Particulate Modification

About us

The Technical Group of Particulate Modification started in 1985 to contribute mainly to the pharmaceutical field. Japanese particulate modification technology is at the top level in the world, particularly in processing and industrialization of nanoparticles. The following technologies are expected to be developed from this time.

  • Particulate modification focused on macroscopic environment of particle surface and surface boundary
  • Particulate modification controlling mutual interaction between particles
  • Particulate modification and equipment development aiming at energy saving and higher efficiency
  • Development of non-contact sensor and system sensing particle behavior and properties inside equipment

In addition, the group will study orally disintegrating tablets and product discrimination which are drawing great attention in the medical field today.

Current level of technology, trend and activities in future

①Technology Level
Particle processing technology in Japan is at the top level in the world, and Japan is in a leading position in particle processing and particle design technology including nanoparticles. In recent years, attention has been focused on continuous processes, and new developments in technologies such as the development of measuring instruments, particle processing technology, and production equipment are required to meet the trend.

②Technology Trend
Development of particle design and processing technologies that advocate product development that is close to the user. Comprehensive development of high-efficiency particle processing technology and equipment, pharmaceutical additives and other powders for energy conservation and rationalization. We aim to improve our technology based on the following three points. Practical application of a continuous manufacturing process for formulations. Development of a comprehensive production system that can respond immediately to the introduction of robots. Development of intelligent sensors and monitoring devices that enable non-contact monitoring of particle behavior and physical properties in particle processing equipment.

③Technical group activities
Consideration and implementation of human resource development with qualities to open up new fields based on the above technological trends. Gathering overseas information and building strategies by globalizing activities such as factory tours and lectures. Active participation in exhibitions and mini-symposium organized by APPIE.
Participation in the planning and organizing of particle processing conferences and symposiums aimed at cooperating with APPIE member companies in globalization, particularly in Asia. Through these activities, we will collaborate with other technical groups and other related societies and academic associations to actively develop profitable international exchanges and promote participation in overseas industrial exhibitions.

Conductor

Coordinator Gifu Pharmaceutical University,
Department of Drug Delivery Technology & Science,
Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Engineering
TAKEUCHI/Hirofumi
Vice Coordinator Meijo University IWAMOTO/Kiyoshi
Representative Organizer DALTON CORPORATION ASAI/Naochika
Vice Representative Organizer 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
OHKAWARA KAKOHKI CO., LTD. OKAWARA/Masaaki
OHKAWARA KAKOHKI CO., LTD. OKAWARA/Tomonao
POWREX CORP. TAKATORI/Toshihito
SHIONOGI & CO., LTD. TOYODA/Toshitada
SPERA PHARMA, INC. FUKUTA/Makoto
TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY, LTD. SATO/Yoshinobu
TOKUJU CORPORATION NAKAMURA/Toshiro
TSUMURA & CO. YOSHIMURA/Tomonari