predecessor, the ezfill+ allows rapid, effective deaeration and precise media volume delivery. In addition, the new ezfill+ includes a touch screen and intuitive user interface that allows for stored methods, user logins, reports, and printing or remote storage. If the user prefers, the ezfill+ has a “simple mode” that does not require a login or predefined methods. Full article

Agilent Announces Innovation Award and Product Updates

Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced that the newly launched NanoDis System has been included in the Innovation Awards from The Analytical Scientist (https://theanalyticalscientist.com). The recently launched NanoDis System utilizes cross-flow filtration—used traditionally in industrial process chemistry — combined with conventional dissolution instruments to enable nanoparticle dissolution testing. Along with the introduction of automation for the complete workflow, the novel new system improves the process of getting new drugs to market. Full article

Logan New Economical Transdermal Diffusion Cell Drive Consoles

We are proud to announce a new addition to our transdermal diffusion cell testers family — the Logan “E” series — Economical Transdermal Diffusion Cell Drive Consoles. Logan” E” series offers simplicity in design with very affordable prices. Full article

November 2020

Pharma Test Introduces Cooling Racks for Dissolution Sampling Robot

October 2020: Hainburg — Pharma Test introduces cooling racks for the Dissolution Sampling Robot DSR-M. The Dissolution Sampling Robot DSR-M can now be equipped with optional cooling racks that allow for cooling the collected samples and to maintain a stable temperature of as low as 5 °C (41 °F) by use of a conventional laboratory refrigerated circulator. Full article

Logan New Economical Transdermal Diffusion Cell Drive Consoles

Logan Instruments strives to deliver only the best design and provide the most careful and satisfying customer experience to our customers. We are proud to announce a unique addition to the transdermal diffusion cell systems family - the LOGAN “E” series - Economical Transdermal Diffusion Cell Drive Consoles. The biggest advantage of the Logan E series is that customers purchase only one unit, rather than a multi-part unit. Full article

Logan Instruments’ PB-M Officially Launching in International Markets

Logan’s Permeation-Barrier Membrane (PB-M) is a cellulose membrane. This model has similar acidity to human epidermis which allows the transfer of novel drugs. Regardless of the polarity of the substance, the diffusion of different drugs may be analyzed through the membrane. Measurements with the barrier are easy, fast, and reproducible. Each PB-M’s diameter is 25 mm when packed in a 5-cavity plate. The membranes need to avoid sun light exposure and UV radiation. They expire after 2 years. Full article

NEW NanoDis System is Key for Nanoparticle Filtration Success

October 10, 2020 - Uncover the best nanoparticle formulation faster, get products to market earlier, and easily transition nanoparticle dissolution testing from R&D to manufacturing with the new NanoDis System from Agilent. Using established and compliant apparatus that can be automated, the new NanoDis System is ideal for both R&D and QA/QC environments and is available to order November 2020. Full article

August 2020

Mega Flagship Event of SPDS - DRPI ONLINE - 2020 — attended by Pharma Professionals & Academia

Society for Pharmaceutical Dissolution Sciences (SPDS) in collaboration with Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) organized their mega flagship event for young researchers in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences, DISSO RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS INDIA (DRPI) 2020 - ONLINE on June 4th, 5th, and 7th. Full article

Sandra Suarez-Sharp Joins Simulations Plus to Lead Regulatory Strategies Team

20-year FDA Master Reviewer will advise the planning of drug development programs with sponsor companies Full article

LOGAN INSTRUMENTS Launched THE PERMETRO SYSTEMS in International Markets

A Dissolution and Permeation All-In-One System Full article

SYSTEM 4000 and Logan Instruments Corp.

After months of research, LOGAN is proud to present the SYSTEM 4000, an automated USP apparatus 4 sampling system. Full article

Industry News: “A Novel Approach for the In-Vitro Drug Release Testing of Metered Dose Inhalers”

In late June 2020, Bryan Crist, Scientific Affairs Manager for Agilent’s Dissolution business, in conjunction with the Controlled Release Society’s annual meeting, presented “A Novel Approach for the In-Vitro Drug Release Testing of Metered Dose Inhalers.” Full article

May 2020

Distek, Inc. Releases Small Volume Conversion Kit for Model 2500 Select Bathless Dissolution Tester

March 27th, 2020: North Brunswick, NJ - Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing instruments for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry for over 40 years, just announced the release of their small volume conversion kit for the Model 2500 Select bathless dissolution tester, combining the advantages of bathless instruments with small dissolution volumes. Full article

Copley Scientific Introduces a Simple Device for Inhaled Dose Dissolution Testing

