Impact


Diverse application

We design and develop dispense technologies for a huge variety of applications, from medical and cosmetic devices to oil and gas, agriculture and beverage systems.

Our scientists and engineers exploit the potential of physics and chemistry to deliver the desired fluid characteristics, no matter how challenging the specification. 

Our strengths



Efficiency of delivery
For high-value formulations and highly cost-constrained appliances, efficiency is everything. We have created a high efficacy inhaler using the minimal quantity of drug and finely controlled particle size distribution in a consumer aerosol to meet changing regulations.
End product quality
The consumer experience is not only influenced by formulation but also delivery – the droplet size, foam bubble size and texture. Our systematic, science-led approach and deep expertise consistently deliver dramatic improvements in quality despite tight technical and cost constraints.
New products
We have established expertise enabling new products and product categories, creating new applications for new technology. Examples include functional packaging for a new type of aerosol and putting a fresh spin on frozen cocktail dispense with a beer-style font.

Experience


Decades of excellence

We have managed challenging dispense projects for a diverse range of clients over many decades, developing a series of breakthrough products along the way.

Our multidisciplinary approach draws in our fluidics and microfluidics engineers, physicists, chemists, systems engineers and innovation facilitators.

We excel at challenging convention, using a combination of analysis, modelling and practical testing to understand and optimise complex systems, leading to rapid development of novel technologies. 

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Tech, tools & facilities


Food & beverage lab
 

Food & beverage lab

Specifically set up to meet the unique requirements of developing food- and beverage-safe systems, our dedicated lab means we have the necessary procedures and equipment in place to design and test new products in-house. Quantitative and scientific testing is fundamental to our science-led innovation approach, but ultimately taste tests are always needed. This is our only lab where the consumption of food and drink is not just allowed but essential!

Analytical laboratories
 

Analytical labs

Our laboratories provide high accuracy measurement and analysis for the wide range of projects we undertake. Specialist equipment includes a gas chromatography mass spectrometer (GCMS), a Matersizer particle size analyser, a Spraytec laser diffraction droplet size analyser, high-speed and thermal imaging cameras and rapid-development custom image analysis software.

Case studies


Case study

Fafaza precision crop spraying

'AI at the edge' delivers smarter farming

Case study

Vinfusion wine blending system

Vinfusion is a personalised wine blending system that allows the user to design their perfect wine. Vinfusion also makes wine recommendations based on the user’s tastes while collecting valuable market intelligence for the vendor. 

News & insights


Press release

Helping women to take control of menopausal hot flushes

27th June 2018

The menopause is seen by many to be merely a “women’s issue”. We have partnered with the National Innovation Centre for Ageing, to explore women’s experience of the menopause and to propose technology-based interventions.

Opinion

Reward beyond the award: our acclaimed smart device could improve quality of life for IVF patients

4th March 2020

It was fantastic to win one of the coveted iF DESIGN AWARDS for Alma, our smart cooling case for injectable fertility drugs. International recognition was a nice boost to the team responsible for a concept with potential to improve quality of life for women facing the challenges of IVF treatment...

  • Dispense
  • Product realisation
  • Project management
  • Service design
Opinion

Personalization beyond the hype – the real beauty is in valuable consumer engagement

3rd January 2020

With the incessant desire for ever-more personalized products continuing to grow globally, brands are falling over themselves to find new ways of enticing and engaging with their audiences. Beauty is a particularly...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Dispense
  • Sensing
  • Service design
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

The low alcohol beer revolution - MY Beer MY Way at point of serve

12th June 2019

Low and no alcohol beer has been around since the 1980s, but recently there’s been a revolution in the non-alcoholic drinks sector including beer

  • Digital services
  • Dispense
  • Innovation management

Events


ExhibitorSponsor

DDL 2020

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EICC, The Exchange Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Stand: TBC

The Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL) Conference provides an annual forum for scientists, academics, clinicians, regulatory and industry specialists involved in developing medicines for inhalation.

Event

Beauty & Money Summit 2019

25th Apr 2019
SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

We're at this year’s Beauty & Money Summit presenting our experience in personalization enabled by advanced technology.

Event

Innovations in Personal Care 2019

28th Feb 2019
Transit Lounge, Bugis Junction Level 10, Singapore

At Innovations in Personal Care, we will discuss how cutting-edge technology can enable personalised beauty in today’s personal care industry.

Event

DDL 2018

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Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK
Stand: 228

DDL provides an annual forum for professionals involved in developing medicines for inhalation. DDL 2018 features five themed sessions, each with a combination of invited and submitted lectures given by experts in the field of inhalation and students working to advance respiratory science.

We can help you achieve the impossible