The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has been leading the UK-based innovative project, the Manufacturing of Particulate Process. The two-year project is aiming to develop industrial productivity by proposing computer models across manufacturing procedures.
The project has been funded with worth £700,000 for supporting and developing a generic framework in pharmaceutical manufacturers which can be used by them to translate into industrial practice.
A decision support tool has been used by the framework that provides the UK-based organizations an easy accession and adoption. The models are developed to escalate the product development along with improvement in production efficiency and reduction in the manufacturing cost. The tool has been specifically developed to facilitate engineers and scientists to design models that replicate different elements involved in the production process. It is expected that in future, the manufacturing process will be the characteristics of compacted fine powders used in pharmaceuticals and other industries.
Dr. Caroline Kelly—MPP project manager and innovation officer at CPI—said that they have been trying to bring a variation by implementing particle modeling from theoretical world to the real world by using it in developing industrial formulations.
The currently ongoing research has been trying to notice opportunities likely to appear, such as the way of deployment of the particle modeling in the recently established innovative granulation capability. Of the five capability-build projects, this modeling project achieved the first rank in successful completion. Apart from this, CPI is anticipating further success stories in the upcoming tenure of 1.5 Years.
Various software platforms from software processes and simulations suppliers including Process Systems Enterprise (PSE) and EDEM were used for the completion of the project.
Along with this, the project offered an exclusive opportunity to shift DEM-PBM approach from the hypothetical platform to a practical, industrially applicable, and commercially supported efficiency.