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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."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

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)

HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 450 737,76
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 1
40225 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martina Kuhlmann (Ms.)
ASTRAZENECA UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 252 852,16
Address
1 Francis Crick Avenue Cambridge Biomedical Campus
CB2 0AA Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katie Murray (Dr.)
RESEARCH CENTER PHARMACEUTICAL ENGINEERING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 402 824,73
Address
Inffeldgasse 13
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johannes Khinast (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 518 497,32
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrick Mounaud (Mr.)
VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 207 408,52
Address
17 Listopadu 2172/15
708 00 Ostrava Poruba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vaclav Snasel (Prof.)
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 184 026,70
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Crina Grosan (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 394 430,52
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Barbara Chmielowska (Ms.)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 252 852,16
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Zane (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 224 268,88
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)