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Issue 496, 23 February 2004
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Spinout firm gets the inside view on particles

A new spinout business specialising in particle science research has been formed with the support of the University’s commercialisation partners Techtran. Technical software and consultancy business Structure Vision has developed software to model and simulate the behaviour of materials made of particles, including powders and tablets.

The company is based on the research of Richard Williams (pictured) in the school of process, environmental and materials engineering. Professor Williams said: “The beauty of DigiPac is that it lets the client visualise processes that take place often at a microscopic level. It saves time and money by enabling ‘virtual’ problem solving and performance enhancement of industrial processes that we usually don’t see because they take place inside machinery.”

The company’s DigiPac software will be targeted at pharmaceutical and chemical companies who design, make or handle particulate materials. Structure Vision has already secured a number of contracts.

 

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