Provides detailed technical assistance for capsule manufacturing
Usha Sharma – Mumbai
Brio Pharma in association with IMA Pharma recently organised a day-long technical seminar on ‘Capsule Technology’ in Mumbai. The seminar provided detailed technical assistance for capsule manufacturing and focused on high speed capsule filling, poly filling technology, containment technology to handle high potent molecules, inspection and quality aspects.
The seminar witnessed industry participation from operations, QA, projects, procurement and regulatory departments. The day-long event observed real time technical questions which were well addressed by the speakers.
Shubham Mishra, Managing Director, Brio Pharma while speaking about the event’s objectives said, “This is for the first time that we have organised a technical seminar on capsule technology. We have realised the fact that there are limited number of workshops being organised in the capsule area and less interactive sessions are being held. The seminar will help the industry to discuss about the new trends, challenges and solutions.”
Paul Temoche, Area Manager, IMA Pharma explained the techniques of tablet coating machines and its functioning mechanism. He also spoke about the company’s Comprima model and mentioned that it is an unique product available in the market, which helps in discharging activities. He said, “We have strategically installed blow-fill system in the container which helps in cleaning the container. These devices are in an automatic format and available in rotation format.”
The pharma industry is trying to understand the different mechanisms of material handling. Angelo Airoldi, IMA Pharma Product Manager explained various aspects of Adopta machine which is developed by IMA. He also spoke about dosing units and its various working principles.
Madan Joshi, Ex-Managing Director, Capsugel Healthcare presented the industry’s requirements. He emphasised on the need to understand the technical aspects of capsule machineries and said, “We need our people to be skilled and well informed about the new trends. This will ease problems and train the workforce to measure raw materials at right time in order to avoid rejections during work flow period.”
The company also recently organised a similar session in Hyderabad and there are plans to conduct such seminars in the future.