Laminar and Analytik Join CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub
Laminar manufactures the world’s first commercially available chemical reactors which utilise Taylor Fluid Flow to synthesize high-purity, uniform substances. The patented design chemical reactors use a jacketed cylindrical vessel with a central, rotating agitation bar to produce Taylor Flow mixing along the length of the vessel resulting in 3-times faster mass flow transfer compared to tank type reactors.
The partnership will see the first Taylor Flow Reactor installed in the UK at CMAC’s Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) site in Glasgow, which will initially be studied to greater understand the mechanisms and potential of the technology, explore new syntheses and be benchmarked against existing processes. The CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub brings together a research team at Strathclyde, as well as other leading academic groups and an array of industry partners to address the urgent need to translate new molecules into high-value products through rapid predictive development pathways and integrated continuous manufacturing systems.
Analytik announced a partnership with Laminar to distribute their Taylor Flow Reactors in the UK and Ireland in 2019. Specialists in providing and supporting pioneering technology, it will oversee the installation of a Tera3100-HC Laminar Continuous Taylor Reactor (LCTR®) at CMAC in early 2021, as well as provide ongoing technical and service support over 3 years.
“We are delighted to be joining the CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub and excited to be facilitating the first LCTR® chemical reactor installation in the UK. This fantastic technology sets a new standard for high yield synthesis of high-purity, uniform substances and offers faster, more efficient continuous processing”. Ian Laidlaw, Managing Director at Analytik
“It is a pleasure to welcome Laminar and Analytik to CMAC’s community. This partnership brings exciting new opportunities for our research team to work with this unique Taylor Flow Reactor platform to explore the potential for this advanced technology across reaction, work-up, purification and particle engineering for pharmaceutical systems. This technology will extend our Digital Twin and MicroFactory platforms for continuous manufacturing and create real benefits and impacts to our stakeholders though enabling faster process and product development and reducing the cost and environmental impact of medicines manufacture.” Professor Alastair Florence, Director of CMAC
The CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub will address the urgent need to translate new molecules into high-value products through rapid predictive development pathways and integrated continuous manufacturing systems, enabling more personalised, responsive and flexible product provision through digitalised supply chains. Building on the significant success of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation, and informed by extensive engagement with national and global industry, end-users, technology providers, international academic programmes and regulatory agencies, the industry-academic team has co-created an ambitious CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub Vision.
LAMINAR CONTINUOUS TAYLOR-COUETTE FLOW REACTORS
Analytik provides Taylor-Couette Flow Reactors developed by South Korean manufacturer Laminar. Laminar’s patented chemical production technology commercialised Taylor Fluid Flow, developed by Couette in the early 1900s and analysed by Taylor in the mid-1900s, to develop the first Continuous Taylor Flow Reactor in 2010.