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ISM Announces the Expansion of Its Patent Portfolio

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2023 11:56:57 AM / by ISM Team posted in General Announcements, Process Scale-up, Ultrasonic Processing Systems

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Industrial Sonomechanics (ISM) is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 11,325,094 B2, entitled "Ultrasonic Horn With a Large High-Amplitude Output Surface".

This patent is an extension of our Barbell Horn Ultrasonic Technology (BHUT) intellectual property portfolio that further cements and protects our ultrasonic technology. It represents ISM's commitment to continuous improvement and ongoing equipment R&D.  

The new patent protects several novel features that improve Barbell Horns' ability to provide high vibration amplitudes and large output surface areas simultaneously, circumventing the drawbacks of conventional ultrasonic systems.

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ISM Launches a New Noise Reduction Enclosure for Ultrasonic Systems

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2022 10:30:00 AM / by ISM Team posted in General Announcements, Process Scale-up, Ultrasonic Processing Systems

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Industrial Sonomechanics, LLC (ISM) is pleased to announce the commercial availability of its new noise reduction enclosure, NRE-30. This versatile product significantly reduces the noise exposure created by ultrasonic processors in a wide range of configurations while allowing for clear visibility of the enclosed equipment.

The enclosure offers multiple important benefits to users, including a 270-degree view of the workspace and a size that keeps the unit small enough to move around yet sufficiently large to easily fit different types of equipment. 

NRE-30 features a strong extruded aluminum frame with durable and transparent plexiglass panels for structural stability, and waterproof sound-absorbing materials for safe and easy clean up. The full-front access door allows for convenient entry, enabling the operator to safely access the equipment inside.

The enclosure is built to accommodate multiple equipment models and configurations, and comes with several sealable inlet/outlet access ports for tubing and cables as well as a support stand and clamping system that fits most ultrasonic processors on the market today.  

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ISM Innovation in High-Amplitude Ultrasound Ramps Up the POWER

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 16, 2022 1:02:27 PM / by ISM Team posted in General Announcements, Process Scale-up, Ultrasonic Processing Systems

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Industrial Sonomechanics (ISM) has cracked the code in ramping up the power of its high-amplitude industrial-scale ultrasonic liquid processor, increasing the unit's already high 3000 W power rating to 3600 W. The additional power enables our manufacturing customers to improve productivity, thereby increasing the ROI for each process they undertake. It also enables more applications involving viscous liquids (e.g., adhesives, detergents, coatings, food/beverage products), increasing the utility of ISM equipment within more diverse manufacturing conditions.

This comprehensive upgrade also includes Barbell Horn® design improvements, the addition of a storage/mixing tank with magnetically coupled mixer, as well as many enhanced generator features (e.g., intuitive user interface, better overload protection, several new external control/monitoring features), all in a more compact and robust frame. 

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Vaccine and Antiviral Drug Production with ISM Ultrasonic Processors

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 28, 2020 10:40:21 AM / by Alexey Peshkovsky, Ph.D. posted in Emulsion-based Products, Process Scale-up, Extraction

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Recent years have seen major breakthroughs in how vaccines and antiviral drugs are formulated and manufactured. Nanoemulsions and liposomes are now widely used as vaccine and drug carriers because they can easily incorporate lipophilic (in the case of nanoemulsions) and hydrophilic (in the case of liposomes) bioactive compounds, stabilize substances that otherwise undergo hydrolysis, and significantly reduce side effects of potent drugs. For the past 14 years, Industrial Sonomechanics (ISM) has been conducting R&D and supplying its scalable ultrasonic technology to many companies in this field, including those using it in ultrasonic vaccine production and, more recently, in the development of SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus) vaccines and/or treatments of the associated COVID-19 disease. This article describes some of the challenges faced by commercial-scale manufacturers of vaccines and antiviral medications and explains how our technology contributes to overcoming them.  

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Scaling Up the Production of Stable Emulsion-Based Products

[fa icon="calendar'] May 28, 2015 2:04:00 PM / by Alexey Peshkovsky, Ph.D. posted in Emulsion-based Products, Process Scale-up

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Are you able to make stable emulsions in the lab, but have trouble replicating the same result in the production environment? Scaling up an emulsification process is frequently even more challenging than succeeding at its lab optimization. In most cases, the post-scale-up loss of product stability is caused by the inability of industrial liquid processors to provide the same intensity of shear forces as was implemented during the research phase, which is why choosing the right production-scale equipment is fundamental.

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