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3P attend Powder Characterisation Conference?

Powder Conference

Our Director Dr Dave Seaward attended the Powder Characterisation Workshop at Imperial College London (18th May 2017)

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Our award winning catheter technology is in the news yet again?

Developing a catheter valve

3P's award winning catheter valve has received significant press attention this year.

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3P present patch pump technology?

SteadyMed patch Pump

3P presented our work on the SteadyMed patch pump at the 2017 Injectables Management forum. It is an excellent example of how 3P's process development methodology adds value to client projects by reducing the time and costs of bringing medical devices to market.

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Star Wars Day, Bubbles and Why we haven’t cured cancer yet?

3P were invited to exhibit at the recent IET Kelvin Lecture

If this headline doesnt catch your eye nothing will. What do these things have in common with 3P?

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3P are tackling the most common cause of hospital acquired infections?

 3P is helping to solve the costly and some times devastating effects of urinary tract infections (UTI's) in hospitals.

Winners of the IET Horizontal Innovation Award

Watch the video for more detail on the novel catheter work done to date

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3P invest in 3D

3P have invested in 3D printing technology

At the start of 2017 3P decided to invest in their first professional rapid prototype machine. Following detailed research of the market an Objet30 Pro was purchased.

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3P's client is helping to prevent the spread of aids by empowering women in Sub-Saharan Africa

3P technology is being used to help produce vaginal rings that protect women against both HIV and pregnancy.

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See our equipment on our client's website here
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30th November - ISPE UK Annual Event - 'New Dimensions in Pharmaceuticals', Crowne Plaza, Stratford Upon Avon

3P will be attending ISPE's New Dimensions in Pharmaceuticals. Come and see us there!

http://www.ispe.org/uk-affiliate

 

 

 

 

7th- 8th November - The Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices, Austria Centre Vienna, Austria

3P is pleased to be heading to Vienna this year for PDA's annual Pre-filled Syringe and Injection Device conference. Come and see us at Booth X113!

www.pda.org

 

27th - 28th September 2017 - Expo & conference 2017 - Galway Racecourse

3P will be attending Galway Racecourse for the Medical Technology Ireland Expo & conference. Come and see us on stand 38!

http://www.medicaltechnologyireland.com/

 

 

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27th - 28th June 2017 - Dry Powder Inhalers: Annual Conference

3P will be attending Management Forum Dry Powder Inhalers annual conference. Come and see us there!

www.management-forum.co.uk

 

25-28th April 2017 - Respiratory Drug Delivery 2017, Antibes France.

3P will be attending RDD Europe 2017, where in-depth discussions of the developing issues surrounding aerosol drug delivery including new therapeutic opportunities and drug design technologies, progress in drug development alongside novel in vitro and in vivo testing methods, regulatory science. As well as this we will be presenting our latest developments in powder micro dosing and powder filling, in the technology exhibition on stand TBD.

www.rddonline.com

 

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21st - 22nd March 2017 - Injectable Drug Delivery

This is the essential conference for pharmaceutical and medical device professionals in the injectable drug delivery industry and 3P will be there!

www.management-forum.co.uk

 

1st-2nd February 2017 -Paris Expo Port de Versailles

For the second year running 3P will be attending Pharmapack and will be available to discuss processing and packaging challenges for Pharma and Medical Devices on Stand M20. We look forward to seeing you there!

www.pharmapackeurope.com

 

 

 

7-9th December 2016 - Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL27), Edinburgh

Join us at DDL27, Europe’s premier event dedicated to pulmonary and nasal drug delivery.
This year we are proud to launch our latest R500 and R1000 Inhalation Capsule Fillers.
Please visit us at Stand 349 for details.

www.aerosol-soc.com

 

26th -27th April 2016 - National Conference Centre, Birmingham

3P innovation's MA3 Clean-room platform will be showing on Stand 213 with Staubli’s Stericlean clean-room robot installed and 3P representatives will be at the making pharmaceuticals event, avavailable to answer any questions you may have.

www.making-pharma.com

 

22nd -23rd September 2016 - Congress Centre, Basel Switzerland

After the success of last years event 3P are proud to be attending Medtech and Pharma in Basel this year! This years conference entitled 'Innovative drug-device combinations and diagnostics' is one not to be missed!

www.medtech-pharma.com

 

 

17th- 19th October - The Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, Huntington Beach CA

3P is pleased to be heading to California this year for PDA's annual Pre-filled Syringe and Injection Device conference.

www.pda.org

 

10th -11th February 2016 -Paris Expo Port de Versailles

For the first time 3P will be attending Pharmapack and will be available to discuss processing and packaging challenges for Pharma and Medical Devices. We look forward to seeing you there!

www.pharmapackeurope.com

 

27th- 28th January 2016 -The Copthorne Tara Hotel, London

3P are proud to be exhibiting at the 8th annual Pre-filled Syringes meeting in London! We look forward to seeing you there.

