Liquid Stability Testing
Accelerating innovation in high-throughput liquid stability testing
Development of a revolutionary microfluidic platform for prediction of formulation stability
Testing the stability of liquid formulations is a pivotal point for their development across a wide range of sectors. The current methodologies for stability testing involve a considerable investment of time and resources, greatly increasing the time required to get a product to market.
This five-partner project has designed, constructed, and developed MicroSTAR (microfluidic platform for prediction of stability); a pioneering platform capable of conducting physical stability tests in significantly shorter timescales while utilizing fewer material resources during the process. It enables customers to obtain mechanistic insight into failure as well as high throughput data analysis, allowing for modelling, achieving a faster and more efficient formulation development while cutting the resource costs typically associated with traditional testing methods.
An input is a unique capability, service or method of support that was provided, such as equipment or expertise.
- Technical knowledge and expertise
- Access to state-of-the-art equipment
- Proof of concept
- Research and development
An output is the result of the work, such as an experimental finding, an actual product or a pilot demonstrator.
- Successful proof of concept
- Creation of a new high-throughput testing platform
An outcome arises from implementing the outputs, for example, a profit, an investment, providing jobs or delivering societal benefits. Outcomes continue once an innovation has been implemented and deliver benefit every year.
- Establishment of an openly accessible testing platform within the National Formulation Centre
- Specification for a predictive design tool based on a microfluidic platform in conjunction with on-line and off-line analytical measures and supported by data architecture
- Mechanistic insights on product failure modes and drivers of instability
- Validated methodologies for use in combination with the design tool, for predicting product instability in new formulations.
- Reduced quality compliance issues in existing markets due to unforeseen product instability