Understanding the physical characteristics of your product at the earliest stage of pharmaceutical development gives you a valuable competitive advantage and minimizes potentially costly product failures later in the development phase.

Characterization of physical properties is critical in the development of new products and in verifying and establishing specifications of new and existing products.

Having a sound understanding of the relevant physical properties of materials is also important in the formulation and de-formulation of products, for QC purposes to verify raw materials’ specifications, and to help solve failure related problems. 

Exova’s physical characterization techniques include:

  • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • Light Microscopy (LM)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Microscopic image analysis
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Particles Size Distribution (PSD) by light scattering
  • Particle counting
  • Surface area by nitrogen gas absorption
  • Loss On Drying (LOD)
  • Viscosity
  • Refractive index
  • Surface tension
  • Density

Our team of highly experienced scientists work closely with you to guide you through all aspects of physical characterization testing. As your service provider of choice, Exova has broad-based and highly knowledgeable staff, and well-equipped laboratories, offering client retention of intellectual property and flexibility to meet your specific requirements.

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