 

www.smi-online.co.uk

 

2nd-6th November 2015 - The Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices, Vienna, Austria

3P are pleased to be attending the universe of pre-filled syringes and Injection Devices in Vienna and will be exhibiting at stand 59!

www.pda.org

 

 

22nd-23rd October 2015 - Combined solutions for patients, Swissôtel Oerlikon, Switzerland.

Join 3P in Zurich for the annual Medtech & Pharma Platform conference, with presentations from experts in the industry and fantastic tabletop exhibitions this is one to not be missed! We will be in the exhibition hall at stand 17!

www.medtech-pharma.com

 

 

5-8th May 2015 – Respiratory Drug Delivery 2015, Antibes France.

3P will be attending the 10th anniversary of RDD Europe, where in-depth discussions of developing issues surrounding aerosol drug delivery, progress in drug development and regulatory science will take place. As well as this there will be workshop sessions and the chance to see 3P presenting our latest developments in powder micro dosing and powder filling, in the technology exhibition on stand 28.

www.rddonline.com

 

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23rd - 25th March 2015 - Injectable Drug Delivery,
Le Meridien Piccadilly.

This is the essential conference for pharmaceutical and medical device professionals in the injectable drug delivery industry and 3P will be there!

www.management-forum.co.uk

 

 

28th January 2015 - The Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences - 'Freeze drying and alternative drying technologies for parenterals' conference

The meeting will look at the latest challenges and opportunities in the preservation of biopharmaceuticals and 3P will be showcasing our latest developments and technologies and will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

 

December 2014 – 3P exhibiting at DDL25 and celebrating 25 years of drug delivery to the lungs

3P is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at this years’ Drug Delivery to the lungs conference in Edinburgh, Scotland from the 10th-12th December.

The 2014 DDL conference, titled “Inhaled Drug Formulation – The Past, Present and Future” will cover themes such as Devices and Technology, Regulatory and Emerging Markets, Pharmaceutical Development and Respiratory Disease & Biology and offers poster sessions and an exhibition hall.

The25th Anniversary celebration will benefit from two distinguished speakers presenting talks looking to the future of inhaled medicine as well as a number of networking opportunities and the chance to be able to speak to a number of exhibitors in the exhibition hall. 3P will be located at Stand 35A and look forward to meeting you where we can show you some of our inhaler filling, assembly and testing technologies and discuss any product development and manufacturing challenges that you may have

 

3P May 2014 newsletter

In Mays Newsletter:
3P launches the Powder Lab
Dry Powder Inhaler presentation in June
Reconstitution Device launch
High speed robotics project in collaboration with Warwick University
Aseptic fill2Weight launched
Another year of growth


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September 2013 - 3P to attend the Parenteral Drug Association's conference at booth 90 with a range of dual chamber device technologies and our flexible aseptic powder filling system - Fill2Weight.

The PDA have accepted King's College London's publication outlining their joint work with 3P. Having worked on a wide range of injectable devices, 3P have recognised unmet needs with existing devices, and have developed dual chamber reconstitution technologies. These provide faster and more consistent mixing whilst reducing cost of goods. King's have quantified the benefits of 3P's unique reconstitution mixing technology. The system has now been successfully demonstrated at up to 10,000cP! King's have also developed a test methodology which has enabled 3P to quantify the benefits of their enhanced mixing system. The system provides faster and more consistent mixing.

3P's booth will also feature the world's most flexible aseptic powder filling system - Fill2Weight. This technology enables formulations to be spray dried or bulk lyophilised in trays prior to precise filling into vials, cartridges and syringes.