10th February 2020, Nottingham, UK: The new Inhaled Dissolution Dose Collector (IDDC) from Copley Scientific is a flexible, easy-to-use system for collecting the respirable fraction of the dose delivered by a metered dose inhaler (MDI) or dry powder inhaler (DPI) for dissolution testing. The dissolution profile of inhaled drugs underpins therapeutic efficacy... Full article

Copley Adds a New Distributor in China

Copley Scientific, a global supplier of pharmaceutical testing equipment, has appointed Welch Materials Inc. as exclusive distributors for its complete portfolio of tablet, powder, suppository, and semisolids testing products. The appointment will bring customers in this vital region enhanced sales and support service delivered by dedicated, knowledgeable local experts. Full article

New ERWEKA Dissolution Online System Integrated with Thermo Scientific Evolution 350 Spectrophotometer

Langen, April 1st, 2020 - ERWEKA GmbH is proud to announce a new Dissolution Online UV-Vis System that seamlessly integrates with the Thermo Scientific Evolution 350 spectrophotometer. Full article

February 2020

Dissolution Systems Source Book: The eSource for Dissolution Products

Agilent has just released its 2020/2021 Dissolution Systems product catalog, or Source Book. If you’d like to reserve a physical copy, please contact your Agilent sales representative and request 5994-1101EN for an English version. You can also download a PDF copy by going to Agilent.com and entering the 5994-1101EN in the search field. Full article

Distek, Inc. Awarded Prestigious IDEA Bronze Trophy for BIOne 1250 Bioprocess Control System

North Brunswick, NJ - Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing instruments for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry for over 40 years, along with our industrial design partner - Phase One Design, has been awarded the IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards) Bronze trophy for the BIOne 1250 Bioprocess Control System... Full article

LOGAN INSTRUMENTS Launched THE PERMETRO SYSTEMS in International Markets

Following on the recent debut of its PERMETRO system - a dissolution and permeation all-in-one automated testing system at AAPS in San Antonio, USA, LOGAN INSTRUMENTS CORP has announced PERMETRO available globally for all customers... Full article

Simulations Plus Partners with Large Pharmaceutical Company to Develop the Virtual Bioequivalence Trial Simulator Module

LANCASTER, Calif.-- Simulations Plus, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLP), the leading provider of modeling and simulation solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemicals, and consumer goods industries, announced that it has entered into a new funded collaboration with a large pharmaceutical company to develop the Virtual Bioequivalence (BE) Trial Simulator™ in GastroPlus®. Full article

Simulations Plus Partners with Large Pharmaceutical Company to Enhance the Mechanistic Oral Absorption (ACAT) Model in GastroPlus

LANCASTER, Calif.--Simulations Plus, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLP), the leading provider of modeling and simulation solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemicals, and consumer goods industries, announced that it has entered into a new funded collaboration with a large pharmaceutical company to modify the mechanistic oral absorption (ACAT™) model in GastroPlus® to support gastrointestinal disease research. Full article

Innovative - Compliant - Trusted: Copley Marks a New Decade with a Major Rebrand and New Product Range

Nottingham, UK: Copley Scientific, a company renowned for high quality pharmaceutical testing equipment, begins the decade with a major rebrand complete with a new brand promise - Innovative - Compliant - Trusted - to capture the defining characteristics of Copley products. Full article

Driving Prediction Forward: SOTAX Announces Partnership with Triskelion for In-vivo Predictive Dissolution Testing

Regulatory support continues to grow for a biorelevent dissolution test that better represents in-vivo performance. In order to support this initiative, SOTAX and Triskelion have signed a partnership agreement whereby SOTAX will be the sales and service provider for Triskeli-on’s unparalleled TIM gastrointestinal simulation technology in the Americas. Full article

November 2019

Just Released! 2020-2021 Agilent Dissolution Source Book

The updated catalog includes all the Agilent dissolution apparatus, sampling instrumentation, accessories, and online UV systems as well as qualification tools. Full article

Distek Opt-Diss Fiber Optic Dissolution System: Now Shipping with Windows 10

North Brunswick, NJ - Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing instruments for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry has just released a software upgrade for the Opt-Diss - Fiber Optic UV System for Dissolution Testing... Full article

Logan Instruments Officially Debuts: The PERMETRO

Logan Instrument’s new PERMETRO system is a dissolution and permeation all-in-one automated testing system. The PERMETRO system delivers dissolution and permeation results simultaneously. Full article

40 Years of Pharma Test

Pharma Test has turned 40 in 2019! The company was founded by Franz J. Fähler (pictured below) in 1979 in Hainburg, a district of Offenbach in the center of Germany. Through his previous sales activities in the drug quality control testing industry he recognized the potential in this growing market. The company is now a worldwide leader in high-quality testing equipment used in pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetics industries. Full article

