"[PCT’s Nanopowder] enclosure was found to be very effective at containing nanoalumina during pouring and transfer."

UMass Lowell
Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing

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Enclosure Containing Entire Formulation Process Reaches OEL <.1 ug/m3


Pharmaceutical Containment Technologies achieved the stringent containment criteria required for a high-level research university: reaching an OEL of <.1 ug/m3 when handling kilograms of API.


The institution - handling API and similar compounds in the production and formulation processes - sought to optimize containment utilizing limited HVAC capacity. The solution (derived from concept designs, enclosure mock-ups, SOP development and site acceptance testing) included implementing PCT's custom enclosure design which allowed for interchangeable equipment (friabilators, comills, tablet presses, sieve-shakers and granulators)  be used under containment as well as utilizing a plug'n'play layout to accommodate each application.


By achieving the OEL <.1 ug/m3, health and safety requirement can be achieved in the laboratory without restrictive and excessive protective equipment.



Proven Nano-Particle Containment

nano-1PCT’s powder-handling enclosure provides proven nano-particle containment with exposure <2000 np/ cm3 when pouring 100g of nanoalumina.

Testing performed by UMass Lowell’s Center for High- rate Nano-Manufacturing found PCT’s enclosure to “be very effective at containing nanoalumina during pouring and transfer.”

PCT’s enclosure systems also work efficiently for level 3 & 4 pharmaceutical compounds.

PCT provides standard and custom containment systems for the handling of potent compounds, API’s, nano-particles and other hazards.

Applications include:

  • formulation  
  • characterization  
  • robotics  
  • aerosolization  
  • fume scavenging  
  • weighing  
  • milling/grinding  
  • compound extruder 
  • dispensing



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