Creating a new generation

of PAT tools

SWIFT-EYE

New generation PAT tool for
in-line monitoring of
pellet coating processes

SWIFT-EYE is a high-performance visual imaging PAT tool that offers in-line and real-time inspection of pellets in production processes. Our own fast and accurate image analysis allows for excellent statistical strength in real-time (1 million pellets per minute) along with high accuracy of pellet measurements. Unique to SWIFT-EYE, both intra- and inter-pellet coating uniformity is available. In our easy-to-use monitoring dashboard, pellet CQAs are monitored in real-time.

HIGH-QUALITY IMAGING SENSOR
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IMAGE PROCESSING UNIT
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MONITORING DASHBOARD
 

NEWS

January 8, 2019
SWIFT-EYE featured in the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine

Our SWIFT-EYE technology was recognized by dr. Emil W. Ciurczak, one of the world's most esteemed PAT experts. In his article "PAT: The Quest for Control" in December 2018 issue of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine, dr. Ciurczak highlights the features and benefits of our technology and places SWIFT-EYE among the best new products on the market.

Read the article...

 
 

TOP FEATURES

TOP BENEFITS

HIGH SPEED, HIGH ACCURACY

  • 1 million measured pellets per minute – the equivalent of 100 samples (10 g) analyzed each minute

  • Average coating thickness changes below 1 um can be measured

REAL-TIME MONITORING of CQAs

  • Highly reliable pellet size distributions, size and shape properties, coating thickness

  • Intra- and inter-pellet coating uniformity

 

SIMPLICITY of USE

  • Simple and universal calibration

  • Contactless and non-invasive measurements

  • Easy-to-use dashboard for monitoring of CQAs

COST SAVINGS

  • Significant reduction of product testing costs

  • Significant reduction of failed processes

  • One device for many CQAs

 

TIME SAVINGS

  • Quick and easy implementation

  • Reduced time to product release (RTRT)

  • Faster process design in R&D

 

QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Easy implementation of QbD principles

  • Deeper process understanding

  • Better quality of end product

 

WHO CAN BENEFIT

R&D LABORATORIES

  • Faster process design

  • Easy implementation of QbD principles

  • Identifying dependencies between process parameters and CQAs

  • Improved process understanding

PRODUCTION PROCESSES

  • Significant cost savings in batch or continuous production lines

  • Improved efficiency, improved yields

  • Significant reduction of product testing costs

  • Reduced time from manufacture to product release (RTRT)

  • Less failed production processes

  • Improved product quality

QUALITY CONTROL LABORATORIES

  • Fast and accurate analysis

  • Testing of large samples

  • Testing of raw materials

SWIFT-EYE's unparalleled capabilities can offer new insights into pellet production processes. Together with its Industry 4.0 design, they make SWIFE-EYE the best choice for modern QbD pharmaceutical development and manufacturing.

 

SWIFT-EYE UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY

SWIFT-EYE IMAGING

HIGH QUALITY IMAGING SENSOR

SWIFT-EYE imaging sensor is designed for contactless in-line acquisition of images through an observation window of the coating system. It enables fast continuous imaging throughout the production process.

  • Contactless in-line measurements

  • Easy and universal calibration

  • High-quality images

  • Fast imaging 

  • Latest camera technology

  • Small and lightweight

FAST IMAGE PROCESSING

The images are continuously analyzed with SWIFT-EYE processing unit, employing our own specialized high-speed algorithms for reliable and accurate real-time pellet measurements. Each measured pellet is analysed in terms of pellet size and various shape parameters.

 

SWIFT-EYE ADVANCED ANALYSES

INTER-PELLET COATING UNIFORMITY

With advanced analysis of pellet size distributions and their change throughout the coating process, inter-pellet coating uniformity can be monitored. Within this analysis, the dependency of coating thickness gain on pellet size is presented.

INTRA-PELLET COATING UNIFORMITY

Intra-pellet coating uniformity is becoming an important CQA, especially with pellet coating for modified release drugs or with protective coatings. Throughout the process, the coating thickness along the average pellet outline is analyzed and monitored.

 

SWIFT-EYE MONITORING

DASHBOARD

Our easy-to-use dashboard brings you real-time monitoring of all SWIFT-EYE analyses and CQAs with dynamical charts to easily show the progress of your production process.

REMOTE MONITORING

Industry 4.0 design enables remote monitoring of multiple SWIFT-EYE devices from a single computer or tablet. Also, multiple users can monitor the production processes at the same time, facilitating information exchange within your production plant.

CUSTOM PROCESS REPORTS

We offer custom automatic process reports and data exports into various formats to make it easy to handle your data, whether it’s for process development in R&D or for verification purposes.

BENEFIT TODAY, BE READY FOR TOMORROW

We offer custom integration into your existing production platform.

SWIFT-EYE is designed for Industry 4.0 and enables integration into modern IIoT platforms. Whatever the future holds, you can benefit with SWIFT-EYE for years to come.

PELLET SIZE PROPERTIES

Excellent real-time statistical strength of measurements enables the calculation of highly reliable pellet size distributions (built from millions of measured pellets) and precise calculations of pellet size properties throughout the coating process. SWIFT-EYE offers real-time monitoring of:

  • Pellet size distributions

  • Distribution percentiles

  • Average size

  • Average coating thickness

PELLET SHAPE PROPERTIES

From the measured pellet outlines, the pellet shape properties are analyzed and monitored throughout the production process:

  • Average elongation,

  • Average circularity

  • Main axes (a and b)

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The project is co-funded by the EU, the Slovene Enterprise Fund and the Republic of Slovenia.

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