Exhibitors 2019

Agilent Technologies

Agilent is a leader in Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Diagnostics, and applied markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent has about 14200 employees globally and had revenues of $4.50 billion in fiscal year 2017.



ARMOR PHARMA manufactures and markets 3 ranges of pharmaceutical grade lactose for all your applications: 

  • ARMOR PHARMA™ lactose monohydrate: sieved & milled lactose for sachets, tablets and capsules formulation
  • EXCIPRESS™: lactose for Direct Compression
  • EXCIPURE™: lactose for Dry powder Inhalation 

Our state of the art industrial facility, located in Brittany, FRANCE, is in full compliance with pharmaceutical standards (cGMP, GDP, PAT) and enables the production of lactose in line with pharmaceutical regulations: Ph-EU, USP-NF, and JP.

ARMOR PHARMA's ambition is to design solutions that best support customer's development. Our positionning reflects this philosophy, centred on a question that makes sense: "How would you like your lactose?" 

For more information, or to tell us how you would like your lactose:   



Who thinks outside the box to get more in it? We do.

Delivering pharmaceutical and nutraceutical performance, Ashland provides solutions for applications in tablet binding, film coating and disintegration, controlled-release formulation and drug solubilization. Ashland creates value for customers through bioavailability enhancement solutions, applications knowledge, market insight, regulatory support and a powerful product portfolio. Our full line of products, combined with our global R&D capabilities, can help deliver your drugs when and where they're needed. As a full-service resource, Ashland can help you bind, coat, dissolve and deliver solutions that can yield better patient outcomes.



BASF offers comprehensive solutions to the pharmaceutical industry, ranging from a broad, high-quality excipients portfolio to APIs. With its expertise in polymer chemistry, its worldwide R&D capabilities and the company’s commitment to developing value-adding excipients, BASF continuously creates solutions to challenges related to Instant & Modified-Release, Solubilization, Softgels and Skin Delivery. 



Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time. The growing and increasingly aging world population requires improved medical care and an adequate supply of food. Bayer is improving people’s quality of life by preventing, alleviating and treating diseases. And we are helping to provide a reliable supply of high-quality food, feed and plant-based raw materials.


Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is dedicated to developing and providing advanced technologies and equipment for research and discovery to explore new treatment methods. Our products include Centrifugation, Flow Cytometry, Liquid Handling, Genomic solutions and Particle Characterization which are implemented in all major areas of Life Sciences such as biology, biochemistry, biophysics, nanotechnology and molecular biology to simplify and automate existing processes in the lab.

Our vision: Advancing Science through discovery – Our mission: Delivering innovative and trusted scientific solutions across the globe.



BENEO’s excipient galenIQ™ (Isomalt Ph Eur, BP, USP-NF, JP and approved in China with an Import Drug License) is a range of water-soluble filler-binders. Derived from beet sugar it has a sweet taste and promotes a pleasant, well-balanced gustatory profile in pharmaceutical formulations. Due to these unique sensorial properties it is an optimal choice for solid and liquid oral applications, and especially those in combination with active ingredients or plant extracts which have a bitter and / or unpleasant flavour. Being a member of the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC) the company produces galenIQ™ under GMP conditions for pharmaceutical excipients.



Filmcoating excellence is BIOGRUND’s core business. Our unique and ready-to-use film coating, sugar-coating, tabletting and colouring products guarantee optimized results in a short time. BIOGRUND assists the nutritional supplement and pharmaceutical industries in the development, formulation and production of solid oral dosage forms. Customized film coating systems for fast, enteric and sustained release. Furthermore, premixed tabletting excipients like binders, lubricants, retard release compositions and pigment blends deliver new possibilities to improve your production processes. Easy, fast and reliable!


Capsugel | Lonza

Capsule Delivery Solutions, part of Lonza Pharma Biotech, is the global leader in capsules and encapsulation technology and designs. Their unique combination of science, engineering, formulation and capsule expertise enables customers to optimize the bioavailability, targeted delivery and overall performance of their products. More information about the Capsugel® product range is available on 


ColVisTec AG

ColVisTec offers inline PAT systems based on UV-VIS, NIR, and Raman spectrophotometer combined with fiber optic probes for the monitoring and characterizing of processes.  Our technology is made for the use in continuous or batch processes on liquid, paste, powder and molten type of processed materials. Processes with 200 bar & 350°C are possible.  Application fields are mixing processes like extruder applications: as in pharma (Hot Melt Extrusion), food, polymers, reactive extrusion, mixers and other type of applications such as pipelines, tanks, chemical reactions etc. Find us with MeltPrep at booth 26. See our combined solution with the MeltPrep system.


