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  Copley Scientific Acquires Automation Experts Novi Systems

copley scientificCopley Scientific, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of inhaler testing equipment has acquired Novi Systems, a company with market-leading expertise in the automation of inhaler testing, extending the Copley product range and securing a broader platform for the development of new inhaler testing solutions....


  Introducing the new NGI Assistant, a Labour-Saving Device for Higher Productivity Inhaler Testing
NGI AssistantHands-on demonstrations at Copley Scientific’s UK headquarters are proving the perfect introduction to the upgraded NGI (Next Generation Impactor) Assistant, a labour-saving device that boosts the precision and productivity of inhaler testing to unprecedented levels. Cascade impaction is used to determine the aerodynamic particle size distribution (APSD) of all orally inhaled products; a critical quality attribute....


  Advancing the Science of OINDPs: Copley Scientific joins IPAC-RS
copley scientificCopley Scientific, a global leader in the design and manufacture of inhaler testing equipment, is pleased to announce that it has joined the International Pharmaceutical Aerosol Consortium on Regulation & Science (IPAC-RS) as an Associate Member. IPAC- RS is an international association that seeks to advance the science of orally inhaled and nasal drug products....


  Advancing Metered-Dose Inhaler Testing

Capitalising on the success of the Critical Flow Controller Model TPK™ 2100 for dry powder inhalers (DPIs), Copley Scientific has launched the BAC™ 2100, an advanced Breath Actuation Controller to help automate flow control when testing metered - dose inhalers (MDIs) for delivered dose uniformity and aerodynamic particle size distribution.


  Copley Scientific Invests Locally and Boosts Rate of Growth, to Support Growing International Business

Copley Scientific, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of inhaler testing equipment, and a leading manufacturer of equipment for testing other pharmaceutical dosage forms, continues to grow its international customer base and expand its range of innovative products.

anna__amp__mark_photoCopley is investing heavily into infrastructure, by expanding its UK HQ to reinforce the company’s export base, which currently supplies to over 90 countries globally. The investment also encompasses recruitment, with the current focus on strengthening customer facing teams....


  Copley Scientific Publishes New Technical Guide on Detergent Testing Best Practice

Copley Scientific, a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing equipment, has released a new informative guide for lab-scale laundry and dishwasher detergent testing.

copley scientificThe new guide will help all those looking to establish relevant, reproducible, cost-efficient methods for formulation, QC and comparative assessment of detergents. Download it via: All cleaning products are tested in full scale domestic washing machines and dishwashers, but such testing is time-, energy- and detergent-intensive....


  Copley Scientific Releases Upgraded SPU 2000 for Reduced Inhaler Testing Variability

Copley Scientific, the world’s leading manufacturer of inhaler test equipment, has upgraded its Sample Preparation Unit (SPU) Model 2000 to include a modified induction port fixture with a view to further broadening its appeal.

SPU 2000 FP Induction PortThe upgraded SPU 2000 now accommodates a Fluticasone Propionate/Salmeterol Xinafoate (FP/SX) induction port, in addition to the standard Andersen Cascade Impactor (ACI) and Next Generation Impactor (NGI) induction ports, making it a universally applicable labour-saving device for rinsing the induction ports routinely used in cascade impactor testing....


  Copley Scientific Announces Major Expansion of UK Headquarters

Copley Scientific has revealed plans to more than double the size of its current headquarters in Colwick to accommodate expansion in every area of its business.

headquartersCopley Scientific, a global leader in inhaler test equipment manufacturing, has grown exponentially over recent years and the launch of the Chinese version of the company website is further evidence of the company’s continued global success. The new building is expected to come on stream this year....


  Confused about Cascade Impaction? Watch the New Animations from Copley Scientific to Improve your Understanding of Inhaled Drug Product Testing

Copley Scientific, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of inhaler test equipment, has released two new educational animations that provide a clear, easy to understand introduction to critical aspects of inhaled product testing.

vitro-in vivoThe videos, entitled ‘How does a cascade impactor work?’ and ‘System for improved in vitro-in vivo correlations (IVIVCs) of inhaled drug products’ are an excellent resource for training, for researchers new to inhaled product testing and/or those seeking enhanced testing strategies...


