Gamlen launches GTP-SafeTab for cytotoxic tableting


It has few components and crevices to entrap material

Gamlen Tableting's new GTP-SafeTab incorporates an innovative containment solution to enable the use of a Gamlen tablet press with cytotoxic and other highly-potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

With space to enable the operator to use a Gamlen tablet press along with other equipment, the GTP-SafeTab system is a self-contained environment designed for cytotoxic work.

'When handling biologically reactive materials you must protect the operator,' says Michael Gamlen, Managing Director. 'Normally you would use a fume cupboard or a biological cabinet. Gamlen Tableting has developed a HEPA filtered semi-disposable cabinet system that can be used anywhere, providing a flexible and economical alternative to retrofitting containment solutions on existing equipment.'

The Gamlen tablet press is suitable for cytotoxic work as it has few components and crevices to entrap material and allows early analysis and assessment of material properties using tiny amounts of material to save time and money and reduce waste.

The GTP-SafeTab is being launched this week at AAPS 2014 in San Diego, US.

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The GTP is a computer-controlled portable laboratory machine that can be used to discover more about tablets and tableting conditions including: compaction, compression, ejection force, hardness, lubricity, tensile fracture stress and humidity effects.