Solid State Analysis

We are experts in solid state chemistry. Our highly skilled scientists have undertaken thousands of studies that range from routine analysis to challenging characterisation under GMP studies.

  • X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD)
  • Hygroscopicity (DVS)
  • Optical and digital microscopy
  • Spectroscopy (FTIR, Raman, NMR, UV-vis)
  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Particle size distribution (sieving, laser diffraction, image analysis)
  • Thermogravimetry (TG)
  • Single crystal structure determination
  • Melting point determination

Solid State AnalysisData are presented in a report with interpretation and recommendations. GMP and rapid turnaround available.

We can develop and validate processes and methods to control and deliver the desired form during scale-up, troubleshoot existing problems, and generate intellectual property in line with regulatory requirements.

Crystallisation Development

Our crystallisation development team has the ability and expertise to help at all stages of crystallisation development. We have extensive experience in validating crystallisation parameters and testing process robustness. Our crystallisation scientists consider the whole process and can undertake solid-liquid separation, washing, drying, and micronisation studies.

Analytical Method Development and Validation 

Regulatory authorities require understanding of the processes that influence physical form and particle size and the means with which to monitor them more robustly. We are proficient in the development and validation of x-ray powder diffraction, thermal analysis and laser diffraction methods in order to support the control of the physical form and particle size distribution of late phase and commercial products.


With a wealth of experience in the solid state analysis and manufacture of drug substances and drug products, we are perfectly placed to rapidly troubleshoot any issues encountered over the entire life cycle of a drug, particularly particle size control and polymorph control.

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