DFE Pharma

Global leader in excipient solutions

We develop, produce and supply excipients for use in oral solid dose and dry powder inhalation, but as a supplier of complete solutions we do a lot more than that. We work closely with pharmaceutical companies around the world, collaborating in original research, supporting their go to market strategies and fine-tuning our products to ensure that their medicines deliver exactly the right outcomes for patients.

That makes us more than just a supplier. We are recognised as a true partner to the pharmaceutical industry in helping people round the world lead healthier lives.


DS Technology

connecting values – creating solutions

DS Technology is an innovative partner for bringing creative products rapidly to market.

In close cooperation with clients the company creates bespoke superior solutions on the basis customer input and needs.

Partners benefit from the wealth of experience in pharmaceutical processes, a multitude of manufacturing technologies and a careful selection of the most suitable materials.

DS Technology focusses on the customer, its product and success.



Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. In pharmaceutical sciences, Elsevier publishes leading journals like Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, the Journal of Controlled Release, the European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the European Journal of Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics (with APV), the International Journal of Pharmaceutics, and the Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology (with APGI, Adritelf and APSTJ).


Foster Delivery Science

Foster Delivery Science focuses solely on Hot Melt Extrusion, a continuous manufacturing process, which has emerged as the leading technology for solid dispersions of poorly soluble drugs.  For many APIs, hot melt extrusion has improved solubility and bioavailability, allowing for lower doses and reduced production costs.  Hot melt extrusion is also ideally suited for drug/polymer formulations used in combination devices, drug loaded films, bio-resorbable implants and temporary implants.



Freund-Vector Corporation is a full service global market leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of solid dosage processing equipment and services for the processing of powders, particles, beads and tablets.  Equipment applications include particle coating- drying- agglomerating- granulating- layering- densification and tablet coating.  Markets served by Freund-Vector include the pharmaceutical, nutritional, chemical, food and confectionery industries. 

Founded in 1972, Freund-Vector Corporation has over 2500 worldwide installations. Our parent company Freund Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, purchased controlling interest of Vector Corporation in 1997. Together our two companies now have over 5000 worldwide equipment installations in 51 countries of the world.


Gamlen Tableting Ltd.

Tableting by Design™ - Test Formulations in Minutes!
We produce the Gamlen Powder Compaction Analyzer, the world's first force-controlled computerised benchtop instrument for making tablets one at a time and for material characterisation, preformulation, formulation, process development, QbD for tablets, and QC of APIs and excipients.  Tablets can be made and tested in minutes.

We also supply the GTP-SafeTab, a lightweight, portable benchtop enclosure for handling highly-potent APIs, and the GamPette, a powder pipette for reliably and reproducibly delivering small volumes of powder.


Glatt GmbH - Pharmaceutical Services

Glatt Pharmaceutical Services is the CDMO division of Glatt. We develop and produce solid pharmaceutical dosage forms as a service provider. The core areas are multiparticulates such as pellets and micropellets as well as granulates. Glatt also offers additional suitable technological solutions, for example, taste masking of human and animal medications, improvement of bioavailability and chemical stabilization of drugs.


Grace GmbH

Grace, built on talent, technology and trust, is a premier specialty chemicals company that provides innovative products, technologies and services that support pharmaceutical development and manufacturing. As a worldwide leader in specialty silica gel manufacturing, Grace’s portfolio of solutions for the pharmaceutical industry include SYLOID® formulation excipients, SILSOL® silica-based drug delivery technologies, VYDAC® and DAVISIL® bulk chromatographic media, and custom intermediates and regulatory starting materials.



Granutools improves powder understanding by delivering leading edge physical characterization tools.

Combining decades of experience in scientific instrumentation with fundamental research on powder characterization, we offer a unique set of complementary instruments.

All we do is powder flow characterization.

Named after their purpose, our instruments are tools to understand macroscopic behavior of powders.

Granuflow for flow, Granuheap for static cohesion, Granudrum for dynamic cohesion, Granupack for tap density and Granucharge for triboelectric charge measurements.


IMA – Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A.

Established in 1961, IMA Group is world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, tea, coffee and food.