  Copley Scientific Celebrates Seven Decades of Responsive Service to the Pharmaceutical Industry

Copley Scientific, a family-owned company that began supplying glassware to the UK pharmaceutical industry in 1946, is celebrating the seven decades of success that have led to its current position as the global leader in inhaled product testing equipment. 

Members of the Copley Scientific team“Longevity in business is a true mark of success and in our case a direct tribute to all the staff who have dedicated so much of their time and energy to the company, over many years.” said Mark Copley, Sales Director for Copley Scientific. “The loyalty of our team is reflected in the stability of our customer base and a primary reason for our outstanding customer service and application expertise. I’d like to thank everyone...


  New Brochure from Copley Scientific Delivers Essential Information on its Upgraded Pharmaceutical Testing Range

The latest version of ‘Quality Solutions for the Testing of Pharmaceuticals’ from Copley Scientific provides detailed information for those seeking assistance with the interpretation and application of regulatory guidance, as well as highlighting new additions to the company’s extensive range.

Quality Solutions for the Testing of PharmaceuticalsConsidered a ‘go to’ resource for expert advice that is rooted in current regulatory guidance and pharmacopoeial chapters, the brand new brochure can be freely downloaded from the Copley website, with printed versions available on request from The 2016 brochure covers the latest international requirements for testing the safety, quality and efficacy of  transdermals, powders and granules, tablets and capsules, suppositories, creams and ointments...


  Lose the Bubbles - New Vacuum De-Aeration Apparatus from Copley Scientific Improves the Accuracy of Semisolid Dosage Testing

Use of the new Vacuum De-aeration Apparatus from Copley Scientific  improves the accuracy of semisolid pharmaceutical testing by efficiently de-gassing the medium used in Vertical Diffusion Cells (VDCs) to measure the drug release profile of these products.

Vacuum De-aeration Apparatus from Copley ScientificSemisolids are creams, ointments, gels or lotions used principally in the treatment of dermatological conditions that are applied topically to the skin to deliver a localised therapeutic response. The performance of such products is determined by measuring the release rate of the active ingredient, through a suitable membrane held in contact with a receptor medium contained within a VDC. Air bubbles accumulating on the underside of the...


  Copley Scientific Launches a New Solution for Reproducible Dishwasher Detergent Testing

A new accessory for the Copley Scientific Tergotometer enables cost-efficient, reproducible dishwasher detergent testing within the lab.

Copley Scientific TergotometerThe scaled down test environment offered by the well-established Tergotometer provides representative testing while using minimal quantities of detergent.  The resulting data enables the robust assessment and comparison of detergent performance, to accelerate product development. The testing of detergents and associated products can be time-consuming and potentially subjective.  The new accessory for the Tergotometer, in contrast, makes it possible to...


  Copley Scientific Releases a New Brochure for Inhaler Testing

A new brochure from Copley Scientific offers comprehensive, authoritative guidance to support the development of optimal testing strategies for new and generic orally inhaled and nasal drug products (OINDPs).

copley scientific 2015 edition‘Quality Solutions for Inhaler Testing, 2015 Edition’ includes detailed information on regulatory requirements and highlights pertinent new additions to the company’s extensive inhaled product testing range. It can be downloaded freely from the Copley Scientific website ( with print versions available on request from “We know that our customers value help with understanding the testing requirements for OINDPs, which...


  Mark Copley to Discuss Optimal Testing Methods for DPIs at Inaugural Harro Höfliger Symposium

Mark Copley, Sales Director for Copley Scientific, will discuss optimal in-vitro testing methods for dry powder inhalers (DPIs) at the inaugural Harro Höfliger Innovation Days symposium which is being run in cooperation with Capsugel.

mark copleyHis invited presentation on 23rd February 2015 is part of a 2-day event that will cover all aspects of capsule based DPI technology. The event takes place at the Hotel Sonne and Harro Höfliger Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH headquarters in Germany. Mark Copley’s presentation will provide a basic introduction to the dose uniformity and aerodynamic particle size distribution methods required for the testing of orally inhaled products (OIPs), according to the requirements of...


