Formulation 401: Beginner Level

Our entry-level course at Solid Dose University provides newcomers with a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of powder mixing and blending, essential for solid dose manufacturing.

Start on November 12

All of our courses are all-inclusive, including food and a hotel room.

Skills You'll Develop

Understanding Powder Properties

Proficiency in Tablet Press Operation and Troubleshooting

Direct Compression Formulation

Leadership in Managing Tablet Press Maintenance and Optimization

Mixing and Blending Techniques

Expertise in Diagnosing Mechanical and Production Issues

Problem Identification

Ability to Perform Root-Cause Analysis for Tablet Press Problems

Operation of Mixing Equipment

Skill in Preventative Maintenance for Tablet Presses

Root Cause Analysis

Insight into Optimizing Tablet Press Production Lines for Maximum Efficiency

Application Knowledge

Advanced Knowledge in Tablet Press Setup and Calibration

Solution Implementation

Understanding the Relationship Between Formulation, Tablet Design, and Manufacturing Challenges

Formulation 401: Beginner Level

2 days in Fort Worth, TX

Participants will explore various types of powders, their unique properties, and how these properties influence their behavior in mixtures, focusing on achieving homogeneity and stability. The course includes practical, hands-on training where participants operate different types of mixers and blenders, gaining insights into their specific applications, benefits, and constraints.

Course Outcomes: By the end of this course, participants will be comfortable with basic tablet and capsule formulation, particularly focusing on direct compression techniques. Additionally, you will develop an understanding of the common manufacturing issues, learning how to identify and address their root causes effectively.

Enrollment Requirements: None

You'll receive:

Course Certificate upon Completion

On the last day of class, you will receive a personalized, embossed certification that declares you have completed one of SDU’s formulation courses. This credential not only validates your expertise and dedication to continuous learning but also positions you as a valuable asset in solid dose manufacturing.

Formulation Course Professor

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Brian Wagner

With a B.S. in Chemistry and over 30 years of experience, Brian Wagner is an expert in the formulation, processing, scale-up, and troubleshooting of finished products in the Nutritional Supplements and Pharmaceutical industries, focusing on solid oral dosage forms including tablets, capsules, and soft gels. His extensive hands-on experience encompasses operating high shear granulators, fluid bed granulators, mills, blenders, tablet presses, and encapsulators, making him a seasoned veteran in manufacturing equipment and techniques.