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September 2013 - 3P have taken a booth at the UK Affiliate of the ISPE Annual Conference. 21st November 2013 in Stratford-Upon-Avon

The full day Conference programme will investigate changes in the industry since the last event at Stratford, the lessons learned and consider future developments from regulatory, technology and case study perspectives. The conference's aim is to inform and inspire participants to drive UK pharmaceutical research and manufacturing to be highly efficient and competitive on a global basis through innovation. Speakers from MHRA, ABPI, Siemens, PwC, GSK, Actavis UK, Penn Pharmaceuticals and others to be confirmed.

3P will be available to discuss our wide range of service offering's to the pharmaceutical industry: this ranges from powder filling equipment to medical device assembly machines and test & inspection equipment. We will also have samples of our novel reconstitution technology available for demonstration.

3P's Directors, Dr Dave Seaward and Simon Strothers will be pleased to see you during the day.

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September 2013 - 3P's "science of scale" equipment praised in Pfizer Paper, at the Compaction Simulation Forum

3P were pleased to attend the Compaction Simulation Forum which was held in Cambridge UK during June. A variety of speakers spoke on the challenges of tablet formation and the science behind compaction simulation. The forum was also extended to include capsule filling simulators which are a unique offering from 3P. We were delighted to watch Ian Smales present Pfizer's work with 3P's instrumented lab dosator and lab disc dosator - these provide real science of scale for developers of capsule based formulations. 3P's equipment have added significant value (and rapid payback) by ensuring early phase formulations are screened for use in Pfizer's fleet of commercial capsule filling equipment. Pfizer's findings re-inforce the benefits demonstrated and published by Glaxo Smith Kline several years ago.

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Simon Strothers joins 3P

 

 

 

August 2013 - 3P expand with more engineers and a Simon Strothers has joined as dedicated Sales and Marketing Director

2013 has been an excellent year for 3P, with significant expansion. To complement our team of engineers, 6 mechanical engineers joined our ranks during the summer months. In addition Simon Strothers joins us as Sales and Marketing Director in September. Simon comes to us with a wealth of experience across a range of industires and he will provide a dedicated focus to our Sales activity in the future. Everyone at 3P is looking forward to working with Simon to further develop the business.

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June 2013 - 3P recognised for supporting the next generation of engineers by the University of Bath

3P have been supporting engineering undergraduate placements since the business was formed. Widely recognised as one of the most useful and enjoyable placements available at the University of Bath, this investment in future generations of engineers has been recognised. A special article on 3P was included in the University's recent placement brochure. Dr Geoff Vernon, one of 3P's directors commented that "as an innovative business with engineering at the heart of everything we do, it is only fitting that we nurture and support the next generation of engineers."


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September 2013 - 3P attend Mikron's customer days for the second consecutive time

3P were pleased to attend Mikron's internal customer open days again during September. Mikron invited a wide range of their customers to view their new and standard equipment. 3P were among a select number of external organisations invited to provide a trade stand. 3P's Managing Director, Tom Bailey also provided presentations to assembled guests. He presented the range of technologies available to provide precise powder dispensing to a range of applications in a range of industries. On show at the trade stand were a number of 3P's powder dispensing technologies.

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3P at Go Ape

August 2013 - 3P article is featured in Med-Tech Innovation magazine (July/August 2013)

The Med-Tech magazine has featured an article describing how following Quality by Design (QbD) principles can significantly reduce the cost of goods associated with the commercialisation of medical devices. "This methodology is at the core of 3P technical values" said one of the authors, Dave Seaward.

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September 2013 - 3P are pleased to announce that they are providing a paper for the Pre-filled syringe, October, issue of On Drug Delivery Magazine

3P's paper will describe the rise of biologicals and why they present unique challenges. These long chain molecules are both viscous and fragile in liquid formulation, such that they tend to have limited aqueous stability. This is normally overcome by lyophilisation or cold chain. Formulation flexibility would ideally include spray dried and bulk tray dried formulations (which also lower costs) but until 3P's Fill2Weight powder dispenser there was no way of commercially filling such powdered formulations. The paper explains how 3P's unique powder filling technology is an enabler to both novel formulations and injectable devices.

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July 2013 - 3P celebrate another successful financial year..... by climbing trees!

In recognition of the hard work and dedication by everyone at 3P over the past financial year, the company closed for an afternoon to allow for some team building and celebration of another successful year.

The team went into Cannock Chase to enjoy the GoApe experience. This involved climbing high into the forest canopy before zip wiring down several 100 metres before repeating the process. As the photo of some of the participants below shows, everyone survived and had a throughly enjoyable time.