August 2019

Official Inaugural Ceremony of ERWEKA’s new Headquarters

Highest quality, state-of-the art production, modern open space offices and sustainable thinking. Full article

Pharma Test announces a New Automatic Solution for the “Half-Change” Test of Delayed Release Dosage Forms

Pharma Test has developed the new PTWS 820-MA, the first dissolution testing instrument with media addition system for the automatic testing of delayed release dosage forms. Full article

Agilent Opens Recalibration Center for 280-DS in Chengdu, China

For over a decade there has been a growing trend within the dissolution community to move to Mechanical Qualification (MQ), away from the traditional use of chemical “calibrators.” The primary impetus behind this change is the ability to easily qualify dissolution equipment on a shorter interval... Full article

PMDA Adds Licenses of GastroPlus®

Japanese government organization to train reviewers to efficiently analyze PBPK model submissions. Full article

Logan Instruments Announces New Dissolution/ Permeation System for Next Generation Dissolution Testing

Logan Instruments announces a new next-generation dissolution-permeation test system, a revolutionary advancement in dissolution testing. The fully automated PERMETRO system delivers dissolution and permeation results simultaneously. Full article

EAS 2019 - Enhancing Analytical Chemistry with Sustainable Solutions

November 18-20, 2019 Crowne Plaza Princeton Conference Center, Plainsboro, NJ Full article

May 2019

Distek, Inc. Releases Dual Impeller BIOne Single-Use Bioreactor System

North Brunswick, NJ - Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing instruments for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry has added a Dual Impeller Single-Use Bioreactor (SUB) System to our BIOne portfolio. Full article

Permetro System: Solving Your BE and IVIVC Needs

ARLI Logan Instruments sets its sights on revolutionizing the world of bioequivalence (BE) and in-vitro and in-vivo correlation (IVIVC) studies with the Permetro system. Full article

Are You a Member of the Dissolution Community?

Agilent is committed to providing you with all the information you need to use and maintain our equipment. As a result, we’ve created an Agilent Dissolution Community accessible from Agilent.com. Full article

February 2019

In New Study, Pion and Genentech Demonstrate Effective In Vitro Prediction of Drug-Drug Interactions with Acid Reducing Agents

Pion and Genentech (San Francisco, CA) announce publication of a collaborative research paper entitled, “Using pH Gradient Dissolution with In-Situ Flux Measurement to Evaluate Bioavailability and DDI for Formulated Poorly Soluble Drug Products,” in the September 12 online issue of AAPS PharmSciTech. Full article

Vinod P. Shah, Ph.D. Recognized by AAPS for Global Leadership

ARLINGTON, VA (October 23) - It is with great pleasure that the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists announces our Global Leader award honoree, Vinod P. Shah, Ph.D., of VPS Consulting, LLC. and formerly with the US Food and Drug Administration. Full article

USP Offers Dissolution Track for the New Certificate of Pharmacopeial Quality Assessment

Available for the first time, the new USP Certificate of Pharmacopeial Quality Assessment offers a comprehensive online program that highlights knowledge and skills necessary for quality assessment professionals to be successful in their function. Full article

The 400-DS Just Got Even Better

The 400-DS, a modified but compendial Apparatus 7, was initially developed to test drug-eluting stents under accelerated conditions. It has been used to test many other products that require ultralow volumes in the 5-10 mL range. To maintain sample integrity with these ultralow volumes, the 400-DS offers full control over evaporative losses. Full article

Simulations Plus Releases DDDPlus™ Version 6

New models for in vitro systems lead to improved inputs for GastroPlus® simulations Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP), the leading provider of modeling and simulation solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemicals industries, announces the release of version 6 of its in vitro dissolution modeling software, DDDPlus™. Full article

Logan Launches New Instruments to Kickoff 2019

Logan Instruments anticipates continued growth in 2019 with even more innovation to its already diversified product line. These improvements can be seen across their dissolution and skin diffusion instruments. Full article

November 2018

New Vertical Diffusion Cell from Copley Scientific extends options for topical semisolids and transdermal testing

Copley Scientific, a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing equipment, has introduced a new Vertical Diffusion Cell (VDC) for efficient in vitro skin permeation studies. The VDC will find application in R&D in chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and other industries. Full article

Protect Your Accessories!

