Alcami Invests in Bruker's D8 DISCOVER HTS™ System for High-Throughput X-Ray Diffraction Screening in Pharmaceutical Formulation Development

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Alcami, a leading provider of custom development and manufacturing services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and Bruker AXS, one of the world's leading suppliers of analytical X-ray solutions, announced the delivery of Bruker's D8 DISCOVER HTS™ high-throughput X-ray Diffraction (XRD) analysis system to the Alcami site in Weert, The Netherlands.

As part of a collaboration agreement, Alcami will use the D8 DISCOVER HTS to add XRD capabilities to their laboratory service portfolio and make it available as part of their workflow-integrated solution. The D8 DISCOVER HTS combines advanced sample analysis throughput capabilities with great flexibility. This highly innovative system perfectly matches the application requirements of the pharmaceutical industry for crystallization studies, polymorph screening, structure solution, phase identification and crystallite size determination under ambient and non-ambient conditions. With its unparalleled high-throughput screening capability, the D8 DISCOVER HTS provides opportunities for optimization of the development and production of pharmaceuticals.

"We are pleased to supply our latest high-throughput screening solution, the D8 DISCOVER HTS, to Alcami," commented Dr. Lutz Bruegemann, General Manager XRD and Vice President of Bruker AXS. "High-throughput screening of well plates using X-ray diffraction is a powerful and important analysis technique for accelerating the development and improving the quality of pharmaceutical products. Alcami is a competent partner with excellent relations to many leading pharmaceutical companies. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration."

"As we continue to further invest in our people, technology, equipment and capabilities across all sites, we are pleased to partner with Bruker in bringing this unique system to our Weert, Netherlands, facility," stated Ted Dolan, Alcami's Chief Operating Officer. "The addition of the D8 DISCOVER HTS to our Center of Excellence for Solid-State Chemistry in Weert will further enhance our capabilities and expertise in this area, including our ProForm Select™ integrated service offering for solid-state chemistry and formulation development to help the pharma/biotech industry meet important milestones and maintain stability in drug development."

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