A unique nanoparticle sizer: the NanoFlowSizer
The importance of particle size analysis
Particle size and Particle size distribution of nanoparticles could directly affect efficacy and safety for patients in pharma applications.
Since the behavior of particles at nanoscale depends highly on these properties, control of nanoparticle size is paramount from development up to manufacturing.
Pharma industry demands complete control over manufacturing processes that need to comply with stringent regulations and demands. As a result sophisticated, highly efficient Process Analytic Technologies (PAT) might be required.
However, there is currently a lack of suitable PAT solutions for monitoring nanoparticle size and particle size distribution.
Nanoparticles and their applications
Nanoparticles could be natural or synthetic particles by nature with a size 1-1,000 nm. Due to their ultra-small size they have a large surface area in relation to their volume, providing them with special properties.
Nanoparticles are present in many of the items in our everyday life, such as sunscreens, medicines, inks etc.. Of special interest within the pharmaceutical industry, nanoparticles could be used in different formulations, such as drug delivery systems for transporting systems through the body.