Its position of leadership is the result of significant investment in R&D, regular and constructive dialogue with the end users in its sectors and the Group's ability to expand internationally, conquering new markets. IMA Group owns 1,300 patents and applications for patent in the world and has launched many new machine models over the last years. Over 500 of its 4,600 workforce are designers committed to product innovation.



InProcess-LSP is an entrepreneurial organization providing Process Analytical Solutions to Pharma, Life Science, Food and other industries by offering contract research, development of in/on/at or off-line analytical methods, up to the development of analytical instruments (PAT Tools) to support you in developing your products and manufacturing processes. 

With our strong background in process analytics and many years of academic and industry experience you can rely on a highly skilled and experienced team of scientists and specialists supporting you in developing solutions to your challenges. You will find in us a dedicated, reliable and enthusiastic partner.


jmp / SAS Institute S.R.L.

JMP® statistical discovery software from SAS is the tool of choice for scientists, engineers and analysts worldwide. JMP links dynamic data visualization with powerful statistics and predictive analytics, in memory and on the desktop. Interactive and visual, JMP reveals insights that raw tables of numbers or static graphs tend to hide. JMP simplifies data access, cleanup and processing, and makes it easy to share results. It includes comprehensive capabilities for:

  • Statistical analysis.
  • Predictive Modeling.
  • Multivariate analysis.
  • Data Visualization.
  • Design of experiments, Quality & Reliability.
  • Model deployment



For more than 75 years, Kerry has earned its reputation as a successful world-class pharmaceutical supplier that demonstrates excellence in consistent, high-yielding, customer-specific solutions for the biotech, pharmaceutical, and nutrition markets. 

We bring together our superior products with new innovative solutions and market-driving alternatives such as pharmaceutical grade lactose excipients, film coating, self lubricating excipients, tabletting systems, and flavors to help our customers succeed in today’s challenging global marketplace.

We have the worldwide resources and global technical platform to deliver consistent, high quality products backed by unparalleled service, technical support and formulation customization capabilities.


Linkam Scientific Instruments

Linkam Scientific Instruments develop and manufacture a range of stages for thermal microscopy including the new DSC and Freeze Drying microscope systems as well as humidity control within the sample chamber. Linkam provide complete solutions for sample characterisation.

Linkam stages and systems can be used in conjunction with light microscopes, Raman, IR and other forms of spectroscopy and X-ray. Linkam stages are found in thousands of laboratories worldwide and can be used in a variety of applications across many sectors including: Pharmaceutical, Food Research, Material Characterisation, Biological Studies and many more.


Maag Automatik GmbH

Maag is the worldwide leading manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing systems, filtration systems and pulverizers for demanding applications in the pharma, food, plastics, chemical and petrochemical industries. Maag develops, manufactures, and distributes innovative, customized solutions for complete pump and pelletizing systems.

Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH joined the Maag family in 2018. Maag is represented in the markets with its brands „Maag Pump & Filtration Systems“, „Automatik Scheer Strand Pelletizers“, „Gala Automatik Underwater Pelletizers“ and „Reduction Pulverizing Systems“.




Since 1985 specialists in designing and manufacturing high-speed, precise and at the same time easy-to-use tableting instruments
for formulation scientists and pilot plant developers around the world.

With its background from production Medelpharm has a deep understanding of tableting processes.

You are looking for assistance in powder characterization, solid dosage formulation or production trouble shooting?

Medelpharm can offer you a comprehensive portfolio of multi-functional Tableting Instruments
, R&D presses and High-speed Compaction simulators as well as Process equipment and extensive Lab Services in tableting, granulation and coating.

The latest revolutionary Benchtop R&D tablet press, the STYL’One Nano is the latest example of Medelpharm’s expertise.


Made by people for people



MEGGLE Excipients & Technology

Experts in Excipients

MEGGLE Excipients & Technology is a global leader in manufacturing lactose for the pharmaceutical industry.  We offer a broad product portfolio of lactose excipients, co-processed technologies and excipient contract manufacturing.  

MEGGLE is a pioneer in co-processing technologies and developed highly functional excipients possessing unique qualities for directly compressible immediate and sustained release pharmaceutical solid dosage forms.

  • Lactose monohydrate
  • Anhydrous Lactose
  • Co-Processed Excipients
  • Lactose for Inhalation
  • Lactose for lyophilization and parentral applications
  • Tailor-made lactose products


  • Spray drying
  • Co-Processing
  • Agglomeration
  • Product Customization



MG2. Capsule fillers & packaging technology.

