Scale-up of Wurster Process at Catalent Winchester
Summary: Wurster process is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry for coating of multi-particulate substrates. This coating methodology is most often reserved for drug layering and functionally modifying product properties. Dale Wurster is credited with first using this technique in pharmaceutical context for coating a bed of fluidized tablets. Catalent (at Winchester) specializes in working with pharmaceutical companies to scale-up their coating process from a laboratory scale to a commercial production scale or tech transfer existing fluid bed coating processes.