Our formulation development has state-of –the-art infrastructure and equipment to support process development and scale-up for various manufacturing processes over a broad scale
Our process development and scale-up work bridges the gap between research and commercialization.
Scale-up R&D involves taking a laboratory-developed material and developing a safe, reliable and economical commercial-scale process. This represents one of the most significant hurdles in transitioning new materials and technologies to the market. By conducting scalable process research and development, our researchers provide support to manufacturers with process scale-up and development for materials that haven’t yet been validated.
Typically, materials invented in the Discovery Stage of research are produced in lab scale that is, in gram quantities. Initial processes can be scaled to produce materials up to hundreds of grams. Scaling to kilogram or larger scale can require substantial process modifications, and until that step occurs, economics, product consistency and quality are uncertain
Our researchers can:
- Develop scalable manufacturing processes
- Develop analytical methods and quality control procedures
- Prepare technology transfer packages
- Prepare fully characterized kilogram quantities of the material available for industrial evaluation