Desirable properties of the products

Nanostructured materials produced by a highly controlled freeze templating process

Hierarchically structured materials, with macro-, meso- and micro-porosity, controllable by selection of processing formulation

Increased product consistency relative to traditional batch processes (e.g. freeze dried vials)

Rapid re-dissolving or re-dispersing product, e.g. for formulation of sparingly soluble pharmaceuticals

Very high surface area, e.g. for catalysis or chromatography media

Absence of thermal damage from spray drying

Flowable powder

 

Desireable properties of the process

Continuous operation

Greater consistency than batch

Characterisation and pilot production possible on the same unit

Equipment design for scaleability

Energy savings compared to batch process

Intensified process reduces residence time from days to minutes