January 2012 NewsletterJanuary 7, 2012

Escubed Announces New Staff Appointment…

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kylie Griffin as our new Business Development and Quality Manager. Kylie brings to Escubed a varied and broad range of experience within the scientific arena. Kylie trained as a chemist before going on to gain valuable analytical laboratory experience at one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. To broaden her experience, Kylie applied her scientific experience in the laboratory to becoming a highly successful scientific sales representative. After spending a year in Australia successfully implementing a new quality system to a winery laboratory Kylie returned to the UK. Simon Lawson, Escubed Managing Director, said “As a dynamic growing business we were seeking someone who had proven track record of analytical, quality and business development, and were very pleased (and surprised) that we actually found someone with this unique combination of skills and experience.”

Kylie said “I am very excited to join a rapidly growing, progressive and innovative company. As an ambassador of Escubed, I am keen to develop long term trusted relationships with our customers and focus on quality so that we continue to deliver outstanding analytical and research services for our customers.”

Escubed Has Moved!

Due to increasing business needs, we have relocated to new premises within the BioIncubator at Leeds University. This move is part of our strategy to provide the highest quality services to our customers, and has given us the room to expand our analytical capabilities with investments in new staff and equipment. Please send all future samples to our new address:

Leeds Innovation Centre
103 Clarendon Road
Leeds, LS2 9DF.
t +44 (0)113 343 2378
f +44 (0)845 838 8702

We have expanded our Powder Flow capabilities with the purchase of both a Copley Tapped Density Meter and a Copley Flowability Tester.

Tapped Density

This technique is particularly useful for powder flowability studies and also in determining the amount of powder settling during transit to optimise pack sizes e.g. washing powders. This technique is used to determine the Compressibility Index and Hausner Ratio in accordance with Ph.Eur.2.9.36.


This instrument provides a range of options for testing powders, including three of the four methods quoted in Ph.Eur.2.9.36– flow through an orifice, angle of repose and shear cell. In addition to this, it is suitable for flowability testing according to Ph.Eur. 2.9.16

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