In the pharmaceutical industry, granulation refers to the act or process in which primary powder particles are made to adhere to form larger, multi-particle entities called granules. Granules typically have a size range between 0.2 to 4.0 mm depending on their subsequent use. It is the process of collecting particles together by creating bonds between them. Bonds are formed by compression or by using a binding agent. Granulation is extensively used in the manufacturing of tablets and pellets (or spheroids).
With process technologies such as granulation, the equipment always remains a challenge. Testing done successfully on pilot scale models could go completely wrong if the manufacturing scale equipment doesn't follow the same standards (other variables remaining constant). ACG Pharma Technologies understands this need and, therefore, offers a range of manufacturing scale fluid bed processors that are in line with R&D scale and pilot scale models.