  Copley Scientific Publishes New White Paper: ‘Using Breathing Simulators to Enhance Inhaled Product Testing’

A new white paper from Copley Scientific provides expert guidance on how to use breathing simulators effectively when testing orally inhaled products (OIPs).

COP JOB 2Breathing simulators are machines that mimic the inhalation and/or exhalation profile of a patient and are used increasingly in OIP testing. Copley Scientific’s white paper clearly explains where breathing simulators are specified by pharmacopoeial methods and also where their optional use is beneficial. This may be in improving understanding of product performance, for example, or to support a Quality by Design (QbD) approach...


  Copley Scientific launches new products for MDI testing in line with the new USP monograph

Copley Scientific has launched two new products relating to metered dose inhalers (MDIs).

Copley Scientific launches new products for MDI testing in line with the new USP monograph

Copley Scientific has launched two new products to enable testing in accordance with methods described in a new US Pharmacopoeia (USP) monograph relating to metered dose inhalers (MDIs). The USP monograph, <1602>, which is currently in draft form, addresses the testing of MDIs with spacers and valved holding chambers (VHCs); devices that make MDIs more suitable for paediatric patients and those with poor coordination...


  Copley Scientific launches new equipment to streamline inhaled product testing

Copley Scientific has launched a new instrument, the TPK-R™ critical flow controller model to improve the ergonomics of test set-up for dry powder inhaler (DPI) testing.

The new Critical Flow Controller Model TPK-R from Copley ScientificThe new unit frees up bench-space and simplifies connection of the key pieces of equipment routinely used for DPI testing, without compromising the validity of existing test methods. Measuring the aerodynamic particle size distribution of DPIs helps to determine their in vivo behaviour and is essential during product development and for QC. Cascade impaction is the technique specified by the regulators, and the Next Generation Impactor (NGI) is routinely the instrument of choice for this application. Testing must be carried out at a constant, controlled air flow rate to ensure that the NGI delivers precise, calibrated performance...


  New media prep station from Copley Scientific increases productivity in tablet dissolution testing

The new Dissomate media preparation unit from Copley Scientific is an automated, compact system for preparing and gravimetrically dispensing the pre-warmed, de-aerated, dosed dissolution media required for accurate tablet dissolution testing.

Dissomate media preparation unit

Operating on the “filtering, warming, and stirring under vacuum principle” recommended by the pharmacopoeias and FDA, it can prepare 8 litres of fresh dissolution media in under 15 minutes. These fast preparation times in combination with rapid dispensing reduce the down time between dissolution experiments, with proven savings compared with manual preparation. Dissolution testing is vital in tablet manufacture. Accurate analysis requires well-prepared dissolution media as air bubbles and other dissolved gases are widely recognised as sources of problems...


  Copley Scientific introduces the Dissofract, an automated sampler for dissolution testing

The new Dissofract, from Copley Scientific, is a compact stand alone unit for the automated sampling of tablet dissolution testing apparatus.

The new Dissofract an automated sampler for dissolution testing

It delivers minimal cross-contamination and short sampling times enabling accurate assessment of the dissolution profile of even fast release tablets. With a novel design based around the use of highly accurate bidirectional pumps Dissofract offers the additional advantages of low dead volume and First In/First Out (FIFO) operation enabling data matching with manual results. The widespread use of tablets makes drug release or dissolution testing one of the most routinely applied analyses in the pharmaceutical industry...


