With the incidence of Covid-19 increasing day by day, the healthcare stakeholders continue their search for tools and medications to help mankind in a crucial time. over 2.6 million laboratories confirmed cases of the fatal virus, the medical communities are in rush to search for a solution to contaminate the disease with some big push for medicine and vaccine research. In this rush to find the cure the laboratories need more equipment such as tablet press, high shear mixer, blender, tablet coater, starch paste kettle, and more.
High shear mixer or rotor-stator mixer is a highly powerful mixer that is used ineffectively dissolution of adhesives, inks, pigments or emulsion. The high-speed rotor uses an impeller powered by an electric motor to work the fluid by creating shear and flow. It helps in achieving consistent granules at low operating costs with higher productivity. Better mixed and controlled granule size leads to efficient tableting speed.
Tablet press machine or compressing machine is used to compress the powder containing drug formulation and excipients into a tablet form of uniform size, shape, and weight. The powdered form of the drug is filled into a cavity formed by two punches and a die. Both the punches press together to fuse the material into a solid tablet form.
The blender helps in quick homogenizing of small samples in a few seconds. These blenders help in intense mixing, dispersing, emulsifying, and homogenizing. They are capable of producing very fine size particles in both liquid and dry mediums.
Fluid bed dryer is perfect for removing surface and bound moisture in powder, granular, crystalline materials. Customized fluid bed dryer allows high inlet temperatures for the products not sensitive to heat, help to reduce the capital and operation costs. They are designed to require low maintenance, offer quick replacements, and minimal downtime.
The lab grinding mill grind, pulverize, and chop samples for lab analysis. Bead mills are generally used for cell and tissue culture preparation. Ceramic beads for soft animal or plant tissues, metal beads for hard tissue types. Glass beads are best for microorganisms while garnet beads for soil and carbide beads.
Vibro sifter is essential for the gradation of materials in laboratories to separate materials based on the size of the particle. They consist of circular unitary gyratory screens or check screen. They are used in R&D and preparation of small samples. It helps in sorting, separating materials to the required particle size for direct use, or processing further.
The lab-scale tray drying ovens are used for drying pharmaceuticals powders, granules, chemicals, pigments in an economical and effective way by recirculation of hot air. The machine is an enclosed insulated chamber with space to place the tray on top of each other. Blower fans are also installed inside the oven to ensure proper circulation and heat transfer.
The starch kettle unit is used for the preparation of starch paste. The machines hemispherical shape ensures uniform heating of the paste and more surface area.
The tablet coater features a spray gun to coat the tablet evenly to prevent contamination. All these machines make it possible for the laboratories to work quickly and more effectively.