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Korsch Acquires Medelpharm

The transaction adds early-stage material characterization and scale-up capability to the Korsch R&D product portfolio.

Korsch Medelpharm

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Korsch, the global leader in tablet press technology, offering solutions for product development, scale-up, high-speed production, multi-layer, continuous manufacturing, and high-containment applications, has announced the acquisition of Medelpharm, the innovator and global leader in compaction simulator technology.

After working closely for more than a year in the context of a global strategic partnership, the acquisition leverages the companies’ combined 135-plus years of experience with small-scale, fully instrumented tablet compression equipment. The Korsch R&D product portfolio addresses and overcomes longstanding challenges, from early-stage powder characterization and formulation development, to predictive scale-up and production support. The combined Korsch-Medelpharm R&D equipment lineup includes:

  • XP 1: Robust single-punch tablet press with small batch capabilities
  • Styl’One Nano: Benchtop compaction simulator with integrated analytical software, for single layer formulation development
  • Styl’One Evo: Advanced compaction simulator with integrated analytical software and multi-layer capability, allowing R&D at production speed
  • XL 100: Small-scale rotary press for product development and clinical batch production

Covering the full spectrum of tableting technology from single-layer to five-layer, as well as core coating capabilities, the new R&D product equipment portfolio serves as a versatile complement to Korsch’s multi-layer production machinery. Notably, the Styl’One Evo offers the ability to simulate all high-speed production presses to predict product performance with minimal material quantities.

The combined R&D product line offers the latest in high-containment technology, with fully integrated dry containment (DryCon) and wash-in-place containment (WipCon®) solutions across the full range of OEB 3, OEB 4, and OEB 5 applications.  

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