Webinar Series: Simulation for Pharma Manufacturing – Expert Talks

| June to October, 2022 |

Join our technical webinar series featuring experts at Thermo Fisher Scientific, The University of Edinburgh, Novo Nordisk, and Sandoz and learn how they use particle simulation to optimize their solid dose manufacturing processes.

Powered by the Discrete Element Method (DEM), EDEM accurately simulates and analyzes the behavior of  powders, tablets and capsules, and other particulates. It can provide key insight into operations and processes otherwise difficult or impossible to obtain using experiments alone.

Leading pharmaceutical manufacturers are using this simulation technology to increase process efficiency and capability, improve product quality, reduce prototyping costs, and get products to market quicker.

Each webinar will focus on a specific manufacturing process from wet granulation, blending, die filling, to tablet compaction, and more.

Who should attend?

Engineers, scientists and researchers involved in the drug product manufacturing process.


Each webinar will be 1 hour long and include a live Q&A with our guest speaker

Wednesday, June 15 

A DEM Study of Wet Granulation in a Twin Screw Granulator

Tuesday, June 21

Continuous Pharmaceutical Powder Mixing Process Modeling

Tuesday, July 12

Using Machine Learning and Simulation for the Optimization of Industrial Bulk Handling Processes – a Case Study on Bin Blending


Modeling and Simulation of Pneumatic Conveying


In Silico Design Space Exploration for Optimization and Scale up of Tablet Coating


All sessions include a live Q&A with our guest speakers

A virtual prototyping tool

When simulating pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, EDEM can help identify the root of the problem and serve as a virtual prototyping tool to test potential solutions. In addition, the fundamental insight that EDEM provides into the micro-mechanics of granular systems can be used to meet otherwise difficult challenges, such as process scale-up and the transition to continuous manufacturing. This has made EDEM an indispensable tool for optimizing process design and operation in the pharmaceutical industry.

In summary, by including DEM simulation with EDEM in the design workflow, researchers, scientists and engineers are able to:

  • Obtain a greater understanding of powder behavior
  • Increase process efficiency and capability
  • Reduce costs and dependence on physical prototyping and testing
  • Drive product and process innovation
  • Improve scale-up procedures
  • Improve product quality
  • Get products to market quicker