Anton Paar eAcademy: Microwave Digestion - Pharma


Pharma industry is a booming market in recent years when consumers begin to seek natural alternatives to synthetic pharmaceuticals for a healthy lifestyle. As part of the healthcare sectors, it is essential to produce and innovate pharmaceutical products that are safe to consume and have minimal impact on the environment. Therefore, thorough investigation such as elemental and contamination analysis is important to ensure the safety of consumers. Acid digestion is the most common wet-chemical sample preparation techniques where the process converts complex material into analyzable form in solution by digesting organic and inorganic matrices. To perform quick, safe and cost-efficient acid digestion, microwave digestion is the ultimate tool where high digestion temperature can be achieved to achieve two important aspects: - fast digestion reaction and improved digestion quality.


Target group:

People from testing labs, food and pharmaceutical industry who are interested in analytical chemistry, environmental studies and pharma regulatory bodies and compliances.

  • Basics of Microwave Digestion
  • Introduction to Multiwave digestor series
  • Application Examples of Microwave Digestion for Pharma Products
  • Tips and Tricks In Performing Effective Microwave Digestion


Date: 2021-06-29, 10:00 - 11:15 (UTC+08:00)
Language: English
Trainer: Nigel Foong

Mr. Nigel Foong joined Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman as Assistant Laboratory Manager for 3 years. He served in laboratory management and look over analytical instruments of material characterization in spectroscopy (FT-IR,UV-Vis, Polarimeter, Fluorescence, AAS),thermal analyser (TGA, DSC) and X-ray Diffractometer (XRD).

With his varied experience in materials characterization, Nigel is currently with Anton Paar as the Application Specialist supporting customers in rheology and particle characterization.