Addressing Material Properties in the Design of a Direct Compression Continuous Manufacturing System

16th January 2014 | | Professor Fernando Muzzio |WATCH FOR FREE

Fernando Muzzio is a Professor II in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He is a recognised expert in powder mixing, mixing and flow of liquids and suspensions, continuous pharmaceutical solid dose manufacturing, and nanopharmaceutical engineering applications.
As director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems (ERC-SOPS), with a total budget in excess of $10 million per year, he leads a group of over 120 faculty, postdoctoral research associates, and students from four different partnering institutions. Their joint research on pharmaceutical product and process design has resulted in the first fully-enabled continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing system in academia anywhere in the world. This effort, conducted in partnership with a board of industrial advisors, marks an innovative departure from traditional batch type manufacturing for solid dose products and blazes the trail for new ways to make pharmaceutical products and processes simpler, more economical, and with greater efficiency.