  New Copley Scientific super capacity vacuum pump supports high flow rate testing of inhaled products

Copley Scientific has launched a new Super Capacity Pump, the SCP5, to efficiently meet requirements for high flow rate dry powder inhaler (DPI) testing, in accordance with USP and Ph.Eur. methodologies

The SCP5 from Copley ScientificThe powerful, oil lubricated SCP5 generates flow rates up to 100L/min (the limit required for all DPI testing) under the stable, sonic flow conditions necessary for robust aerodynamic particle size distribution (APSD) measurement, when used with all the pharmacopoeial specified cascade impactors. A quiet and space-efficient option for high flow rate generation, the SCP5 incorporates a flow control valve and regulated inlets that also enable testing of other types of orally inhaled and nasal drug products (OINDPs), for maximum flexibility...


  Copley Scientific breathes new life into inhaler testing Copley Scientific's new Breath Simulator Model BRS 3000 delivers the flow rate, acceleration and capacity required to test metered dose inhalers (MDIs) and dry powder inhalers (DPIs) in a more patient representative manner, as well being suitable for testing nebulisers, spacers and valved holding chambers, according to the latest pharmacopoeial monographs.

Breath Simulator Model BRS 3000Designed to allow closer simulation of in vivo breathing profiles, the BRS 3000 generates flow rates up to 240 litres per minute with a maximum 25 litres per second2 acceleration rate; volume capacity is 5 litres.  Companion to the smaller BRS 2000 unit, which is designed principally for nebulisers, the BRS 3000 allows users to precisely define and apply breathing profiles that mimic those of the patient during inhaler use...


  Copley Scientific highlights new research tool for aerosol characterisation at EAC 2012 1040XP Humidified Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer Visitors to the Copley Scientific stand at the 2012 European Aerosol Conference in Granada, Spain (2-7  September) will be able to find out more about new technology for the study of aerosol  behaviour, as well as viewing the company's extensive range of aerosol sampling and particle characterisation equipment for pharmaceutical, defence and nanotechnology applications and atmospheric studies...


  Copley Scientific publishes new edition of ‘Quality Solutions for Inhaler Testing’ The new version of ‘Quality Solutions for Inhaler Testing' from Copley Scientific not only showcases the latest developments in inhaled product testing equipment but also provides  practical guidance on achieving robust and reliable measurement and analysis.

Quality Solutions for Inhaler TestingA ‘go to' resource for expert advice that is rooted in the latest regulatory guidance and pharmacopoeial monographs, the new brochure includes details of a cluster of novel products designed to deliver better in vitro in vivo relationships (IVIVRs) for all orally inhaled and nasal drug products (OINDPs)...


  Copley Scientific’s distributor training ensures market leading support for inhaler testing worldwide Copley distributor meetingIn May 2012, Copley Scientific's distribution partners from around the world gathered at the company's headquarters in Nottingham, UK, to attend an intensive three-day training programme on all aspects of inhaler testing. Over the course of the meeting, participants were able to hone their knowledge and skills, learning not only about new products, but also the latest regulatory thinking and requirements...


  Copley Scientific appoints new distributors in Turkey, Brazil and China Copley Scientific appoints new distributors in Turkey, Brazil and ChinaBuilding on an established reputation  as a global provider of high quality pharmaceutical testing equipment, Copley Scientific  is significantly expanding its world-wide distribution network with the appointment of new  partners in Turkey, Brazil and China. "Copley Scientific aims to provide the very highest levels of localised service to all its customers, around the world,"  said Sales Director Mark Copley, "so we're delighted to have identified strong distribution partners for these three important territories.  The economies of Turkey, Brazil and China are flourishing, with high levels of pharmaceutical research activity taking place...


  Catch the new Copley Scientific BRS 3000 breath simulator at RDD 2012 Copley Scientific BRS 3000 breath simulatorVisitors to Respiratory Drug Delivery 2012 (RDD 2012, May 13-17, Phoenix, Arizona) will be the first to see the new Copley Scientific BRS 3000 breath simulator for metered dose inhaler (MDI) and dry powder inhaler (DPI) testing. Companion to the BRS 2000 unit for nebulisers, which was previewed at ISAM 2011, the BRS 3000 allows users to precisely define and apply breathing profiles that mimic those of the patient during inhaler use. This enables the exploration of DPI and MDI performance under test conditions that more accurately reflect in-use situations...


