The particle properties of a powder, e.g. particle size, shape, surface area, and porosity can affect both the performance and processability of a drug, due to their effect on dissolution and stability, but also on handleability and flow properties, impacting such quality attributes as tablet uniformity or suspension stability. The broad field of micromeritics is the study of particles and their properties, and is related to powders, suspensions or emulsions. SSCI offers fit-for-purpose method development and routine analytical services for:

  • Particle Size Analysis
    • Laser light scattering (Malvern Mastersizer 2000 and 3000 instruments, equipped for dry and wet analysis
    • Sonic sieving
    • Dynamic light scattering
    • Light obscuration (AccuSizer particle counter and sizer)
    • Microscopy and Image analysis
    • Particle morphology and size range
    • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Surface Area analysis by BET technique
    • Micromeritics Gemini V and VII models
    • Micromeritics TriStar (N2 and Kr)
  • Bulk and Tapped Density
  • Density