Laboratory InnoTech – the solid process experts

The laboratory InnoTech in Steinen, Germany is the expert centre for all your questions relating to granulating, drying and coating.

Formulation development, feasibility, process optimisation and troubleshooting. The well-equipped laboratory InnoTech provides you with direct access to a wide range of expertise in processing solids. 

With state-of-the-art equipment, the InnoTech particularly focuses on optimising your granulation, (fine) powder and pellet coating processes.


Your granulation / pellet coating challenges …

  • Developing a new product

  • Expert advice on raw material

  • Poor flowability of your product

  • Replacing an existing excipient

  • Improving your yield/energy consumption/process time…

… are our competences and services

  • From feasibility trials and formulation support to scale-up and process optimisation

  • In-depth knowledge of standard and novel excipients used in pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals

  • Intensive test patterns with results documented in detail

  • Several processes: high shear mixing and granulation, fluid bed drying, fluid bed granulation, fluid bed coating of powder and pellets, hot melt coating in lab scale, pilot scale and production scale available

  • We implement a design of experiment (DoE) based approach to study the impact of process parameters and material variables on intermediate stages and final products

  • We offer training sessions for operators and/or maintenance incl. troubleshooting

  • Scale-up realized with an in-house developed software, trials on a Ventilus with up to a 150L

  • Expert advice on raw materials, compatibility of components and processes

  • Novel approaches for clean label granulation and coating, mainly in nutraceuticals

Our equipment and features

  • Ventilus® Lab

  • Ventilus® Pilot

  • Ventilus® Production Scale

  • Top spray and bottom spray technology

  • Camsizer X2

  • Many other analytic tools

  • Expert team

Application notes


Granulation of ALGAE EXTRACT (e.g. from Chlorella or Spirulina) without additional granulation aid (→ 100% natural). Goal: Improved flowability and handling properties, zero dust, direct compressibility and stable tablets.

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Tableting experts


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