Formulation 402: Advanced Level

The advanced level course at Solid Dose University delves into the more intricate aspects of powder formulation, such as granulation techniques, particle size distribution, and the effects of moisture and other environmental factors.

Start on February 11, 2025

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

Skills You'll Develop

Advanced Granulation Techniques

Proficiency in Tablet Press Operation and Troubleshooting

Process Optimization

Leadership in Managing Tablet Press Maintenance and Optimization

Particle Size Distribution Mastery

Expertise in Diagnosing Mechanical and Production Issues

Equipment Operation

Ability to Perform Root-Cause Analysis for Tablet Press Problems

Moisture and Environmental Control

Skill in Preventative Maintenance for Tablet Presses

Quality Assurance

Insight into Optimizing Tablet Press Production Lines for Maximum Efficiency

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

Advanced Knowledge in Tablet Press Setup and Calibration

Problem-Solving and Troubleshooting

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

Formulation 402: Advanced Level

2 days in Fort Worth, TX

This course introduces participants to the essential principles of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), focusing on maintaining consistency and quality across all product batches. Participants will engage in practical sessions that focus on optimizing mixing parameters to meet precise product specifications and will gain hands-on experience with fluid bed granulators and roller compactors to understand the fundamentals of granulation.

Course Outcomes: By the end of this course, you will be able to determine when a powder needs granulation or agglomeration for efficient use in solid dose formulations. You will also develop a comprehensive understanding of the various tools used to address powder issues, along with the benefits of each, enabling you to enhance product quality and process efficiency.

Enrollment Requirements: Completion of SDU’s 401 powder formulation class.

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.