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The development of in silico process models for roll compaction

The development of in silico process models for roll compaction

Objective

"Particulate materials, e.g. pharmaceutical formulations, precious metal, fine chemical, metal & ceramic powders, have been compacted to produce a wide range of particulate products in a number of industrial sectors. The diversity of particulate materials and the complexity of manufacturing processes make it a challenging task in product development and process design for particulate product manufacturing. In particular, their applications in manufacturing high value-added products (such as pharmaceuticals and catalysts) are constrained by a number of scientific and technology hurdles. IPROCOM will address these challenges in a timely manner by bringing together 4 leading European research groups from world-leading universities, 2 national research institutes, and 8 private partners (including 4 SMEs), through a coordinated research and training programme. Our vision is to develop robust in silico process models that can be used to predict the properties of intermediate (ribbons/granules) and final products (tablets/pellets/components) based on the properties of individual particles with identified optimal process conditions and formulations. This will be an innovative and economic tool for product developments, especially for high value-added products. The model will be developed through thorough process understanding and natural synergy of a range of advanced modelling techniques. Our vision will be realised through close collaborations among the partners involved in this truly multidisciplinary IPROCOM consortium, who specialise in complementary areas and possess a broad range of research infrastructures. This will be further enhanced by training a cohort of 12 ESRs and 3 ERs, who will be the next generation technology leaders with the necessary depth and breadth of experience combined with the research and transferable skills to work effectively across disciplinary and sectoral boundaries and competences in applying the in silico tools."
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

Address

Stag Hill
Gu2 7xh Guildford

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 928 649

Administrative Contact

Maria Sega-Buhalis (Ms.)

Participants (9)

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HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 450 737,76

ASTRAZENECA UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 252 852,16

RESEARCH CENTER PHARMACEUTICAL ENGINEERING GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 402 824,73

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 518 497,32

VYSOKA SKOLA BANSKA - TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA OSTRAVA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 207 408,52

UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 184 026,70

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 394 430,52

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 252 852,16

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 224 268,88

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 316555

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 816 547,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 816 547,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

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