Astech Projects Provides Leading Pharmaceutical Company With Bespoke Analytical Technology Platforms

Published: Mar 14, 2012

Runcorn, UK (14th March, 2012): A successful collaboration between the leading automation systems developer, Astech Projects with a pioneering research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company has been detailed in the poster, entitled ‘Technology Implementation for Analysis of Inhaled Products’. Having been recently presented at the Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL) conference and exhibition, the poster details how bespoke analytical technology platforms in support of Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) testing have been implemented within the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) inhaled testing laboratories using a Quality by Design approach.

Using Astech’s specialist automation expertise, these bespoke analytical technology platforms were developed to deliver effective, efficient and safe testing. In comparison to the manual procedures previously employed, the newly developed platforms increase throughput by substantially reducing the time taken to perform 100 samples and minimize analytical variability. In addition, use of the automated platforms decrease the volume of solvent needed for testing, which in turn reduces the waste streams resulting in greener, more cost-effective testing. View the poster for full details.

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About Astech Projects

Astech Projects is an Engineering and Science based company supplying advanced automated systems to a worldwide customer base. Leaders in innovative design, Astech specialises in robotic applications supplying next generation technology to an enviable world-wide portfolio of blue chip clients. Astech has dedicated groups specialising in Drug Delivery Automation, Laboratory Automation and Industrial Automation. Astech also offers a comprehensive system support package called REACTS® providing peace of mind for the lifetime of a system.

Established in 1995, Astech has grown consistently to become a leading automation company. Astech holds ISO-9001 and TickIT accreditation and undergoes regular customer and third party quality audits. All design, manufacturing, software development and testing activities are undertaken at their specialist facility in Cheshire, UK. From here systems are shipped, installed and maintained worldwide. In 2009, in recognition of its outstanding achievements Astech secured the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.

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