SYSTAG shows routes to rapid product development at InformEx 2016

SYSTAG shows routes to rapid product development at InformEx 2016


Press Release | SYSTAG, System Technik AG

JANUARY 12, 2016

Rüschlikon, Zürich: – Fine chemicals and pharmaceutical process automation specialist System Technik AG (SYSTAG) will use its third appearance at the forthcoming InformEx 2016 event in New Orleans to demonstrate the power of its Automated Lab Reactor, RADEX and Parallel Pressure Reactor (PPR) systems to transform laboratory and production reaction process efficiencies.

SYSTAG’s displays at Booth 819 at the Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, will include real time live demonstrations of systems in action, including FlexyCUBE, FlexyPAT, RADEX and the recently developed Parallel Pressure Reactor (PPR).

PPR was co-developed with fellow Swiss-based specialists BüchiGlasUster, maker of stirred laboratory autoclave High Pressure Reactor Systems and Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis, specialist in hazardous and toxic fine chemicals.

Scale up transformation

The three companies will share the stand allowing them to offer a collective demonstration of the power of “Swiss Scale-Up Competence” to transform operations from pilot to full production.

SYSTAG’s innovative systems like FlexyCUBE and FlexyPAT controlled lab reactors and FlexyPlant plant control systems are designed to provide easy scale up in F&E for chemical engineering process optimization and thermal process safety. This range of tools and equipment are also designed to make laboratory processes more reliable, more economical and safer.

Overcoming process development barriers

SYSTAG’s team at InformEx will be led by General Sales Manager Marcel Haugg and CEO Mike Mandlehr, who will deliver a presentation during the Tuesday Showcase on the first morning of the conference, (10 am, Room 278) focusing on ‘Optimizing development resources for efficient product development’.

His address will demonstrate how efficient process R&D have become crucial for modern contract and API manufacturers, with the need to push through new products/processes to market readiness ever faster, with full safety testing, overcoming barriers of scarce development resources and pressures of routine administration and regulatory requirement to keep detailed records.

“This in turn means that new processes often get as far as scale-up with no detailed examination,” said Mr. Mandlehr.

“Quality by design and other necessities fall by the wayside, frequently leading to unexpected problems in production, with consequent expensive downtime and scale-down measures required,” he noted.

“I will be able to show how much of this can be avoided if systematic laboratory automation is available even in the very earliest stages of development,” said Mandlehr.

” On the one hand time-consuming routine work such as dosing, tempering and similar control tasks can be left to an automated laboratory reactor while on the other, thanks to comprehensive data capture and visualization, complex interrelationships can be spotted even at a very early stage of development. Limited human resources can then be used for more important work,” he concluded.

Laboratory decision makers

Marcel Haugg noted: “We have attended InformEx in 2014 and 2015 and have been consistently impressed with the event’s scale and reach among our core customer base of bench scientists, chief scientific officers (CSOs), R&D heads, laboratory managers and senior scientists, all preoccupied with the need to make their laboratories and plants run to peak efficiency.”
“We will be able to show how together we have more than 200 years combined experience in producing equipment, design of reactors and producing fine chemicals and APIs,“ said Mr. Mandlehr.


Swiss-based SYSTAG (System Technik AG) specializes in providing complete solutions for the lab automation and process optimization of chemical development. SYSTAG products and systems use purpose-developed software and hardware components. The company’s products include reaction calorimeters for the determination of thermal safety data of safety-critical chemical processes and laboratory automation systems for process development and automation to scale-up level.

SYSTAG’s specialization and expertise in advanced and consistent process automation solutions has made it a preferred partner of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The company offers systems that enhance efficiency and safety at every key stage from development through piloting to production control technology, including all chemical process development aspects, associated thermal safety inspections and scale-up. Core specialisms include hydrogenation, pressure vessels, autoclave, calorimetry and thermal screening.

Founded in 1965, the company is headquartered at Rüschlikon, near Zurich, with a German subsidiary, System Technik GmbH, based near Frankfurt.

About InformEx 2016

InformEx is a high prestige event that offers participants a unique American opportunity to experience educational resources and business partnering opportunities for buyers and sellers of fine, specialty and custom chemistry. The event brings together an international mix of buyers and sellers of high value chemistry for four days of sourcing, education & networking. The 2016 event is a four-day event, opening Monday, February 1 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

More than 3,000 attendees and some 450 suppliers will attend the event, representing twelve different industry groups, including agrochemicals, life sciences and biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals and consumer goods.

Once again, InformEx 2016 will offer a tiered badge pricing structure to increase accessibility for attendees with varying business and networking goals. Other innovations include a focused show floor layout and tailored show schedule.

The 2016 conference also will provide innovation-focused education sessions that lend expert guidance to ongoing industry changes. Sessions will spotlight innovation and opportunities in rapidly growing fields such as green chemistry, shale gas, personalized medicine and 3D printing.

A comprehensive conference program as well as extensive networking events complement the exhibition, organized by UBM Live.

More information at:

Media Contact

Marcel Haugg, General Sales Manager, SYSTAG
Tel:+41 44 704 54 43


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