The CrystalSCAN is a bench-top, automated, parallel crystallization monitoring platform, facilitating determination of solubility curves and the MSZW (metastable zone width) of multiple samples, and optimization of the desired crystallization process. The standard system supports 8, independently controlled reactors, each equipped with H.E.L’s proprietary crystallization monitoring probe, CrystalEYES.
In addition to automated stirring, heating, and cooling of each sample, the CrystalSCAN can automatically add solvent/anti-solvent of choice, diluting each sample independently at the end of each cycle. Consequently, data on the points of dissolution and the points of nucleation can be determined automatically under a range of experimental conditions, enabling solubility curves to be generated and the characterization of MSZW, respectively. While the former provides the basis for optimizing the desired crystallization process, the latter provides insights into the behavior of the process on larger scales, informing and facilitating process development.
This combination of high throughput, coupled with high data content, accelerates the development and optimization of the desired crystallization process and shortens time to commercialization.