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Microfluidiser processors on show at Powtech 2007



Microfluidics will showcase the latest version of its laboratory microfluidiser high-shear processor, the M-110EH-30, at the Powtech 2007 conference and exhibition, 27-29 March in Nurnberg, Germany

Designed to operate reliably and efficiently at up to 30,000 psi process pressure, the M-110EH-30 is beneficial to the production of nano-suspensions and nano-emulsions as well as cell disruption with the least number of passes.

Additionally, more efficient processing of pharmaceutical formulations, fine chemicals, and biological material ranging from simple oil-in-water emulsions to highly immiscible solids-in-liquid suspensions will result.

All results from the M-110EH-30 machine are guaranteed to be scaleable to Microfluidics's broad line of M-700 pilot and production machines.

Utilising Microfluidics's fixed geometry interaction chamber technology, the M-110EH-30 is capable of generating shear rates within the product stream that are orders of magnitude greater than any other fluid processing or mixing equipment on the market.

Shear rate, which is directly proportional to the process pressure setting, imparts the required energy directly to the product stream, safely disrupting bacteria cells and reducing particles and droplets to nanoparticles.

Equipped with a single acting intensifier pump that amplifies the hydraulic pressure at the simple turn of a knob, the M-110EH-30 is able to drive the product stream through the interaction chamber.

The machine provides an average flowrate (with water) of 320ml/min and can handle batch sizes of up to several gallons.

Within the patented wear-resistant diamond interaction chamber is specially designed fixed-geometry micro channels that accelerate the product stream to high velocities and create high shear and impact forces to achieve the desired results.

Upon exiting the interaction chamber, the product flows through an onboard heat exchanger that regulates the product to a desired temperature.

At this point, the product may be recirculated through the system for further processing or directed externally to the next step in the process.

The system is easy to operate and is designed for clean-in-place and steam-in-place with a steam sterility option.

Because the interaction chamber employs no moving parts, no disassembly is required for cleaning.

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