The University of Iowa

UI Pharmaceuticals has a Broad Range of Equipment to Perform Preformulation Studies and Formulation Development

Scientifically developed formulations preceded by sound, value added preformulation studies are key to a stable and manufacturable formulation suitable for the manufacture of clinical trial materials and progressing products through the various stages of clinical development.  UI Pharmaceuticals has a vast amount of experience developing new products.  Let us help you move your project forward in a cost and time efficient manner.

University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals (UIP) has a wide selection of equipment to support preformulation studies and formulation development, along with the analytical instrumentation necessary to support such work.  Where this group may not have the required equipment, the equipment of other groups can be utilized, with appropriate training, to support studies. Below is a complete list of the equipment that UIP has available to perform preformulation studies and develop pharmaceutical formulations. If you have any questions about the listed equipment, Contact Us.

Branson 5800 ultrasonic bath
Fisher Thermix 11-493 magnetic stirrer and hot plate
IKA magnetic stirrer
Fisher 11-500-7SH magnetic stirrer
Mettler Toledo balances PG2002-S and SR32000
VWR Symphony pH meter
Radiometer Copenhagen MeterLab pH/Ion meter
Fisher Isotemp oven
TA Q20 differential scanning calorimeter with RCS 90 refrigerated cooling system
Lyostat 2 freeze drying microscope with Linkam imaging station, FDCS 196 Cryostage and Fast 1394 QICAM camera
Virtis Advantage XL bench top freeze dryer
Agilent 1100 HPLC system with UV multi-wavelength detector
HP UV-Visible spectrophotometer with Chemstation software
Hanson Research SR8 dissolution apparatus
VanKel VK 700 dissolution apparatus

Scientist loading sample in FTIR for analysis

Chemist performing a dissolution test

Stokes single station tablet press
Manesty F3 single station tablet press
VanKel tap density tester
ATM Sonic Sifter
Turbula T2F blender
SITCO Minicap capsule filler
Brookfield viscometer
Mettler DL50 titrator
VWR centrifuge
Leitz Diaplan microscope
Hobart planetary mixer
IKA T25 digital Ultra Turrax homogenizer
IKA Eurostar 20 overhead stirrer
25ºC/60%RH Stability Chamber
40ºC/75%RH Stability Chamber