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May 2013 - 3P attend RDD and share a table with Aesica to promote capsule filling

Aesica are now offering high precision powder dispensing for inhaled applications using 3P's unique Fill2Weight technology. Both companies successfully teamed up at the Respiratory Drug Delivery Conference in Berlin in May. There was a steady stream of interested companies throughout the conference.

Aug 2013 - Aesica offer capsule powder filling service via 3P's high speed and flexible gravimetric Fill2Weight

Following on from an initial successful launch at Respiratory Drug Delivery at Berlin earlier this year Aesica now offer powder filling. In particular they are focused on capsule filling for early phase clinical development. 3P were pleased, that following an extensive review of the market place, they selected 3P's unique powder dispensing technology (Fill2Weight) due to the combination of speed and flexibility. This service is being offered out of their Nottingham, UK, facility. Of particular interest was the ability to handle both very free flowing and very cohesive powders on the same platform technology.

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June 2012 - A successful Achema

Thankyou to all 3P's clients old and new who attended our Booth at Achema 2012. We were pleased by the excellent attendance and the range of novel machines clients came to discuss.

We noted two trends from the show. Firstly clients are looking for low cost disposable solutions such as Ezi-dock split valve containment solution. Secondly we had a large number of vial and syringe powder filling enquiries: there appears to be a real and growing need for our flexible fill2Weight

May 2012

3P invites you to join us at the 30th Achema 2012.
3P innovation will be exhibiting in Frankfurt at the Achema 2012 exhibition between 18th and 22nd June 2012. It is the world forum for the process & pharmaceutical industries, chemical engineering, and biotechnology.
We will be at stand J64 in hall 3, which is the pharmaceutical hall. In addition to our tailored medical device assembly machinery, we will be displaying our latest range of powder dispensing technologies.

3P Services and Products.
Our engineers will be available to discuss how we speed up development programmes, with…

  • Assembly equipment – Clinical to Commercial
  • Volumetric Powder Dispensing
    • Dosator
    • Platen Filler – our unique variable volume system
    • Disk Dosator
  • Gravimetric Powder Dispensing
    • Fill2Weight – the world’s most flexible dispenser
  • Ezidock
    • Our Achema partner Ezidock will also display
      • Contained powder storage and transfer solutions

Achema

Nov 2010

3P present again at AAPS: a poster was presented at AAPS 2010 in collaboration with IPM

3P's groundbreaking work in the application of Raman spectroscopy was recently presented at the the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) in New Orleans. A tailored system was developed to handle medical devices containing active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's). Very low levels of drug were measured accurately. This enabled the system to save significant time and cost in the development of the product's manufacturing process: experimental results were provided in real time to inform the development team. Using quality by design (QbD) principles the critical quality parameters (CPP's) of the manufacturing equipment were selected in response to design of experiments using the Raman system developed by 3P innovation.

 

 

 

3P Raman Poster

Snap shot of Raman AAPS poster

Nov 2010

3P are please to announce attendance at two forthcoming trade shows.

3P will be attending the ISPE annual awards on Thursday 18th November 2010 at the Park Inn Hotel, Heathrow, London.

We will also be at Drug Delivery to the Lungs:DDL21 will be held from 8th - 10th December 2010, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

3P senior engineers will be available at both events to discuss your new product development and automation needs. Our latest lab dosator and fill2weight units will be available to view.

 

Geoff Vernon at ISPE 2009

Geoff Vernon at last years ISPE event

 

May 2010

As the UK went to the polls to elect a new government, 3P were also busy with the process of change. All staff were busy moving to larger premises.

We are pleased to announce that the move went well with the minimum of disruption to clients. As the picture shows our offices were up and running within a few hours of leaving the older premises. Speaking about the move managing director Tom Bailey said "This move to larger premises underpins the growth plans of the business. It is through the dedication of our engineering staff that we have continued to grow despite a challenging economic environment. We now have premises that offer better facilities to our staff and also to our multinational clients when they visit Warwick. We now have significant capacity for growth well into the future."

First day in new premises

April 2010

To support continued growth 3P are moving into new premises. 3P are pleased to announce that they will be moving premises in May. The new facilities are close to the existing premises near Warwick, UK.

