Particulate Modification Technology

About us

The technical group of particulate modification technology started in 1985 with pharmaceutical technology as the core of their activities. Japanese particulate modification technology is at top level in the world. Particularly in the field of processing and industrialization of nanoparticle, the Japanese researcher and engineers take leadership in the world.

Current level of technology, trend and activities in future

1.Attained level:
Particulate modification technology in Japan is at top-level in the world, particularly in the field of processing, industrialization and particle design. What is demanded from now on is safe handling of nanoparticles and processing technology which take careful note of environment and development of highly functional and multifunctional particles.

2.Trend:

  • Development of technology which utilizes characteristic properties of particle surface and surface boundary
  • Development of technology which controls particle-particle interaction
  • Development of technology and equipment which aim at energy-saving and high efficiency, and development of medical additives
  • Practical use of pharmaceutical continuous production process
  • Development of sensors and monitoring devices which enable non-contact measurement of particle behavior and physical properties inside the processing equipment
  • High functionalization of micro and macro devices by controlling nanostructure

3.Group activities
This group will support APPIE members planning an expansion to other countries, mainly toward Asia, in the field of particle modification. Meetings and symposiums will be held for that purpose. The group will work together with other APPIE groups and other associations which have the same interest. The group will pursue evolution of international exchange and recommend booth display in international exhibition. The group sets the following aims.

  • Recruiting young people who willingly attend activities shown in the above trend and have credentials to create new fields. This is connected to cultivation of human resource,
  • Globalization of factory visit and lecture meeting. Plotting overseas strategy
  • Exhibiting in powder show organized by APPIE and planning of mini-symposiums

Conductor

Coordinator KOBE GAKUIN UNIV. FUKUMORI/Yoshinobu
Vice Coordinator Gifu Pharmaceutical University,
Department of Drug Delivery Technology & Science,
Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Engineering
TAKEUCHI/Hirofumi
Representative Organizer TOKUJU CORPORATION YOSHIDA/Taizo
Vice Representative Organizer DALTON CORPORATION ASAI/Naochika
SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD. ITO/Yuichi
Organizer ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION SAITO/Toru
FREUND CORPORATION TANAKA/Toshiya
HOSOKAWA MICRON CORPORATION YOKOYAMA/Hiroshi
KIKUSUI SEISAKUSHO LTD. SHIMADA/Satoshi
NARA MACHINERY CO., LTD. TANABE/Bunmei
POWREX CORPORATION NAGATO/Takuya
TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY, LTD. FUKUTA/Makoto
TSUMURA & CO. YOSHIMURA/Tomonari
OHKAWARA KAKOHKI CO., LTD. OKAWARA/Masaaki
OHKAWARA KAKOHKI CO., LTD. OKAWARA/Tomonao
SHIONOGI & CO., LTD. TOYODA/Toshitada