Improved Pharma continues to advance the science of understanding the structure of amorphous dispersions

West Lafayette, Indiana (PRWEB) December 04, 2019

Improved Pharma’s analytical methods provide a new and improved strategy to further enhance dissolution and stabilize amorphous materials. Additionally, their PDF Synchrotron methods provide a way to determine the structure of these new materials and enhance the ability to describe these compositions both in regulatory and patent applications. 

The latest developments were recently shared at the AAPS PharmSci 360 meeting in San Antonio, TX from Nov 3-6, 2019. The highly successful meeting allowed for several discussions surrounding the Improved Pharma problem solving strategy.  The conference booth was ideally located among several formulation companies and the formulation poster sessions, enabling a great forum for gathering scientists with similar interests. Improved Pharma was able to meet with a wide range of scientists who were extremely interested in the use of Synchrotron methods to solve problems.  Additionally, Improved Pharma, via its COO Pam Smith, presented a poster on Synchrotron analysis of lapatinib dispersions and a “rapid fire” presentation on Improved Pharma’s capabilities including problem solving, formulation design, and analytical methods development.

About Improved Pharma

Improved Pharma is a research and information company dedicated to improving pharmaceutical methods, formulations, and processes. Dr. Stephen Byrn and Sarah Byrn founded the company in 2006 after the successful acquisition of their first company, SSCI. Dr. Pamela Smith joined the company in 2018 after an 18-year tenure with SSCI. Improved Pharma offers services such as analytical testing, synchrotron-based formulation design, and expert consulting aiding the development and defense of intellectual property matters.

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Rigaku Features Latest Analytical Instrumentation at 58th Eastern Analytical Symposium

PRINCETON, N.J. (PRWEB) November 18, 2019

Rigaku Corporation is presenting its wide range of X-ray analytical instrumentation at the 58th Annual Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exhibition (EAS).

The event is taking place Monday, November 18 through Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Princeton – Conference Center in Plainsboro, NJ. Rigaku is presenting its latest benchtop X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and Raman spectroscopy instrumentation at booth M1.

EAS is held each year to showcase the latest instrumentation and services for analytical scientists and provide professionals and students continuing education in analytical sciences. The theme for the three-day event is “Enhancing Analytical Chemistry with Sustainable Solutions.” An exhibition and technical program, along with professional development workshops will be featured, highlighting the latest innovations in analytical chemistry.

Rigaku manufactures a complete line of X-ray analytical instrumentation and components for research, testing, industrial process control, and product development. Systems include the Rigaku MiniFlex XRD and Supermini200 wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) benchtop systems, and the Rigaku SmartLab multi-purpose diffractometer with small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and in-plane capabilities.

The Rigaku Progeny 1064nm-based handheld Raman analyzer will be available for in-booth demonstrations. The unit is designed for flexibility and ease-of-use, to meet the needs of routine manufacturing and more intricate quality assurance applications.

More information about analytical chemistry solutions from Rigaku is available at

About Rigaku

Since its inception in Japan in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Rigaku and its subsidiaries form a global group focused on general-purpose analytical instrumentation and the life sciences. With hundreds of major innovations to their credit, Rigaku companies are world leaders in X-ray spectrometry, diffraction, and optics, as well as small molecule and protein crystallography and semiconductor metrology. Today, Rigaku employs over 1,400 people in the manufacturing and support of its analytical equipment, which is used in more than 90 countries around the world supporting research, development, and quality assurance activities. Throughout the world, Rigaku continuously promotes partnerships, dialog, and innovation within the global scientific and industrial communities.

For further information, contact:

Michael Nelson

Rigaku Global Marketing Group

tel: +1. 512-225-1796

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Polymer Chemistry Innovations Taking Applications for $2000 Scholarship to Women in STEM Programs

TUCSON, Ariz. (PRWEB) November 15, 2019

Polymer Chemistry Innovations (PCI), a manufacturer of novel polymers and monomers, is awarding one female student $2000 towards her education in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) higher education program.

Students interested in applying for this annual scholarship should visit their scholarship webpage:

This is Polymer Chemistry’s inaugural scholarship award.

“Whether it’s while attending a trade show or conference, or working in collaboration with another company, we often find that the female representatives of PCI are some of the only women at the table. We hope to play a part in fixing this imbalance by supporting the STEM education of women through this scholarship.” – Carly Gordon.

Polymer Chemistry Innovations began in 1990, when the founder, Dr. Bernard Gordon III, PhD, was working as a professor of polymer science at Penn State University. He saw an opportunity to capitalize on a niche market by developing a novel process of producing poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline), later trade named Aquazol, while remaining cost effective for customers. This family-owned company is now into its second generation of operations, under the leadership of Carly Gordon, PCI’s Executive Director.

Students who have an academic or personal interest in the STEM field are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2020.

For information about Polymer Chemistry Innovations, please visit their website.

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