Following continued increases in business levels and an extensive search a unit in Welton Road, Warwick is being outfitted to our requirements. The new unit, with circa 16,000 square feet of office, workshop and laboratory facilities provides significant capacity for further growth. Everyone in the business will be working hard to ensure disruption to clients is minimised during the move.

Our new address will be
3P Innovation Ltd,
Welton Rd,
Warwick,
Warwickshire,
CV34 5PZ.

Telephone, Fax and other contact details remain as before.

January 2010

Lab Dosator Technical Poster Recently Presented at AAPS. 3P's groundbreaking work on dosator powder filling technology (www.dosator.com) has been recognised with a poster by one of 3P's clients at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) in Los Angeles late in 2009. A laboratory dosator was fully instrumented to record dose weight, plunger forces and plunger positions. This was used to provide quantified process understanding for a range of compounds. Meaningful data was gathered at conditions simulating operation of a high speed capsule filling machine. Crucially this invaluable process understanding was obtained using small quantities of high value powders. This enabled process and formulation optimisation ahead of commercial scale trials.

 

AAPS paper

November 2009

Due to continued increase in demand for 3P's services, Managing Director Tom Bailey is pleased to announce the opening of a Design Studio next to 3P's main premises in Warwick. The studio is equipped with state of the art Autodesk Inventor workstations and provides the business with additional office space for designers, engineers and to hold customer and vendor meetings. Tom commented on the achievement "despite the general economic climate we have seen a steady increase in the demand for our services. We had reached the point where further expansion within our main unit was impractical. The additional accommodation is conveniently next to our main building."

 

 

3P new design studio

3P's Design Studio

New Products and Equipment designed at 3P

November 2009

3P exhibited Fill2Weight at the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) UK affiliate annual seminar. It was a great opportunity to share 3P's service and product offerings to key decision makers within the pharmaceutical industry. Speaking after the event Dr Geoff Vernon, 3P director, said "we had a busy day and it was great to meet with such a large number of old customers and colleagues in one place. A number of potential clients were impressed with the Fill2Weight's ability to dose 2.5mg, followed by 10mg and then 25mg - a 10:1 turndown ratio! The unit caused quite a stir as we were the only booth with working equipment".

 

Geoff Vernon at ISPE 2009

October 2009

3P are exhibiting Fill2Weight and a full range of technical services at the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) UK affiliate annual seminar. The 2009 Annual Seminar will take place at the Holiday Inn in Stratford- upon- Avon, Warwickshire, on Thursday November 26th 2009. This seminar provides 3P with an opportunity to showcase a wide range of innovative designs, techniques and processes which have the potential to provide beneficial impact to the development, and manufacture of pharmaceutical products. In particular 3P unique powder filling technology will be on display. This provides the ability to have higher and faster throughput of drugs to "first in human" and provides a route to market without scale-up issues.

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August 2009

3P Fill2Weight filling technology has featured in Inhalation magazine, the only magazine exclusively for the pulmonary and nasal delivery of pharmaceuticals. 3P's unique technology offers the inhalation market significant advantages over other filling technologies. The advanced system has the ability to dose between 1 - 100mg without change parts. The filling is controlled accurately using feedback from a weighing device, which delivers low dose to dose variability and 100% knowledge of filled capsule, devices or blisters.

 

Inhalation_Magazine

April 2009

3P are pleased to announce that they have been recognised as one of the UK's fastest growing businesses.

3P's success over recent years has been recognised with an inclusion in "Who's Who of Britain's Business Elite, Fastest Growing Companies 2009 edition" published in May.

3P's directors have been listed alongside 15,000 other shareholding officers of UK companies registered at Companies house. Who's Who have identified 3P as one of the top 1% of the UK's companies. 3P and its directors have also been included in their prestigious publications for outstanding year on year growth.

Commenting on this publication, 3P's Managing Director Tom Bailey commented, "It is fantastic news that our efforts are included in this historic record. It is confirmation to the wider business community of our achievements. I would like to take this opportunity to thanks our clients, staff and suppliers whose support and hard-work have made this possible".

whos who uk

 

November 2008

2008 Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL)

3P are pleased to announce that they will be presenting the revolutionary Fill2Weight Technology at the forthcoming DDL.

