How are scalable rates of production obtained?
Scalable production rates are obtained using a modular, multi-nozzle approach. For example, a nozzle with ~100 individual jets creating particles 100 micron in diameter can achieve rates in the range of 1-10 kg per minute, depending on a number of factors, including the material and particle architecture. Production rates are particle size dependent, with larger particles and more jets both increasing production rates. Production rates are highest when matrix materials and active ingredients can be melted prior to Precision Particle Fabrication processing while rates decrease as the level of solvent required to dissolve matrix and active ingredients increases.