Innomech, Powder Systems & Capsugel develop Xceloprotect

Innomech has helped Capsugel to develop and launch a new high performance containment system for use with its Xcelodose® precision powder micro-dosing system. Xceloprotect™ has been designed by high containment specialist manufacturer Powder Systems Ltd (PSL) to protect operators from potential exposure to highly potent compounds when using Xcelodose to manufacture batches of filled capsules for clinical trials or for small scale production.

“Xceloprotect is one of several recent Innomech projects where we have been appointed to reconfigure or upgrade a client’s existing equipment for a new application or to comply with new health, safety or other regulatory requirements,” said Tim Mead, Innomech.

Innomech’s role was to re-engineer Xcelodose for easier cleaning and maintenance, and to enable its integration into a high performance containment system without affecting system performance or operational efficiency.  All the mechanical and electrical mechanisms for the capsule-filling and weighing system have also been re-positioning into the lower half of the isolator to avoid contamination and to provide service technicians with safe and easy access without breaking containment. Existing Xcelodose systems in the field can also be retrofitted with a special kit.

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