Agilent has recently introduced a new way to ship and store your dissolution accessories. Effective now, when you order one of the 6-packs of accessories shown below, they will be shipped in a reusable plastic container with pre-cut inserts to safely secure your accessories. Full article

Simulations Plus Releases ADMET Predictor™ Version 9

Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP), the leading provider of modeling and simulation solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemicals, and consumer goods industries, announced that it has released version 9 of its flagship artificial intelligence (AI) modeling program, ADMET Predictor™. Full article

Simulations Plus Receives New Grant Award and Extends Funded Research Collaboration with the FDA

Simulations Plus, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLP), the leading provider of modeling and simulation solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemicals, and consumer goods industries, is pleased to announce that it has received notices of two awards from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Full article

Distek, Inc. Releases Small Volume Conversion Kit for Symphony 7100 Bathless Dissolution Tester

Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical laboratory testing instruments, accessories and validation services for over 40 years, announced today the release of their small volume conversion kit for the symphony 7100 bathless dissolution tester... Full article

Distek, Inc. Awarded U.S. Patent for Single-Use Bioreactor Design

Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing instruments for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry for over 40 years, has been awarded U.S. Patent 10,059,914 for their single-use bioreactor design. Full article

Pharma Test and Fraunhofer IME Announce the Dispersion Releaser - a Solid Testing Apparatus for Nano- and Microformulations

Hainburg, Germany: The Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME together with the Goethe University Frankfurt/Main and Pharma Test have developed the new Dispersion Releaser (PT-DR) apparatus for a standard dissolution tester... Full article

EAS 2018 - Analytical Solutions to the World’s Problems

The theme of the 2018 Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) and Exposition is “Analytical Solutions to the World’s Problems”. The EAS has been about problem-solving. The EAS program this year offers a multitude of analytical solutions to the problems of our world... Full article

AAPS Recognizes Excellence in Publishing with Three Manuscript Awards

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) recognizes three award-winning manuscripts from three research journals: The AAPS Journal, AAPS PharmSciTech, and Pharmaceutical Research. Full article

AAPS Honors Diane J. Burgess with Dale E. Wurster Research Award

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) is extremely pleased to bestow Diane Burgess, PhD, FAAPS, with the honor of receiving the AAPS Dale E. Wurster Research Award in Pharmaceutics, for her decades of significant contributions to pharmaceutical research. Full article

Dissolution Compliance with Agilent Workstation Software for Windows 10 is Ready

The Agilent Dissolution Workstation Software version A.01.05 is available as your compliant solution for Windows 10 environments. This software powers the traditional USP apparatus 1/2/3/5/6/7 instruments from Agilent as well as the 400-DS small volume apparatus 7 and 280-DS... Full article

Logan Instruments Exclaims, “Enter the Dragon!”

The Chinese Zodiac calendar may be looking at 2019 as the year of the Pig, but Logan Instruments sees it differently. They are proudly launching a state-of-the-art sampling system set to revolutionize the industry. With a robotic sampling arm, the Dragon 12... Full article

In New Study, Pion and Genentech Demonstrate Effective In Vitro Prediction of Drug-Drug Interactions with Acid Reducing Agents

Pion and Genentech (San Francisco, CA) announce publication of a collaborative research paper entitled, “Using pH Gradient Dissolution with In-Situ Flux Measurement to Evaluate Bioavailability and DDI for Formulated Poorly Soluble Drug Products,” in the September 12 online issue of AAPS PharmSciTech. Full article

August 2018

Dissolution Goes Mobile

For several years we have provided a Digital Dissolution Source Book. What make this version unique is it incorporates the detailed catalog information from our printed catalog along with embedded video as well as hyperlinks to posters, videos, brochures and white papers. Full article

Distek, Inc. Releases the PrepEngine Mini Sample Prep Station

Distek, Inc., an industry leader in pharmaceutical laboratory testing instruments, accessories and validation services, is excited to release the PrepEngine Mini Sample Prep Station for assay, impurity and content uniformity applications. Full article

ERWEKA Opens Subsidiary in the USA

ERWEKA, a premium manufacturer of tablet test equipment for the pharmaceutical industry, has established a subsidiary in the United States as of July 1st, 2018. The subsidiary, named ERWEKA America Inc. will be headquartered in Edison, New Jersey and will include a showroom, service area, and testing laboratory. Full article

Logan Instruments: Tip of the Iceberg

As Logan has proven year after year for nearly thirty years, going that extra mile to ensure a customer’s satisfaction will only lead to a positive experience that can be shared between customers privately as well as in a public forum like Dissolution Technologies. In the past few months... Full article

METTLER TOLEDO and SOTAX Partnership

METTLER TOLEDO announces a new partnership with SOTAX in the field of dissolution testing. SOTAX is a Swiss-based, leading manufacturer of equipment for dissolution testing of pharmaceutical dosage forms. Full article

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