In this webinar, we explain how Malvern and PANalytical’s unique range of physicochemical analysis techniques can be used to accelerate the development of oral solid dose products, reducing the time to market for new complex generics.

Oral solid dose (OSD) drug products represent the largest class of products sold by the pharmaceutical industry, and as a result represent a significant opportunity for generic companies. Within this, products which have a modified or sustained release profile represent a significant challenge, as deformulation of these requires specific knowledge of the physicochemical properties of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and any functional excipients present within the formulation.

We’ll explain how the range of measurement solutions from Malvern and PANalytical enable critical material attributes such as particle size, shape, structure and composition to be measured, aiding deformulation and rapid formulation development for complex oral solid dose products.


Paul Kippax is Product Group Manager for Micrometrics. A chemist and colloid scientist by background, he first joined Malvern Instruments over 18 years ago as a technical specialist working in the field of acoustics. In 2002 in moved into product management where he used his experienced gained working the pharmaceutical industry to guide the development of the Spraytec and Mastersizer 3000 platforms. He now heads up the team responsible for Malvern’s laser diffraction and imatging product ranges. Paul holds a degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Physical Chemistry.