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Microfluidics and Particle Sciences Partner

June 17, 2014

Particle Sciences and Microfluidics, a division of Idex, are jointly working together to meet their Pharmaceutical client's need for complex formulation development and production.

According to a media release, Microfluidics is a provider of high shear fluid processing such as that used in the production of emulsions, liposomes and other nanostructures.

Dr. Mark Mitchnick, Particle Sciences' CEO notes, "Particle Sciences is the leading CDMO for nano-based products. We have worked with Microfluidics since before their acquisition by Idex and already have several machines installed. We are seeing an increasing need for the highly consistent product Microfluidics' technology is able to deliver. This combined with Particle Sciences' deep understanding of the technology and our base capabilities in characterization and sterile production is driving the relationship expansion. We have formulated multiple products with Microfluidics, recently manufactured 120 L of a sterile emulsion for a client using the equipment and have several more in the pipeline."

Brad Besse, the Business Unit Director for Microfluidics, added, "Particle Sciences has been a good partner in the past making our decision to work closer with them an easy one. They have shown themselves to be leaders in nanoparticle production and with our technology specifically. We believe that by working together the technology will see an even broader audience. In addition to formulation and clinical trial material production, Particle Sciences offers the ability for our clients to work with highly potent compounds under cGMP's in a purpose built facility. Particle Sciences is also working with us on some product improvements and plans to increase their installed Microfluidics base at their Bethlehem facility."

Particle Sciences is an integrated provider of drug development services.

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