Fill2Weight can fill a wide variety of inhaled powders into blisters, capsules and inhaler devices using a unique filling technology. By using a high speed weigh cell and flexible high speed filling technology the system can rapidly fill between 1-100mg of inhalation powder without size change parts. 100% of all weights are recorded, such that the unit provides an ideal complement to your QbD and PAT initiatives. In addition to Fill2Weight, 3P will also be presenting other filling technologies.

Edinburgh is hosting the 19th DDL between Wednesday 10th and Friday 12th December 2008. DDL is the premiere European conference relating to the development of inhalers for the treatment of both respiratory diseases and also for systemic drug delivery.
(16th November 2008)

 

2008 International Dry Powder Inhaler Conference - Outstanding response to Fill2Weight technology
3P's new and innovative Fill2Weight technology generated significant interest at the conference. It has the ability to record 100% of filled weights into blisters, capsules and devices together with the potential for improved bioavailability due to compaction free filling. With its compact size and high speed, Fill2Weight technology also provides the ability to move from clinical supply to commercial with the same system - scale-up is eliminated.

Speaking directly after the conference, 3P's Managing Director, Tom Bailey, enthused that "attendees really understood the significant patient, clinical supply and commercial benefits of this scaleable technology. The conference attracted a large number of senior decision makers from "big pharma" and the larger generic companies. As a result we have already begun the process of agreeing non disclosure agreements with a number of potential clients and are in serious negotiations for the supply of Fill2Weight units. The reason we invested in the development of this proprietary technology appears to have hit a chord with a number of major inhalation device developers and producers"

Dr Dave Seaward, 3P director, who also attended the conference was equally enthusiastic about the response "our booth generated alot of interest from the attendees. I found that scientists and managers engaged in pharmaceutical and device development were impressed by the Fill2weight's flexibility to run both cohesive and free flowing powders with only software parameters changes, and our self learning algorithm adapts for physical property changes within a powder batch. I was also able to demonstrate key-board dose weight change with the click of a couple of buttons on the control screen - dosing 7.5mg accurately one moment and then 15mg accurately the next without size change parts or mechanical adjustment is unheard of. We dont know of any other system capable of such flexibility, and certainly not at the speeds we can achieve. The customers who worked in development really understood how this technology would simplify clinical sample production, save time and ultimately save laboratory cost.

The device programme managers had a different focus and they understood that our compact high speed design enabled the same units to be used in development as in commercial. The ability to eliminate scale-up issues and get a product to market a few months or even years earlier provides huge financial benefits over existing technology... and this is combined with an ability to provide additional compliance due to the Fill2Weight's ability to record 100% of your critical process parameters: actual filled weight's during clinical supply and then during commercial production are recorded. This technology fits beautifully with the current process analytical technology (PAT), Parametric Tolerance Interval Testing (PTIT)and Quality by Design (QbD) initiatives."

3P look forward to supplying additional Fill2Weight units to the inhalation sector in the near future.
(7th June 2008).


The launch of 3P's revolutionary milligram dose to weight system
3P will be holding a tabletop exhibition to industry leaders of inhalation devices at the 2008 International Dry Powder Inhaler Conference to be held at Le Meridien Hotel, Piccadilly London between 5th and 6th June 2008.

3P will be launching an innovative compact filling system which fills a wide range of powders between 1-100 milligrammes. The high speed system uses a latest generation weigh cell to provide 100% inspection and recording of filled weights to a 0.1mg precision. Initial applications have been for clinical sample production as the unit easily fits within a downflow booth. The high speed, accuracy and compact design also make the system scaleable to multitrack commercial systems.

Also on show will be the latest variant of 3P's laboratory dosator system. This uses commercial dosator principles to provide clinical samples of capsules, or devices, filled with powder. The unit is compact and has been designed to fit comfortably within a downflow booth. The system has an optional weighcell to provide 100% recording of weights. For those clients with a desire to develop enhanced process understanding there is also an instrumentation pack option which measures pin force against position during the dosator process. By using 3P's process understanding the system is configured to match clients' current commercial capsule or device filling systems. This provides clinical samples with confidence when commercialising the product. For those clients with larger batch requirements the system can be fed with powder automatically from a larger hopper and loss in weight feeder. Please visit www.dosator.com for more information.

As always, 3P representatives will be happy to discuss any tailored engineering solutions with prospective clients. Of specific interest to the inhaler conference will be 3P's experience with tailored laboratory and end-of-line test equipment as applied to inhalation products.

