Niro Inc.'s fluid-bed processor can process as little as 20 g.

MP-Micro fluid-bed processor from Niro Inc. can process as little as 20 g but has the flexibility of a full-size production fluid-bed processor. The laboratory-scale unit is capable of dry mixing and liquid spray addition, particle size enhancement by spray granulation/ agglomeration, spray coating and fluid-bed drying. The device is suitable for pharmaceutical testing, optimization and identification of process parameters, release characteristics and other design data.

January 2000, RS# 210