Gary Wada Selected as Speaker for Seminar of Solid Dosage Form Processing

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Gary Wada, Process and Technology Operations Director at Watson, will be one of the speakers at the Current Practices in Process Training Seminar “Solid Dosage Form Processing".

Gary Wada Process and Technology Operations Director at Watson

Wada’s presentation and lecture will start with an introduction to fluidized bed granulation and the equipment specifications that affect granulation.

Watson Inc. is proud to announce that Gary Wada, Process and Technology Operations Director at Watson, will be one of the speakers at the Current Practices in Process Training Seminar “Solid Dosage Form Processing". The course dates are September 22 to September 24th. The seminar is composed of classroom lectures and hands-on demonstrations at the Glatt Air Technologies facilities in Ramsey, New Jersey. The title of his presentation is “Considerations in Top Spray Fluidized Bed Granulation”.

Wada’s presentation and lecture will start with an introduction to fluidized bed granulation and the equipment specifications that affect granulation. Participants will learn the mechanics of Fluid Bed granulation, and Fluid Bed granule characteristics. Wada will also address in detail what processors need to know and be aware of in regards to product and process variables. Participants will also learn more about common Fluid Bed granulation concerns, and what they should be aware of.

Watson’s directly-compressible nutrients are pre-granulated or agglomerated using a variety of binders. The result is a free-flowing granular powder that is directly compressible, for use in nutritional, sports, and herbal supplement tablets. All Watson agglomerations, granulations, and drum-to-hopper blends are available in starch-free formulations for use in dietary supplements with special-labeling requirements. You can find more on Watson’s granulation capabilities here: http://www.watson-inc.com/our-capabilities/specialty-nutrients/granulations-agglomerations/

Watson also maintains a process and technology blog, to which Gary Wada is a regular contributor. Additional information on agglomeration and granulation posts from Gary Wada, and other members of the Watson technical staff, can be found here: http://blog.watson-inc.com/nutri-knowledge/topic/agglomeration

More information on the seminar and registration is available below.

About Glatt Air Technology’s Seminar on Solid Dosage Form Processing:

Glatt Air Technologies offers applications-oriented seminars to R&D, pilot, and production scale equipment users. The format is uniquely designed to permit extensive time for hands-on lab demonstrations to supplement the lectures. Enrollment is limited to allow individual attention to questions and problems. More information and a brochure on the seminar can be found at the Glatt Air website: http://www.glattair.com/SeminarBrochures/September2015PTSBrochure.pdf

About Gary Wada:
Gary Wada obtained his bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology. Wada has over 30 years of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing experience, specializing in fluid bed technology. Wada has lead multiple sites simultaneously, with as many as eight production fluidized beds, eight production blenders, and two development fluid beds at one site. Wada has been an asset to Watson for over eight years. His current role is Process and Technology Operations Director at Watson.

About Watson:
Watson is one of the highest-quality suppliers of products and services geared towards enhancing human health and nutrition around the world. We are a leader in developing quality products and innovative ingredient systems for the food and supplement industries. Expertise in custom nutrient premixes, microencapsulation, agglomeration, micronizing, spray drying, and film technology allow us to develop unique formulations and products using Watson manufactured value-added ingredients. For more information on Watson see http://www.watson-inc.com.

Contacts:
Watson Inc.
Moira Watson, V.P. Marketing & Communications
moira(dot)watson(at)watson-inc(dot)com
800-388-3481 or (203)932-3000

Company info:
Watson Foods Co., Inc. DBA Watson Inc.
●    Corporate headquarters: 301 Heffernan Drive, West Haven CT 06516
●    CEO: James T. Watson
●    Website: http://www.watson-inc.com
●    Employees: 280

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