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    Dec Group focusing on continuous manufacturing at ACHEMA 2024

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    May 31st 2024

    Ecublens, Switzerland: –Materials handling and process specialist Dec Group will place its focus on continuous manufacturing technologies when it exhibits at the upcoming ACHEMA 2024 World Forum and Leading Show for the Process Industries in Frankfurt-am-Main.

    The Dec Group exhibitor stand at Booth C73 in Hall 6.0 will form part of the show’s Mechanical Processes close to the Pharmaceutical and Packaging Zones.

    AstroDec launch

    Dec will use the ACHEMA expo as the launch platform for its new Astro DecFilterdryer, which represents a significant step forward in continuous sterile API manufacturing, especially for industries needing access to larger scale continuous processing solutions.

    The robust design features Dec’s proprietary technology to produce at large scale while offering both non-sterile and sterile executions, able to provide 50kg+ per unit per hour at a cost-effective price. Key design features include combined filtration, washing, and drying steps, steam sterilization, cGMP compliance, ability to interface with both batch and continuous up and downstream unit operations and suitability for hazardous locations, including ATEX safety.

    End-to-end process coverage

    The Dec display will also feature its PTS Batchmixer®, UMS DecMill® Containment Isolator and compact DecFill® MB Filling Platform with high precision dosing, automated robotic container handling and full isolation containment features.

    The Dec team in Frankfurt will include Global Marketing and Communication Manager Gabriela Mikhaiel, who commented: “Our ACHEMA line-up represents solutions from all of our product lines covering every step of a process from the raw material bulk handling, API synthesis, various secondary processes, all the way through to final packaging.”

    Accelerating development and scale-up

    Dec Group will also contribute to the ACHEMA conference agenda with a presentation by Dr. Simon Coleman, Isolation and Drying Product Manager at its Alconbury Weston (AWL) subsidiary, which is a world leader in continuous manufacturing technologies.

    Dr. Coleman will address the Flow chemistry Symposium IV session on Day Four, presenting case studies on ‘Continuous Rapid API Development Systems & Continuous Crystallization/Filtration: Lab to Production scale’. (Thursday, June 13, 1700 hrs.). His presentation will show how AWL’s continuous processing technology has been used to significantly reduce the time in API development from months to days by streamlining the multiple experiments as part of a DoE Design of Experiments approach to API development. He will explain how AWL’s combined platform incorporates automated reaction, crystallization, filtration, washing, drying, solids discharge and collection in bottles, as well as automatic data population of the results of each sub-batch. The system allows the process to already be validated at lab-scale for use in a continuous process at production scale.

    A further case study demonstrates continuous process technology being used to achieve significant acceleration of scale-up. Dr. Coleman will describe a 1:1600 translation from lab-scale experiments to a cGMP production scale Continuous Crystallizer Filter Dryer System within 18 months.

    About Dec Group

    Dec (Dietrich Engineering Consultants) Group is the leading global provider of contained powder handling systems and is recognized as a world-leading expert in process containment technologies. It has been supplying the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetic industries for more than 35 years.

    The depth of Dec’s knowledge and their ability to develop innovative new technologies make them an invaluable partner for both multinationals and specialist organizations.

    ​With true worldwide coverage through subsidiaries in Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, USA, India, China, its recent acquisition of advanced containment and aseptic solution provider Extract Technology and the latest expansion with the integration of UK based Alconbury Weston Ltd (AWL), leading in flow chemistry solutions as well as agents covering more than 60 countries, the Dec Group provides its customers with unparalleled global expertise and a reliable network for local support.

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    About ACHEMA 2024

    ACHEMA is billed as the leading world forum for the Chemical Engineering and Process Industries.

    The ACHEMA expo is a driving force and groundbreaker for the international process industries and their suppliers, attracting some 170,000 visitors from more than 50 countries and more than 3,800 exhibiting companies and organizations presenting products and services for chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing as well as energy and environmental services.

    Now in its 40th year, ACHEMA 2024 is once again being held over five days, opening June 10 at the Messe Exhibition Centre in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.

    The co-located exhibition again features the chemical and pharmaceutical logistics zones introduced in 2018, along with a Green Innovation Zone, Digital Hub and Start-up Area.

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    True End-to-End Solutions

    Dec Group focusing on continuous manufacturing at ACHEMA 2024

    New Astro DecFilterdryer launch at ACHEMA.

    Dec Group focusing on continuous manufacturing at ACHEMA 2024
    Dec Group focusing on continuous manufacturing at ACHEMA 2024

    On show in Frankfurt: DecFill® MB Filling Platform with high precision dosing, automated robotic container handling and full isolation containment features.

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