Formulation 403: Master Class

The master class at Solid Dose University is designed for those seeking to achieve mastery in powder formulation, focusing on cutting-edge technologies in powder mixing and the latest developments in formulation science.

Start on August 19, 2025

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

Skills You'll Develop

Controlled Release Formulation

Proficiency in Tablet Press Operation and Troubleshooting

Advanced Equipment Proficiency

Leadership in Managing Tablet Press Maintenance and Optimization

Enhancing Bioavailability

Expertise in Diagnosing Mechanical and Production Issues

Designing Multi-Stage Release Products

Ability to Perform Root-Cause Analysis for Tablet Press Problems

Use of Novel Excipients

Skill in Preventative Maintenance for Tablet Presses

Impact Analysis of Formulation

Insight into Optimizing Tablet Press Production Lines for Maximum Efficiency

Complex Problem Solving

Advanced Knowledge in Tablet Press Setup and Calibration

Application of Coatings

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

Formulation 403: Master Class

2 days in Fort Worth, TX

Participants will undertake advanced projects, including creating formulations that feature controlled-release properties, improved bioavailability, and the use of innovative excipients. Through hands-on workshops, participants will tackle complex formulation challenges and develop innovative solutions with industry-leading equipment.

Course Outcomes: By the end of this course, you will be proficient in crafting solid dose products with functional properties such as timed, targeted, and multi-stage release. You will also gain a deep understanding of how formulation influences a drug’s appeal and learn when to apply tablet coatings to meet specific therapeutic objectives.

Enrollment Requirements: Completion of SDU’s 402 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 403 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.