Copley Scientific expands on-site service for tablet and inhaler test equipment

12 November 2007; Nottingham, UK: A newly expanded on-site service from Copley Scientific minimises the downtime associated with maintaining the performance of tablet and inhaler test equipment. It does this by significantly reducing the need to return many items of equipment to the supplier for routine maintenance. The service, which is available to Copley customers throughout the UK, delivers IQ/OQ, calibration and maintenance for a wide range of instruments, providing a simple and effective means of optimising day-to-day operation.

A prime example of its application is for the TPK critical flow controller, a key accessory in many inhaler test laboratories. This unit can be calibrated and leak-tested in situ with the provision of full certification.

Copley Scientific now offers complete, annual contracts covering all tablet and inhaler test equipment. Maintenance and calibration are delivered on-site where possible, with additional engineering support as required. Where this is not feasible, equipment is returned to Copley Scientific’s workshops for the work to be carried out. The service contracts, which can also include the routine mensuration of cascade impactors, help to minimise equipment down time and reduce effort spent on maintaining the performance of all test equipment.

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About Copley Scientific

Copley Scientific is recognised as the world’s leading manufacturer of inhaler test equipment and is a major supplier of test equipment for pharmaceutical solid dosage forms, including tablet dissolution, disintegration, friability, hardness and powder testers.

The company has offices in the UK and Switzerland and a partnership with aerosol particle science experts MSP Corporation in the US. Copley’s broad range of testing products for metered-dose inhalers, dry powder inhalers, nebulizers and nasal sprays are supplied and supported worldwide through close relationships with specialist distributors. Serving the pharmaceutical and associated industries, Copley offers an extensive range of equipment for research, production, clinical trials and quality control, as well as full validation and aftersales service, providing a single source for products that meet individual needs.