Since 1966, MG2 has been a market leader in the designing and manufacturing of capsule fillers. As well as machines used to dose products into hard shell capsules and other small containers, MG2 Process Division manufactures complementary production quality control machines, weight control systems, weighing/sorting machines for tablets and capsules.
The Packaging Division offers reliable packaging machines for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and foodstuffs, such as: blister machines, cartoners, case-packers, forming and filling machines for boxes/trays, palletizers, serialization systems for cartons, bottles and bundled products.

MG2. Keeping ahead for you.


MeltPrep GmbH

MeltPrep is an innovative laboratory equipment producer which has developed the first tailor made process, specialized for sample preparation of thermoplastic materials. MeltPrep offers equipment based on its patented vacuum compression molding (VCM) process. The VCM products enable the lossless and rapid production of solid samples with different, geometries starting from powder, via a fusion based method performed under vacuum. The samples mimic hot-melt extruded (HME) formulations. The source materials’ characteristics are not altered as minimum shear and heat load are applied. This enables accurate material characterization of samples produced by VCM which also improves your engineering and simulation results.
Is your HME development tedious? Visit our stand and learn how to do it.


Munit SA

MUNIT is a consultancy company, operating in the field of MICRONIZATION of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), High Potent APIs, Cytotoxic and Cytostatic compounds, Inhalation products, Steroids, R&D compounds and Generics.

In MUNIT we have combined the technical and commercial expertise of its affiliates Jetpharma SA (Switzerland) and Microchem Srl (Italy) making the best out of 40 years of leadership in the micronization sector.

MUNIT is your access point to JETPHARMAs and MICROCHEMs services:

  • Jet- , Pin- and Hammer milling
  • Cryogenic Micronization
  • Co- micronization
  • Sieving, Blending, De-Lumping
  • Technical trials, DoE Studies,  Process development and validation
  • QbD
  • PSD analysis etc.

The triangular company structure  with its back-up potential, its technology transfer and the resulting flexibility is one of our unique features in the market and an important part of customers Business continuity plan.

With MUNITs lean organisation, its welcoming and customer orientated attitude, we are able to guarantee best service, high efficiency and punctuality to our customers worldwide.



The European pharmaceutical full service CDMO, equipped and ready to support you along the entire product lifecycle within our standard services and niche areas such as hormones, betalactam antibiotics and controlled substances.

Pharmaceutical Development

  • Formulation and process development, process validation for solids, semi-solids and liquids
  • Special focus on Pediatric dose development
  • Analytical method development & Validation
  • Stability testing

Clinical supply

  • Clinical batch manufacture
  • Phase I – IV clinical trials supply
  • Worldwide distribution
  • Regulatory support

Commercial manufacturing

  • Tablets & Film Coated Tablets
  • Powders
  • Pellets
  • Capsules
  • Semi-Solids (gels, creams, ointments)
  • Liquids (oral liquids and suspensions, nasal sprays)



NISSO CHEMICAL EUROPE GmbH (NCE) was founded in 1989 as a subsidiary of Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. Tokyo, Japan. Based in Düsseldorf, NCE is able to respond swiftly and effectively to customer needs both in Europe and Africa.

NISSO HPC (Hydroxypropyl Cellulose) is one of the key products for NISSO Group. NCE distributes NISSO HPC to European, and African market, offering a wide range of viscosities and particle size formats for direct compression, roller compaction, wet granulation, extrusion, drug solubility enhancement, orodispersible tablets, controlled release matrices, and film coating applications. NISSO HPC is additives free, EP, USP/NF, and JP compliant. Latest new products are high viscosity non-GMO grades of NISSO HPC.


OPTIMA packaging group GmbH

OPTIMA Life Science

Unsurpassed flexibility for medical and pharmaceutical products

Optima Life Science offers flexible manufacturing and packaging processes, for fields as diverse as wound dressings, oral film strips (ODF) transdermal and electrode patches, and immunoassays (ELISA test kits). The division’s core expertise lies web-processing technologies as well as liquid handling processes. The company develops complete automated lines with integrated packaging functions. Modular machine systems from Optima Life Science offer customers unique “plug & play” flexibility. The division guarantees quick, professional service with 14 international locations. OPTIMA Life Science is a member of the OPTIMA packaging group GmbH (Schwäbisch Hall), which employs a workforce of 2,250 around the globe.


