The PharmaSizer from Xoptix which monitors process particle size in real-time at a rate of 2000 times per second, now has patented technology which enable self diagnostics and intelligent monitoring.

Launched in 2014, the PharmaSizer in-process particle sizer has already proven to be a valuable monitoring and control instrument within pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, with time-saving and measurement accuracy being clearly demonstrated. The new patented intelligence within the PharmaSizer not only monitors particles size range from 0.1 µm to 1100 µm, its self-diagnostics and self-cleaning technology ensures monitoring is continuous with maximum uptime.

Richard Graves, Technical Director at Xoptix explains, “Adding this level of intelligence to an in-process particle sizer such as the PharmaSizer is a first within the industry. Using the CellClean and diagnostics database to check system status, automation is taken one step further.” Richard adds “We work closely with pharmaceutical companies and contract manufacturers to continually evolve our products, and the PharmaSizer gives the highest standard of in-process particle sizing.”

Used in both dry powder and liquid suspensions, the PharmaSizer has been specifically designed for the Pharmaceutical industry. Designed to be fully GAMP compliant with full materials certification traceability, the PharmaSizer is constructed from 316L stainless steel, electropolished to Ra 0.5 µm. Clean in Place (CIP) options are available and all software releases are compliant with 21 CFR Part 11, to conform with pharmaceutical manufacturing documentation.

With installations of the PharmaSizer across the globe, the Xoptix team with Headquarters in Malvern UK, are continually developing new ways to increase efficiency through accurate in-process particle sizing. Where offline laboratory analysis through a manual sampling regime was once considered to provide an adequate solution, in-process sampling with intelligent diagnostics not only gives real-time measurement, but also reduces the need for human intervention.

For more information about the PharmaSizer with patented technology email mail@xoptix.co.uk or call +44 1684 899345.