Tag Archives: Brazil

Online Monitoring Particle Milling – EMS and IIPF

I recently had the pleasure of collaborating with a group of very talented scientists at EMS and International Institute of Pharmaceutical Research (IIPF).  EMS and IIPF are two pharmaceutical companies based in Hortolândia, a city roughly 100 miles northwest of Sao Paulo, Brazil. We worked on an interesting project where FBRM was used to track Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) particle size reduction during wet milling. Traditionally, offline laser diffraction had been used to track this process; however this approach proved to be time consuming, prone to inaccuracy and potentially hazardous. Continue reading

Mining Flocculation in Minas Gerais, Brazil

I’m currently traveling in Brazil, specifically around an area called Minas Gerais (General Mines). As the name suggests, mining is the main industry in Minas Gerais; they extract almost every ore you can imagine to make metals from aluminum to zinc. Continue reading