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SMI to Exhibit Launch New Technology at INTERPHEX 2015


NEW YORK, NY; April 2, 2015 – International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX), sponsored by Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), the premier industry event dedicated to showcasing pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical innovation, technology and knowledge today announced Specialty Measurements Inc. (SMI), a leading developer of hardware, software and solid dosage equipment, will be launching new technologies at INTERPHEX 2015 taking place April 21-23 at the Javits Center in New York.

“Celebrating over 30 years, we bring a tradition of excellence to our line of solid dosage equipment,” said Robert Sedlock, Technical Sales Manager, SMI. “SMI tableting equipment is easy to operate, simple to maintain, and fast to clean, simplifying the process to save time and money. We continue to advance the technology of tablet presses and are pleased to exhibit our latest technologies, Bilayer Nova and Compact Nova, at INTERPHEX 2015.”

See what SMI has to say about their technologies and what they will be showcasing at INTERPHEX 2015.

Bilayer Nova

NEW Bilayer Nova
The Bilayer Nova is a fully automated development and pilot scale double layered tablet press. The intuitive HMI control touch screen allows full visible access of the machine with the controls at your fingertip. This standalone unit does not require any additional consoles or cabinets, which is ideal for tight working environments. With its 9 Ton first and second layer compression capabilities, the Bilayer Nova is suitable for all Bilayer tableting requirements. The new SMI “Director Pro” software is designed to reduce operator error and increase product yield and will automatically maintain individual tablet weights and reject tablets that are out of user specified tolerances.

Compact Nova

NEW Compact Nova
The Compacta Nova is a fully automated development and pilot scale production tablet press and that does not require additional consoles or cabinets, ideal for tight working environments. The machine is designed with the same diameter pre compression and main compression rollers. This will allow a maximum de-aeration time and equal maximum compression forces. The SMI software production module will maintain weights to user specified tolerances. The tablet rejection system will ensure the collection of high quality compacts. And the new optimization mode will automatically adjust the turret speed in conjunction with feeder speed to allow the maximum output of tablets while maintaining tolerances.


Special Edition Piccola
The Special Edition Piccola is designed for Minitab development and production. The Special Edition cams are manufactured to accept the unique Minitab tooling design which is readily available by any tooling provider. Single tip development to multi-tip production changeover is performed within minutes. The dual paddle feeder system helps maintain uniform die fill for poorly flowing materials and the gravity feeder is available when product is limited. The Special Edition with The Director data acquisition and analysis system shortens development time. Detailed analysis of individual compression events enhances the understanding of the compaction process. The Director data instrumentation transducers are also custom designed to measure the low required force levels while ensuring the resolution and accuracy needed.

About SMI (Specialty Measurements Inc.)
Established in 1982 Specialty Measurements Inc. is a technology driven Measurements Engineering Corporation dedicated to the science of precise measurements. SMI originally engaged in testing services in a mechanical or civil engineering environment. The company grew to include the development of integrated data acquisition and analysis systems for solid dosage equipment for the Pharmaceutical Industry.

SMI today concentrates the majority of its efforts within the Pharmaceutical Industry. SMI continues to develop hardware, software, and solid dosage equipment. SMI is the sole distributor of Riva equipment in the United States and Canada. For further information, please visit

INTERPHEX (International Pharmaceutical Expo), sponsored by Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the single source for complete biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing solutions to safely and cost effectively process all dosage forms for life-enhancing drugs. It brings over 12,000 global pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals together with 600+ suppliers via 300,000sf of event space through a unique combination of exhibition, education, workshops, partnering opportunities, and networking events. INTERPHEX offers annual national and international industry events and educational opportunities around the world. For more information, visit and follow INTERPHEX on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter (@INTERPHEX.) IPX Blog continues the learning beyond the show floor and INTERPHEX Connector is the new twice-weekly email industry insight and news briefing.

About PDA
The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the leading global provider of science, technology and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community. Founded in 1946 as a nonprofit organization, PDA is committed to developing scientifically sound, practical technical information and resources to advance science and regulation through the expertise of its nearly 10,000 members worldwide.


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