microreactor

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microreactor

[¦mī·krō·rē′ak·tər]
(chemical engineering)
A microsystem for chemical and biochemical reactions, including separation, fluid handling, and unit operations of chemical engineering, as well as analytical systems. Its small reaction volumes and high heat and mass transfer rates allow for precise adjustment of process conditions, short response times, and defined residence times, resulting in greater process control and higher yields and selectivity.
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Forces affecting pharma CMOs and clients Our report shows you the activities, developments and events affecting the industry and market from 2015, including these: - Trends for investing in biopharma manufacturing - US and EU regulations, as well as requirements in other countries - Generic Drug User Fee Act and API producing - Demand for formulation developing services - GMP standards, quality by design (QbD) and virtual pharma companies - Potential for microreactors in outsourced drug making - Backwards integration for generics producers.
Forces affecting pharma CMOs and clients Our report shows you activities, developments and events affecting that industry and market from 2015, including these: -- Trends for investing in biopharma manufacturing -- US and EU regulations, as well as requirements in other countries -- Generic Drug User Fee Act and API producing -- Demand for formulation developing services -- GMP standards, quality by design (QbD) and virtual pharma companies -- Potential for microreactors in outsourced drug making -- Backwards integration for generics producers.
Both concepts rely upon high dispersion and rapid mixing, so that microreactors contribute to the overall reactivity.
Microreactors in preparative chemistry; practical aspects in bioprocessing, nanotechnology, catalysis and more.
The small internal size of the microreactors results in well defined residence time distribution and reduces the amount of raw materials present in the system.
The cells can be cultivated within aqueous microreactors inside the chips [35,69,70,93].
The Stevens-made microreactors thus have the potential to not only reduce waste from disposable batteries, but also provide American soldiers with a dependable way to recharge the batteries for the critical devices that keep them safe.
All current proposals and discussions center on microreactors (small, modular, and potentially transportable) rather than on the megareactors that have been the focus of commercial nuclear energy development.
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Taking a big leap in the use of continuous flow microreactors, researchers have produced thin film absorbers for solar cells-an innovative technology that could significantly reduce the cost of solar energy devices and reduce material waste.
Due to the simplicity of batch reactions and the lack of a killer application, microreactors have yet to deliver on their promise.
Gomez (chemistry and biochemistry, California State University, Los Angeles) covers most topics within the study of microfluidics, including single-cell analysis, microreactors, cell sorting, engineering cellular microenvironments, and the interaction between peptides and bacteria.