Biomedical Engineering Research Unit, MTEC, Thailand - Case Study
“Particle size and shape of the bioceramics required were successfully develped by spray drying technique.”
Company / Institution
Dr. Naruporn Monmaturapoj is a researcher working for Biomaterials laboratory. Her interesting fi eld is bioceramics for example calcium phosphate based ceramics in particular hydroxyapatite and bioglass ceramics that are used as renewable materials in bone and teeth, etc.
Application: The study of particle size and shape and their influence on the mechanical properties of bioceramic materials
Spray drying is used to adjust the shape and particle size of materials, which has an effect on the mechanical properties. The sphere shape is suitable and has fulfi lled customer requirements.
Equipment: Mini Spray Dryer B-290
The BUCHI Mini Spray Dryer B-290 can be used to generate spherical material of difference sizes, optimized to meet the requirements of the user.
Benefit / Conclusion: Suitable for research, saves space
The instrument is suitable for research and saves space through its small footprint. It accepts small sample volumes, which is better for research.