 

September 2007
30 September 2007 - 3P Innovation reports a profitable year of trading and looks forward to further growth. 3P's financial year was successful. After a 12 month investment period during which 3P moved into a larger Warwick office and workshop, 3P recorded a profitable growth performance. Total turnover grew significantly faster than forecast, while our all-important services revenue also grew faster than expectation. This will be a hard act to follow but at this stage in the year the outlook for the next year is equally encouraging. The New Year sees new marketing programs getting under way as 3P looks forward to further growth. Managing Director, Tom Bailey, said "We are delighted that a number of new clients have entrusted us with their business, while business growth from our existing customers is indicative of the quality of our services. Our program of steady controlled growth is set to continue over the coming year. Our services and internal systems are now established and continue to develop. After our investment cycle we have the capacity in facilities and people to take on a considerable amount of new work this year."

3P's core business is the provision of product & process design & development services to specific business sectors, followed by the supply of manufacturing equipment. Primary focus is on the pharmaceutical, healthcare and FMCG sectors. Other services include both new & existing product development support to companies with and without their own NPD staff. 3P clients range from midsize to major international companies.

July 2007
3P are pleased to announce Dr Geoff Vernon B.Eng., Ph.D, joined the company as a Projects Manager and Principal Engineer in July 2007. His early career included a period in materials handling engineering, followed by robotics research and development. He became a self employed consultant, continued an academic career for a time then moved to a UK PLC, an international specialist engineering company. He has some 20+ years experience in engineering and management of New Product Development (NPD) projects up to £20m value. Geoff has held a number of senior management and engineering positions. He brings to 3P specialist technical knowledge in the fields of:

  • Management of risk in aggressive timescale NPD programs
  • 2D and 3d mechanism design and analysis
  • Dynamics and servo control
  • Process engineering
  • Dosing systems
  • Quantifying project benefits


July 2007

3P are pleased to announce the expansion into our new premises at Unit 8 Hiron Way. Following an extensive search within the West Midlands for suitable premises with office and workshop facilities, Hiron Way was selected as best meeting our exacting needs. The unit is conveniently located near major rail, road and air links, and has been refitted throughout for our needs, with a mix of office and workshop accommodation.

April 2007
3P innovation is please to announce that Chris Carter DipEE; CEng; MIEE joined the company as Electronic Systems Manager. As a degree level electrical engineer he is responsible for all electrical aspects of design and development for new equipment and machine design. Chris has over 30 years experience in engineering, senior engineering and management positions within both a UK engineering PLC and a UK telecommunications PLC. He has managed and carried out the design and development of electrical & electronic systems for a wide range of high-speed and innovative machines for the pharmaceutical, food and other industries. His specialist expertise includes:

  • Sensors and plc controls
  • Electronic circuit design
  • UK, European, US & Canadian Electrical Standards
  • Safety systems


March 2007

Dr Mike Edkins B.Sc., M.Sc. Ph.D., MIEE, MISPE joined the company March 2007 as a Software and Control Systems expert. Mike spent his early career with a major UK electrical engineering and equipment firm before obtaining a PhD in computer aided engineering of logic systems. He then spent a period at UMIST as a lecturer in Control Systems and related research. He subsequently became Chief Control Systems Engineer for a large UK engineering group. In his role at 3P, he is responsible for the design and development of Control Systems for new machines. He has developed successful Control Systems for numerous types of high performance equipment. His blend of academic and practical experience is a significant asset to this new company. His knowledge extends to:

  • Process & systems engineering
  • Data analysis and statistics
  • High performance machine control systems
  • Signal processing
  • Digital filters


January 2007

Due to expansion in our business we are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Dave Seaward BSc, PhD, MIEE, CEng, MISPE to our team. Dave comes to us with a wealth of automation and product development experience. He has worked with some of the largest FMCG clients on their groundbreaking projects. He originally trained as both an electrical and mechanical engineer. His early focus was on power electronics. After 4 years at major UK PLC involved in consumer and defense electronics, communications and engineering, he gained a PhD in control theory whilst on the staff at Aston University. He then moved to a UK PLC, an international specialist engineering company where he successfully managed a number of multi-million pound product and machinery development projects. Dave brings specialist expertise to 3P in:

  • Servo control
  • Process understanding
  • Design of experiments
  • New Product Development