Pion Inc. (UK) Ltd

Pion Inc. is a leader in developing and delivering equipment, software, services, and CRO solutions for our customers’ toughest challenges.  We specialize in fiber optic dissolution measurement, in situ monitoring, FLUX/permeability, and ionization. 


Pion has developed two additional areas to support our customers. 

                     In-house CRO laboratory provides a multitude of testing options to assist with screening, solubility, FLUX (micro and macro), intrinsic dissolution, and many others.

                     Field service supports many of the top pharma companies with preventative maintenance, qualification, and support services for fiber optic systems, dissolution testers, HPLC, GC, physical testing equipment, and other lab equipment.


Pharma Test Apparatebau AG

Any pharmaceutical production facility requires routine testing of physical dosage form properties as well as active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) content. Since 1979 Pharma Test has been synonymous with the development and production of high-quality test devices and systems for the Quality Control of tablets, capsules, suppositories, ampoules, bulk materials, and other solid dosage formats. Pharma Test offers a complete product range from manual, physical testing instruments to fully automated, analytical test systems to analyze the active chemical composition of a dosage form as well as its release rate.


ProMed Pharma

ProMed Pharma specializes in the molding of drug-loaded silicones and thermoplastics and leverages this expertise to manufacture long-term implants and combination devices under cGMP.  Working with established and early stage companies, we utilize robust manufacturing processes for controlled release of drugs utilizing a variety of materials.  From clinical trial materials to commercial products, ProMed supports pharmaceutical and medical device companies developing controlled release formulations including subcutaneous, orthopedic, cardiovacular, and ophthalmic implants, intravaginal rings, and steroid-eluting components.


Shin-Etsu PFMD GmbH

Shin-Etsu began producing pharmaceutical excipients in 1962. Shin-Etsu's cellulose excipients can make a valuable contribution in various areas of pharmaceutical technology, for example as film coatings, binders and thickeners. We will be exhibiting our L-HPC a dual-functionality excipient: binder and disintegrant, Pharmacoat® which is widely used as a binder for granulation and coating. Controlling the particle size and chemistry of the Hypromellose we can also use the Hypromellose as matrix forming agent in tablets which can give you up to 12 hours release profile depending on the formulation and API solubility, this product is under the trade name Metolose SR®. We are the main suppliers for Shin-Etsu Aqoat® (HPMCAS) and HPMCP for solid dispersion and enteric coating applications.



The SOTAX Group is the world leader in the development, sales, services of tablet testing technologies for Oral Solid Dosage forms.

>Dissolution Testing - manual, semi-automated, fully automated USP 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 testing

>Physical Testing - hardness, disintegration, friability, tapped density

>Sample Preparation - automated platforms for content uniformity

Providing high-quality testing solutions for pharmaceutical dosage forms such as tablets has been the expertise and passion of the SOTAX Group for more than 40 years. Strongly committed to local service and driving innovation, the company is proud to be the preferred choice of pharmaceutical companies worldwide.


tesa Labtec

tesa Labtec is the innovative pharma business of the tesa SE / Beiersdorf AG group of companies. We offer contract development and manufacturing of transdermal and topical patches, and oral soluble and buccal films. Despite current belief, our technologies are not limited to small molecules only; we are able to deliver you precious biomolecules, such as vaccines, allergens, and peptides as well. For vaccines, we are offering a great added value on economic, technological and logistical levels. We offer a one-stop shopping experience for our customers. From early development to the manufacturing of products for the market. Our two cGMP sites in Germany just recently passed the first US FDA pre-approval inspection.


Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific has innovative solutions at every stage of the pharmaceutical process, from discovery through to production and QC. Our deep understanding of the challenges faced by producers of medicines allows us to forge partnerships that more quickly deliver next-generation drugs to market. Visit us on Booth 28 to see the latest innovations to help streamline your drug development process Characterize - understand API/excipient formulation properties Materialize - produce extruded solid dosage forms (eg. Implants, pellets etc.) Analyze - evaluate your solid formulations post-extrusion using a variety of techniques


Qi srl

Qi srl produces and distributes systems for studies on physical properties of materials, like particle size, powder flowability, suspension stability, surface tension, dispersion stability studies and systems for mixing, dispersing and homogenizing, from lab scale to pilot to production scale.Qi srl also distributes systems for spray drying and congealing, fluidized bed, pan coating, extruding, compounding and granulating.Qi srl offers expertise for formulation development, troubleshooting and process optimization.