Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 8, 2008
Xcelience, a leader in early drug development services, recently announced its expanded offering of X-ray Diffraction (XRD) capabilities to support clients' needs in the areas of preformulation and formulation development.
"At the urging of several of our clients, we have committed to the purchase of an XRD instrument to enhance our overall capabilities in formulation analysis, polymorph identification, salt screen and selection, and crystallinity determination," states Mark Cappucci, Team Leader for Preformulation and Formulation.
This information can be provided to aid early development activities with use of a small amount of sample which is nondestructive to the sample being evaluated. The XRD is the key technique for solid state drug analysis benefiting all stages of drug development, testing, production and stability. With the addition of the XRD, "Xcelience improves its scientific prowess for early drug development support," states Derek Hennecke, President and CEO. "This new capability will help our clients make faster and smarter decisions on their New Chemical Entities and further enhance our scientific offerings to the science of drug development."
Xcelience, LLC is an early development contract research organization focused on formulation development, preformulation services, analytical services and clinical trial manufacturing. The company has earned a solid reputation of accelerating early development activities to speed potential drugs to clinical trials while applying unparalleled scientific knowledge and experience.
Xcelience is the premier source for unsurpassed quality in drug development services. The company brings together the industry's most experienced and talented scientists, consistently and efficiently moving compounds through the research and development continuum to regulatory approval.
Since 1997, the Tampa-based laboratory has been developing formulations for clients throughout the pharmaceutical industry. Xcelience's unique corporate structure creates project teams that work intensively with each client, bringing an extension of their own organization into the Xcelience lab. The lab uses only state-of-the-art equipment, highlighted by the patented Xcelodose® which fills API directly to capsules (Xcelodose is a registered trademark of Capsugel BVBA). This and other technologies give Xcelience unparalleled speed to market without compromising its absolute commitment to quality.