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INTERPHEX Announces Fitzpatrick and Quadro To Feature New Scalable Lab System


NEW YORK, NY; April 18, 2016 – International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX), the premier event dedicated to pharmaceutical and biotechnology innovation, technology and knowledge from development through commercialization, sponsored by the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), today announced that The Fitzpatrick Company and Quadro Engineering, leaders in the manufacture of powder processing equipment, will feature their new Scalable Lab System at INTERPHEX, April 26-28, 2016 at the Javits Center in New York.


“In celebration of our combined 120 years of particle/powder processing innovation excellence, The Fitzpatrick Company and Quadro Engineering have designed a new ultra-flexible drive platform which enables the use of Quadro’s U5 Comil®, S5 FlexSift and theH5 High Speed Mill, as well as Fitzpatrick’s L1A Lab-Scale FitzMill™”, stated Wilf Sangüesa, Product Manager, MPT Pharma. “The milling system is ideal for new drug development and small-scale pilot formulation; incorporating the same process advantages of larger FitzMill™ Comminutors and Quadro® Comils®. Stop by our Booth 1653, to see how our new Scalable Lab System’s milling offering can reduce lab-to-production technology transfer time and costs.”

In addition, The Fitzpatrick Company will exhibit its contained Roll Compaction System for dry granulation solid dosage processing.

Fitzpatrick CCS220
Fitzpatrick roll compaction/milling systems increase powder densities via dry agglomeration and produce free-flowing granules for high speed tableting or encapsulation, achieved via a unique pre-compression feed system and precision real-time roll gap control. Milling options allow for improved optimization to meet a wide range of applications, including the  Product Containment System (PCS), inertion, wash-in-place and product sampling capabilities.

Concurrently, Quadro will exhibit the next generation of conical milling for API and Oral Solid Dosage powder processing.

Quadro® H20 Comil®
QuadroThe H20 offers best-in-class, cGMP, high-containment sanitary features, RPM adjustable capabilities and portable, high-quality equipment design. The H20 offers significant advantages in particle size distribution milling control for d90 targets in the 60 to 300 μm range, and d50s as low as 20 to 150 μm, with typically 30-70% more size reduction than traditional conical mills. Minimized heat generation, thanks to its new breakthrough screen designs, is combined with an enviable capacity throughput for such a compact machine – all achieved without the use of vacuum or air handling systems. The H20 Comil is designed to fully contain all products in the processing and receiving sections of the machine to 1 μg/m3 levels, enabling pharmaceutical processors to achieve desired containment levels with minimal additional capital investment.

High Efficiency Quadro® Comil® Model U21
QuadroThe U21 High Efficiency Comil® is capable of improving overall on-target PSDs, while still meeting validated minimum and maximum PSD percentage thresholds and is engineered to meet previously unattainable particle size distribution demands accomplished with the same footprint of the industry-leading standard Comil® U20 model. With revolutionary, patent-pending, screen and impeller re-designs, the High-Efficiency Comil® has been engineered to maximize size reduction efficiency inside the milling chamber by distributing milling forces more evenly, consequently increasing on-spec product and narrowing PSD spans. This ground-breaking approach to screen milling efficiency also reduces heat transferred to the product by several degrees; inhibiting screen blinding that can be seen with other conical milling technologies. For a new level of product safety, the Comil® U21 model incorporates the first ever conical mill with a greaseless gearbox in the market. Utilizing proven gear designs, Quadro has successfully introduced avant-garde technology commonly utilized in the aerospace and automotive industries.

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About The Fitzpatrick Company
The Fitzpatrick Company is an internationally recognized global leader in process technology. For more than 80 years, it has maintained a premier position by staying committed to innovation and consistently exceeding customer expectations.  Through a combination of diverse process experience, world-class GMP designs and engineering capabilities, it creates equipment that solves processing problems worldwide.  The Fitzpatrick Company, located in Elmhurst, IL, is a Unit of IDEX Material Processing Technologies. To learn more, visit or email

About Quadro Engineering
Quadro Engineering, a Unit of IDEX Material Processing Technologies, has been a trusted partner of the majority of the world’s top pharmaceutical, chemical and food ingredient processing customers for over 40 years.  Specializing in solid dosage milling, security screening, liquid powder dispersing and emulsifying, Quadro is known globally, for its quality services, application support and leading technology brands, including Quadro® Comil®, and the Ytron line of liquid mixing equipment.  The Company was founded in 1976 and is located in Waterloo, ON, Canada. Visit for further information or email

INTERPHEX (International Pharmaceutical Expo), is a premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device development and manufacturing event and sponsored by the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA).  Dedicated to Innovation, Technologies and Knowledge, the show focuses on the entire product development life cycle, offering solutions to cost effectively develop and manufacture products.  Held in New York, it brings over 10,000 global industry professionals together with 600+ suppliers through a unique combination of our no cost technical conference, exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, partnering opportunities, and networking events.  INTERPHEX offers annual national and international industry events and educational opportunities around the world.  Follow INTERPHEX on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and TwitterIPX Blog continues the learning beyond the show floor.  For more information, visit


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