METTLER TOLEDO announces a new partnership with SOTAX in the field of dissolution testing. SOTAX is a Swiss-based, leading manufacturer of equipment for dissolution testing of pharmaceutical dosage forms.

The partnership encompasses marketing and sales of a new dissolution system solution based on the METTLER TOLEDO UV7 Excellence spectrophotometer integrated with the SOTAX Xtend™ dissolution line. Thanks to the system's modularity, the joint solution is very flexible and is designed to meet customer needs ranging from manual operations to fully automated processes. The various Xtend modules, with the UV7, CuvetteChanger and automatic optical performance verification CertiRef™ allow for seamless UV/VIS measurement integration. Automatic sampling and analyses at predefined intervals can be achieved in real time without operator intervention.

The UV7 Excellence spectrophotometer FastTrack™ array technology provides instant measurement readiness, rapid delivery of results and maximized compactness to optimize precious bench space. A selection of easily connected automation accessories completes the modular design of the instrument. Most notably, the CertiRef module, which renders the UV7 spectrophotometer fully compliant with US and European Pharmacopeia regulations, allows the required optical performance tests to be integrated into the analytical workflow, automatically executed and traceably documented. For maximal automation requirements, the CuvetteChanger offers efficient sample handling for up to eight cuvette positions.

METTLER TOLEDO and SOTAX offer robust and modular dissolution systems with seamlessly integrated UV/VIS spectrophotometers. Together, they keep pharmaceutical dissolution testing processes in R&D and QC laboratories efficient and keep pace with regulatory requirements.