  Copley Scientific showcases market leading inhaler testing systems at Analytica 2012 Copley ScientificCopley Scientific is exhibiting its market leading inhaled product testing systems at Analytica 2012 (17-20 April; Munich, Germany), together with instruments from the company's comprehensive range of  solid dosage testing equipment. Inhaler testing systems from Copley Scientific are used throughout the pharmaceutical industry and are supported by a team with specialist knowledge and expertise in this area...


  Kick-Off for Copley Scientific’s Sponsorship of local Football Team dwalton Cavaliers Under 13’s Football TeamCopley Scientific, a successful Nottinghamshire company that supplies test equipment to pharmaceutical companies across the globe , is taking a keen interest in activities much closer to home, signing a sponsorship agreement with local under 13's soccer side Edwalton Cavaliers...


  Copley Scientific particle counters hit the spot The new M1110 water-based condensation particle counter from Copley ScientificThe recent European Aerosol conference (EAC) (4-9 September 2011) in Manchester saw the launch of a new series of compact, environmentally friendly water-based condensation particle counters (WCPC) from Copley Scientific. Suitable for use in clean rooms, environmental science applications, high purity gas systems, and other air sampling applications, the M1110 and the M1120 WCPCs use novel single-flow mixing technology to give superior counting at high particle concentrations...


  Copley Scientific forges new relationships in China, supporting the development of inhaled product testing standards Returning from a successful trip to China, where he was the invited guest of the National Institute for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) (the department of the State Food and Drug Adminstration (SFDA) responsible for drug testing) Mark Copley, Sales Director for Copley Scientific, is enthusiastic about how inhaled product testing is developing in the country and delighted with the response to training sessions that he delivered...


  Copley Scientific extends capabilities Copley Scientific’s headquarters in Nottingham, UKCopley Scientific is expanding the team at its Nottingham, UK, headquarters, most recently adding a new product support engineer, to meet increasing demands from its rapidly growing international business. At the same time the company has successfully extended its ISO certification to include the equipment design process, further enhancing its credentials to also offer bespoke technical solutions for the pharmaceutical industry...


  Copley Scientific highlights real-time fibre monitor at European Aerosol Conference The Real-Time Fibre Monitor Mondel 7400ADThe 2011 European Aerosol Conference in Manchester, UK (4-9 September 2011) will see Copley Scientific exhibiting the company's latest solutions for aerosol sampling and particle characterisation. Copley Scientific offers instrumentation for aerosol research in a number of important areas including pharmaceuticals, atmospheric studies, defence and nanotechnology. A particular highlight at the show will be the Real-Time Fibre Monitor Model 7400AD, a compact and powerful system that is being adopted for a range of applications...


  Copley Scientific introduces new breath simulator at ISAM 2011 Copley ScientificA new breath simulator from Copley Scientific will be on display for the first time at the 18th Congress of the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM), 18 - 22 June 2011, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The new breath simulator allows application of all of the breathing profiles specified in new guidance for nebuliser testing issued in the pharmacopoeia.


  Copley Scientific demonstrates detergent tester at CESIO 2011 Copley Scientific’s Tergotometer is a precision benchtop detergent tester that simulates the action of a domestic washing machine.Copley Scientific will exhibit the Tergotometer detergent testing system at CESIO 2011, the 8th World Surfactant Congress and Business Convention, which takes place in Vienna, Austria from June 6 - 8, 2011. The Copley Scientific Tergotometer is a convenient and economical laboratory-scale system that is widely used to test the effectiveness of soaps and detergents or the washability and colourfastness of fabrics and other materials...


  Copley Scientific delivers eight further dissolution testers to thriving Melbourn Scientific Mark Hammond, CEO of Melbourn Scientific  (left) and Mark Copley (right) with one of the eight Copley Scientific tablet dissolution testers delivered to Melbourn ScientificCopley Scientific has delivered a multiple order of eight tablet dissolution testers to Melbourn Scientific as the contract research organisation extends its testing capabilities in response to increasing client demand. The eight DIS6000 systems, one of the most compact dissolution testers available, have been installed and commissioned with full support from the Copley Scientific team who completed installation and operation qualification (IQ/OQ) on site...


