This course gives an introduction on the (pharmaceutical) relevance of (raw) material characterization. An overview is given about the relevant characterization methods on the market, their applicability and how the material properties can be used to describe the processability.
This 1-day course consists out of a theoretical (interactive) and hands-on part.
MODULE 1: BASIC COURSE
The trainee will get an in-depth explanation about the different characterization methods, their (pharmaceutical) relevance and what you can do with the generated data.
Some of the key material characteristics described are:
Particle size and shape
Density and porosity
Melting point and crystal structure
Hands-on sessions will allow the trainee to get a feel with what it takes to characterize a material.
The extensive array of characterization equipments, available at CESPE, will be made available to visualize the difference between highly divergent powders.
Some of the equipment that will be used are:
FT4 Powder Rheometer
Schulze Ring Shear Tester
Malvern Laser diffractors
DVS and DSC equipment
Upon request, a powder of interest could be tested on the available equipment!
For more information, please contact Bram.Bekaert@UGent.be .
A detailed overview of the course can be found in the following document.