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Particle Sciences and Microfluidics Collaborate to Share Formulation and Nanotechnology Expertise for Pharmaceutical Drug Product Development, Analysis and Commercialization
Date:6/30/2009

BETHLEHEM, Pa. and NEWTON, Mass., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfluidics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microfluidics International Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: MFLU), and Particle Sciences Inc. (PSI) have formed a strategic alliance to help biopharmaceutical companies leverage the most advanced and reliable nanotechnology and formulation methods available to develop, analyze and commercialize Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).

Particle Sciences is a leading Contract Research Organization (CRO) founded in 1991 with a unique specialization in formulation/delivery, analytic services and clinical trial material (CTM) production. With over 35 scientists holding more than 100 patents, a comprehensive formulations laboratory, cGMP production suites and cGMP analytical/bioanalytical capabilities, Particle Sciences has a solid track record of developing commercializable technologies for companies ranging from early venture-backed to large pharma.

According to Robert W. Lee, Ph.D., Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development at Particle Sciences, "We are solution oriented and not married to a specific platform. Our model is to offer our clients a number of state-of-the-art approaches using best-of-breed, reproducible and scalable technologies. Delivery formats range from solid solutions and combination products to particle suspensions and emulsions. For high shear fluid processing, we settled on the Microfluidizer(R) after a thorough evaluation of the competing alternatives. One area of interest to PSI is adding the Microfluidizer processor to its existing approaches for particle size reduction of poorly water-soluble APIs to the submicron range, which is an increasingly important formulation approach for pharmaceutical API development."

Microfluidizer high shear fluid processors deliver unsurpassed results in uniform and scalable top-down particle size reduction to over 1,100 biopharmaceutical companies w
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