  New results point the way to faster inhaled product testing The FSA from Copley ScientificCurrent interest in the use of Abbreviated Impactor Measurement (AIM) was clear at the recent EPAG (European Pharmaceutical Aerosol Group) sponsored workshop at Drug Delivery to the Lungs 21, where presenters from a number of leading pharmaceutical companies shared experimental data comparing AIM results. New instrumentation, such as the Fast Screening Impactor (FSI) and Fast Screening Andersen (FSA), from Copley Scientific, were shown to deliver data comparable to conventional cascade impaction in less time


  Introducing the new Alberta Idealized Throats from Copley Scientific - closer IVIVC in inhaled product testing The Alberta Idealized Throat from Copley ScientificThe Alberta Idealized Throat is a new product from Copley Scientific designed to improve in vivo/in vitro correlation (IVIVC) during inhaled product testing. Originally developed by the University of Alberta, Canada, and commercialized exclusively by Copley Scientific, the new throat is designed to provide a more ‘patient representative' alternative to the USP/Ph Eur induction port, routinely used for aerodynamic particle size measurement by cascade impaction.


  Copley Scientific will launch Alberta Idealized Throat at DDL21 The Alberta Idealized ThroatAt this year's Drug Delivery to the Lungs conference, Copley Scientific will launch the Alberta Idealized Throat, a new induction port designed for use with with cascade impactors to improve the in vivo relevance of in vitro inhaled product testing. DDL21 takes place from 8 - 10 December in Edinburgh, Scotland.


  New version of Copley Scientific’s inhaler testing software adds automatic data import from Waters Empower

Copley Scientific has introduced a new version of its widely used Copley Inhaler Testing Data Analysis Software (CITDAS). Guided by customer feedback, the company has made specific enhancements and has added a number of new features, as well as a separate spreadsheet for the automatic import of data from Waters Empower chromatography software. Existing CITDAS V3.00 users can upgrade free of charge.


  Copley Scientific publishes new version of ‘Quality Solutions for Air Sampling & Particle Analysis’ Copley Scientific has published a new version of its ‘Quality Solutions for Air Sampling & Particle Analysis' brochure, which not only details available products, but also provides background information across different areas of testing.


  Copley Scientific exhibits precision benchtop detergent tester at Montreux 2010 Copley Scientific will exhibit the latest equipment for testing detergents, including the company's precision benchtop Tergotometer, and equipment for testing powders, at the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS) 7th World Conference on Detergents


  A new automation tool for inhaled dose uniformity testing from Copley Scientific The new DUSA Shaker from Copley Scientific is a small footprint unit that automates the rinsing of Dose Uniformity Sampling Apparatus (DUSA) collection tubes. Automation not only increases productivity, it also enhances the reproducibility of drug recovery and reduces the risk of operator exposure to repetitive strain injury.


  State-of-the-art manufacturing gives Copley Scientific’s new dissolution tester the edge in enhanced mechanical calibration Copley Scientific has launched the Dissolution Tester DIS-EMC, a new system that features Enhanced Mechanical Calibration, and which is designed to meet the latest and most rigorous calibration needs in this field.


  New Andersen Cascade Impactor (ACI) cleaning system from Copley Scientific The new Andersen Cascade Impactor (ACI) cleaning system from Copley Scientific provides an integrated solution for the post-test ultrasonic washing and drying of the ACI, an instrument widely used throughout the pharmaceutical industry for inhaled product testing


  Copley Scientific launches world’s first commercial apparatus for dissolution testing of inhaled drugs Copley Scientific has launched the world's first commercially available apparatus designed specifically for dissolution testing of inhaled drug formulations. Based on a concept developed by Professor Jason McConville and his team at the College of Pharmacy, University of Texas, a new NGI dissolution cup and membrane holder enables dissolution testing of size-fractionated particles selected from the emitted dose.



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